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Practice Summary

Joyce Arnold has a broad commercial practice in a wide range of chambers’ practice areas. She has experience of both litigation and international arbitration and has worked on a number of complex and high-value cases, including appeals to the Court of Appeal. Joyce enjoys working as part of a larger team, or as sole counsel.  Joyce is a member of the Attorney General's C Panel of Counsel. 

Chambers and Partners 2021 (Commercial Dispute Resolution) "She is thorough, bright, hard-working and a real team player who goes above and beyond." "Her attention to detail is excellent; she cuts through difficult documents and gets right to the core of the key issues." Legal 500 2020 (Commercial Litigation) "Joyce has a brain the size of a planet. She has an incisive mind and is a tenacious courtroom operator. She is always on top of her subject matter, no matter how complex."

Recent and current instructions include:

  • Lehman Brothers Special Financing Inc. v (1) NPC and (2) PSALM [2018] EWHC 487 (Comm)
    Acted (led by Sa’ad Hossain QC) for LBSF in its claim for a Close-out Amount under the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement. Knowles J, in the first detailed judicial consideration of the 2002 ISDA Close-out provisions, accepted LBSF’s submissions that the 2002 ISDA, unlike the 1992 ISDA, required an objectively reasonable Close-out Amount.  
  • Brown v BCA Trading Limited
    Successfully defended (led by Sa’ad Hossain QC) BCA Trading Limited from a £21.5 million unfair prejudice petition brought by a fellow shareholder in Tradeouts Limited. The petition made wide-ranging allegations of bad faith against BCA, which were comprehensively dismissed following a 12-day trial. The case was very fact heavy, and the Judge highlighted at the conclusion of proceedings that junior counsel had “done a quite extraordinary job”.
  • The Spartan litigation
    Acted (led by Sa'ad Hossain QC and Jamie Goldsmith) in high-value and complex litigation surrounding an investment company. The client settled four weeks into a 12-week trial.
  • SDI Retail Services Limited v King and others [2017] EWHC 737 (Ch)
    Joyce (led by Richard Hill QC) obtained permission for SDI to continue a derivative claim brought on behalf of Rangers Retail Limited against two directors of Rangers Retail and Rangers FC. Joyce appeared by herself for SDI against a silk at the heavily-contested consequentials hearing.