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Practice Summary

Jamie Goldsmith QC is recommended by both Chambers UK and the L500 for Commercial Dispute Resolution, as well as Banking & Finance and Civil: Fraud. His practice covers the full range of domestic and international commercial litigation, including jurisdiction issues, freezing injunctions, contractual disputes, civil fraud, banking and finance matters, property joint ventures and fiduciary duties. Jamie has extensive experience at first instance (especially in the Commercial Court and the Chancery Division) and before the Court of Appeal.  He also has experience of litigating in offshore jurisdictions, (ie., Isle of Man, Anguilla, Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean, Cayman Islands). He has previously been admitted as a member of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands and the Isle of Man bars.

Chambers & Partners 2022, Commercial Dispute Resolution, "He works incredibly hard, and you feel like his only client. Jamie is extremely competent and very easy to work with. He has a good sense of humour and is incredibly responsive."

Chambers & Partners 2022, Civil Fraud, "He leaves no stone unturned and fights to the death for his clients."

Chambers & Partners 2022, Banking & Finance, "He is very knowledgeable, thorough in review, and knows what the court wanted. He is easy to work with, friendly and effective." "He gets on top of the issues very quickly. He is very easy to deal with, very user-friendly and happy to throw around ideas and get into the weeds. He is good with clients."

Chambers Global 2021, Commercial Dispute Resolution, "He prepares incredibly well and is very easy to work with." "Jamie is incredibly thorough: he covers every possible outcome and prepares for every tricky situation."

Legal 500, Civil Fraud 2022, "An excellent civil fraud practitioner. He is one of the hardest working individuals at the bar, and leaves no stone unturned in getting the client the best outcome."

Legal 500, Banking & Finance 2022, "Leaves no stone unturned in getting the client the best outcome."

Legal 500, Commercial Litigation 2022,  "One of the hardest working individuals at the Bar."

Chambers & Partners, Dispute Resolution (New Silks) 2021, "He prepares incredibly well and is very easy to work with." "Jamie is incredibly thorough: he covers every possible outcome and prepares for every tricky situation."

Legal 500, Civil Fraud (New Silks) 2020 - Ranked: Tier 1, "A highly rated new silk who has no discernible weaknesses."

Legal 500, Commercial Litigation (New Silks) 2020 - Ranked: Tier 1, "Without doubt, a fantastic barrister."

Legal 500, Banking & Finance (New Silks) 2020 - Ranked: Tier 1, "A top new silk."

Jamie is the founder of Pro Bono Connect (www.probonoconnect.co.uk)- a network that matches pro bono barristers and solicitors, which was awarded Pro Bono Innovation of the Year at the 2018 Advocate Pro Bono Awards.

Jamie is also a trustee of LawWorks, a charity committed to enabling access to justice through free legal advice.

Before taking silk in 2020, Jamie was awarded Commercial Litigation Junior of the Year at the 2013 Chambers Bar Awards. Past comments in Chambers UK and Legal 500 include:

"A skilled and well-respected junior with a practice covering the full spectrum of domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration. He is comfortable acting for both claimants and defendants in major commercial disputes.  "His intellect is huge and his work ethic is equally huge. He's great at brainstorming and analysing opinions in order to attack the opponent's case." "James is very bright. He gets on top of the detail, he's very responsive and he is excellent at drafting." (Chambers UK, 2019, Banking & Finance)

"Has developed a vibrant civil fraud practice and attracts many high-profile instructions. He has dealt with myriad allegations over the course of his career including conspiracy, breach of trust and fraudulent misrepresentation.  "A good advocate. He has an easy manner in court and presents well." "Very intelligent and extremely diligent." (Chambers UK, 2019, Civil: Fraud)

"Very intelligent, and able to assimilate complicated facts and portray them simply to a client - he can cut through volumes of documents." "He has an easy manner in court, and he presents well." (Chambers UK, 2019, Commercial Litigation)

"Has an unbelievable amount of energy and no perceivable weaknesses." (Legal 500, 2018/19, Commercial Litigation)

"Has terrific energy and dynamism, he throws himself into a case and is extremely responsive." (Legal 500, 2018/19, Banking & Finance)

“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 capacity 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)