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Jim Oulton is a partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice of the London office. He is particularly well known for his work in the professional liability field. He regularly advises in claims in the English courts concerning accountants and auditors, insolvency practitioners, lawyers, trustees, tax professionals and many other professions. Jim’s work includes managing and supervising overseas claims — particularly in offshore jurisdictions where he has very broad experience. 


Leeds University BA (Hons); CPE/Law Society Finals

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London > Insurance > Professional negligence

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Mayer Brown International LLP advises clients on a range of professional negligence claims against them, including members of the construction sector, major law firms and barristers, accountancy firms and real estate organisations. The team handles both national and international mandates, and has particular expertise in the construction sector. It has conducted litigation in a variety of court settings, including the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Lands Tribunal, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, and the Supreme Court. The team is led by Michael Regan, who strengths lie in construction and engineering, and Jim Oulton, who is well-regarded for his work for insolvency practitioners, accountants and auditors. Former co-head William Glassey left for Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in mid-2021. London managing partner Sally Davies is also a name to note.

London > Insurance > Insurance and reinsurance litigation

Mayer Brown International LLP’s insurance group benefits from the firm’s global footprint when it comes to handling international insurance disputes for insurers and reinsurers. James Whitaker handles D&O disputes, as well as professional liability claims. Other key contacts in the team include D&O specialist Jim Oulton and Tim Shepherd. Former London insurance head William Glassey  left for Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in mid-2021.