Joe Cowles

Senior Associate
Contact details

01865 254 253

Joe is a Senior Associate in our Dispute Resolution Division, who specialises in all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration. Joe has considerable experience with appeals to the Privy Council, and he regularly acts as Privy Council agent for overseas attorneys.

Main areas of practice

Joe has acted on a broad range of commercial disputes, including contractual claims, civil fraud, director and shareholder disputes, and insolvency and property related litigation. Joe also advises on reputation management, and has acted in a number of defamation claims on both the claimant and the defendant side.

His practice also consists of advising overseas attorneys on appeals to the Privy Council.


Joe represents corporate clients, owner-managed businesses, individuals and overseas attorneys.



Joe studied law at Durham University before qualifying as a solicitor in 2015. He has always practiced as a litigator, initially at a large regional firm before joining a boutique litigation firm in the City. Joe has also practiced in the Commonwealth Caribbean, and is called to the Bar of Trinidad and Tobago.

Contact details

01865 254 253

  • Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago

Additional Expertise

Joe is involved with Amicus, a charity committed to ending the death penalty.

Insights by Joe


13 February - Joe Cowles

In principle, yes. When someone publishes untrue material online that adversely affects another person’s reputation, they could be found liable for defamation. The term defamation covers libel and slander. In this...

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31 January - Joe Cowles

Blake Morgan acted in five appeals to the Privy Council where judgment was given last year. Their clients were successful in all but one.

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6 December - Joe Cowles

Blake Morgan acted in two decisions this year when the Judicial Committee explained its established practice in appeals against concurrent findings of fact by the courts below. The practice applies...

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