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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 ‘really excellent‘ corporate and commercial litigation practice is regularly instructed in major disputes. It is a first port of call for clients in cases involving complex company structures and asset holdings, shareholder disputes and cross-border commercial contracts. Almost all of the practice’s work has an international dimension; recent highlights included matters spanning the Caribbean and Channel Islands, as well as the Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe. Leading the firm’s commercial litigation team is Adrian Parkhouse, who has over 30 years of civil litigation experience. The group also includes Kate Allass, who has particular expertise in complex corporate and shareholder disputes. Jolyon Connell is noted for commercial disputes involving financial institutions, private banks and investment funds. Also integral to the department are commercial litigation specialists Ben Longworth and John WilkinsonIan De Freitas focuses on claims concerning data privacy, IP, IT and outsourcing issues. William Charrington and Blue Elliott are experienced senior associates, Victoria Atkins has ‘superb mastery of cases involving multiple jurisdictions‘ and Oliver Blundell is ‘a hard-working junior with good judgement‘.