"extremely knowledgeable, engaging and gives very practical advice".

"highly regarded"

Legal 500 2020





  • Acting for a quarry contractor in an arbitration in relation to its claims exceeding HK$100 million against the HKSAR Government.
  • Advising a Hong Kong company regarding a development in Mainland China and the prospects of recovering its losses arising out alleged professional negligence of a firm of consulting engineers.
  • Advising a mining company on a dispute with its engineering consultant arising out of the construction of a gold mine in West Africa.
  • Advising a subcontractor regarding its claims in respect of an air cargo centre at Hong Kong Airport.
  • Advising a theme park owner on the procurement of a new hotel and assisting with the negotiation of the relevant terms with the Developer/Contractor and Hotel Operator.


  • Representing a large, international contractor and its insurers in relation to allegedly defective design of the mechanical and electrical systems of a large hospital in relation to a wider PFI project.
  • Representing the design and build contractor and its professional indemnity insurers on disputes relating to the design of a number of waste to energy facilities – part of the Manchester Waste PFI project.
  • Defending different firms of Quantity Surveyors in adjudication and contemplated litigation or arbitration proceedings.
  • Acting for a residential developer on disputes arising from a number of large housing projects throughout London, including many adjudications.
  • Advising a residential developer on the successful recover of sums due under a performance bond, without recourse to litigation.
  • Advising an Irish subcontractor and its insurer on claims against it regarding alleged defective works at leisure facilities in Ireland.
  • Advising a major framework contractor in relation to a multi million pound dispute with a water utility company covering a high volume of work orders undertaken over a 5 year period. Dealing with numerous adjudications on various different issues that arose during the framework.
  • Advising a subcontractor in numerous sets of complex multi-party proceedings concerning defects at a high end residential development in Central London.
  • Advising a major UK contractor on its claim against a subcontractor and consultant engineer regarding settlement of a leisure centre in the North West of England.
  • Defending a consultant engineer in TCC proceedings regarding settlement of a car park and part 20 proceedings against a subcontractor.
  • Advising a contractor on its defence to an adjudication concerning alleged defects in the construction of a Household Waste Recycling Centre and a Materials Recycling Facility.
  • Advising an aggregates contractor on a dispute concerning an explosion of a piece of plant and the merits of bringing a claim against the subcontractor.
  • Representing an investor in TCC proceedings against a major UK contractor relating to a multi-million pound claim concerning defects in a major office development.


LPC (Distinction)

LLB (Hons) (First Class)


  • 英国法(イングランド及びウェールズ)事務弁護士(ソリシター)


  • Solicitor Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience (Civil)


  • Member of TeCSA
  • Member of SCL
  • Member of the TeCSA_10s Committee
  • Listed as a 'Next Generation Partner (in the separate categories of Construction and Professional Negligence), the 'highly regarded' James Morris is also listed as a 'key lawyer' in four areas: International Arbitration, Construction, Professional Negligence and Product Liability. 'Sally Davies and James Morris are extremely knowledgeable, engaging and give very practical advice'. (Legal 500 2020).
  • Listed as a Next Generation Lawyer (Construction and Professional Negligence) senior associate James Morris is "very strong and exceedingly organised." (Construction) (Legal 500 2018).
  • Listed as a name to note and ranked as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in two categories: Construction and Professional Negligence (Legal 500 2017).