Clerk: Colin Perrin
Arnold joined 23ES Commercial in October 2015 after the successful completion of his specialist chancery/commercial pupillage under Brad Pomfret.
After graduating from Oxford in 2012, Arnold set up a business providing a consultancy service to young sports professionals. He focussed on the critical analysis of financial and legal documents so as to protect the interests of vulnerable athletes. His clients included under-21 Premiership and youth international football players.
Arnold’s first six months of pupillage gave him extensive exposure to insolvency law, whilst his second six months saw him undertake work in banking, company, landlord and tenant, probate, professional negligence, real property, trusts and general commercial litigation.
Arnold is rapidly developing a practice in the above areas and has acted in the High Court and County Court as well as appearing in the Companies Court and before the Bankruptcy Registrar. In doing so, Arnold has represented some of the UK’s largest banking and financial institutions, insolvency practitioners, professional landlords and a variety of nationwide and EU-wide businesses.
Arnold is well versed in the field of landlord and tenant law having acted for professional landlords in relation to service charge/arrears recovery and forfeiture. He has also been involved in bringing and defending possession claims in addition to advising on leasehold enfranchisement and the disposal of freehold interests where there are rights of first refusal.
Arnold’s background in advising sportspeople has seen him develop an interest in sports law and he has advised professional athletes on the operation of sponsorship and management agreements.
Arnold also deals with a variety of enforcement proceedings. He regularly acts for a prominent building society in obtaining final charging orders and has advised on obtaining writs of control.
Other recent significant cases have included resisting an interim High Court injunction and advising on the merits of a nuisance group litigation potentially worth upwards of £750,000.
Alongside his primarily contentious practice, Arnold has taken to drafting a variety of non-contentious documents. Some of the agreements Arnold has drafted for clients include supplier terms and conditions, a licensing agreement allowing use of a country estate for events, a licensing and profit share agreement permitting businesses to trade at entertainment events and a business’ share purchase agreement worth £250,000. He has also advised on the enforceability of restrictive covenants in employment contracts – and has drafted such covenants himself.