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Practice Summary

Awarded Commercial Litigation Junior of the Year at the 2013 Chambers Bar Awards, Jamie is recommended by both Chambers UK and the L500 for Commercial Dispute Resolution, and in the L500 for Banking & Finance. His practice covers the full range of domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration, with an emphasis on civil fraud and banking and finance matters.

Jamie has extensive experience at first instance and before the Court of Appeal.  He also has experience of litigating in offshore jurisdictions, (ie., Isle of Man, Anguilla, Supreme Court of the Eastern Caribbean, Dubai) and Privy Council procedure. He is admitted as a member of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands and the Isle of Man bar.

Jamie was included in the Top 100 UK Juniors by Chambers (2014), stating: “James Goldsmith's star has been in the ascendancy right from his earliest days at the Bar. A valuable addition to any team, he is a commercial litigator whom leading solicitors regularly turn to. He was junior counsel in the Liverpool FC takeover saga, and also acted for Nutritek International in a lengthy jurisdiction battle concerning a USD250 million civil fraud claim against the company. Particularly known for his responsiveness, he is "seemingly available 24/7, 365 days a year and is always at the top of his game. He is a fantastic oral and written advocate, a great team player and someone who is charming to work with."

The Times' Ten Future Stars of the Bar described Jamie as a 'down to earth team player', having 'the human touch to go with formidable intelligence [and] carving out a burgeoning reputation through appearances as junior counsel in a series of major commercial disputes.'  He was also described by Legal Weeks' Stars of the Bar as 'quite a phenomenon, extremely hard working, industrious and clever' and 'a real big hit with clients and leaders alike.' 

Comments in Chambers & Partners 2017 and 2018 and Legal 500 2016 and 2017 :

“He is hugely talented and very incisive, and his written work is of a very high standard.” (Chambers UK, 2018, Banking & Finance)

“Tremendously hard-working, clever and a great person to have on your team.” “Hugely talented and very incisive. He rolls up his sleeves and gets stuck in. I was hugely impressed with his advocacy. His knowledge of the detail is exceptional.” (Chambers UK, 2018, Civil Fraud)

“Jamie has an incredible capactiy for work, and the speed at which he can turn things around is very impressive.” “Has fantastic experience when it comes to complex banking matters.” (Chambers UK, 2018, Commercial Dispute Resolution)

“Intellectually out of the top drawer and very user-friendly.” He’s extremely bright, incredibly responsive and he comes back with very strong analysis of the case quite quickly.” (Chambers UK, 2017, Commercial Dispute Resolution)           

“He is extremely hard-working. His attention to detail is outstanding, as is his advocacy.” “He has excellent judgment and is a very good, safe pair of hands.” (Chambers UK, 2017, Civil Fraud)

“An excellent barrister” (Legal 500 UK, 2017, Banking & Finance) 

“A true star with meticulous preparation and rapidity of thought.” (Legal 500 UK, 2017, Commercial Litigation)

“A star of the future – he leaves no stone unturned.” (Legal 500 UK, 2016, Banking & Finance) 

“A master of the detail and someone you want for advocacy.” (Legal 500 UK, 2016, Commercial Litigation)