Joanne Thompson Senior Associate

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Contact Details

Joanne is a Senior Associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team based in Cardiff. Jonanne specialises in commercial and contractual disputes, post-completion and corporate disputes, professional negligence, partnership disputes and procurement challenges.

Main areas of practice 

Joanne’s practice areas cover a wide range of commercial and contractual disputes including those relating to procurements, breaches of contract, professional negligence and breaches of post-termination restrictions including breaches of confidence.

Joanne also advises on corporate disputes including disputes between directors and/or shareholders, disputes emanating from disposals and acquisitions (including warranty claims) and those involving the interpretation of Sale and Purchase Agreements.

Joanne advises on partnership law and has dealt with claims based on Partnership Agreements and those pursuant to the Partnership Act 1890. 

Clients

Joanne deals with both private sector and public sector clients.

Significant experience 

  • Advising a contracting authority on a procurement challenge issued by an unsuccessful economic operator pursuant to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) and general EU Treaty principles, to include issues arising from the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and confidentiality of third party documents.
  • Advising a number of contracting authorities and economic operators in relation to procurement challenges. Considering and advising on tender documents, contractual terms and rights and remedies available.
  • Successfully acting on behalf of a national company in relation to breaches of confidence and non-compete clauses committed by the sub-contractor of a business which had been acquired. Successfully obtaining injunctive relief and obtaining successful Judgment following a speedy trial. Subsequently, successfully defending the appeal by the sub-contractor in the Court of Appeal.
  • Advising a national company on a range of corporate and post-completion disputes, including breaches of post-termination obligations committed by former directors and employees of the acquired business and breaches of warranty.
  • Successfully defending a higher education institution in relation to proceedings issued against it by a former overseas student for losses allegedly caused by delays in the award of his degree.
  • Advising the partner of a business in relation to a partnership dispute, to include advising on issues with regards to partnership accounts, the valuation of the business, taxation, the ongoing running of the partnership business, dissolution, the treatment of partnership property and ongoing obligations.

Expertise

Joanne’s Blog

Redaction of Documents in Civil Proceedings

Blake Morgan looks at how the recent decision of the High Court in Ennis Property Finance Ltd v Thompson and Thompson [2017] EWHC 3263 (Ch) gives guidance on the redaction of documents in litigation.

The Supreme Court rewrites the law on damages in public procurement litigation

The latest decision to emanate from the procurement litigation between ATK and the NDA, the Supreme Court has ruled on a bidder's discretion to issue a claim within the standstill period and when damages will be recoverable.

Articles by Joanne

Court makes declarations in favour of MEAT tenderer but refuses to grant injunction to compel contracting authority to award it the contract

Article

On 21 December 2017, the Technology and Construction Court handed down judgment in the case of MLS (Overseas) Limited ("MLS") v Secretary of State for Defence ("the MoD") .

Access to Court documents by an Interested Non-Party

Article

A High Court master has recently given extensive guidance in the case of Dring v Cape Distribution Ltd and others [2017] on the right of an interested non-party to access court documents.

Energy Solutions is entitled to recover damages from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

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In this case the NDA's failed to award Energy Solutions a contract despite them being the most economically advantageous tenderer. The High Court has delivered a judgment that they are entitled to damages from the NDA.

Related Knowledge & Resources

Non-compete clause unenforceable as it included a restriction on holding a minor shareholding in a competing business

Restrictive covenants are a useful tool for employers to protect their competitive edge and to reduce the risk of 'star employees' leaving to join competitors.However, failure to draft them carefully can leave both employer and employee in limbo.

Access to Court documents by an Interested Non-Party

A High Court master has recently given extensive guidance in the case of Dring v Cape Distribution Ltd and others [2017] on the right of an interested non-party to access court documents.

Sleep-in shifts and the national minimum wage

Whether or not to pay staff in relation to sleep-in shifts is not always straightforward and establishing whether someone is working or not is crucial. Rebecca Ireland and Madeleine Mould explains the law around this complex area.

A Guide to Civil Penalties for Landlords

Nationwide (England) from 1 February 2016

Guide: Our workplace mediation service

Do you have conflict in the workplace that takes up your valuable time and has a damaging effect on team performance?

Recovering outstanding berthing fees – a guide for marinas and boatyards

Blake Morgan provides a helpful guide for Marinas and Boat Yards on recovering outstanding berthing fees.