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Howard Kennedy LLP, Joel Leigh, London, ENGLAND

Joel Leigh

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Work 020 3755 5565
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Howard Kennedy LLP

Work Department

Litigation.

Position

Joel is a partner in the dispute resolution department with service areas including professional negligence, civil fraud, the defence of professionals (accountants, barristers, doctors, solicitors and other professionals in disciplinary proceedings), judicial review proceedings (including unlawful arrest and misfeasance in public office against the Police, Local Authorities and other public bodies), banking and financial services, trade finance, issues arising from bankruptcy and corporate insolvency and educational law.

Joel also has considerable experience in the field of personal injury, specifically clinical negligence and fatal accidents, including proceedings in the Coroner's Court.

He has acted in a variety of high value claims arising in both domestic and international jurisdictions, spanning the High Court, Technology and Construction Court, Court of Appeal and Administrative Court.

Joel has particular experience handling complex disputes on a conditional fee basis. He frequently engages in methods of alternative dispute resolution, which have proven highly successful in resolving a large variety of claims.

In addition, Joel is a member of our sports sector team, HK Sport, having acted for a variety of both amateur and professional sportsmen, as well as their agents, clubs and employees.

Career

Trained Shindler & Co; qualified 1993; assistant solicitor Shindler & Co 1993-95; assistant CKFT 1995-98; consultant/partner CKFT 1998-2014; partner Howard Kennedy LLP 2014 to date. Current directorships: trustee of the Lenkiewicz Foundation.

Member

Law Society; R3; Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, London Solicitors Litigation Association, City of London Solicitors Company.

Joel sits on the editorial board of and is the motoring and motorsport correspondent for City Solicitor, the combined City of London Solicitors Company and City of London Law Society magazine.

Education

Hasmonean Grammar School; Leeds Metropolitan University (1989 LLB Hons).

Leisure

The arts, including his role as a Trustee of The Lenkiewicz Foundation, a registered educational charity created to preserve and disseminate the library, paintings and other works of his late uncle, the artist Robert Lenkiewicz (www.robertlenkiewicz.org). Following his beloved Arsenal.

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