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Joel Heap

Partner // National Head of Commercial Litigation, Manchester

His work spans all commercial disputes disciplines including those involving shareholders, partnerships and directors' duties; company law, professional negligence and confidential information; as well as outsourcing, intellectual property, IT contracts and reputation protection/defamation.
Joel Heap

Experience

His work spans all commercial disputes disciplines including those involving shareholders, partnerships and directors' duties; company law, professional negligence and confidential information; as well as outsourcing, intellectual property, IT contracts and reputation protection/defamation.

Joel provides commercial advice to clients who need to resolve disputes, either through the court process or through strategic negotiation. He delivers exceptional client service and is experienced in handling high value, complex disputes requiring clear, authoritative direction.

Joel specialises in disputes arising out of companies and company law, partnerships and disputes between shareholders and directors. He regularly advises pre- and post-corporate deals in relation to the sale of businesses, warranty claims, earn out, completion accounts and additional consideration. He also helps protect companies from theft of confidential information and those engaging in anti-competitive practices as well as advising on the protection of intellectual property, including trade marks, copyright, design and passing off. Additionally he advises on reputation protection advising on defamatory statements made including through social media.

Joel has extensive experience of obtaining urgent remedies, including injunctions and orders for freezing and seizing assets (domestic and worldwide), computer imaging and access to premises and information.

The Legal 500 describes him as "excellent". Chambers and Partners (2014) said "Joel is pragmatic, commercial, and very knowledgeable. Joel is praised for his sound commercial approach allied to concern for the client's goals".

 

Publications

DWF successfully advises local authority in defence of public procurement challenge

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