Joseph Giret Q.C. General Information I have been described in Court as an “Iron fist in a velvet glove”. Legal 500 says “he puts people at ease exceptionally easily”. With 35 years of experience building my skills, I put my clients’ best interests front and centre. I am a problem solver and deliver sensible and appropriate solutions whilst being “one of the most approachable and friendly QC’s we have had the pleasure to instruct”. “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” Practise Areas Business and Commercial / Chancery Commercial / Company and Partnership disputes Professional Discipline, Regulatory tribunal / litigation Intellectual Property Professional Negligence and Alleged Commercial Fraud Mediation Sport My practise is a blend of Advisory, Drafting and Court appearances through litigation. Notable recent cases in brief [names given only by initial for privacy and confidentiality] FCA -v- R.M. Advising and acting for client charged with contravention of financial regulations in an action brought by FCA on behalf of shareholders. £5M claim. HM -v- OL. Shareholders dispute and breaches of Directors duties arising from a residents’ management company and association. W.I + S.I -v- TW. $20M claim for repayment of investment sums obtained by fraud, in respect of a high net worth building project in Brazil that failed. Linked Claims filed in USA. P Ltd and S.T + B.M. Claim against former employee, and Iraqi national for restoration of monies taken as part of a sophisticated fraud on Iraqi employer; monies hidden in 40 separate accounts including a number in Iraq. N.M -v- Crystal Palace FC. Claim by former Education supplier to young and aspiring academy players for breach of employment contract. D.H + N.H -v- S+HB+P Ltd. Family business / shareholders dispute over entitlements and construction of shareholders agreements. Acted on behalf of the Bermuda Royal Gaming Commission against former whistleblower employee; Injunction obtained to be served out of the jurisdiction [USA]; object to prevent further disclosures in contravention of employment contract; high level Governmental concerns about highly confidential information being made public and wrecking a scheme to bring Casinos to Bermuda. Acted for a party in group litigation brought by car purchasers against the Volkswagen Company for misrepresentation and breaches of emissions regulations, known as “emissions cheating”.