Joe is an Associate in the Commercial Litigation unit at Ward Hadaway, dealing with a wide range of disputes in a number of sectors and disciplines.
Joe works on a broad spectrum of commercial and public sector disputes, including national and international litigation.
- Insurance claims against both insurance brokers and insurers, including claims which involved disputes regarding breaches of warranty, non-disclosure, breach of conditions precedent and the interpretation and construction of insurance policies and their terms.
- Procurement litigation in both the public and private sectors, involving acting on behalf of both contracting authorities and disappointed bidders in procurement challenges.
- Professional negligence actions against solicitors, accountants, financial advisers, surveyors and tax advisers.
- Investment and financial services disputes, including claims in relation to allegedly negligent investment advice, both on behalf of investors and IFA firms.
- Breach of contract claims in a cross-section of industries, including telecommunications, retail, logistics and IT.
In addition to Joe’s commercial and public sector experience, he also has a significant background in private wealth disputes. These include:
- Dealing with applications under The Inheritance (provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 in respect of individuals who have not inherited from a deceased person’s estate.
- Pursuing actions on behalf of beneficiaries against trustees for breach of trust in respect of the mismanagement of trust assets.
- Claims against deceased persons’ estates on the grounds that the testator lacked the requisite mental capacity to make their will.
- Proprietary estoppel and constructive trust claims.
Joe also has particular experience in sourcing and implementing alternative funding packages for clients, in particular in conjunction with the third party funding and after-the-event legal expenses insurance markets.