Josephine Hayes was called to the Bar in 1980. After studying on an alumni fellowship at Yale Law School followed by pupillages in chancery and commercial chambers she practised from chancery chambers at 3 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn, until 2001 and since then has continued to do so from Gough Square Chambers.
She has great experience of drafting, advising and litigation in chancery and property matters and of appearing in the High Court, Court of Appeal, county court and statutory tribunals. Since joining Gough Square Chambers her emphasis has been on litigation.
Outside of her practice she has a particular interest in the Equality Act 2010 and the legal history of property law that underpinned and institutionlised inequality, including feudal land tenure, chattel slavery and married women’s lack of separate legal personality. She welcomes enquiries concerning the Equality Act and equality law generally.