Demonstrates a clear understanding of the most complex cases. He is extremely hard-working and knowledgeable, and delivers prompt, concise advice
Knows when to be tough and when to be easy on the other side
Huge amount of experience and knowledge
Particularly good at strategising, considering options and advising accordingly
He's a good lawyer, well-liked by clients. He's done some big-ticket trust litigation
astute, calm and authoritative tactician
He's one of the smartest people I have ever come across. He gets it first time and he's smart enough to tackle it
A talented advocate with a measured approach
An absolute delight to work with: he is receptive, clear, and relaxed and confident in court
Without a doubt my best asset
Damian James and Nuno Santos-Costa are standout partners
His advice is always concise and he gets straight to the heart of local law issues
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
Bright, patient and strategically superb
Very bright and a pleasure to work with
Damian James is always articulate and practical
A very good contentious lawyer. He is sensible and has a good common-sense approach to cases, as well as getting to grips with the law.
Consistently provides sage, no-nonsense advice and is unflappable under pressure. He is a highly experienced, persuasive and measured advocate and his manner with clients, colleagues and court alike is considerate and charming.
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 and he sits on the board of one of the worlds largest litigation funds. The company specialises in funding high profile, multi billion-pound, international group action claims.
Damian is named in Legal 500's Hall of Fame UK lawyers list which identifies exceptional legal talent at the pinnacle of their profession.
We represent trust corporations, HNWIs, individual trustees and beneficiaries, often dealing with novel points of law and creating new and innovative solutions to fit the needs of our clients. Given the international scope of settlors, investments and assets, we often co-ordinate advice from our multi-jurisdictional teams, meaning that our clients benefit from the knowledge and depth of experience of our people around the globe.
When your business is involved in any kind of legal dispute it's crucial to work with lawyers who are hands-on, cost-effective and flexible enough to respond quickly and intuitively to your unique situation and needs. We know that there are many different ways a dispute can be resolved and work closely with our clients to understand every aspect of their business, priorities and goals. This allows us to find the best way forward for our clients and to advise on the commercial implications of a dispute, ensuring the process remains as stress-free as possible. Our approach is practical, responsive and tailored to the client's interests. Our expertise and reputation means we're first choice for a range of clients, including banks, trust companies, high net worth individuals and top law firms.
As global legislation, regulation and taxation constantly change and become more complex, it has never been more important to make long-term plans to secure your future, the future of your family or your business. We cut through the legal jargon to provide clear, practical advice when you most need it and anticipate the challenges you are likely to face so that you can rest assured you and your family are in safe hands at every step of the way.
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