James is a senior associate in the Construction & Engineering and International Arbitration practices of the London office. His practice includes a wide range of dispute resolution, advising employers, contractors, consultants and insurers in relation to all forms of construction related disputes and EU public procurement. He regularly advises on complicated technical disputes, including claims concerning defective design and workmanship, programming, delay, disruption and quantum, which arise out of the major forms of construction and engineering contracts. He is an experienced litigator who has represented clients in complex multi-party litigation in the High Court (Technology and Construction Court), mediations, adjudications and arbitrations (both domestic and international).
James has advised on disputes regarding a wide variety of projects, including jetties, defence facilities, waste management facilities, mines, railways, utilities, office facilities and hospitals. He has represented clients in a number of different jurisdictions in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
James also has experience of dealing with complex insurance issues and regularly advises insurers on professional indemnity cases.
In 2014 James was seconded to the Firm’s Hong Kong office where he advised clients on a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters.
James is a member of TeCSA and SCL and sits on the TeCSA_10s committee. He has also spoken at conferences and delivered training on e-disclosure to TeCSA members.