Wilberforce Chambers

James Bailey QC

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James Bailey
Has a broad commercial chancery practice and often appears in company disputes, displaying considerable expertise in litigation involving hedge funds and private equity houses. He receives regular instructions to act in cross-border cases, including those concerning interests in the Cayman Islands, the USA and Hong Kong.
"He doesn't sit on the fence; he lays it out straight and tells you exactly where you are."
Recent work: Appeared in Re S. Simon & Co, a case concerning breaches of directors' duty.


James Bailey
A well-regarded practitioner who has a strong practice encompassing commercial chancery, company and insolvency law. He frequently plays a key role in major, high-profile cases. He is frequently involved in cases concerning misfeasance and wrongful trading claims and has considerable expertise handling contentious recovery work.

"He is very hard-working and a real details man. He is also very strong on his feet and is an authoritative figure that judges listen to." "He is a very sensible operator who is able to take a pragmatic view."
Recent work: Acted for an Australian company from which the liquidators of Changtel Solutions were seeking to recover in excess of £3 million.


James Bailey
Acts in a variety of commercial chancery matters, including company law, fraud and insolvency cases. Sources regard him as a strong candidate for silk. He has a strong international practice acting in cases concerning the US, Switzerland, Italy, Hong Kong and Japan.
"An excellent advocate who commands a courtroom; he is very bright and good with clients." "He's very good in conference as he is very direct and doesn't sit on the fence. He very much works alongside you and is very supportive."
Recent work: Acted in a multi-jurisdictional dispute between the two partners in an international architectural practice pertaining to its dissolution.