James Aldridge QC
James has practised at the Bar since 1995. His practice encompasses all major areas of Chancery and commercial litigation. He has a particular interest and experience in contractual disputes (including particularly share warranty claims, bespoke commercial contracts and security arrangements), professional negligence, real property and insolvency.
James is recommended in the Chambers UK Directory for Chancery Commercial and in Legal Experts for Fraud (asset recovery).
James has considerable experience in large-scale litigation starting with Barings and more recently with an extensive shareholder dispute involving allegations of forgery of documents for the purposes of supporting an otherwise bogus claim and a case surrounding the collapse of a hedge fund where allegations of a $0.5billion fraud arise. He has been involved in the Al-Gosabi/Al Sanea litigation both in the UK and in the Cayman Islands.
Reported cases in which James has acted include Sainsbury v Olympia; Slattery v Moore Stephens (accountants’ negligence); Redevco Properties v Mount Cook (consent to alterations to leasehold property); McGowan v Chadwick (CA) (scope of liability of Court appointed Receivers); Goldstein v Conley (CA) (costs liabilities in leasehold enfranchisement); Barings Plc (In Liquidation) v Coopers & Lybrand; Gillet v Holt (equitable/proprietary estoppel). He acts for a number of high profile clients and many large organisations in cases which have reached conclusions without the need for a trial.