James’ practice has seen him instructed across the full range of Chambers’ commercial and chancery work. He has a wealth of advocacy experience and has been instructed to represent clients in the County Court (small claims, fast track, and multi-track) as well as on High Court matters (trials and in the applications’ list). James’s practice includes the following areas:
- Trusts, inheritance and probate matters
- Corporate and personal insolvency matters
- Corporate and commercial disputes
- Business rates disputes
- Partnership disputes
- Possession actions
- Property disputes (including trusts, proprietary estoppel, TOLATA 1996 and, between engaged couples, section 37 of the Matrimonial Proceedings & Property Act 1970)
James has also been instructed in a number of sensitive cases involving vulnerable parties with mental capacity issues. He is therefore familiar with the procedures set out in Part 21 of the Civil Procedure Rules and/or the Insolvency Rules 12.23-12.25.
James has also given seminars across the country on private client and property work and has been praised as “very impressive”.
James achieved a Double First-Class Honours in Law at Downing College, University of Cambridge, where he was awarded several scholarships for his performance in examinations.
Court of Protection
James also accepts instructions within the Court of Protection dealing with property and affairs. His recent experience includes:
- Applications to make a statutory will;
- A complex FDR hearing in the Court of Protection involving substantial assets and a number of company and trust structures;
- Advising beneficiaries and personal representatives in relation to the Code of Practice for LPA Attorneys when addressing inter vivos gifts and dispositions.
- 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’)
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.