Christopher Buckingham > Chambers of James Pickering QC > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of James Pickering QC
Enterprise Chambers


Barrister practising in all areas of commercial and Chancery litigation including contracts, wills, trusts, company law, sale of goods, restitution and private international law; all aspects of property law including real property and landlord and tenant (residential and commercial); insolvency.


Called 2009; Lincoln’s Inn (Hardwicke Entrance Award, Lord Haldane Scholarship, Tancred Studentship and Sunley Scholarship), Pegasus Scholarship (2014).


Chancery Bar Association; Commercial Bar Association; Property Bar Association; Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship; Insolvency Lawyers’ Association.


Lady Manners School, Bakewell; St Mary’s RC High School, Chesterfield; Lincoln College, Oxford (MA PPE); Oxford Brookes (GDL, distinction); Nottingham Law School (BVC); Wolfson College, Cambridge (LLM).


Archery, the countryside, reading, travel.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Christopher BuckinghamEnterprise ChambersChristopher has a forensically analytical approach to cases, which enables you to make the right decisions at the earliest stages. He turns work around quickly and is reliable.

With ‘a good crop of juniors‘, Enterprise Chambers offers ‘a very good service and an array of counsel to assist with Chancery matters‘. Instructed by leading law firms, members are experienced in the traditional fields of trusts and probate and Inheritance Act claims, as well as specialist areas like insolvency, real property, and company law, which benefit from their Chancery expertise. Among the team, the ‘knowledgeableHugo Groves is a leading junior in this sector and has recently been involved claims arising out of tax avoidance/mitigation schemes. ‘Always in-demand for a reason‘, Duncan Heath is a ‘go-to junior‘for contentious trusts and probate, and property matters, and Stephanie Jarron has ‘an excellent reputation‘ in estate disputes. Christopher Buckingham appeared unled for the successful appellant in Lomax v Lomax in the Court of Appeal and is considered ‘without a shadow of doubt amongst the best of the best. You want him on your side‘.

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Property and construction

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Christopher BuckinghamEnterprise ChambersCommercially minded, astute and concise.

Enterprise Chambers‘ real estate practice has seen a growth in work relating to development projects and enforceability of leases and mortgage agreements. Christopher Buckingham appeared in the well-known early neutral evaluation case Lomax v Lomax, as well as acting in a complicated possession claim after an inheritance. Dominic Crossley acts both for individuals and property developers, with particular expertise of the First-tier Tribunal’s Land Registration Division. Bruce Walker specialises in commercial property but also undertakes wills and probate work. He has acted for clients in high-value claims, including a £2m proprietary estoppel claim and a family land trust dispute worth £7m.