Cristín Toman > Chambers of James Pickering QC > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of James Pickering QC
Enterprise Chambers


Barrister specialising in commercial Chancery litigation, insolvency, property, directors’ disqualification, company and partnerships, and commercial disputes.


Freehills, Perth 1998-99; associate to Honourable Justice Steytler, Supreme Court of Western Australia 1999; admitted to practice as barrister and solicitor, High Court of Australia 2000, Supreme Court of Western Australia 2000, Supreme Court of New South Wales 2002, and Victoria 2003; barrister and solicitor Williams & Hughes, Perth 2000-02; barrister and solicitor Atanaskovic Hartnell, Sydney 2002-04; called 2004, Lincoln’s Inn; pupillage at 11 Stone Buildings.


Chancery Bar Association; Northern Chancery Bar Association; North Eastern Circuit.


Sacred Heart Grammar School, Newry, Northern Ireland (1988); Mercedes College, Perth, Australia (1992); University of Western Australia (1993-99 Bachelor of Science with Hons; Bachelor of Law); Lincoln’s Inn.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Company and insolvency

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Cristín TomanEnterprise ChambersHe is considered, committed, hard working, meticulous, dedicated, and bright.

Enterprise Chambers is a ‘fantastic set of chambers which is very wide-ranging and has strength in depth‘. ‘The set includes is a go-to for insolvency work with highly skilled and knowledgeable barristers within their ranks‘. Members handle both personal and large company insolvencies and company matters. Former City solicitor Hugo Groves acted for the replacement insolvency practitioners in Re Varden Nuttall Limited (In Administration),  successfully obtaining a multi-million-pound judgment against the defendant. Australia-qualified Cristín Toman has acted in a number of matters for administrators in relation to defects in their appointments, while Kelly Bond appeared for the successful liquidator in Re Reeson Homes Ltd, a three-day trial concerning a company which had transferred its only asset, a development site, to a connected company shortly prior to liquidation; the respondents alleged the property was held on trust, an argument that was rejected by the court.

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Cristín TomanEnterprise ChambersShe is approachable and flexible. Cristin makes herself available to her instructing solicitors from the outset and immerses herself fully in the case.

Enterprise Chambers has ‘very high-quality practitioners‘ who cover the breadth of commercial dispute resolution, including shareholder disputes, banking, breach of warranty, and restraint of trade, as well as litigation concerning the sale, supply, and carriage of goods. In recent instructions of note, Cristín Toman acts for the Bank of Scotland in its claim to recover a sum in excess of £425,000, and for possession of a commercial property in Leeds. Duncan Heath acted for the defendant, a commercial agent, in Project Lower Ltd v Contract Natural Gas Limited, a multi-million-pound claim brought against it for unpaid commission, damages, compensation, and indemnity. Matthew Maddison is acting for a building services company against a company established by three of its former employees in an unjust enrichment claim. In the High Court, Margaret Griffin is being led in a complex unfair prejudice petition which follows over a decade of litigation between the parties.

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Property and construction

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Cristín TomanEnterprise ChambersParticularly experienced in cases involving injunctions.