Before entering the legal profession, Joe completed his law degree at King’s College London where he obtained a LLB with Honours in 2006. He also completed his Masters at King’s College London as well as completing the LPC at the College of Law (now known as the University of Law). Joe was the first part-time studies trainee solicitor at Duncan Lewis Solicitors and despite only being a qualified solicitor for less than 9 months, was offered a supervisory position.
Joe has advised and represented many High Net Worth clients and companies in applications under the Points Based System. This includes applications concerning Tier 1 Entrepreneur and Investors as well as for Sponsorship Licenses and Tier 2 applications (both General and Intra-Company Transfer). He has represented many clients from the Middle East and Asia.
He has also worked extensively and gained experience in Advocacy (since 2009) and was an Advocate before the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in the Country Guidance case of IM and AI (risks – membership of Beja Tribe, Beja Congress and JEM) Sudan CG  UKUT 00188 (IAC). This case has set laws on how Judges should approach asylum claims for those politically active in Sudan.
He has also challenged the Secretary of State for the Home Department in numerous decisions before the Upper Tribunal or Administrative Court.
Since practising Immigration, Joe has gained extensive knowledge throughout the elements of Immigration Law having worked in various departments including Asylum, Human Rights and Family Immigration. He has been recognised for his advocacy and in the past have received enquiries from barristers who specialise in non-immigration fields to give advice and to assist with applications thereafter.
Joe has also been invited onto panels to discussed immigration issues and for example has discussed the implications on the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union with a leading UK trade union. He has also been invited in the past to provide training for other legal institutions as well as providing in-house training to ensure the team at Reiss Edwards are constantly on top of the many changes we face in immigration laws in the United Kingdom today.
Joe prides himself on being honest, open and acting with integrity with everyone he speaks to. He enjoys listening to complicated and technical legal issues and trying to use his extensive immigration knowledge and experience (with particular reference to his advocacy experience) to implement a strategy that is arguable and realistic.
Away from the legal profession, Joe is an avid Arsenal fan and enjoys many different sports.
‘Me and my husband are so grateful to find reiss edwards. It was years that we kept on finding solution on my problem. Had bad experience on other firm where they gave us wrong info. Joe, you are very smart and knowledgeable. You gave straightforward answer, options and chances.
I highly recommend reiss edwards not only they will tell you step by step how to win the case but also they never overcharge you.They are the best immigration solicitors.They know what they doing and they will help you all the way! Again... thank you so much, you helped me sorted out my status.’
‘Joe has been a fantastic lawyer during my time with him. He is extremely knowledgeable, experienced and made this tumultuous time a lot more bearable and he clearly explained everything that I didn’t understand with regard to legal procedures. With his help and guidance, after over 2 years of worry I was able to win my 1st tier tribunal appeal and finally live in peace in the UK with my family, without threat of removal. Joe has always been available whenever we needed him and always replied quickly to our emails or phone calls. We thank you whole heartedly Joe and wish you all the success in the future’
‘Thank you Joe!!! You are great. Very professional and know exactly everything about immigration. He helped me remain calm in this stressful period of indefinite leave to remain, always answer to my every questions in very professional manner. He is really an expert, God Bless you Joe. You helped me get my indefinite leave very easily, which I thought is going to be very hard. Thank you again Joe for making my life easier’
‘First of all I would like to say...THANK YOU JOE, YOUR'E THE BEST!!
He helped us get my wife's UK Settlement Visa with excellent professionalism from start to finish. He made sure there was no room for error, always made sure we stayed focus and calm in a position which would have most people nervous and because of his guidance we received our desired outcome very...VERY quickly.
Would I recommend Reiss Edwards? YES!!!!
Oh.one more thing, unlike many firms i spoke to before choosing Reiss Edwards, they don't charge an arm and a leg. Genuine people, genuine service, I couldn't have asked for more. Thank you again Joe.’