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Associate Solicitor, Corporate & Commercial
joelmolloy@cliftoningram.co.uk
0118 912 0229
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Joel advises on a wide variety of corporate matters including business and share sales and acquisitions, shareholding and joint venture agreements and corporate restructuring. He also has experience negotiating and drafting bespoke commercial contracts, terms and conditions of trading, distribution agreements, franchise agreements and software contracts. Joel has also been involved in and advises on various corporate insolvency matters. As well as assisting partners on higher value deals, Joel leads his own transactions and is commended upon his quick turnaround times and eye for detail. He has a clear and sensible approach to complicated matters, which has led to him picking up a solid and reliable client base.

Whilst primarily acting for owner managed SMEs, Joel also regularly advises larger clients (with turnovers between £5m - £100m) and businesses with an international outreach. Joel qualified as a solicitor in 2016. He has a degree in Philosophy from Cardiff University and completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Guildford.

“Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors' practice is headed by Barry Niven, ‘who is developing a team of knowledgeable and responsive lawyers who seek to understand client needs and tailor their approach and advice to those requirements’. Solicitor Joel Molloy 'is easy and straightforward to deal with and responds efficiently and very effectively’, with Niven and Molloy ‘both offering a responsiveness you expect from a City law firm with the commercial understanding of how to apply their advice in practice to a range of situations’. The team undertakes a broad range of corporate and commercial work, including transaction management, bank security arrangements and work for professional practices such as chartered surveyors, IFAs and estate agents”. Legal 500 - 2018/19 Edition

Joel’s areas of expertise include:

Legal experience includes:

  • Leading numerous share and business sales and acquisitions and assisting Partners on multi-million pound transactions.
  • Advising an international distributer of car parts on a buyback of shares worth in excess of half a million pounds.
  • Drafting and advising on numerous shareholders’ agreements and partnership agreements for companies/LLPs,
  • Drafting and advising the franchisor on an international franchise agreement.
  • Providing ongoing commercial advice to a company with a turnover of over £90million, including reviewing and advising on general T&Cs of sale and drafting a distribution agreement.
  • Drafting and advising on a website design and development agreement with a recurring contract value of over £800,000 per annum.
  • Drafting a mobile app development agreement between developer and a well-known national brand.
  • Advising a well-known high street bank on numerous finance matters.
  • Acting for a UK-based distributor of large-scale construction equipment on an international dealership agreement for distribution rights in Russia.

Recent client feedback includes:

  • “We both wanted to pass back our thanks to you and Alison for the excellent work/support you provided us with during our recent asset sale – we felt we were well served and our points of view/concerns professionally managed.”
  • “I have to say that you made the entire process really straight forward. It was a relief to be working with a professional that could stand his ground throughout the project.”
  • “Thanks for your help again Joel, couldn’t do it without you”
  • “Thanks very much Joel. You have been fabulous.”

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Joel works from both Clifton Ingram’s Reading and Wokingham offices.

 

Absolutely exemplary service – so professional and helpful. Would unhesitatingly recommend you to anyone – thank you.

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