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James Mitchell

Call 2018


James joined Maitland in September 2019 after successfully completing his pupillage under the supervision of Laurie Scher, Narinder Jhittay, Jonathan Allcock and Tim Calland. James is building a commercial chancery practice across a broad spectrum of Chambers’ work. James is happy to be instructed as sole counsel or as part of a team.

During pupillage James gained extensive experience in drafting proceedings, preparing skeleton arguments and written advice across Chambers' practice areas including: bankruptcy and insolvency issues; civil fraud; commercial disputes (including banking and financial services law); company law; landlord and tenant matters; and property disputes.

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. 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. This work included conducting research about a number of different legal systems.


BPTC, BPP University: Outstanding (2018)
BCL, University of Oxford (University College) (2017). James read papers on Commercial Remedies, Corporate Insolvency Law, Legal Concepts of Financial Law, and Restitution of Unjust Enrichment.
BA (Law), University of Cambridge (Downing College): First (2016)


Lord Mansfield Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (2018)
Hardwick Entrance Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (2017)
Seton Scholar, Downing College (2016)
Clifford Chance CJ Hamson Prize for Aspects of Obligations, University of Cambridge (2016)
Wilsey and Lerch Scholar, Downing College (2015)

Professional Memberships

Chancery Bar Association