Chambers & Partners UK:
Commercial Dispute Resolution – South Eastern (Bar) – Band 1
A London set with an Oxford base that provides high-quality advice and advocacy to businesses, banks and individuals in the local region. Its members cover a broad range of work, including property, banking, insolvency and corporate disputes.
Client service: "They always get back to you in good time, they are always approachable and there to help." Chambers director Russell Porter heads the clerking team in Oxford.
Acts for individual and business clients in a wide array of commercial matters, including property and professional negligence disputes.
Strengths: "His ability to handle figures and details are a particular strength."
Recent work: Instructed in Folami v Brown, successfully establishing that a registered owner of a multimillion pound property in Oxford had fraudulently obtained the title by using forged documents.
Frequently advises and appears in a wide range of commercial and property matters. He has particular expertise in issues relating to guarantees, partnerships and franchises.
Recent work: Acted for the claimant, an international bathroom and tile provider, in CAP MG v Bahsoun. This was a High Court claim brought against the directors of a client company found to be missing stock after entering administration.
Acts in a variety of commercial, property and defamation disputes. He draws praise from instructing solicitors for his fantastic client care skills.
Strengths: "He is patient, thoughtful and thorough. His advocacy is unfazed and unflustered. He has a good business background, which reflects in the way he approaches cases. He understands the business needs of clients."
Recent work: Instructed in a partnership dispute concerning the ownership of a substantial property portfolio in Oxford and Pakistan.
Chambers & Partners UK - 2015: Commercial Dispute Resolution - South Eastern Bar - Band 1 Set
Oxford-based 3PB is one of the leading sets on the South Eastern Circuit for commercial litigation. It is well regarded for its advisory and advocacy work on a range of matters including commercial property, construction and insolvency disputes. Recent highlights for the set include advising on a claim in respect of defective works to a League One football pitch.
Client service: "The clerks, led by Russell Porter, are really helpful, both with specific queries and making recommendations."
Joseph Giret QC
Advises and represents clients in high value contractual disputes, including company law, partnership issues, intellectual property and franchise agreements.
Expertise: Recommended as a leading commercial silk by the Legal 500 (2014) “He puts people at ease exceptionally easily”.
Focuses his practice on property disputes for commercial and residential clients. His areas of expertise include the enforcement of covenants and disputes concerning the construction, assignment and termination of leases.
Expertise: "For any particularly tricky matters, he is a great person to call - he's very good on his feet, always well prepared, very user-friendly, and he provides commercially driven advice."
Recent work: He represented the defendants in a claim to recover a £2 million house in Oxford.
Highly sought after for all kind of business disputes. He has particular expertise in relation to franchises, partnerships and guarantees.
Expertise: "He's brilliant on detail. He's particularly good where there's a debate over figures or where there's issues over deals involving complex transactions." "He is thorough, well prepared, accessible and always successful!"
Recent work: He has acted for a defendant in a multiparty property partnership dispute.
Deals with a range of disputes including contract, property, landlord and tenant, and defamation.
Expertise: "He's extremely thorough: he doesn't miss a trick. He is very bold in picking up the issues, gives very commercially oriented advice and leaves no stone unturned." "He's very good on his feet, has good client handling skills and is easy to deal with."
Recent work: He acted for the claimant in a dispute concerning the appropriate time for valuing gold following a loan.
Chambers & Partners UK:
Commercial Dispute Resolution - South Eastern – Band 1
The commercial disputes team at 3PB has a strong reputation across a range of areas, including commercial property transactions, professional negligence, construction and insolvency.
Client service: “I have found that the 3PB clerks are very responsive and they have always found a barrister to assist me when the matter is urgent.”
Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2014