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Practice Overview

James has a broad commercial chancery practice including general commercial litigation and arbitration, trusts, pensions and professional liability.

He is recommended in both Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 for his commercial and pensions work.

Chambers & Partners 2021:

Commercial Dispute Resolution: “He is incredibly logical and will look at things very thoroughly from all angles.”

Pensions: “He is exceptionally good – extremely bright and hard-working.” “He always adds value when considering difficult areas of contract law.”

The Legal 500 2021:

Commercial litigation: “Extremely hard-working, on top of the papers, and has a fierce intellect.”

Pensions: “Very knowledgeable of pensions and more general civil procedure, demonstrating really considered advice that gives you confidence that he has the right answer.”

Professional negligence: “He is extremely detailed oriented and has an absolute mastery of the law.”

Chambers & Partners 2020:

Commercial Dispute Resolution: “His analytical skills and his ability to get up to speed with really complex matters are terrific.”

Pensions: “He brings a very well-rounded commercial litigation knowledge to a pensions case.” “He has a phenomenal ability to absorb vast quantities of information and distil it all to provide clear, client-friendly, strategic advice. He is always thinking many steps ahead and has vast experience of regulatory issues.”

The Legal 500 2020:

Commercial litigation: “Acutely intelligent and very hands-on, which is a great combination.”

Pensions: “Fast coming up through the ranks as a go-to pensions counsel.”

Chambers & Partners 2019:

Commercial Dispute Resolution: “He immerses himself in the case and is a real team player. He’s got good judgement and he’s a good guy to have on your side.” “He is technically
excellent and very client-focused.”

Pensions: “Very responsive and technically brilliant.” “A superb logical thinker and a delight to work with.