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Tel:
Work 020 7628 7576
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Fax 0870 608 9390
DX:
33856 FINSBURY SQUARE
Email:
Web:
www.devonshires.com
Leeds, London

James Dunn

Tel:
Work 020 7628 7576
Email:
Web:
www.devonshires.com/dt_team/james-dunn/
Devonshires Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Commercial litigation

Position

James is a partner in the litigation and dispute resolution department and undertakes a wide variety of litigation. His particular specialisms are fraud, regulatory and inquiry work. James represents public and private businesses, individuals and regulators who have been the victim of fraud, carrying out detailed investigations and recovering assets. He also acts for the defence – those who are being investigated or pursued for assets. Of particular use is his accountancy background, which allows him to work effectively as part of a team of investigators, and gives him an understanding outside the traditional legal framework. James also undertakes a wide variety of commercial and other litigation and investigation cases, including disciplinary proceedings, judicial review, public inquiries, criminal investigations, negligence and contractual disputes.

Recent cases include: regularly instructed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority as an intervention agent and in litigation and disciplinary cases; acting for over 80 former soldiers in numerous inquiries, investigations and prosecutions in Northern Ireland, including Bloody Sunday.

Career

Trained Devonshires; qualified 1999; partner 2007.

Member

James is a member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

Education

Charterhouse School; University of Exeter.


London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

Devonshires Solicitors LLP's disputes team works almost exclusively for companies outside the banking sector, giving it an edge on other firms looking to litigate against banks. The practice is jointly led by 'highly effective litigator' and firmwide senior partner Philip Barden and James Dunn; Barden focuses on complex commercial disputes in the UK's highest courts, while Dunn specialises in fraud, regulatory and inquiry work. Fellow partner Anna Buch is also praised for her 'phenomenal presence in this market'.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Devonshires Solicitors LLP's 'pragmatic, economic and client-focused practice' is  well known for its large client base of housing providers. The team's disputes experience includes insolvency, debt recovery, fraud, regulatory issues and private finance initiatives. Philip Barden, James Dunn and Jim Varley are the key contacts.

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