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Joseph Giret QC

Year of Call: 1985
Year of Silk: 2010
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Telephone: 0207 583 8055

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Joseph is a specialist commercial law Barrister with an emphasis on insolvency law and company law. He enjoys a formidable reputation for his civil and commercial expertise and is recognised by the Legal 500 as a leading commercial silk. Joseph has particular experience advising and representing clients in a wide range of high value commercial disputes, breach of contract, trademark disputes and franchise agreements. His experience also extends to advising and representing legal and financial professionals in claims for liability.

Joseph welcomes instructions across the following areas:

  • Company and Partnership Disputes
  • Insolvency & Bankruptcy
  • Trademark Disputes
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Professional Liability claims  

Recent disputes:  

Joseph frequently undertakes drafting and advisory work in multi-million pound claims including:
A claim brought by a Hong Kong based company, in a dispute over the construction of a profit sharing contract and franchise agreement;

High value claim by a firm of solicitors against a former partner and director for breach of fiduciary duties under both common law and statute as a company director;

Acted for a partnership of Medical professionals in an acrimonious dispute over the terms of their partnership agreement.

  • Articles
    • Truth Matters – Enhanced Measures for the Taking and making of Witness Statements for use at Trial

      Truth Matters – Enhanced Measures for the Taking and making of Witness Statements for use at Trial

      3PB's commercial and property Silk Joseph Giret QC and 3PB pupil barrister Amanda Fernandez examine the impact of Practice Direction 57AC on Witness Evidence at Trial (“PD57AC”). This will apply to witness statements for use at trials in the Business and Property Courts, specifically to claims issued next week - after 6 April 2021 - or to existing proceedings where the witness statements for trial are signed on or after 6 April 2021.

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    • Contract: can acceptance by conduct override a requirement for signature?

      3PB's Joseph Giret QC analyses whether an acceptance by conduct overrides a requirement for signature in a contract

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  • Recommendations

    ‘A silk who gets straight to the crux of a matter.’

    Legal 500 2022/Commercial Litigation/Leading Silks/South Eastern Circuit

    Joseph Giret QC of 3PB is recognised for his expertise in a wide range of high-value commercial disputes, many of which with international and offshore elements. Solicitors continue to instruct the set because of its ability to 'provide specialist advice, the range of experience its barristers are able to offer and its geographical reach'.

    ‘His advocacy before judges is impeccable.’

    Legal 500 2021/Commercial Litigation/Leading Silks/South East

    The Legal 500 Bar Directory 2014 recommends Joseph as a leading commercial silk.

    Legal 500 recommended commercial silk, described as an "Iron fist in a velvet glove" and "Assertive, succinct and shrewd". “He puts people at ease exceptionally easily”.


    Client recommendations:

    “Exemplary technical and analytical skills”

    “Excellent choice of barrister for sensitive complex commercial litigation”

    “His skills in presenting the case were sublime… assertive, succinct and shrewd”

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  • The Legal 500 - Leading Silk 2022 Logo

Legal 500 rankings

  • Leading Silk 2022

Professional bodies

  • Bar Council
  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
  • British Association of Sports Lawyers
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
  • Civil Mediation Council
  • Society of Mediators

Direct Access

Joseph Giret QC is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Access (or Public Access) scheme.

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