James Morgan KC > Chambers of Richard Atkins KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Atkins KC
St Philips Chambers
B2 5LS


James is an established commercial practitioner, with particular expertise in the fields of insolvency, company and commercial dispute resolution. James has a wealth of trial experience and of applications for interim relief, including freezing orders and injunctions. James also sits as a recorder of the County Court.


Called 1996, Inner Temple; attorney-general’s panel of provincial advocates (appointed 2002; reappointed 2007 and 2012); recorder of the County Court 2010.


Midland Chancery and Commercial Bar Association.


Jesus College, Cambridge (MA Law, Cantab; 1994, Jesus College Foundation Scholar); Inner Temple Major Scholar (1995); Bar Vocational Course (1996 outstanding).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

James Morgan KCSt Philips Chambers

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

James Morgan KCSt Philips Chambers ‘James is cool, calm, collected and extremely persuasive in the court room. His attention to detail is second to none. He is an advocate who prepares meticulously and delivers consistently high levels of service.’ 

St Philips Chambers is a ‘strong regional commercial set for commercial disputes’ that regularly gets instructed by clients from small to multinational companies. The set handles complex and high-profile cases in the business and property courts to the highest court. James Morgan KC  get praised for his ‘excellent drafting and forensic focus on the key points in dispute’ and recently acted for a claimant seeking £4.9m damages for breach of a warranty in a share sale agreement and resisting a counterclaim for unpaid purchase. Ali Tabari successfully represented the claimant in the recovery of three loans matter which the claimant had given to the defendants during their mutual dealings in international commodities.

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Company and insolvency

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

James Morgan KCSt Philips Chambers ‘James is very incisive in dealing with the legal issues in respect of the appeal. He is technically superb, always reads the papers thoroughly, gets to grips with the key issues and is solutions driven.’ 

The ‘strongest commercial set in Birmingham’ St Philips Chambers is a ‘well-regarded and broad set’ with ‘a strength and depth in insolvency area’. James Morgan KC known as ‘very capable’ and ‘exceptionally bright barrister’ and is acting for Hong Kong trustees in bankruptcy seeking recognition of a bankruptcy in that jurisdiction in England under s.426 Insolvency Act 1986.