Joel Wallace
Call: 2015
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Insolvency and company law are the staple of Joel’s first-six commercial training. Under Amit Gupta’s supervision, Joel assisted in personal bankruptcy matters, winding-up petitions, debt claims and directors’ disqualifications. Joel is also involved in the broad range of work undertaken by St Philips’ commercial group (St Philips Business and Property), from restraint of trade to derivative action.

Joel also practices in employment and sports law. To view his employment profile, please click here. To view his sports law profile, please click here.

Joel’s first-hand advocacy experience is varied. Between bar school and pupillage, Joel worked for the FA Regulatory Advocates’ Department and represented the FA in discrimination, player misconduct and player registration matters. Joel has acted for litigants in the County Court and the Employment Tribunal. Joel was also a keen moot competitor at university and had considerable success: he placed second in City Law School’s BPTC moot despite being a GDL student, and competed in the Telders Public International Law Moot as a member of the UCL team.

Joel’s personal interests are similarly diverse. Joel cooks Peruvian, speaks Norwegian and is a closet scotophile. He plays football regularly and enjoys watching all sports.

  • Recent-Experience

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    • Insolvency

      • Bankruptcy petitions.
      • Winding up petitions.
      • Section 112 references.
      • Possession hearings.
      • Restoration and annulment applications.


      • Derivative action.
      • Duomatic resolutions and related actions.
      • Breach of director’s duties.
      • Director’s disqualifications.


      • Restraint of trade and restrictive covenants in sale agreements and employment contracts.
      • Contractual disputes (consumer and commercial).
      • Romalpa related claims.

      Civil Procedure

      • Strike out and summary judgment.
      • Relief from sanction.
      • Application to set aside default judgment.
      • Application for additional parties.
      • Application to amend statement of case.
      • Letters before action.

  • Qualifications-and-Appointments

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    • Education

      • BPTC (BPP)
      • LLM (UCL)
      • GDL (City) 
      • BA Theology (Nott) – First-Class Hons

      Scholarships and Awards

      • Middle Temple – Queen Mother Scholarship (Middle Temple’s most prestigious scholarship)
      • Middle Temple – Blackstone Exhibition
      • BPP – BPTC Excellence Award
      • BPP – Advocacy Scholarship


      • Norwegian (fluent)