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James Harrison, Senior Associate at Penningtons Manches


James is a senior associate in the commercial dispute resolution team. He advises on all aspects of general commercial disputes with a growing specialism in corporate disputes, whether by formal court proceedings or alternative dispute resolution. He also acts for companies and private individuals on insolvency issues and has experience in advising multi-national businesses on regulatory and competition compliance matters. 

James is regularly asked to present and write articles on a variety of topics including insolvency and regulation. He studied Law at Sheffield University, where he graduated with a first class degree, and completed his training contract with Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2010.

Recent work highlights

  • Advising on multi-party proceedings involving an exclusive jurisdiction agreement to recover substantial sums. The jurisdiction aspects of this claim are due to be heard before the Court of Appeal.
  • Acting for a liquidator to recover sums from directors following the collapse of a chain of care homes.
  • Securing a successful negotiated settlement to a long running dispute concerning referral fees.
  • Acting for the claimant in a successful complex international arbitration in The Hague against a major pharmaceutical company involving a quantum of approximately US$2 billion.

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