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James William Brocklebank

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7 King's Bench Walk (Chambers of Gavin Kealey QC)


James has a broad practice encompassing all areas of commercial litigation, including conflict of laws, energy and natural resources, product liability, banking and finance, international trade, and confidentiality and privilege. He has a particularly prominent reputation in the areas of professional negligence, insurance and reinsurance, and commercial arbitration (often with an international element). He has wide experience of advising and acting in relation to all manner of contractual and tortious disputes. He has frequently been involved in substantial pieces of litigation and is familiar with the particular demands of large-scale court and arbitration proceedings.


Called 1999; Middle Temple.

Awarded Insurance Junior of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015.

Current directorships: non-executive director of Private Public Limited (PPL).

Publications of note:

Co-author of the chapter on Accountants and Auditors in Professional Negligence and Liability (ed. M.Simpson).

Stranger than Fiction (The Lawyer, 28 June 2013) – a discussion of the hold harmless principle in insurance and its connection with damages for late payment of a claim under an insurance policy.


French; basic Spanish and Japanese.




Cranleigh School; Pembroke College, Cambridge (MA History).

London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – 2018 silks

James Brocklebank QC - 7 King's Bench WalkA stickler for detail and personable – a QC for good reason.

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Within: Energy – Leading juniors

James Brocklebank QC - 7 King's Bench WalkAnalytical and tactically astute; has invaluable in-depth legal knowledge.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Insurance and reinsurance – 2018 silks

James Brocklebank QC - 7 King's Bench WalkSees the big picture and provides well planned strategic advice.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – 2018 silks

James Brocklebank QC - 7 King's Bench WalkHe is a stickler for detail and is personable.

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