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James Gleeson

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Web:
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Dickinson Gleeson

Position

James Gleeson TEP is an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey and a non-practicing English qualified solicitor. James is a founding Partner of Dickinson Gleeson.

James specialises in civil and commercial litigation, in particular trusts and funds disputes and complex cross-border fraud and asset tracing matters. He also advises in relation to regulatory matters and insolvency. He acts for wealth providers, trustees, corporates, law firms, banks and government agencies. James has appeared in a number of leading cases on the Island, shaping Jersey law in the process. Recent cases include acting for Ocorian, the new trustee in the long-running Crociani dispute. The case, which went to trial in April 2017 and to the Court of Appeal in February 2018, is one of the largest matters before Jersey Courts. Subject to appeals currently before the Privy Council, as much as US$200m could be recovered for the Trust.

James is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and the CityWealth Leaders List. The Legal 500 2018/19 notes: “clients praise the ‘extremely hard-working’ James Gleeson as ‘an excellent lawyer to have on your side’”. Chambers 2018/19 notes: “James Gleeson is held in high regard by other practitioners, who describe him as ‘very bright and very good’, adding: ‘He spots issues and is good at working out solutions’”.

Career

Trained Slaughter and May; qualified 2000 (admitted as an English Solicitor – non-practising); admitted as an advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey 2005; Bedell Cristin 2003, partner 2008; partner Partner Dickinson Gleeson 2010 to date. Publications of note: ‘International Fraud and Asset Tracing – First Edition’.

Languages

Fluent French and conversational Spanish.

Member

Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists; STEP; ARIES and Overseas Chancery Bar Association.

Education

Victoria College, Jersey; Jesus College, Cambridge University (1993 MA Cantab (Double 1st) English Literature); University of East Anglia (1994 MA Creative Writing); College of Law (1997 CPE and LPC).

Leisure

Music, film, poetry, golf, surfing, skiing and tennis.


Jersey

Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

James Gleeson - Dickinson Gleeson

Within: Dispute resolution

Dickinson Gleeson attracts an expanding client roster of trust companies, financial institutions, ultra-high-net-worth individuals and Jersey-based businesses. The core of the offering includes contentious trust, shareholder and insolvency disputes, and the team often handles asset tracing, fraud and employment disputes. Commercial, trust and regulatory litigator Robert Christie was elected to the partnership, joining James Dickinson and James Gleeson.

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