Jamie is listed in the 2021 Legal 500 as a Key Lawyer in Commercial Litigation, with long standing experience of commercial litigation and insolvency, whose clients endorse him as someone who “… gets things done… is a great communicator… has a keen eye for detail, and … provides top-notch support and client service.”
Jamie has over 20 years of experience in advising and representing a broad spectrum of clients both domestically and overseas including HNW / UHNW individuals, family offices, family and owner-managed businesses, retail and restaurant owners / operators, professional partnerships, insolvency practitioners, religious orders, multinational corporations, foreign embassies, and nation states.
Jamie advises on all types of commercial and contractual disputes with a particular expertise in professional negligence, corporate & commercial including company, shareholder and partnership disputes, risk management, insolvency, insurance, intellectual property, group action and group action trusts, property litigation, reputation management, employment, and alternative dispute resolution.
Adept at dealing with the most complicated multi-jurisdictional issues, and with great attention to detail, Jamie is a highly personal and pro-active lawyer whose strategically flexible approach and proven negotiation skills have resulted in both an enviable track record of settling disputes for clients at an early stage as well as an impressive trial record.
Jamie is described as being a ‘well-rounded and commercially focused’ litigator with “an innate talent to guide people towards the best decision, while giving them the confidence they are fiercely protected”.
Examples of Jamie’s work include: –
- Advising long-standing family office client on all areas of the family’s commercial and real estate interests including the potential £38,000,000 reconstruction of their property company, jointly owned with another family that is currently in dead-lock with parallel litigation currently in England, the United States and the Grand Cayman;
- Assisting the global audit, tax and consulting services provider with the 11-week trading administration and subsequent sale of the assets of a high-end serviced office space provider to a leading competitor;
- Acting for a large solar energy VC in a dispute over the construction of a number of solar farms throughout the UK and the enforcement of various loan notes totalling £4.1m against the parent company of its JV partner by way of guarantee, governed by approximately 24 separate legal agreements;
- Advising a HNW individual on multi-million pound claim for damages against a leading UK provider of online spread betting and contracts for difference (CFDs) for breach of statutory duty and / or breach of contract;
- Representing high profile insolvency practitioner on the administration and sale of 3 IVA Debt Management Companies intervened by the FCA and subsequently assisting with the successful application to Court for permission to distribute funds to customers in accordance with the FCA’s Client Assets Sourcebook (“CASS”) Rules;
- Representing the 50% shareholder of a large Chinese restaurant group defending a s.994 petition and issuing a cross petition concerning issues of unfair prejudice, misfeasance and directors’ misconduct resulting in the successful sale of the client’s group shareholding;
- Assisting the Nations State of Romania and its UK Embassy to successfully apply to set aside a judgment in default and discharge of an interim charging order pursuant to the State Immunity Act 1978;
- Advising national insolvency practitioners on a variety of contentious matters including the administration of a leasehold development in Liverpool and an application under para 71 Schedule B1 of the Insolvency Act 1986 to obtain court approval to proceed with investors’ proposal to acquire the leasehold and freehold interests in the development for £7.5m notwithstanding the secured creditor’s lack of consent;
- Defending former employees on claim for damages and injunctive proceedings brought by their former employers regarding accusations of theft of proprietary information and customers to obtain an unfair advantage / head start in the marketplace. The matter was further exacerbated by the fact that a former partner of one client was a hostile witness for the employer;
- Representing the Resuscitation Council (UK) in high-profile Judicial Review proceedings on the issues arising from the placing of “Do Not Attempt Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR)” notices on patients’ notes;
- Advising and representing national and international religious orders in forensically investigating and successfully defending historic abuse claims by Ugandan nationals as well as establishing effective safeguarding barriers and mechanisms for the future; and
- Representing a private individual in successfully setting–aside a £7.5m judgment in default relating to a disputed Jersey Trust distribution dating back to mid-1980s.
Jamie is a member of the Law Society Civil Litigation Section, R3, the Insolvency Lawyers Association (ILA), INSOL, RAIIDAR International, and an international member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI).
Outside of the office, Jamie’s passions are sport, travel reading and films, his family and their English Bulldog.