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Joshua acts for individuals, partnerships and limited companies from various business sectors based in Essex, East Anglia, nationally and internationally.
Joshua acts on a wide variety of disputes, including breach of contract claims, shareholder disputes (including unfair prejudice petitions, breaches of directors’ duties and derivative claims), complex high-value commercial debt recovery, partnership disputes, disputes arising out of mergers and acquisitions, professional negligence, fraud, defamation, harassment, and enforcement of Judgments in the UK and abroad.
Joshua also has experience of Companies Acts applications to court, such as extensions of time to register charges at Companies House when the time limit has expired, and assisting companies which find themselves without shareholders or directors and in need of “rescue”; please see the article “Rescue a ‘rudderless’ company with no directors or shareholders” dated 26 January 2022 for further information.
Joshua is well-practised in litigation procedure, having extensive experience of the varied stages in litigation as well as various applications such as those for security for costs, injunctive relief, Part 18 requests for further information, applications to set aside Judgments, and pre-action disclosure. Joshua has advised on, and acted for clients in, arbitration.
Joshua additionally acts for clients in contentious insolvency situations, including serving or disputing statutory demands for payment, winding up and bankruptcy petitions and applications to set aside or restrain presentation of bankruptcy or winding up petitions. Joshua also acts on other facets of insolvency, such as preference and transactions at an undervalue claims and applications to realise assets for the benefit of creditors.
Joshua is versed in, and is a strong advocate for, alternative dispute resolution, often advising clients of the benefits of mediation and attending said mediations.
Joshua graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2013 with a 2:1 in Music / Popular Music. He completed a Graduate LLB in 2016 with a final grade of 2:1 and then went on to achieve a commendation in the Legal Practice Course at BPP University in Cambridge, where he completed electives in Commercial Law and Intellectual Property, Advanced Commercial Litigation and Media and Entertainment.
Joshua has a keen interest in music, being a proficient guitar player and electronic music producer (he produces electronic music under the moniker Mumble Hero), and dabbles in amateur video game development and art.
Also enjoying physical pursuits, Joshua frequents the Lake District and Snowdonia for mountain hiking holidays, as well as enjoying the occasional visits to ranges such as the Brecon Beacons, and completed the ‘Tougher’ route of Walking with the Wounded’s Cumbrian Challenge in 2019 and competed in the Cambridge Dragon Boat Race in 2019 with Birketts teams for charity.
Joshua is the head of the Chelmsford Young Professionals’ Group, which meets several times a year for networking events. Please email Joshua if you would like to be added to the mailing list.