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James Morgan QC

Birmingham, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 4 departments
Ranked in : Company , Restructuring/Insolvency , Chancery , Commercial Dispute Resolution
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Company - Midlands (Bar)

Band 2

James Morgan QC
James Morgan QC is a formidable chancery and commercial practitioner with deep knowledge of company law matters. His extensive portfolio of commercial trial work has included injunctions, freezing orders and other applications for interim relief.
Strengths: "He is approachable, friendly and keen to get a good result for the client." 
Recent work: Acting for the defendants to a £1 million claim for breach of trust and fiduciary duty arising out of the affairs of an LLP, with an interim application for injunctive relief.
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Restructuring/Insolvency - Midlands (Bar)

Band 1

James Morgan QC
James Morgan QC is an experienced silk who is highly regarded for his work in all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency and commercial dispute resolution. He regularly acts for liquidators and other office holders in claims against directors arising from insolvency.
Strengths: "He is knowledgeable, good on his feet and a safe, reliable pair of hands. He's also a good tactician." "He's brilliant - a very impressive silk."
Recent work: Acted for the liquidators of Empire Works in a £1 million misfeasance claim against its former directors arising out of the non-payment of CIS liabilities to HMRC.
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Chancery - Midlands (Bar)

Band 2

James Morgan QC
James Morgan QC has a well-regarded commercial chancery practice, including company law, fraud and insolvency. He regularly handles applications for interim relief, including injunctions and freezing orders.
Strengths: "He is approachable and friendly. He really knows his stuff."
Recent work: Acted for a defendant to a claim by over one hundred claimants for breach of trust and knowing receipt arising out of the assignment of contracts of loan held with employee benefit trusts.
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - Midlands (Bar)

Band 1

James Morgan QC
James Morgan QC is hugely respected by peers and clients for his notable proficiency in commercial and chancery disputes, particularly those relating to company insolvency. Shareholder disputes and breach of contract claims form a major part of his practice. He has strong experience in breach of trust and fiduciary duty matters.
Strengths: "A very meticulous preparer of cases. He has the ability to absorb a mass of detail and is a calm and persuasive advocate."
Recent work: Acted for the defendants, including before the Court of Appeal, in Triumph Controls UK v Primus International Holding Company, a claim for breach of warranty in a share sale agreement. The court considered the meaning of 'goodwill' in such contracts.
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Practice Areas

Chancery/commercial litigation, including all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency. Cases of note: Bucknall v Wilson [2021] EWHC 2149 (Ch) (insolvency avoidance claims and change of position); Primus v Triumph [2020] EWCA Civ 1228 (meaning of "goodwill"); Elston v King [2020] BPIR 501 (common mistake); Uavend Properties Inc v Adsaax Ltd [2020] EWHC 2073 (Comm) (economic tort); Triumph Controls UK Ltd v Primus International Holding Co [2019] EWHC 2216 (TCC) (damages in share warranty claim); Northampton Town BC v Cardoza [2019] EWHC 26 (Ch) (misfeasance); Re TPS Investments (UK) [2018] EWHC 360 (Ch) (removal of administrators); Dickinson v NAL [2017] BPIR 611 (misfeasance); Re Ready Rentals Ltd [2016] EWHC 1996 (Ch) (POCA 2002 and insolvency law); Power v Hodges [2015] EWHC 2983 (Ch) (misfeasance and contempt); Sharma v Top Brands [2016] PNLR 12 (misfeasance and illegality); Re Casa Estates [2014] BCC 269 (meaning of "insolvency"); Masters v Furber [2014] BPIR 263 (IVAs and injunctions); Re GP Aviation [2014] 1 WLR 166 (meaning of "property"); Nautch v Mortgage Express [2012] EWHC 4136 (Ch) (mortgagees/receivers); Re BXL Services [2012] BCC 657 (appointment of administrators); Cathie v SSBIS [2012] EWCA Civ 739 (CDDA); Re Stealth Construction Ltd [2012] 1 BCLC 297 (preference).

Career

Jesus College, Cambridge, MA (Cantab). Inner Temple Major Scholar (1995). Called 1996. Previously Junior Counsel to the Crown (Provincial Panel). Recorder (County Court with Chancery ticket); Deputy High Court Judge (Chancery)

Professional Memberships

Chancery Bar Association; Midland Chancery and Commercial Bar Association.

Personal

Married with two children. Enjoys wine, golf and skiing.

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James Morgan QC

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