James has a busy commercial chancery practice and regularly acts in civil fraud, commercial, insolvency and property disputes.
James is experienced working as part of a team or as sole counsel, and he regularly appears in the High Court and County Court unled. He has experience acting on all stages of litigation, from pre-issue through to enforcement of judgments.
James joined Maitland in September 2019 after successfully completing his pupillage under the supervision of Laurie Scher, Narinder Jhittay, Jonathan Allcock and Tim Calland. He is building a varied practice across the commercial chancery sphere. His work ranges from international civil fraud cases to claims about property rights and he acts for a both large corporations and private individuals involved in commercial chancery litigation.
James’ clerks are happy to discuss the terms on which he accepts instructions. However, in the absence of written agreement otherwise, James accepts instructions on the BSB’s Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons (2012) (as updated for the GDPR in 2018). A link to those terms can be found here.
Before starting pupillage, James read law as an undergraduate at the University of Cambridge and read for the Bachelors of Civil Law at the University of Oxford where he took papers in Commercial Remedies, Corporate Insolvency Law, Legal Concepts of Financial Law and Restitution of Unjust Enrichment. James was also a research assistant for the Secured Transaction Law Reform Project, which is an academic project aiming to set a framework for uniformly reforming the law about taking security over personal property, conducting research about a number of different legal systems.