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Joseph Kean

Partner (Head of Dispute Resolution)


+44 (0)1932 590615




Joseph became a solicitor in 1990 and remained with Frere Cholmeley, where he had trained, until its merger with Eversheds in London in 1998. He became a partner at Eversheds in 2001 and joined Mundays in 2009. He has throughout his career practised in commercial litigation and arbitration, working in a wide variety of industry sectors.

recent experience

  • acting for a major distributor of luxury jewellery in a variety of disputes including distributorship contracts and other matters
  • dealing with several sets of proceedings in the aviation field including engineering and leasing disputes and the recovery of aircraft and parts
  • acting for British Nuclear Fuels Ltd in two major and lengthy sets of proceedings concerning contracts with foreign nuclear power plant operators for the reprocessing of their spent fuel at Sellafield
  • acting both for and against defendants in professional negligence proceedings involving accountants, lawyers, valuers and surveyors
  • in many sets of complex international proceedings involving issues of foreign law and practice, jurisdiction and priority of proceedings

additional information


  • University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; LLB, 1st Class

Professional Associations

  • Aviation Club of Great Britain
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • The Law Society


What others say about Joseph

Joseph Kean "is very considered and understands clients' needs, building a good rapport with them very quickly," an impressed source reports. Kean is a seasoned practitioner, routinely engaged with cross-border contractual and shareholder disputes, product liability claims and insolvency cases.

Chambers & Partners UK

Department head Joseph Kean is noted for his ‘exceptional skill in arbitration’ and also handles cross-border disputes.

The Legal 500 UK 2017

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