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Chambers of Susan Hunter

101 VICTORIA STREET, BRISTOL, BS1 6PU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0117 923 4700
Fax:
Fax 0117 929 4821
DX:
743350 BRISTOL 36
Email:
Web:
www.stjohnschambers.co.uk

James Pearce-smith

Tel:
Work 0117 923 4700
Email:
Web:
www.stjohnschambers.co.uk
St John's Chambers (Chambers of Susan Hunter)

Work Department

Commercial, Construction & Engineering, Mediation, Professional Negligence, Real Estate

Position

Barrister specialising in commercial and chancery litigation. Areas of practice: commercial contract disputes, including sale of shares and businesses, joint venture agreements, building contracts, sale of goods and services, restraint of trade, commercial agency; company law, including shareholders’ disputes (including s994 petitions), directors’ duties and liabilities; professional negligence – solicitors, accountants, surveyors, banks and financial advisers; partnership disputes – both commercial and professional partnerships; banking – mortgages, fixed and floating charges, consumer credit and general debt recovery; civil fraud, including freezing injunctions, tracing and other equitable remedies; insolvency – personal and corporate, including liquidations, administration, winding-up petitions and applications to restrain advertisement and presentation; commercial and residential property litigation, including disputes over easements, boundaries and equitable interests, and landlord and tenant disputes; inheritance disputes, including disputes over wills and family provision.

Career

Called 2002; commercial litigation solicitor with two major law firms for eight years.

Member

Chancery Bar Association.

Education

MA (Cantab).


Regional Bar: Western Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

Within: Leading Juniors

James Pearce-Smith - St John's Chambers ‘ His case preparation is extremely thorough, leaving nothing to chance. ’

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Construction, planning and environment

Within: Leading Juniors

James Pearce-Smith - St John's Chambers ‘ A confident and efficient advocate who is calm and collected at all times. ’

Within: Construction, planning and environment

St John's Chambers is particularly strong on large scale construction disputes, including adjudications, breach of contract claims, and high-value international arbitrations, where Andrew Kearney is a highly regarded practitioner. In a recent highlight, James Pearce-Smith represented the defendant developer in a dispute against a construction company; the claim settled following a  counterclaim against the contractor for failure to supply appropriate heating systems.

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