• James Tee is knowledgeable, capable, commercial, and a great individual to work with.
    Legal 500 2019
  • The service received from James has always been excellent. He is a pleasure to work with.
    Client feedback

James is Of Counsel in the Dispute Resolution department with a broad range of litigation experience, including a growing practice as a Court advocate.

His experience and expertise encompasses a wide range of areas including insolvency proceedings, contractual disputes, shareholder and investor actions, cross-border litigation and freezing orders.

"I enjoy taking a pragmatic approach to helping clients achieve their aims."

In addition, James has significant experience representing eGambling operators in both contentious and non-contentious regulatory and commercial matters. He has appeared on numerous gaming matters before the Courts and has advised companies in respect of licensing issues and investigations by regulators. Further, James has an interest in shareholder disputes specifically unfair prejudice claims. He has written and spoken on Court process and civil procedure in Guernsey.

James joined the firm in 2006 as a Paralegal. Having passed the Bar Vocational Course in 2009, he was called to the Bar of England and Wales. He is a member of the Inner Temple. James was called to the Guernsey Bar in 2010. He is a Notary Public and Secretary of the Association of Guernsey Notaries Public.  James is also a member of R3, Asset Recovery Next Gen Association and ARIES. 

My services
Contentious Risk & Regulatory
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In regulatory disputes there are often fine lines between the usual wrangling with the regulator and something more serious – by matching our mix of experienced contentious and non-contentious lawyers to the particular problem at hand, better and more efficient outcomes are obtained. As Risk and Regulatory experts, our Dispute Resolution team frequently act on contentious matters, able to leverage their experience to help clients achieve the highest regulatory standards and avoid common pitfalls.

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Dispute Resolution
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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.

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Fraud, Asset Tracing & Freezing Injunctions
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At Collas Crill, we're used to working as part of a multi-jurisdictional team, capable of reacting and responding quickly to urgent requests for assistance with locating and freezing assets. As sophisticated defendants become more adept at dissipating assets, we've been involved in cases that created new law in the Channel Islands in relation to a party's ability to trace assets and recover their losses. With their ability to deal with complex issues the team deliver clear, commercial advice on the availability and likely success of recovery methods.

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Insolvency & Restructuring
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For financially distressed companies in need of restructuring and reorganisation, or for those where the opportunity to do so has passed or failed, Collas Crill's insolvency and restructuring team work to achieve the most beneficial outcome in these difficult situations. At whatever stage, our early involvement will assist in identifying on-going risks. looking for opportunities and managing deteriorating relationships with creditor, financiers, investors or other interested parties. The team brings a wealth of experience from a range of backgrounds to give quick, accurate, commercial advice, primarily across the financial services sector.

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My news and insights
Deal 5 Jun 2020

Implications for directors' duties

Kenneth Davies v (1) Stephen Ford (2) Richard Monks (3) Greenbox Recycling Kent Ltd [2020] EWHC 686 (Ch) A High Court decision has, among other findings, provided clarity...

Insight 9 Apr 2020

Government support

This guidance is current up to 08 April 2020 The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has rapidly changed the business landscape, with increasing restrictive measures on...

Insight 7 Apr 2020

Wrongful trading in Guernsey

The UK Government has announced new insolvency measures, intended to temporarily suspend wrongful trading provisions, in order to protect companies from being put into an...

News 31 Jan 2020

2020 promotions

Collas Crill has officially announced the results of its annual promotions round for 2020. The group has made a number of promotions across jurisdictions, including both...

Insight 16 Jan 2020

Insolvency overhaul arrives

On 15 January 2020 the States of Guernsey approved the long-awaited final version of the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (Insolvency) (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 (the...

News 22 Nov 2019

Draft insolvency legislation

The awaited changes to Guernsey's insolvency regime will hopefully be submitted to the Greffe soon, to be laid before the States early next year, say Law Officers. Drafts...

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