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James Pickering QC

London, UK Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments

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Restructuring/Insolvency - UK

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James Pickering QC
Highly sought-after practitioner at the Insolvency Bar who regularly handles high-profile, multimillion-pound disputes. His areas of expertise include guarantee claims and fraud trials, alongside the developing remit of cryptocurrency debt. He acts for a diverse portfolio of clients that includes administrators, liquidators and lenders.
Strengths: "He is very charming, user-friendly and well received by the courts." "A really strong practitioner." "He is just unflappable - very reassuring and doesn't miss a detail."
Recent work: Acted for the liquidators and administrators of three defrauded companies in Serious Fraud Office v Smith & Others, a dispute arising out of a commercial fraud valued at GBP220 million deriving from the sale of 37 hotels.
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Dispute Resolution: Commercial - UK

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James Pickering QC
Strengths: "Excellent in front of judges and very considered in his approach." "He provides clear and pragmatic advice."
Recent work: Acted for the administrators of Orb Estates (Hotel Portfolio II) in a case against the SFO arising out of a commercial fraud valued at GBP220 million deriving from the sale of 37 Thistle Group hotels.
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Dispute Resolution: Commercial Chancery - UK

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James Pickering QC
Strengths: "He is very user-friendly and well received by courts. He is very commercial and very willing to work as part of the team. A charming advocate."
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