Advocate James Turnbull > Walkers > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile


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James is a Jersey Advocate with more than a decade's experience as a Jersey litigation lawyer, specialising in contentious trusts matters and commercial disputes.

He acts mainly on complex trust and cross-border commercial disputes, including on cases that have gone before the Privy Council, and has acted for state-owned enterprises.

His commercial litigation experience encompasses disputes involving fraud, asset-tracing and directors' duties.

Having trained with a magic circle firm in London, he moved offshore in 2009 and has worked with Walkers Jersey Insolvency & Dispute Resolution team since early 2011, and is a senior associate.


James trained with Allen & Overy LLP and spent time in the firm’s Litigation Department as part of the Trust, Asset Tracing and Fraud team working closely with the partner heading that team.

James gained experience of a range of litigation matters, including particularly trusts disputes, at a large Channel Islands firm before joining Walkers.

He has acted on some of the highest value and most complex cases before the Jersey courts during his time with Walkers.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution

(Rising stars)

James TurnbullWalkers

The dispute resolution and insolvency team at Walkers is made up of experts in Jersey and international litigation and insolvencies, with a strong focus on multi-jurisdictional matters. An area of focus that stands out for the group is high-value trust litigation, but it also has sizeable commercial litigation, shareholder disputes and contested regulatory practices. On the insolvency and restructuring front, the group is well-versed in contentious and non-contentious matters. Veteran commercial litigator Nigel Sanders heads the team and is admitted in Jersey, England, BVI and Cayman, allowing him to handle a variety of cross-border disputes. Fraser Hern takes the lead on numerous offshore insolvency matters, and is also an expert in asset recovery. Marc Seddon combines commercial litigation expertise with contentious trusts and regulatory knowledge. Senior associate James Turnbull is also recommended, specialising in fraud-related, regulatory and trust disputes.