James Latham > Wedlake Bell > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Wedlake Bell Offices
21A JOHN STREET
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Partner in the commercial litigation and insolvency department. Recent cases include: Eurocruit (Europe Ltd) Ltd – s.212 Insolvency Act 1986, directors duties; NatWest bank v Ashe (as trustee in bankruptcy of Babai), limitation of enforcement of mortgage over property; Theverajah v Riordan – relief from sanction, striking out, importance of clarity of particulars of claim.
Trained Moon Beever, qualified 1998; partner Moon Beever 2003.
Insolvency Lawyers’ Association; fellow of R3 Association of Business Recovery Professionals.
Harrow School, Middlesex; University College, London (1992 BSc Hons Archaeology; 1993 Diploma in Law; 1994 Legal Practice Course).
Member Carlton Club, Aldeburgh Golf Club, Aldeburgh Yacht Club, Royal Worlington and Newmarket Golf Club; Liveryman of Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths.
Led by Frances Coulson, the team at Wedlake Bell is well-equipped to handle fraud matters at the interface of debt recovery and insolvency issues. The client roster includes insolvency practitioners, high-net-worth individuals, SMEs, business owners, managers and directors, and several utilities companies; the team is also regularly involved in matters taking place in overseas or offshore jurisdictions. James Latham is knowledgeable in tax and government-backed grant fraud cases, while Richard Saunders handles payroll fraud matters.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Dispute resolution > Debt recovery
- Real estate > Property finance
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
- Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Real estate > Residential property
- Real estate > Commercial property: investment
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Private client > Family
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Corporate and commercial > VAT and indirect tax
- Real estate > Commercial property: development
- Real estate > Construction: non-contentious
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Employment > Senior executives
- Real estate > Construction: contentious
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design
- Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)
- Employment > Employers