Ragi Joseph General Information Ragi is a very experienced practitioner, having amassed a varied background of legal expertise in the areas of civil, commercial and general common law. He is a robust lawyer with a tenacious attitude. A confident advocate, Ragi prides himself on working hard to achieve successful outcomes for his clients. In addition to Ragi’s general litigation work, he is also licensed to undertake public access instructions on behalf of regulatory bodies and individuals alike. Ragi represents both claimants and defendants and is prepared to consider CFA work on a case-by-case basis. He regularly deals with numerous repeat clients on this funding arrangement. Speaking fluent Arabic, Ragi’s bilingual skills have an added advantage when dealing with clients from the Middle East and Gulf region. Additionally, he undertakes numerous pro bono cases by representing both immigration clients at appeal and defendants who have been issued with possession proceedings against their homes. Ragi always reassures his clients that he will fight every inch of the way to attain the best possible result on their behalf. With that knowledge, they have faith in his ability to represent them at the highest level. Ragi has also designed, developed and delivered legal training materials on behalf of the British University in Dubai. He believes that these overseas experiences have allowed him the opportunity to pursue a worthy sabbatical from practice. Based in Cardiff, Ragi is always prepared to travel and go that extra mile to assist his clients nationwide. He regularly travels to London and the Midlands to attend hearings for those instructing him. Areas of law Personal Injury Commercial Law Property Law Chancery Professional Regulation Personal Injury Drafting pleadings, advising on liability and quantum of damages Tortious cases involving accidents at work, occupier’s liability and infant settlements Representation of claimants and defendants in a variety of road traffic accident claims and public liability/employers' liability (to include small claims, fast and multi-track cases) Commercial Law Consumer contracts for the supply of goods and services Commercial contracts and guarantees Professional negligence Bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings Insolvency and Company Court applications and contested winding-up applications Bankruptcy petitions, setting aside statutory demands and annulment applications Representing petitioners, supervisors, debtors and supporting creditors Property Law A wealth of residential and commercial possession hearings Landlord and tenant disputes (residential and commercial properties) Leases & licenses Claims against trespassers and forfeiture Applications for Orders for Sale Trusts of Land (TOLATA) Chancery Advising trustees as to their powers under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and The Trustees Act 2000 Disputes as to the appropriate division of beneficial ownership relating to both constructive and resulting trusts Advising beneficiaries as to the statutory powers of appointment and retirement of trustees and the power of the court to remove a trustee Professional Regulation In addition to his busy civil practice, Ragi is working hard to develop a greater practice in the field of professional regulatory and disciplinary law. He is happy to advise and represent clients before a wide range of regulatory bodies, including the healthcare sector and legal profession. Languages Arabic Education Called to the bar, Middle Temple (1998) Bar Vocational Course, BPP Law School, London (1998) LL.B Law (Hons) Degree, University of Wales (1997) Personal Interests To unwind over the weekend, Ragi likes to delve into the kitchen to cook new signature meals for the family. For recreation, Ragi enjoys the theatre and watching a good movie to escape the seriousness of the law. He also likes swimming to relax and recharge after a long day.