James Taylor > CANDEY > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Litigation: Corporate & Commercial


James is a barrister at CANDEY working across the firm’s core practice areas. In particular, he is gaining experience of insolvency, arbitration, and company and commercial litigation.

Recent work includes:

  • Advice in relation to a proprietary injunction over £20 million of litigation settlement proceeds.
  • Costs application at the return date of an interim injunction over £20 million of litigation settlement proceeds (High Court, Commercial Court).
  • Drafting and appearing as counsel in an application to rescind a winding up order (High Court, Insolvency and Companies List).
  • Drafting ICC Request for Arbitration in a commercial dispute between a large Russian oil company and a multinational conglomerate.
  • Drafting LCIA Statement of Case in a claim against insurers for breach of insured warranties in a share purchase agreement.
  • Advice in relation to an OFSI sanctions designation against an ultra-high-net-worth individual.
  • Advice for a Russian oil company on application of US and UK sanctions to import of industrial equipment.
  • Drafting pre-action correspondence in a potential claim against two investment banks in respect of their early redemption of equity-linked securities.

Before commencing pupillage, James was the Judicial Assistant to David Richards LJ in the Court of Appeal; and subsequently a Research Assistant in the Commercial and Common Law team at the Law Commission of England and Wales.

During his legal studies James was a Lord Denning Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn and won the Lincoln’s Inn Student Law Journal Prize.  Before converting to law James graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge with a First in history.

James was called to the Bar of England and Wales at Lincoln’s Inn in October 2021.