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James is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution Department and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He works with the Head of Dispute Resolution, John Wasty, on a variety of matters, including significant commercial disputes, public law and regulatory cases.

Prior to joining Appleby he practised as a Barrister (England & Wales). He has appeared as sole Counsel before senior judges in the UK, including in the Court of Appeal and, frequently, the High Court. During his practice he was also appointed by the UK government to represent various departments and Secretaries of State, including HMRC in respect of account freezing orders. He has significant experience with general civil litigation and, more specifically, judicial review proceedings.

Before training as a Barrister he also served as a Judicial Assistant to Lady Justice Arden (as she then was) in the (UK) Court of Appeal, during which he worked on a variety of high-value commercial appeals. His LLM studies at Cambridge included international commercial litigation and a dissertation on the law of restitution.

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Qualifications & Education

James’ qualifications and admissions include the following.

  • Barrister (England & Wales) not currently registered
  • FCIArb
  • LLM (Cantab)
  • BCL (Oxon)
  • LLB Hons (Cardiff)

James is also the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships.

  • Jules Thorn Scholar (Middle Temple Inn of Court)
  • Thomas and Elizabeth Walton Prize for academic excellence (University of Cambridge)
  • Sir Francis Goldsmid Scholarship for academic excellence (University of Cambridge)
  • The Sweet & Maxwell Prize for academic excellence (Cardiff University)

Memberships & Associations

James became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2020.

Related People

John Wasty

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3232
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Hannah Tildesley

Partner: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3590
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Sam Riihiluoma

Partner: Bermuda

T +1441 298-3203
E Email Sam

Lalita Vaswani

Counsel: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3294
E Email Lalita

Khiyara Krige

Counsel: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3576
E Email Khiyara

Jordan Knight

Counsel: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3213
E Email Jordan

James Batten

Senior Associate: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3269
E Email James

John Riihiluoma

Counsel: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3236
E Email John

Theodora Hand

Senior Associate, Head of Employment & Immigration : Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3230
E Email Theodora

Luisa Olander

Associate: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3556
E Email Luisa

Ligaya Sanchez-Wilson

Associate: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3265
E Email Ligaya

Sally Penrose

Partner, Head of Regulatory: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3286
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Tim Faries

Partner: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3216
E Email Tim

Alan Bossin

Partner: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3536
E Email Alan

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