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James Egan

James has a busy and successful traditional and commercial chancery, property and private client practice. Both in and out of Court, he is often commended for his attention to detail, focused legal analysis, and his persuasive written and oral advocacy. He takes a calm and considered view to all cases, combining his legal knowledge with practical, commercial advice.

Whilst James is regularly instructed in cases of all sizes and complexity, his expertise has led him to be instructed by a number of leading firms often in high value and/or complex reported cases including Re A Company [2022] EWHC 943 (Ch); Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind (also known as Sightsavers International, registered charity number 207544) v John Wayland Beasant (in his personal capacity and as Personal Representative of the estate of Audrey Thelma Arkell deceased) & Ors [2021] EWHC 351 (Ch); and Harbour Fund III LP v Kazakhstan Kagazy PLC & Ors [2021] EWHC 1128.

James is also frequently instructed in cases brought by or against children and/or protected parties, and he is very familiar with acting on behalf of, or litigating against, ‘litigation friends’ for children and protected parties whether in civil and/or insolvency proceedings. James is adept at adapting his approach sensitively to ensure the best and most appropriate handling of such cases.

James has a busy and successful traditional and commercial chancery, property and private client practice. Both in and out of Court, he is often commended for his attention to detail, focused legal analysis, and his persuasive written and oral advocacy. He takes a calm and considered view to all cases, combining his legal knowledge with practical, commercial advice.

Whilst James is regularly instructed in cases of all sizes and complexity, his expertise has led him to be instructed by a number of leading firms often in high value and/or complex reported cases including Re A Company [2022] EWHC 943 (Ch); Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind (also known as Sightsavers International, registered charity number 207544) v John Wayland Beasant (in his personal capacity and as Personal Representative of the estate of Audrey Thelma Arkell deceased) & Ors [2021] EWHC 351 (Ch); and Harbour Fund III LP v Kazakhstan Kagazy PLC & Ors [2021] EWHC 1128.

James is also frequently instructed in cases brought by or against children and/or protected parties, and he is very familiar with acting on behalf of, or litigating against, ‘litigation friends’ for children and protected parties whether in civil and/or insolvency proceedings. James is adept at adapting his approach sensitively to ensure the best and most appropriate handling of such cases.

Qualifications


  • MA, Downing College, University of Cambridge (2018)
  • Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding), BPP University (2015)
  • BA Law (Double First Class), Downing College, University of Cambridge (2014)

Associations & Memberships


  • Contentious Trusts Association (‘ConTrA’)

For more information and advice

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Email: clerks@tenoldsquare.com

Pricing Policy

Unless otherwise agreed my Clerk will calculate my fees based on my current hourly rate. My rates are reviewed annually and details can be obtained from my Clerk. Once a rate is set for any particular case the hourly rate will only ever be adjusted with express agreement between my Clerks and those instructing me. All fees are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate where applicable.

Awards


James has been awarded several academic prizes for academic performance including:

  • Hubert Greenland Pupillage Award, 2015 – Lincoln’s Inn
  • Buchanan Prize, 2015 – Lincoln’s Inn
  • Graduating Scholar, 2014 – Downing College, University of Cambridge
  • Senior Harris Scholarship, 2014 – Downing College, University of Cambridge
  • Platt Prize for Especial Distinction in University & College Examinations, 2014 – Downing College, University of Cambridge
  • Clifford Chance CJ Hampson Prize 20 June 2014
  • Lord Denning Scholarship, 2014 – Lincoln’s Inn
  • Excellence Award, 2014 – BPP Law School
  • James William Squire Scholarship, 2013 – Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge
  • Hardwicke Entrance Award, 2013 – Lincoln’s Inn
  • Harris Scholarship, 2013 – Downing College, University of Cambridge
  • Seton-Cavendish Award – Downing College, University of Cambridge

James Egan is a self-employed, independent barrister whose practice is regulated by the Bar Standards Board [Bar Ref 66449] and governed by the Conduct Rules of the Bar of England and Wales. He is fully insured with the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund [BMIF Ref 2360/078] to provide legal services, please refer to the BMIF website for full details of the cover provided. He is registered for VAT under the reference 256487860.

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