James Wibberley > Chambers of Anna Vigars QC > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Anna Vigars QC
Guildhall Chambers

Work Department

Employment and discrimination; commercial: professional negligence and indemnity; costs litigation funding; technology and construction.


James is a commercial and employment barrister, with experience of dealing with a wide range of disputes within the County Court, High Court and Employment Tribunal. He has a particular interest is cases that throw up novel or complex points of law and regularly deals with cases that straddle the divisions between his main practice areas. James was appointed to the Attorney General’s Regional Panel of Counsel in 2012.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

James WibberleyGuildhall ChambersHe is astute, insightful and very intelligent, with a calm and measured approach. His case analysis and tactical insight is well beyond his year of call.

Guildhall Chambers‘ commercial litigation team ‘provides strength in depth from top to bottom‘, and ‘the advice of its members is always strong and commercially driven‘. Recent instructions include practice head Hugh Sims QC leading Jay Jagasia in MDW Holdings Ltd v Norvill & Norvill & Norvill, involving a claim regarding alleged breaches under a sale and purchase agreement concerning the sale of a drain-clearing business in 2015. James Wibberley is ‘bright and effective, and strikes the right manner with the judge‘; he regularly appears before the High Court in a broad range of contentious commercial work. Consumer credit and financial services specialist Lucy Walker is ‘acutely aware of her strategy and tenacious in its pursuit‘. The ‘very responsiveJohn Churchill stands out as ‘a future star of the bar in the making‘.

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

James WibberleyGuildhall ChambersJames is approachable and meticulous. He is great at diving down into the detail but then presenting his decisive and direct advice in a concise, client-friendly manner. Insightful and good at thinking outside the box.

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Costs

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

James WibberleyGuildhall Chambers