Louise Johal

Consultant Solicitor


Louise is an experienced Dispute Resolution Solicitor specialising in Commercial Litigation and Insolvency. Louise qualified in 2004 and has previously been a Partner and Associate Director in high profile Midlands based firms.

Louise advises on a broad range of commercial disputes including:
– Breach of contract;
– Shareholder disputes;
– Breach of director duties;
– Conflicts within a partnership;
– Professional negligence;
– Infringement of intellectual property rights;
– Breach of restrictive covenant;
– Insolvency

Louise acts for a diverse range of businesses, from SMEs to multinationals. Her work covers sectors including leisure, professional services, property development and finance.

The majority of Louiseā€™s work comes from client recommendation and referrals from other professionals, demonstrating her emphasis on client care and getting the right result fast and effectively.

Specific examples of recent work included:
– Successfully resolving a multi-claimant action against two executive directors who had misappropriated company assets and breached fiduciary and statutory duties.
– Achieving full recovery for a claimant of funds invested into a company based on a fraudulent valuation.
– Setting aside a Personal Guarantee given by a company director which had been induced by misrepresentation.
– Obtaining a validation order for a company within 48 hours based on an urgent need to pay their workforce.
– Successfully pursuing claims against former employees for misuse of company property including IPR and confidential information.
– Effectively defending several claims for alleged breach of restrictive covenant.
– Resolving claims for breach of warranty and using these as set off against deferred consideration due.
– Successfully securing an injunction against a former Agent to ensure continuation of a Chinese supply network for a furniture retailer.
– Ensuring the dismissal of an Intellectual Property infringement action against former employees of a major recruitment company for a software idea conceived by them to forecast recruitment needs.
– Achieved a substantial settlement on an indemnity claim following a database rights infringement action.
– Successfully defended a claim for breach of contract and early termination penalty clauses for a major bicycle manufacturer.

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  • Commercial Litigation

    Our litigation and dispute resolution specialists can help you find cost-effective solutions to commercial issues without having to resort to court proceedings.

I strive to get the best result for clients in the most cost-effective manner. Being a consultant with Richard Nelson LLP allows me to focus on the provision of legal advice and service delivery within a supportive and collaborative team.

Louise Johal

Louise is an excellent litigator and I would not hesitate to recommend her. I regularly instruct her on behalf of my firm and my clients to get successful results. Louise is very committed and has a professional, no nonsense approach. I find her approachable and very knowledgeable.

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