Jamie joined chambers in 2017 after successful completion of his Pupillage. He specialises in property, commercial, professional negligence and contentious probate work.
Before coming to the Bar, Jamie was Managing Director of a national franchising company. He built this company from a sole-trader start-up to a national franchisor over the course of a decade, before selling it to join the Bar. Jamie brings to his practice commercial pragmatism, robust negotiation and business acumen garnered in the “real world”.
Commercial Dispute Resolution
Jamie uses his business understanding to bring a robust yet practical approach to commercial disputes. His first-hand experience of problem-solving ranges from supplier disputes to franchisee non-compliance and informs his approach to litigation and legal advice. His insightful approach resonates well with business clients who see in him a kindred spirit.
Jamie’s commercial experience includes freezing injunctions, professional negligence, negligence and contract litigation between businesses, claims by consumers and business debt recovery.
He accepts instructions in the following areas:
Partnership Disputes Breach of Contract
Directors Disputes Debt Recovery
Sale of Goods Franchising
Professional Negligence Insolvency
Real Estate Litigation
Jamie brings a breadth of real estate knowledge and experience to the Bar, spanning commercial property, social housing and private housing work. He worked at Eversheds LLP (as they were then) on commercial leases and the property elements of M & A deals. He has good knowledge of the social housing sector and is a private landlord, managing a portfolio of tenanted properties.
He has used this experience to advise, draft and litigate in matters including boundary disputes, possession hearings, rights of way, TLATA claims and conveyancing professional negligence.
Jamie accepts instructions in the following areas:
Landlord and Tenant Trusts of Land
Possession Social Housing
Nuisance Right of Way
Jamie’s expertise extends both to the advising in non-contentious issues and to the conduct of litigation when such matters become contentious. This includes disputes between beneficiaries or with executors over capacity, under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and arising out of the execution of the trusts provided for under wills.
Jamie accepts instruction in all areas of will, trust and probate work.
Personal Injury & Credit Hire
Jamie is experienced in personal injury work, credit hire and RTA work. He regularly represents claimants and defendants in fast track and small claim hearings across the north-east circuit.
BA (Hons) English Literature (2.1)
Winner of The Times & Herbert Smith Freehills student advocacy competition 2013
Winner of the University of Law GDL/LLB moot 2013
Paul Methven scholarship (Inner Temple)
BPTC Exhibition award (Inner Temple)