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James Cutress QC

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A specialist in commercial litigation and arbitration, with particular expertise and experience in banking and finance, insurance and reinsurance, aviation, fraud/asset recovery, jurisdiction and conflict of laws, professional negligence and international and domestic arbitration. His cases are typically heavy and complex commercial disputes, which are often international in nature.


Called 2000. Silk 2018.

Bar Standards Board Professional Complaints Committee (2016 to date)

Professional Memberships

Commercial Bar Association, London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association.


Co-Author of The Law of Privilege (ed B. Thanki QC, OUP, 3rd edition 2017).


Worcester College Oxford, BA (top first), BCL (first class); Harvard Law School LLM (Kennedy Scholar); Eldon Scholar.