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My Expertise

My work spans all commercial disputes disciplines including those involving shareholders, partnerships and directors’ duties; company law, professional negligence and confidential information; as well as outsourcing, intellectual property, IT contracts and reputation protection/defamation.

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I provide commercial advice to clients who need to resolve disputes, either through the court process or through strategic negotiation. I deliver exceptional client service and am experienced in handling high value, complex disputes requiring clear, authoritative direction. 

I specialise in disputes arising out of companies and company law, partnerships and disputes between shareholders and directors. I regularly advise pre and post corporate deal in relation to the sale of businesses, warranty claims, earn out, completion accounts and additional consideration. I also help protect companies from theft of confidential information and those engaging in anticompetitive practices as well as advising on the protection of intellectual property, including trade marks, copyright, design and passing off. I also advise on reputation protection advising on defamatory statements made including through social media.

I have extensive experience of obtaining urgent remedies, including injunctions and orders for freezing and seizing assets (domestic and worldwide), computer imaging and access to premises and information.

The Legal 500 describes me as "excellent". Chambers and Partners (2014) said "Joel is pragmatic, commercial, and very knowledgeable. Joel is praised for his sound commercial approach allied to concern for the client's goals".