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Jolyon advises individuals, companies and institutions on a wide range of contentious matters.  His practice includes disputes arising out of breaches of duty, civil fraud, commercial contract disputes and enforcement actions. He has experience of all stages of the litigation process and significant trial experience before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Jolyon also has experience of alternative forms of dispute resolution including arbitration and numerous mediations.

He has particular experience of complex, high value commercial disputes involving financial institutions and investment funds (both international and domestic) and the complex issues surrounding those claims, including claims involving constructive trusts. He has also advised on several disputes involving alleged breaches of duty by agents and institutions.


Trained at Farrer & Co; qualified as a solicitor in 2010. Prior to joining Farrer & Co, Jolyon worked as a management consultant.


University of Bath (BSc Hons Business) Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (LLB Hons Legal Practice)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

(Next Generation Partners)

Jolyon ConnellFarrer & Co

Farrer & Co‘s ‘dispute resolution team is second to none in terms of technical quality and relationship building‘. The core of the firm’s corporate and commercial litigation practice involves major disputes, with a particular focus on cases involving complex company structures and asset holdings, shareholder conflicts, and cross-border commercial contracts. The team predominantly acts in matters comprising international components; and it is particularly expert in both coordinating proceedings in multiple jurisdictions, and handling cases encompassing jurisdictional issues. Corporate and shareholder dispute specialist Kate Allass is ‘one of the best in the mid-market sector‘; Ben Longworth‘s commercial disputes practice encompasses contractual claims, shareholder disputes, post-M&A issues, and insurance coverage matters; and Jolyon Connell is ‘a class act, who speaks honestly and directly‘. At associate level, seniors William Charrington, Charles Fursdon and Blue Elliott all maintain busy commercial disputes practices, while Victoria Atkins and Sally Mantell are also experienced litigators.