Joel Wallace

Call: 2015


Joel maintains a busy practice that centres on his three legal interests: employment law, commercial/insolvency law, and law in sports.

Since joining St Philips in 2017, post-pupillage, Joel has undertaken work in a number of forums, including the High Court (in both its appellate and first-instance jurisdictions), the Employment Appeal Tribunal, and before sports arbitral panels/commissions. Joel also sits on the FA’s Anti-Discrimination Chairman’s Panel.

Advocacy and trial strategy formed the keystone of Joel’s training. Under the tutelage of David Maxwell and Amit Gupta. Joel observed and assisted in a range of disputes, including restraint of trade, derivative actions, Human Rights Act civil claims, discrimination claims, bankruptcy petitions, and directors’ disqualifications.

At university, Joel was a keen moot competitor and had considerable success: he placed second in City Law School’s BPTC moot despite being a GDL student, and competed in the Telders Public International Law Moot as a member of the UCL team.

Joel’s personal interests are diverse. Joel cooks Peruvian, speaks Norwegian and frequents Scotland. He undertakes volunteer work and, when time allows, enjoys playing five-a-side football.

Qualifications and Appointments

  • The FA’s National Anti-Discrimination Chairman Panel
  • Member of Middle Temple


  • BPTC (BPP) – Very Competent
  • LLM (UCL) – Merit
  • GDL (City) – Commendation
  • BA Theology (Nott) – First-Class Hons

Scholarships and Awards

  • Middle Temple – Queen Mother Scholarship (Middle Temple’s most prestigious scholarship)
  • Middle Temple – Blackstone Exhibition
  • BPP – BPTC Excellence Award
  • BPP – Advocacy Scholarship


  • Norwegian (fluent)


My Expertise