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Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation

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Joanne Davies
Associate Partner Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation

Joanne is an associate partner in the dispute resolution and commercial litigation department at Keelys.

Having trained and qualified at Wragge & Co, she also spent several years at Martineau Johnson, as well as having experience of working as in house Counsel in the finance and leasing industry.

Joanne has extensive experience of all nature of commercial and contractual disputes, having handled minority shareholders’ disputes and overdrawn directors loan account claims. In addition she also handles landlord and tenant cases (both commercial and residential) and trust and contested probate claims. Joanne prides herself on taking a hands on approach to cases and will always take into consideration the commercial issues that arise in any dispute.

When not in the office, Joanne enjoys walking the family dog, reading, history and travel (and if they can all be combined then so much the better).

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Michael Phillips
Partner – Head of Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation Department Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Michael is the head of the Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation practice at Keelys. He joined Keelys as a partner in 1999, having been a partner at Eversheds before then. He trained at and spent many years with Freshfields, some of them in their Hong Kong office. During his time with them, he was involved in a number of large and high profile banking fraud and other commercial and cross-border disputes, and dealt with major international public and private institutions. He handles all types of complex commercial disputes, notably contract disputes, restrictive covenants, shareholder and partnership disputes, and professional negligence claims against solicitors, valuers and accountants.