- Recommended Lawyer for 'Personal injury: defendant (London)'
The Legal 500 UK 2018/19
- Recommended Lawyer described as “Approachable, effective and resolute”
The Legal 500 UK 2017
- Qualified in Belfast in 1988.
- Qualified in England and Wales in 1990.
Joe qualified as a solicitor in Belfast in 1988 and has worked in London since then requalifying in England and Wales in 1990. He became a partner in 1997.
Joe and his team provide advice and support to insurers and businesses facing high value injury cases particularly in the construction industry. He has a special interest in harassment and stress cases and has represented a number of banks, professional service companies and insurers that have had to defend these claims. More recently Joe has represented a number of insurers dealing with high value claims arising from accidents abroad. Joe successfully represented the defendants in 2017 in the Supreme Court in the case of Brownlie v Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated following a multiple fatality in Egypt.
Joe co-wrote the chapter in Environmental claims in Kennedys claims handling book.
He has also written for the Post Magazine, one of the leading magazines in the Insurance Industry
Joe is a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL).