Meet the Team


There are many things that we think make CJJ Law stand out from other firms – we recognise that our profession is steeped in tradition, but we have progression at the heart of our ethos: we work with our clients rather than simply for them, and ensure that the service they receive is bespoke. One of the most important things about our team is how close-knit it is. We work collaboratively, sharing our experience and skills with one another.

Here, we introduce the team to give you a better idea of who we are and how our individual strengths will equip us to help you.

Reesha Panchal

Solicitor


Reesha joined us in 2015 as an employment specialist and acts for both employers and employees in all areas of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious. Reesha is recognised as a skilled negotiator and has secured settlements for her clients beyond their expectations. She is an excellent communicator and is known to go the “extra-mile” for her clients.

Reesha also undertakes marketing work for the firm. A member of the Association of Asian Women Lawyers, the Society of Asian Lawyers, and the Employment Lawyers Association, Reesha is invested in her career and in CJJ Law; however, it isn’t all work and no play – in her spare time she enjoys good food (cooking and eating it!), attending the theatre and working off all of the good food with a boxercise class!

Peter Refahi

Solicitor


Peter specialises in commercial litigation, banking (specialism in Letters of Credit) and insolvency law in both the County Court and High Court. Prior to his career in law, he worked in finance, joining CJJ Law in 2012. He has fast become a trusted point of contact for clients as well as an integral part of the firm’s success. Peter’s clients include start-ups, international banks, and off-shore trust companies. He has recently been engaged in a long standing case involving a dispute between agents over the transfer of a Premier League footballer where a successful judgment was obtained on appeal.

In his spare time Peter enjoys going to the gym, playing golf, watching his beloved Arsenal and running around after his son.

Peter Groves

Consultant


A solicitor since 1980, a runner and a lecturer, we often ask ourselves if there’s anything that Peter can’t do. A specialist in intellectual property and competition law as well as commercial agreements, Peter has a keen eye for detail and a balanced judgment which are to be commended. Peter has been with CJJ Law since 2008.

With a background as a Partner in a leading London law firm, Peter has also worked as a legal author, a lecturer for Nottingham Law School, a visiting senior fellow at the Russian State University of Justice, and an editor of Motor Law.

Joelle Bisimwa

Paralegal


The baker of the group (there’s always one and our taste buds are thankful, even if our waistlines are not). Joelle assists the partners and solicitors in the firm in all practice areas. Joelle is fluent in French, Congolese and Swahili.

Having obtained her LLB from Reading University, Joelle is now working towards her LPC and her LLM in Law and Business Management. Joelle joined the team at the start of 2017, so, although relatively new to the legal world, she is quickly adapting to life in practice.

Get In Touch