Joe practises in a wide range of commercial disputes.
He has a particular specialism in oil and gas, having been engaged since starting practice in August 2013 to present in a major ICC oil and gas arbitration in London and Geneva, and substantial related litigations, working with teams in Poland, Netherlands, Ireland, Curaçao, Scotland, the US, London and Switzerland.
He also specialises in commercial disputes with a property element, having recently appeared in the Supreme Court in a leading case on subrogation.
Joe began his legal career qualifying as a solicitor at Allen & Overy LLP before transferring to the Bar, where Joe spent the first year of his practice as the Judicial Assistant to Lord Sumption and Lord Wilson at the Supreme Court.
Since starting practice in September 2013 to present, Joe has been engaged almost full-time in London and Geneva on a large and long-running multi-million pound ICC oil and gas arbitration, and substantial related matters, working with teams in Poland, the Netherlands, Ireland, Curaçao, Scotland, the US, London and Switzerland
Joe is currently or has recently been instructed on the following other international arbitration matters:
Joe has lectured and written on arbitration, including for the forthcoming Pleadings in Arbitration (2nd Edition), provides regular in-house training for Euromoney Plc’s seminar programme for leaders in the oil and gas industry, and was a keynote speaker on arbitration at the CARICOM Oil and Gas conference in Barbados attended by government ministers from across the Caribbean.
Joe is currently or has recently been instructed on the following international trade/commodities matters:
Joe is currently or has recently been instructed on the following shipping matters:
Joe is currently or has recently been instructed on the following chancery/company matters:
Academic BA (Hons) (1st Class), LLB (Hons) (1st Class), GDL (Distinction)
Hammonds Prize for Contract Law, Equity & Trusts Prize, LPC (Distinction), Allen & Overy Prize for Distinction, Hardwicke Scholarship, Pupillage Scholarship, European Courts of Justice Programme, UK/US Supreme Court Exchange.
Before a career in law, Joe started life as a professional child actor appearing in lead roles in Hollywood films (Miles in Turn of the Screw, Simon Magus, Fierce Creatures, Thomas in Robert De Niro’s Frankenstein, Joshua in Chicken Talk); West End plays (John in David Mamet’s The Cryptogram with Eddie Izzard and Lindsay Duncan; Douglas in Shadowlands); television (Anthony Makes a Friend, Jackonary and Confessions for BBC1; London Kills Me, Comics and The Body Story for Channel 4); and advertisements (Flash, Koolaid, Jenga, Kraft Cheese). He was recently a legal adviser to the hit play Privacy at the Donmar Warehouse.