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:
Particulars highlights as junior counsel include:
Jamie has experience in both domestic and international commercial disputes, both in court and arbitration. His recent and on-going cases include:
Jamie has extensive experience of shipping and maritime disputes. His recent and on-going cases include:
Jamie has experience of high-value shipbuilding disputes. His recent and on-going cases include:
- 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.
Jamie has worked on numerous arbitrations administered by various institutions including the LICA, LMAA, and GAFTA. His recent and on-going cases include:
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:
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.
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.
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.
Jamie has appeared in court on various insolvency matters including presenting winding-up petitions and resisting applications to set-aside statutory demands.
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.
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
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