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Essex Court Chambers

Living Wage
24 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3EG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7813 8000
Fax:
Fax 020 7813 8080
DX:
320 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.essexcourt.com
London, Singapore

James Willan

Tel:
Work 020 7813 8000
Email:
Essex Court Chambers (Essex Court Chambers)

Position

Barrister with a broad-based commercial practice, appearing before the county courts, High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as various tribunals. Particular interest in arbitration, commercial litigation, civil fraud and shipping.

Career

Called 2006, Gray’s Inn.

Member

Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR); London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association.


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Juniors

James Willan - Essex Court ChambersAbsolutely outstanding in every imaginable way.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Juniors

James Willan - Essex Court ChambersA standout practitioner with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Leading Juniors

James Willan - Essex Court ChambersAn excellent advocate who judges and senior silks really pay attention to.

Within: Fraud: civil

Essex Court Chambers is 'without question the go-to set for heavy-duty commercial litigation, in particular, fraud'. The set has expanded significantly in this area over recent years, particularly at the junior end, and the recent arrival of tier-one junior Tim Akkouh, from Erskine Chambers, continues the trend. Five members, including Nathan Pillow QC, David Davies, and James Willan  were involved in the nine-week National Bank Trust v Yurov & ors trial, relating to a $800m fraud claim. Paul McGrath QCJames Sheehan, and Ruth den Besten were among those with significant roles on Tatneft v Bogolyubov & Ors.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: Leading Juniors

James Willan - Essex Court ChambersThe best junior at the Bar.

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Offshore

Within: Leading Juniors

James Willan - Essex Court ChambersExtremely clever and a good strategist as well as good on detail.

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