In recent years, James has taken a leading role within the firm’s dispute resolution team and is regularly instructed by officeholders, large international corporate entities, public bodies and institutional clients.
James is recognised by the leading legal directories for his work in complex high value civil litigation with an emphasis on insolvency, fraud and contentious trusts cases. He is presently instructed in various large multijurisdictional insurance company insolvencies where he advises on general aspects of insolvency law as well as advising on potential claims against former directors, auditors and third parties.
Within the contentious trust context, James is instructed by trustees and beneficiaries in a number of beneficiary disputes.
James has taken the lead role in advising clients on contentious matters and disputes arising as a result of the use of cryptocurrency/ distributed ledger technologies and has represented various clients in disputes relating to ICO’s and other capital raising mechanisms.
James also has an extensive practice in non-contentious financial services matters where he regularly advises banking and other financial institutions on regulatory and contractual matters. In addition, he is also instructed by public bodies in various non-contentious matters with an emphasis on GDPR compliance.
James has advised banking and e-money entities in relation to PSDII, MiFID, CRD, Consumer Credit and other technical regulations emanating from the EU and more recently how Brexit may impact clients’ ability to continue with established business lines due to the potential loss of ‘passporting’.
Contentious work highlights include:
Non-contentious work highlights include:
The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
The Gibraltar Bar Council
2019 - Partner, ISOLAS
2016- Senior Associate, ISOLAS
2011 - Associate, ISOLAS
2011 –Called to the Bar of England and Wales
2011 - Called to the Gibraltar Bar
2011 – Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) – College of Law (Bloomsbury)
2010 – LL.B – King’s College London
2007 – Gibraltar Government Scholar