Jamie Hamblen

Called: 2017

Practice Overview

Jamie is developing his practice in line with chambers’ core areas of aviation and travel, banking and financial services, commercial disputes, commodities and international trade, energy and natural resources, insurance and reinsurance, international commercial arbitration and shipping.
Jamie has been instructed on various matters, including:

  • Conducting research into the legislation applicable when setting up and running a digital currency exchange;
  • Conducting research into third party liability for the tort of deceit;
  • Conducting research into the application of res judicata and issue estoppel where a foreign judgment is under appeal;
  • Conducting research on the fair presentation of risk under the Insurance Act 2015;
  • Advising on a breach of contract claim arising out of a multimillion-pound property development scheme;
  • Advising on the prospects of an application under s. 41(3) of the Arbitration Act 1996;
  • Advising on an issue of disclosure in Singaporean proceedings as a matter of Singaporean, English, Australian, Malaysian, and Canadian law;
  • Advising on title to sue and jurisdictional issues arising out of a claim for cargo damage under a bill of lading;
  • Advising on liability for cargo damage, caused by the sinking of a vessel;
  • Advising on the enforceability of a letter of indemnity;
  • Advising on a claim against a haulage company for the deliberate misappropriation of goods;
  • Drafting pleadings on behalf of cargo interests in High Court proceedings against ship owners;
  • Drafting pleadings in High Court proceedings for claims arising under the CMR;
  • Drafting written submissions and pleadings in LMAA Arbitrations, including off-hire claims, bunker disputes, speed and consumption disputes, demurrage disputes, and cargo claims;
  • Drafting written submissions on quantum in a LCIA Arbitration arising out of the alleged provision of defective goods;
  • Drafting a summary judgment and strike out application arising out of the non-payment of invoices;
  • Defending airlines in CEDR Adjudications and County Court proceedings for claims arising under Regulation 261 and the Montreal Convention;
  • Attending and conducting Case and Cost Management Conferences;
  • Assisting in two disclosure exercises in on-going litigation, one concerning delay in a large construction project, the other allegations of fraud, misrepresentation and breach of warranty. 

Before coming to Quadrant Chambers, Jamie undertook vacation schemes at Baker & McKenzie LLP and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, as well as mini-pupillages at various leading commercial and commercial/chancery sets of chambers. Jamie is also qualified as a FRU Volunteer and has provided free representation in an employment dispute.


BA in English Literature, Durham University, 2014 (First Class)

GDL, City University, 2016 (Distinction) 

BPTC, City University, 2017 (Outstanding - 4th in the year overall out of 341 students)      


Hardwicke Entrance Award, Lincoln’s Inn

Lord Brougham Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn

Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn

Buchanan Prize, Lincoln’s Inn 

Barstow Scholarship, City University

Winner of the Lincoln’s Inn Internal Mooting Competition 2017

Runner-up in the City University Senior Moot 2017 and the Maitland Advocacy Prize 2015

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