Jamie Peter Morgan > Chambers of Toby Hedworth QC > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Toby Hedworth QC
Trinity Chambers
THE CUSTOM HOUSE, QUAYSIDE
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
NE1 3DE
England

Position

Commercial and Chancery

Jamie regularly appears in both the County Court, in multi-track and fast track cases, and the High Court in relation to commercial disputes. His commercial practice ranges from significant value construction disputes, commercial landlord and tenant disputes over £500,000 to advising in relation to the renewal of commercial leases. His commercial experience includes disputes relating to:

  • Partnerships
  • Directors disputes
  • Financial mis-selling
  • Contractual disputes
  • Rectification and construction of documents
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Sale of goods
  • Construction disputes
  • Insurance
  • Wills and Probate
  • Professional negligence
  • Agriculture and rural affairs

Jamie’s commercial practice also has a significant Chancery element. He has significant experience of disputes involving trusts of the family home, Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (‘ToLATA’), residential landlord and tenant- including easements boundary disputes and matters relating to covenants. He also deals with possession proceedings, including repossessions by LPA receivers and cases involving the Housing Acts.

Insolvency

Jamie has a particular interest in insolvency matters, both in relation to individual and corporate insolvency. He has recently advised and appeared in relation to applications to suspend the release from bankruptcy of a high-net worth individual, applications to set aside statutory demands and the dismissal of winding up petitions. In addition he has appeared for both creditors and the insolvent companies in relation to transfers at an undervalue. Jamie is a member of R3- the Association of Business Recovery Professionals and regularly attends their regional events.

Employment

Jamie represents both Claimants and Respondents, dealing with high value unfair dismissal claims, encompassing conduct, redundancy and TUPE related dismissals. He has been involved in many high value discrimination cases, and has achieved significant success in representing Claimants in pregnancy related discrimination claims.

Jamie has a national practice in equal pay litigation, and is instructed in multi-week hearings involving multiple Claimants, and has frequently appeared against Silks.

Professional Discipline and Fitness to Practise

Jamie is instructed in cases involving individuals who are the subject of professional disciplinary proceedings and in particular acting for registrants in fitness to practise hearings. Jamie has dealt with disciplinary and misconduct hearings before the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Personal Injury

Jamie accepts both Claimant and Defendant work, and regularly appears in the County and High Court in relation to high value cases, in particular road traffic accidents involving catastrophic injuries, and credit hire. In addition he is experienced in dealing with complex credit hire disputes and costs issues post the Jackson reforms.

Costs

Jamie deals with costs disputes acting on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants. He is instructed in costs budgeting and assessment hearings.

CASES

Burgess v Dobson Smith and Choudry [2013] HC

Successfully represented LPA Receivers in a contested claim for possession

Jewson v Terry Christie T/A Terry Christie Block Paving Services [2013]

Successfully represented Claimant in breach of contract and construction dispute, three day trial

NMC v Magee [2013] NMC, Edinburgh

Successfully represented registrant in 10 day fitness to practice hearing

Preystone v Fairbill [2013]

Breach of contract dispute involving an agency agreement

Blair & Ors v Midlothian Council UKEATS/0006/13/BI

A claim of unlawful deduction from wages where the claims sought to establish a contractual right to pay protection

Trimble & Anor v North Lanarkshire Council & Anor UKEATS/0048/12/BI

Application to amend a ET1 out of time

Arnold v St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council [2013] EqLR 73

Successful three week hearing against leading silk worth £70m, relating to equal pay claims against the named council

Henderson v South Tyneside Connect (EAT) [2010] IRLR 466

A claim of unfair dismissal following third party pressure; consideration of the ‘injustice’ that must be considered by the Tribunal and the effect of unreasonable third party pressure.

Career

Qualified 2006; Inner Temple.

Memberships

Employment Lawyers Association; R3 Association of Business Recovery Professionals.

Education

St John’s College, University of Durham (2005 LLB 2(1)).

Leisure

Rugby, reading and walking.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Employment

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Jamie MorganTrinity ChambersAlways well-prepared and confident in his delivery while on his feet.

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Jamie MorganTrinity ChambersHe has an excellent rapport with clients.