Jamie has a broad experience as a common law barrister. He is able to assist in a wide range of matters although he is increasingly focused on higher value business and property related disputes alongside employment, professional discipline and general common law matters.
Jamie also represents both Claimants and Defendants in claims that arose from workplace accidents, road traffic matters, public and occupiers liability.
Jamie is described in the Legal 500 as "very good with clients; he provides them with an immediate sense of confidence" and "a good predictor of how cases will unfold in the tribunal."
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Jamie has developed significant courtroom experience across a broad commercial litigation practice and he regularly advises upon and appears in commercial disputes. His practice covers;
Jamie is a very pragmatic lawyer who focuses on the practical and commercial aspects of the particular dispute. He understands the business environment that surrounds litigation of this nature is often laid across a complex and disputed factual background. He combines a common sense and business minded approach with legal expertise.
An approachable and client focussed barrister he has the breadth and depth of litigation experience to bring realistic advice to all situations. He has gained experience across the full range of courts and has appeared as sole counsel in numerous trials in the County Court and High Court and on appeal in the Court of Appeal.
"Very good with clients; he provides them with an immediate sense of confidence". Legal 500 2015 (Commercial, Banking & Insolvency - Leading Junior)
Jamie has a broad background in employment litigation covering all major issues including:
Jamie has appeared in many complex or multi-day hearings representing both Claimants and Respondent organisations.
"A good predictor of how cases will unfold in the tribunal." Legal 500 2015 (Employment - Leading Junior)
Jamie has developed a particular interest in the Regulatory and Disciplinary aspects of the Regulated Professions. The clear overlap between employment issues and alleged breaches of conduct or competence standards give him the knowledge and skills to be an effective and robust advocate and advisor in the difficult and stressful scenario of professional disciplinary proceedings.
He has successfully dealt with many complicated and difficult matters before conduct and competence committees of Regulated bodies and he has been involved in appeals of such matters to the High Court. He brings to the disciplinary field real knowledge and skill gained in commercial and employment issues that arise in other areas of his practice, but which regularly appear in the factual circumstances of professional disciplinary cases.
Jamie has represented a wide range of regulated professionals before their professional bodies and has been involved in many complicated and protracted hearings including by way of example:
With an extensive common law background Jamie has represented Claimants and a wide range of Defendants in claims that arose from workplace accidents, road traffic matters, public and occupiers liability.
He has extensive court and advocacy experience and is able to deal with factual and expert witnesses in all situations and to give practical and realistic advice in the circumstances of a particular claim.
Jamie is a client focused Barrister who is user friendly whose ability to communicate clearly and effectively will give confidence to solicitors and lay clients alike.