"Very good with clients; he provides them with an immediate sense of confidence."

Legal 500
Jamie Jamie

Barrister: Jamie McCracken


Queen Mothers Scholar & State School Award, Middle Temple; LLM, London School of Economics; LLB (Hons), University of Herts


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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Commercial & Property:

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;

  • Consumer and business-to-business contractual disputes of all kinds
  • Property related disputes
  • Sale / hire / supply of goods and services
  • Professional negligence claims against solicitors, surveyors, financial advisors, tax advisors and accountants
  • Fraud
  • Interlocutory applications including injunctive relief
  • Insolvency related litigation
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Mediation and ADR

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)

Notable Cases:

  • Industrial Service (Telford) Limited v Charles Ransford & Sons Limited
  • Patchett & Anor v Swimming Pool & Trades Association
  • Clarke v Cognita Schools Ltd

Employment & Discrimination:

Jamie has a broad background in employment litigation covering all major issues including:

  • Unfair / Wrongful Dismissal
  • Discrimination
  • Trade Union Matters
  • TUPE; Working Time
  • Contracts
  • Flexible Working
  • Redundancy
  • Insolvent Employers

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)

Notable Cases:

  • Bungay & Othrs v Saini & Othrs UKEAT/0331/10: Employment Appeal Tribunal 27 September 2011.
  • Mental Health Care (UK) Ltd v Biluan & Makati UKEAT/0248/12: Employment Appeal Tribunal 28 February 2013.

Professional Disciplinary Proceedings:

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:

  • A Teacher engaged in personal relationships with individuals on the Sex Offender Register.
  • A social worker who in his spare time was involved in the operation of a school within a mosque where it was alleged the health and safety of pupils was at risk thereby questioning his commitment to the inherent safeguarding values of his profession.
  • An 8 day hearing involving a head teacher who implemented a “safe” self-harm policy through the provision of a sterile self-harm kit in the confines of a semi residential school for adolescents.
  • Health care professionals alleged to have misappropriated patients property.

Personal Injury:

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.

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