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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 2016 and Legal 500 2015:

“Has an exceptional reputation as a junior commercial counsel of the highest calibre. Solicitors often praise the standard of his drafting and his ability to take into consideration the commercial context of a case. He is most notably adept at banking and civil fraud disputes. "Incredibly thorough, hard-working, very quick and very approachable." "Commercially minded and a team player. His drafting is very good and his advice is sensible." (Chambers UK, 2016, Commercial Dispute Resolution)

‘An absolute perfectionist when it comes to quality of written and oral submissions.’ (L500, 2015, Commercial Litigation)

“An excellent junior; if you have a difficult and complex set of issues, he is the man for you” (L500, 2015, Banking & Finance)