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36 BEDFORD ROW, LONDON, WC1R 4JH, ENGLAND
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The 36 Group, James Shirley, London, ENGLAND

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James Shirley

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The 36 Group (The 36 Group)

Position

James Shirley joined Stone Chambers as a tenant in May 2005 and practises in all areas of commercial law, in particular shipping and international arbitration, jurisdictional disputes, the sale and carriage of goods, and insurance. In the last few years, his directory quotes have included ‘gifted’, ‘highly regarded’, ‘a very able lawyer’ and ‘He is extremely approachable and expends every effort for his client (and his instructing solicitors)’. Recent reported work includes: successfully disputing the English court’s jurisdiction in commercial court proceedings brought in breach of an ICC arbitration clause which the claimants alleged had been repudiated by the defendant’s non-payment of the ICC’s fees: BDMS Limited v Rafael Advanced Defence Systems [2014] EWHC 451 (Comm), Hamblen J; acting for the successful appellant in “Aquafaith” [2012] EWHC 1077 (Comm), one of the most important shipping and general contract law cases of recent years; Confidential and other work includes several high-value and novel disputes in arbitration as well as arbitration applications/appeals/challenges under s9, s67, s68 and s69 of the Arbitration Act 1996. James tutors a first-year contract law class on a voluntary basis at UCL. James is registered as an advocate in Dubai under Part II of the DIFC Courts’ Register of Legal Practitioners.

Career

Called 2002, Middle Temple. Academically, James tutors a first-year contract law class on a voluntary basis at UCL and has a forthcoming article in the Law Quarterly Review: On the Classification of Amphibious Avians (and Contractual Terms): The Astra.

Member

COMBAR; LCLCBA.

Education

University College, London (LLB) First Class; New College, Oxford (BCL) First Class.


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Within: Shipping – Leading juniors

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