Joseph Giret Q.C.

Joseph Giret Q.C.

Membership Status: Barrister - Associate Member Qualified in 1985 Appointed QC in 2010 Public Access Accredited BSB Guidance for Public Access


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

  1. Business and Commercial / Chancery Commercial / Company and Partnership disputes
  2. Professional Discipline, Regulatory tribunal / litigation
  3. Intellectual Property
  4. Professional Negligence and Alleged Commercial Fraud
  5. Mediation
  6. 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”.

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