Jamie Hamblen

Called: 2017

Practice Overview

Jamie has a wide-ranging and growing practice which reflects the variety of work undertaken by Chambers, including commercial disputes, shipping and shipbuilding, commodities and international trade, banking and financial services, energy and natural resources, insurance and reinsurance, international commercial arbitration, insolvency and restructuring proceedings, aviation and travel. 

Jamie has experience both as sole and junior counsel. Particular highlights as sole counsel include:

  • Monitor Audio Limited v Taurus High-End GmbH [2019] - Successfully obtaining summary judgment in the sum of € 144,818.67 and indemnity costs, arising from claims for breaches of contracts concerning the distribution of high-end hi-fi equipment in Germany.
  • Advising a property developer on claims worth c. £ 2 million, arising from various development schemes.
  • Drafting appeal submissions in a GAFTA arbitration concerning claims for the non-delivery of animal fodder, alleged to be worth c. € 1.1 million.
  • Advising cargo interests on a claim for c. US$ 2 million arising out of the sinking of a vessel off the coast of Saudi Arabia.
  • Gunvor Service A/S and Others v Vesselco4 Pte. Limited and Torm A/S (the Torm Anabel) [2019] - Drafting pleadings for cargo interests in Commercial Court proceedings concerning the loss c. £ 600,000 worth of palm and fatty acid methyl ester.
  • Advising a bioenergy firm specialising in waste to energy power production on the correct interpretation of a power purchase agreement.
  • Drafting submissions in numerous LMAA arbitrations concerning off-hire claims, bunker disputes, speed and consumption disputes, demurrage disputes, cargo claims, etc.

Particulars highlights as junior counsel include:

  • Working as a junior with Lionel Persey QC with Henry Ellis in 2 LMAA Arbitrations concerning 2 floating accommodation rigs, resisting claims for c. US$ 57m and c. US$ 180m respectively.
  • Working as a junior with Robert Bright QC and Henry Ellis in 2 LMAA Arbitrations acting for the buyers of 2 64k bulk carriers, seeking instalments of the price under refund guarantees.
  • Assisting John Russell QC in a LCIA Arbitration arising out of the alleged provision of defective organic juice, defending claims in excess of US$ 1 million.
  • Assisting Lionel Persey QC in advising on coverage issues under a vessel’s war risk insurance, following the seizure of the vessel by a foreign government.
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution K View More

    Jamie has experience in both domestic and international commercial disputes, both in court and arbitration. His recent and on-going cases include:

    • Monitor Audio Limited v Taurus High-End GmbH [2019] - Successfully obtaining summary judgment in the sum of € 144,818.67 and indemnity costs, arising from claims for breaches of contracts concerning the distribution of high-end hi-fi equipment in Germany.
    • Advising a property developer on claims worth c. £ 2 million, arising from various development schemes.
    • Due to attend trial in October 2019 to defend claims for breach of contract and breach of confidence arising out of the provision of allegedly confidential documents. 
    • Assisting Jeremy Richmond in advising on misrepresentation and the tort of deceit, arising out of claims against a company director.
    • Assisting Joseph Sullivan with advising on a shareholder dispute relating to various companies specialising in online streaming technologies.
    • Assisting Poonam Melwani QC and Paul Henton in advising on issues relating to res judicata arising out of proceedings in Nigeria and England.
    • Assisting John Russell QC in a LCIA Arbitration arising out of the alleged provision of defective organic juice, including the impact of a deliberate or fraudulent breach of contract when assessing contractual damages.
    • Appearing in the County Court for the purpose of assessing quantum following a successful strike out application, dealing with the correct assessment of damages for loss of use, wasted expenditure, physical inconvenience and discomfort, conversion, and restitution. 
  • Shipping & Maritime K View More

    Jamie has extensive experience of shipping and maritime disputes. His recent and on-going cases include:

