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Joanne Box

Year of Call: 2012

Clerk: Julian Hawes julian.hawes@brickcourt.co.uk

Joanne Box

Year of Call: 2012

Clerk: Julian Hawes   julian.hawes@brickcourt.co.uk

Overview

Jo has a broad practice that covers the full range of commercial work undertaken in Chambers. She has particular experience of advising on, and acting in, disputes involving banking and financial services, professional negligence, shipping and international trade, fiduciary duties, trusts, intellectual property, jurisdiction disputes, arbitration and general commercial litigation.

Examples of current and recent instructions include:

  • Cattles Limited v PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP (Commercial Court): acting for the defendant in a substantial claim for auditor negligence (with Mark Hapgood QC and Thomas Plewman).  This was one of The Lawyer's top cases of 2015.
  • Bonhams v Lawson & Ors (Commercial Court): dispute over the auction and ownership of a very rare £10 million racing Ferrari car, one of the world's most expensive classic cars (with Michael Bools QC).
  • Winkler v Shamoon & Ors (Chancery Division): application for a freezing injunction (with Daniel Jowell QC).
  • Malhotra v Malhotra [2014] EWHC 113 (Comm): an action on a cross-undertaking raising issues of reflective loss (with Roger Masefield QC).
  • An ICC arbitration concerning breach of contract and redelivery of a rig (with Richard Lord QC).
  • An LCIA arbitration concerning credit insurance (with Tom Adam QC).
  • An LCIA arbitration relating to floating rate notes allegedly held as security (with Tim Lord QC).

Jo appears regularly as an advocate and is instructed in cases before the High Court, the County Court and in arbitration, both led and unled.

Before coming to the Bar, Jo taught law at Cambridge, University College London and King’s College London.  She read law at Cambridge, graduating with a Starred First, and at Harvard Law School.

practice areas

Commercial

Jo has a broad practice which encompasses all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration.  Her experience covers banking and financial services, professional negligence, shipping and international trade, fiduciary duties, trusts, intellectual property, jurisdiction disputes, arbitration and general commercial litigation

Jo's current and recent instructions include:

  • Cattles Limited v PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP (Commercial Court): acting for the defendant in a £1.6 billion claim for auditor negligence (with Mark Hapgood QC and Thomas Plewman QC).  This was one of The Lawyer's top cases of 2015.
  • Bonhams v Lawson & Ors (Commercial Court): dispute over the auction and ownership of a very rare £10 million racing Ferrari car, one of the world's most expensive classic cars (with Michael Bools QC).
  • Winkler v Shamoon & Ors (Chancery Division): application for a freezing injunction (with Daniel Jowell QC).
  • Malhotra v Malhotra [2014] EWHC 113 (Comm): an action on a cross-undertaking raising issues of reflective loss (with Roger Masefield QC).
  • An ICC arbitration concerning breach of contract and redelivery of a rig (with Richard Lord QC).
  • An LCIA arbitration concerning credit insurance (with Tom Adam QC).
  • An LCIA arbitration relating to floating rate notes allegedly held as security (with Tim Lord QC).
  • An ICC arbitration concerning liability under an IT contract, raising issues of capacity and restitution (with Hilary Heilbron QC and David Scannell).
  • An ad hoc shipping arbitration under the AA 1996 concerning demurrage and alleged wrongful arrest of a vessel (with Richard Lord QC).
  • Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc v Kubber Investments (Commercial Court), an action for an anti-suit injunction and relief pursuant to a loan facility (with Fionn Pilbrow).

Jo also regularly advises in cases concerning intellectual property.  Her recent instructions have included advising the National Archives on a copyright matter and an action for breach of confidence and copyright infringement.  She has particular expertise in matters concerning computer software and the internet.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Jo taught contract law. She also spent three months working in the litigation department at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

EU/Competition

Jo regularly advises in cases concerning intellectual property.  Her recent instructions have included advising the National Archives on a copyright matter and an action for breach of confidence and copyright infringement.  She has particular expertise in matters concerning computer software and the internet.

Jo has also recently been instructed to act in a matter concerning the European Arrest Warrant scheme.

Jo has published articles on trade mark law as well as presenting a paper at OHIM.

Public Law

Jo has recently been instructed to act in a matter concerning the European Arrest Warrant scheme.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Jo interned in 2009 with the Legal Advisers at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She also worked for the Harvard International Human Rights Clinic in 2011. The latter role involved working with Human Rights Watch advocating reform of the law on incendiary weapons and cluster munitions.

Jo is interested in all areas of public international law, and particularly in international humanitarian law.

Qualifications

Employment

2013 - present   Tenant, Brick Court Chambers

2012 - 2013       Pupil, Brick Court Chambers

2011 - 2012       Teaching Fellow in Law, University College London

2011 - 2012       Visiting Tutor in Contract Law, King's College London

2010                 Summer Associate, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York

2009 - 2010       Supervisor in Law, University of Cambridge

Professional Memberships

COMBAR

Education

2011 - 2012       BPTC, Kaplan Law School (Outstanding)

2010 - 2011       LLM, Harvard Law School

2009 - 2010       LLM, University of Cambridge (Starred First, 1st in year)

2006 - 2009       BA (Hons) Law, University of Cambridge (Double First)

Scholarships and Prizes

Baron Dr Ver Heyden de Lancey Prize, Middle Temple

Certificate of Honour, Middle Temple

Marina Catovsky Advocacy Scholarship, Kaplan Law School

Queen Mother Scholarship, Middle Temple

Dean's Scholar, Harvard Law School

BRD Clarke Prize for Best Performance in the LLM, University of Cambridge

AHRC Studentship, University of Cambridge

Rebecca Flower Squire Scholarship, University of Cambridge

Rosemary Murray Scholarship, University of Cambridge

Winner of the USA Universities Debating Championships 2011

Finalist, Willem C Vis International Arbitration Moot 2011 (representing Harvard Law School)

Honourable Mention, Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot 2011

Publications

Trade Mark Law and the Threat to Free Speech [2012] IPQ 289

L'Oreal v Bellure: Important Questions for Trade Mark Law 41 IIC 485 (2010)

Further Doubt in the Law of Mistake 6 CSLR 308 (2010)


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