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James is a director in the dispute resolution team and is experienced in advising on high value and complex disputes before the courts and in arbitration in England and overseas. James has particular experience of handling disputes in the energy, construction, banking and maritime industries as well as general commercial cases.

James comes to Boyes Turner from Herbert Smith Freehills, one of London’s pre-eminent dispute resolution firms, where he spent twelve years in their litigation and arbitration team. This included several years working in-house on secondments to the dispute resolution teams of two major banks.  Before that, he spent ten years with other leading London law firms including eight years based in the Far East advising on international disputes.


  • Arbitration
  • Contract and commercial claims
  • Construction disputes
  • International
  • Mediation
  • Technology disputes

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