James is an experienced litigator who regularly advises clients on cross border disputes. He offers clients pragmatic and commercial advice, whilst helping them to effectively manage risk and achieve the best possible outcome.
James acts for a wide variety of professional clients including insurers, insurance brokers, construction professionals, lawyers, accountants, financial advisers and higher education institutions He has expertise in advising on construction disputes including defending negligence and breach of contract claims against architects, surveyors and engineers. He regularly acts in high profile and complex claims and regulatory complaints where reputational issues are at stake. James has advised on disputes arising out of large public infrastructure projects; commercial contract negotiations; residential and commercial property transactions; and financial advice. He is a keen advocate of alternative dispute resolution and regularly advises on insurance indemnity and coverage issues.
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Clients appreciate James’s ability to critically analyse a dispute and offer efficient, collegiate and practical solutions.
- Qualified in Scotland and England & Wales.
- Draws on previous experience as a legal costs draftsman to help clients balance the commercial risks of litigation.
- Regularly contributes articles to industry publications including The Law Society Journal.
"Edward Grundy and James Jerman are both easy to work with, knowledgeable and proactive."Legal 500 UK 2024