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James Goodwin

Call: 2013   

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Practice Overview

James has a very busy and diverse commercial chancery practice. He regularly appears in the High Court and the County Court, both as sole counsel and as a junior. His principal practice areas are:

  • Commercial litigation (including civil fraud)
  • Pensions
  • Trusts (both offshore and onshore), wills and probate
  • Property
  • Professional negligence

Recent notable instructions include:

  • Acting for target respondents in proceedings brought by the Pensions Regulator seeking to impose a Financial Support Direction in respect of three defined benefit schemes
  • Acting as sole junior in a multi-jurisdictional fraud claim, in particular in relation to applications for Worldwide Freezing Orders and Disclosure Orders in the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas
  • Acting as sole counsel for one of the professional trustees in the latest chapter of the Earl of Cardigan litigation