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Joe Edwards, Senior Associate

Joe specialises in real estate finance disputes, property insolvency and property litigation.


Joe is a Senior Associate in the firm's Real Estate Disputes team.

He specialises in property finance disputes, acting for borrowers, lenders and guarantors. He deals with a wide range of property finance issues ranging from the enforcement of security, to property derivative disputes and more widely through to issues such as the upcoming LIBOR transition.

Joe has particular experience of cases involving fraud, economic duress and financial mis-selling (including negligent advice, misrepresentation and negligent misstatement).He also deals with property insolvency cases, including those with a cross-border element.

In addition, Joe advises generally on matters which impact property owners, developers and investors, particularly in the commercial and healthcare spheres, for instance professional negligence disputes against solicitors.


  • Confidential client – acting for a borrower that is in default of a property loan with funds drawn of c.£55,000,000. Includes the defence of a possession claim by receivers where the property is estimated to be worth in excess of £100,000,000. 
  • Milton Ashbury Limited –v- Clydesdale Bank PLC - Acted for the claimant where the claim value was estimated at c.£6,000,000 in respect of a fixed rate loan dispute. The claim included allegations of economic duress and misrepresentation.
  • PQW Brenley Corner Limited –v- Santander UK PLC (and another) – Acted for the claimant in a financial derivative dispute. The claim involved allegations of negligent advice and negligent misstatement.
  • Confidential client – instructed by a specialist real estate lender to provide strategic advice on a complex proposed loan of c.£26,000,000 in relation to a mixed use development.
  • Confidential client – acting for a class of investors who purchased units in a failed property fractional investment scheme. The investors’ deposits were used to forward fund development works. Includes an anticipated claim against the investors’ previous solicitors for breaches of duty.