James Eldridge > Maples Group > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

Maples Group
PO BOX 309
Cayman Islands

Work Department

 Dispute Resolution & Insolvency


James is a partner of Maples and Calder’s Dispute Resolution & Insolvency team in the Maples Group’s Cayman Islands office.  He has extensive experience in commercial litigation, insolvency, corporate recovery, reconstructions, and schemes of arrangement. He specialises in insolvency-related issues, advising financial institutions, investors and insolvency administrators. James has particular expertise in assisting investors, creditors, managers and independent directors of distressed funds.


James joined the Maples Group in 2006 and was elected as a partner in 2013.  He previously worked for Minter Ellison and, before that, for Blake Dawson Waldron (now known as Ashurst) in Australia.  James has been recommended in Chambers GlobalLegal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.


Murdoch University, Western Australia, BA (Politics and International Studies); LLB (Hons)

Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia, Insolvency Education Programme

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Dispute resolution

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James Eldridge  – Maples Group

Lauded for its thorough attention to detail and ‘client focused, imaginative approach‘, Maples Group fields an almost unparalleled offering in big-ticket, cross-border litigation, representing clients in high-profile insolvencies, fair value appraisal proceedings, and investment fund disputes. The sizeable team is jointly led by James Eldridge, a ‘master tactician’ who specialises in insolvency issues and distressed funds work, and Caroline Moran, a seasoned litigator who has most recently handled a number of s.238 cases and cross-border Chapter 11 restructurings. Noted for his capabilities in private equity focused disputes and asset tracing, Luke Stockdale has been engaged on cases concerning the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, including appeals to the Privy Council. Promoted to partner in January 2022, Nick Herrod focuses on cross-border insolvency and schemes of arrangement while the ‘first-class’ Adam Huckle, another recently promoted partner, specialises in international trusts disputes and contentious regulatory proceedings.