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

Chambers of Richard Atkins QC
St Philips Chambers
B2 5LS
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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 > Company and insolvency

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

James Morgan QCSt Philips ChambersClear, effective and gets things done.

St Philips Chambers is praised by clients for its insolvency practice, which has the capacity to ‘offer solicitors a range of options with good service at all levels‘ and is described by some as ‘the leading set for insolvency work in Birmingham‘. Senior members such as John Randall QC and James Morgan QC are highly active in the field of company law, with recent cases involving misfeasance claims and shareholder disputes. From the junior ranks, Marc Brown is a key name to note, with a practice that focuses primarily on both corporate and personal insolvencies, with recent work including the annulment of the bankrupcy, stretching back to 2013, of an individual with significant rural property assets.

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

James Morgan QCSt Philips ChambersHe combines a fantastic legal mind with a pragmatic approach, always acting in his clients’ best interests.

St Philips Chambers continues to feature one of the strongest commercial litigation offerings in the West Midlands, with strong members at all levels of call, covering matters spanning from breaches of contract through to civil fraud. Notable recent cases have included James Morgan QC‘s representation of Northampton Borough Council in a misfeasance claim against former directors of Northampton Town FC. In addition to a banking litigation practice, Mark Grant representations a pharmacy chain in a £3m contract dispute with two drug manufacturer.