Josh Folkard#1543

Josh Folkard

Josh has a broad commercial practice including the conflict of laws, arbitration, professional liability, insurance and sports. Before to coming to the Bar, Josh worked for five years as a football referee. In that capacity he attended a number of disciplinary hearings relating to both players and managers. Josh read Law at University College, Oxford. He was awarded the Wronker Law Prize for the joint best performance in the university, the paper prize for Torts and the Gibbs Prize for Contract, Torts, Trusts and Land Law. He subsequently completed the BCL at Merton College, where he won the paper prize for Principles of Civil Procedure. He was graded Outstanding on the BPTC, and is an Atkin Scholar of Gray's Inn. Josh has a particular interest in the conflict of laws, and has published case notes in the areas of choice of law. Prior to commencing pupillage, Josh taught tort law to undergraduates at a number of Oxford Colleges and worked as a Legal Assistant at Clyde & Co's Oxford office, dealing mainly with solicitors' negligence cases. Josh also gained significant experience of Indian commercial arbitration from his previous work as Tribunal Secretary to the Hon'ble Justice Deepak Verma, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court of India.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author


  • YIAG
  • BILA
  • COMBAR and the COMBAR India Committee


  • BA, University of Oxford (First Class Honours)
  • BCL, University of Oxford (Distinction)

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