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James Cross

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments

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Construction - London (Bar)

Band 3

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James Cross QC
Highly regarded practitioner with a broad practice. He is particularly noted for his quality work in professional negligence-related construction matters. His clients include a wide range of prominent players in the construction industry, including government departments and major insurers from the UK and abroad. PFI and PPP-related disputes have become an especially active part of his practice.
Strengths: "He is absolutely on top of his game with an amazing ability to grasp the minutiae of the case whilst providing clients with concise, commercially focused advice." "The quality of his opinions and drafting is genuinely breathtaking in terms of the insight and analysis he brings."
Recent work: Instructed by Sainsbury’s in a case concerning claims for damages against its design and build contractor in relation to the construction of modular car parks at five of its superstores.
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Professional Negligence: Technology & Construction - London (Bar)

Band 3

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James Cross QC
Handles an impressive array of professional negligence disputes involving property development. He is especially well versed in claims involving fires and other catastrophes caused by defective engineering and construction. He represents a wide range of clients including insurers, engineers, contractors and public bodies.
Strengths: "He understands the clients and how they operate, and is excellent at interacting with them in meetings and in his drafting and analysis of legal points."
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Property Damage - London (Bar)

Band 2

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James Cross QC
Takes on cases that cover a broad range of property damage work, including everything from fire and flooding to building collapse and other man-made or natural catastrophic damage. He also has invaluable experience in construction and professional negligence law which assists him well in this area, as does his expertise in the insurance-related aspects of complex cases.
Strengths: "A good choice for complex cases. He can cut to the chase and see the wood for the trees, which helps in getting to the key issues on a case and understanding what solicitors need."
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