Russell Cooke Putney London 2

About Joshua

My in-depth knowledge and experience allows me to develop highly effective strategies for my clients. I always prioritise proportionality and my clients’ long-term goals. I offer practical and commercial advice whether at an early stage, in settlement discussions, and once proceedings have commenced.

Joshua is a senior associate in the dispute resolution team. He advises on disputes involving individuals, businesses and charities.

His practice covers a wide range of areas, but with a particular focus on contractual disputes, corporate disputes and negligence claims against professionals. Joshua has extensive experience advising on a range of high value and complex commercial litigation matters.

Joshua is recognised for providing his clients with pragmatic advice, ensuring their desired outcome is achieved through bespoke legal advice and commercial awareness.

He assists his clients by seeking to resolve disputes before formal legal proceedings are commenced. Where legal action is required, he remains focused on settlement and alternative dispute resolution options, where appropriate and in line with the client’s overall objectives.

Joshua qualified in September 2015 and joined Russell-Cooke in 2022.


Joshua's experience includes frequently handling complicated and high value matters in the high court, along with general matters in the County Court. Some specific examples are set out below:

Commercial litigation:

  • Ripple Markets APAC PTE Ltd v P Dot Money Ltd & Anor [2024] EWHC 156 (Comm): a contractual dispute relating to a revolving working capital facility through XRP cryptocurrency. Along with a claim against the company’s sole director for inducing the company to breach contract. The judgment provided an important decision on staying enforcement of judgments pending applications to set-aside judgment/strike out the claim
  • Acting for a property investment company against a contractor for breach of contract as a result of the contractor failing to properly assess/carry out certain actions to ensure the structure of a property. Dealing with mitigation on behalf of the client, including several third-party claims brought against it as a result of the contractor’s breach of contract

Professional Negligence:

  • Acting for a property investment company in relation to a breach of contract/professional negligence claim against an appointed architect due to the architect’s failure to properly advise the client
  • Successfully negotiating a settlement for an individual against an insurer in relation to a claim against a dissolved structural engineering company under the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010

Commercial corporate disputes:

  • Successfully defending a claim at trial in the High Court on behalf of a beneficiary over the valuation of company shares
  • Successfully negotiating a settlement at mediation for a director and shareholder in a threatened claim against her for breach of fiduciary duty, contract, partnership agreement and alleged statements of malicious falsehoods
  • Representing directors in relation to threatened claims by a liquidator in connection with alleged misfeasance, fraudulent trading and preferential payments

Awards and accreditations

Joshua's highlights



Who is the real party to proceedings?—Solicitor’s Journal

Associate Joshua Mitchell has written an article in Solicitor’s Journal, reviewing a recent case law on non-party costs orders. The article...
Joshua Mitchell, Senior associate in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, dispute resolution team.
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