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Damian  James

Damian James

Partner

  • astute, calm and authoritative tactician
    Legal 500
  • a talented advocate with a measured approach
    Chambers and Partners
  • An absolute delight to work with: he is receptive, clear, and relaxed and confident in court
    Legal 500
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of the most complex cases. He is extremely hard-working and knowledgeable, and delivers prompt, concise advice
    Legal 500
  • Without a doubt my best asset
    Legal 500
  • Very bright and a pleasure to work with
    Legal 500
  • Bright, patient and strategically superb
    Legal 500
  • Knows when to be tough and when to be easy on the other side
    Chambers & Partners
  • Very calm
    Chambers & Partners
  • He's a good lawyer, well-liked by clients. He's done some big-ticket trust litigation
    Chambers High Net Worth Guide
  • People will go to him because they know he will cover all the sensible points and show that he's thought through all the issues
    Chambers High Net Worth Guide
  • Particularly good at strategising, considering options and advising accordingly
    Legal 500
  • Very impressive
    Chambers & Partners
  • A talented advocate with a measured approach
    Chambers & Partners

Damian heads up the dispute resolution team in Jersey and has been a partner since 2003.  He is an experienced litigator who specialises in contentious and semi-contentious trust work and heavyweight commercial litigation.

Damian is a member of the Fraud Network and is highly ranked in both the main legal directories. He is listed as a prominent figure in the contentious trust section of the Citywealth leading lawyers list.

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Fleur  Pallot

Fleur Pallot

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Deals & Cases

Unwinding tax consequences

In the matter of the J Settlement [2019] JRC111, the case dealt with an application for a number of trustee resolutions to be declared voidable on gro...

News

Sensitive trusts

The matter of the Banayou Trust [2019] JRC 078 The Royal Court has taken a pragmatic approach in blessing a trustee's decision to distribute the asse...

Insight

Winding up the Z III Trust

RE Z III Trust [2019] JRC 069 The Royal Court of Jersey has determined that the preferred course to follow when winding up an insolvent trust is for ...

Insight

RTC and Jersey law on mistake

The requirement to correct (RTC) notification deadline has now come and gone, and with it has surfaced some unexpected tax liabilities for trustees, s...

Deals & Cases

Unwinding tax consequences

In the matter of the J Settlement [2019] JRC111, the case dealt with an application for a number of trustee resolutions to be declared voidable on gro...

Deals & Cases

The Latest twist in the Z

The Royal Court of Jersey refuses a former trustee's claim for the legal costs it incurred in making applications regarding an insolvent trust. The Z...

News

Investec v Glenalla

The Judicial Board of the Privy Council released its important judgment in Investec Trust (Guernsey) Ltd & Anr. v Glenalla Properties Ltd. & Ors [2018...

Deals & Cases

The Jack Walker Settlement

Collas Crill was the lead firm in massive proceedings defending negligence claims against the former trustees of a Jersey settlement. The case is prob...