    • Drafting submissions in numerous LMAA Arbitrations covering all manner of maritime disputes including off-hire claims, bunker disputes, speed and consumption disputes, demurrage disputes, cargo claims etc.
    • Gunvor Service A/S and Others v Vesselco4 Pte. Limited and Torm A/S (the Torm Anabel) [2019] - Drafting pleadings for cargo interests in Commercial Court proceedings concerning the loss c. £ 600,000 worth of palm and fatty acid methyl ester.
    • AIG Europe Limited v MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (the MSC Camille) [2019] – Currently representing AIG in High Court proceedings against MSC following water damage to electronic products carried in 2 containers on board the MSC Camille.
    • Jawaharal & Sons and Others v Maersk Line A/S (The Hansa Liberty) [2019] – Currently representing various cargo interests in a claim against Maersk, following damage to pigeon peas carried in 5 containers on board the Hansa Liberty.
    • Advising cargo interests on a claim for c. US$ 2 million arising out of the sinking of a vessel off the coast of Saudi Arabia.
    • Advising on title to sue and jurisdictional issues under a bill of lading with respect to a cargo claim worth c. US$ 2 million.
  • Shipbuilding K View More

    Jamie has experience of high-value shipbuilding disputes. His recent and on-going cases include:

    - Working as a junior with Lionel Persey QC with Henry Ellis in 2 LMAA Arbitrations concerning 2 floating accommodation rigs, resisting claims for c. US $57m and c. US$ 180m respectively.

    - Working as a junior with Robert Bright QC and Henry Ellis in 2 LMAA Arbitrations acting for the buyers of 2 64k bulk carriers, seeking instalments of the price under refund guarantees.

  • International Arbitration K View More

    Jamie has worked on numerous arbitrations administered by various institutions including the LICA, LMAA, and GAFTA. His recent and on-going cases include:

    • Drafting appeal submissions in a GAFTA Arbitration concerning claims for the non-delivery of animal fodder, alleged to be worth c. € 1.1 million.
    • Assisting John Russell QC in a LCIA Arbitration arising out of the alleged provision of defective organic juice, defending claims in excess of US$ 1 million.
    • Drafting written submissions in various LMAA Arbitrations including shipbuilding disputes, off-hire claims, bunker disputes, speed and consumption disputes, demurrage disputes, cargo claims etc.
    • Advising on the prospects of dismissing a claim in a LMAA Arbitration for inordinate delay pursuant to section 41(3) of the Arbitration Act 1996.
    • Advising on the prospects of an application to remove an arbitrator in a LMAA Arbitration pursuant to section 24 the Arbitration Act 1996.
  • International Trade & Commodities K View More

    Jamie has experience in various international trade and commodities cases, involving various international sale terms (ex works, FOB, CIF, CFR etc.). His recent and on-going cases include:

    • Drafting appeal submissions in a GAFTA Arbitration concerning claims for the non-delivery of animal fodder alleged to be worth c. € 1.1 million on an ex works basis and amended GAFTA 90 terms.
    • Assisting John Russell QC in a LCIA Arbitration arising out of the alleged provision of defective organic juice, defending claims in excess of US$ 1 million.
    • Assisting Tom Bird draft pleadings in Commercial Court proceedings concerning the theft of 4,287.643 MT of wheat from a storage facility.
    • Advising on when property passes pursuant to FOSFA Contract No. 60.
  • Banking & Financial Services K View More

    Whilst a pupil, Jamie gained experience of banking and financial services litigation, including dealing with refunds for push payment fraud pursuant to The Payment Services Regulation 2009. Recently, Jamie has assisted Paul Downes QC in editing “Downes on Banking Law”, due to be published by Sweet & Maxwell in 2020. 

  • Energy & Natural Resources K View More

    Jamie is developing his practice in the field of energy and natural resources. He has recently provided multiple advice to a bioenergy firm specialising in waste to energy power production concerning issues arising out of a long-term power purchase agreement.

  • Insurance & Reinsurance K View More

    Jamie is developing his practice in the field of insurance and reinsurance. He regularly deals with issues of subrogation and assignment arising out of cargo claims against shipowners. In June 2019 he spoke on the topic of subrogation in a European law context at the YMLA event in Hamburg. 

    His recent and on-going cases include assisting Lionel Persey QC in advising on coverage issues under a vessel’s war risk insurance, following the seizure of the vessel by a foreign government.

  • Insolvency & Restructuring K View More

    Jamie has appeared in court on various insolvency matters including presenting winding-up petitions and resisting applications to set-aside statutory demands. 

  • Aviation & Travel K View More

    Jamie has experience of a wide range of aviation disputes dealing with the Montreal/Warsaw Convention and Regulation 261/2004, both in court and in CEDR adjudications. 


Academic


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)      

Awards


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

In-House Experience


Jamie recently spent 6 months on part-time secondment in the shipping department of Holman Fenwick Willian LLP working on a variety of shipping and shipbuilding disputes

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