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James Dawson

Work 020 7583 8055 / 01962 868884
3PB (Chambers of Nigel Lickley QC)


James is an experienced, specialist civil practitioner. He works mainly in employment law; commercial and civil law (including bankruptcy, insolvency and consumer credit); personal injury; and regulatory law.

With regard to his employment law practice, James regularly represents both employers and employees at all levels and in all areas of discrimination and unfair dismissal law.

As a specialist in commercial law as well as employment law, James is well placed to advise on matters that go beyond traditional tribunal cases including areas such as the enforceability of restrictive covenants (and associated injunction applications) and the use and abuse of confidential information.

James has over 15 years’ experience in personal injury matters and advises both claimants and defendants.

He also acts in asset forfeiture/ recovery matters. James advises on and acts in all aspects of land law from co-habitation to boundary disputes. He has extensive experience in advising on constructive and resulting trust matters and as an insolvency practitioner is used to considering the claims of trustees in bankruptcy and liquidators to property and associated matters such as exoneration arguments and restitutionary claims.

Recent cases include A v B [2013] IRLR 434; Trustee of Poulton v Poulton [2011] Ch 1; Robert Pick v Chief Land Registrar [2012] 3 WLR 3; Trustee of Claridge v Claridge [2012] 1 FCR 388; Johnson v RCUK, EAT 5/10/12; Fulthorpe v Asturius [UKEAT/0134/11].


Called 1994; Inner Temple.


Southampton University (LLB 2(1)).

London Bar


Within: Employment ‚Äď Leading juniors

James Dawson - 3PB ‚ÄėHe is very methodical and prepares well.‚Äô

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Regional Bar : Western Circuit


Within: Employment ‚Äď Leading juniors

James Dawson - 3PB ‚ÄėHe has a real fighting streak and is superb with witnesses.‚Äô

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