Jack Watson > Chambers of Brian Green KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Brian Green KC
Wilberforce Chambers
8 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3QP
England

Position

Jack has a busy commercial and chancery practice with significant experience acting in high value and complex disputes often in cases involving an international dimension. In particular Jack’s practice includes civil fraud disputes, company and insolvency, trusts, breach of fiduciary duties, professional liability as well as property-related work. Equally comfortable working on his own or as part of a larger team, he has significant advocacy experience appearing as sole counsel in a wide range of matters in his own right in both the county court, the High Court and appellate Courts and often appears on his own against QCs or senior junior barristers.

Approachable and easy to deal with, Jack specialises in providing clear and structured advice on often complex issues and fighting hard in order to ensure the best outcome for his clients.

Career

Called 2012, Lincoln’s Inn. Publications of note: ‘Clarity and Ambiguity: A New Approach to the Test of Legitimacy in the Law of Expectations’ Legal Studies, Vol 30, No 4, 2010; ‘Doubt, Mistake and Risk-Taking in Restructuring Claims’ KLJ 2011, 22(2), 220.

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association.

Education

Emmanuel College Cambridge, BPP (for BPTC); BA; LLM.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Jack WatsonWilberforce Chambers ‘Jack’s ability to get to the heart of complex disputes so quickly is very impressive.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Jack Watson  – Wilberforce Chambers ‘He is on top of every detail, utterly unflappable and deadly on cross examination. His written submissions are comprehensive and he leaves no stone unturned. Top marks.’

Part of the Offshore blue blood,’ Wilberforce Chambers is considered ‘a top commercial set with excellent silksand ‘exceptional’ juniors. The set’s members have successfully blended the commercial and chancery elements of their practices to become a favoured destination for the largest disputes. Recently these have included Craig Wright, Tulip Trading Ltd and ors v Persons Unknown, Various Bitcoin Developers in which John Wardell KC, Bobby Friedman and Sri Carmichael are acting for Craig Wright, a man who has claimed to be Bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator Satoshi Nakamoto, in a claim against various developers after losing access to £2-3bn worth of Bitcoin after his computer was hacked in 2020. In Vneshprombank v Bedzhamov, Alan Gourgey KC is leading three junior members, including Jack Watson, for the claimant in a £1bn plus claim against Georgy Bedzhamov, concerning the bank’s collapse and related allegations of fraud and conspiracy.

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Jack WatsonWilberforce Chambers ‘His written submissions are comprehensive and he leaves no stone unturned. Top marks.’

Wilberforce Chambers is a ‘go-to set for complex, high value claims involving in-depth technical issues‘, and is especially strong for offshore claims. The set’s members are involved in some of the longest running cases to hit the market, including AHAB v Saad Investments Company Limited, what at first instance was referred to by a Caymanian judge as ‘one of the largest Ponzi schemes in history and was the longest appeal heard by the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, in which John Wardell KC‘s claimant team faced Thomas Lowe KC and Jack Watson on the defendant side. Newer cases include three disputes linked to the collapse of NMC Health, the Middle East’s largest private healthcare company, in which Tim Penny KC is representing former director Saeed Al Qebaisi and former vice-chairman Khalifa Al Muhairi, who are accused of fraud and unlawful means of conspiracy leading to NMC’s demise.