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James is a partner in the commercial dispute resolution team. He is an experienced commercial litigator dealing with corporate dispute resolution, whether by formal court/arbitration proceedings or alternative dispute resolution. He has a particular specialism in director and shareholder disputes, often involving a restructuring element.

He also works on a wide range of other disputes including banking, breach of warranty and general contractual issues, spread over broad industry sectors including property, general retail and banking. As a result of his role as vice-chair of the Multilaw Young Lawyers Group, he spends considerable time on international matters.

James is a member of R3 and the London Solicitors Litigation Association and is regularly asked to write articles and present on a variety of topics including general contract and insolvency.

Recent work highlights

  • Advising directors/shareholders on a strategy to break a deadlocked company, including settlement negotiations and an unfair prejudice petition.
  • Securing settlement of a multi-party, multi-jurisdiction commercial dispute.
  • Advising directors/shareholders on the insolvency of an English subsidiary of a Jersey based group of companies, together with claims against the majority shareholders.
  • Representing a company in accident investigations and inquest proceedings.
  • Advising a former director/shareholder on dealing with vexatious claims following a company sale.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP