Joel Leigh specialises in complex commercial disputes spanning civil fraud, directors and officers, insurance, professional negligence and sports law. These frequently include an international element. He also undertakes high-value clinical negligence and fatal accident claims.
Joel is a solicitor with over 30 years' experience handling disputes across a number of core industry sectors. He is also a partner.
His caseload encompasses banking, construction, disciplinary, fiduciary duties, financial services, insurance, mining, misfeasance in public office, pharmaceuticals, partnership, property and trade finance.
Joel's work in the professional negligence sector is principally claimant based, focusing on faulty accountancy, finance advisory, architecture, insurance, surveying and legal advice.
Conversely, his work in the disciplinary field is defendant focused, having represented barristers, solicitors and other professionals.
Within the sports sector, Joel acts for a diverse range of high-profile clients including individual athletes and their agents, clubs, associated brands and commercial partners, as well as esports.
Joel is an experienced trial solicitor undertaking work across a wide range of legal forums, from a variety of tribunals through to the Administrative, Appeal and Supreme Courts.
Finally, he helps numerous clients and their dependants win multi-million pound settlements, as a result of falling victim to serious clinical negligence and other catastrophic injuries, including fatal accidents both in and out of the workplace.
Joel always aims to achieve his client's objective, whether through litigation or a form of alternative dispute resolution. Whilst he tries to resolve disputes quickly for clients, where this isn't possible, Joel works efficiently and economically to achieve the best possible outcome.
He was an early adopter of conditional and alternative fee agreements. As a result he has a thorough understanding of third party funding and litigation insurance, working with clients to make the legal process as easy and seamless as possible.