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Chambers of James Pickering QC
Enterprise Chambers


Barrister specialising in commercial Chancery litigation with emphasis on corporate and personal insolvency, company, partnership, banking, real property and professional negligence. Recent cases: Locabail (UK) Ltd v Bayfield Properties Ltd [2000] QB 451; UCB Corporate Services v Williams [2003] 1 P&CR 12; Marchday Group Plc v British Telecommunications Plc [2003] EWHC 2627(TCC); Phillips v Symes [2006] EWHC 2595, [2008] BPIR 212; Re Belfield Furnishings Ltd [2006] 2 BCLC 705; Corporate Development Partners LLC v E-Relationship Marketing Ltd [2007] EWHC 436.


Called 1984; Gray’s Inn; Enterprise Chambers since 1988.


Property Bar Association, Chancery Bar Association.


St Clement Danes Grammar School; Birmingham University (1983 LLB).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Company and partnership

Enterprise Chambers is home to ‘some good and reliable juniors‘ practising company law. Most notable is Linden Ife, who is an expert in breach of fiduciary duty and misfeasance claims against directors. She was instructed by the state of Western Australia in Re Fairbridge Pinjarra and Prince’s Trust, a case involving claims made against the state by former child migrants as a result of the activities of dissolved company Fairbridge. On the advisory front, Niall McCulloch continues to assist Eagle Star Insurance with the restructuring of its insurance entities. James Barker is also noted as an expert in directors duties.

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 5

James BarkerEnterprise ChambersA recommended name at the property Bar.

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

James BarkerEnterprise ChambersTenacious, an excellent advocate and very diligent.

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

James BarkerEnterprise ChambersA tenacious, diligent, excellent advocate, with an excellent eye for detail.