James Clark – Quillon Law

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James Clark

Managing Associate


T: +44 (0) 203 840 4377 M: +44 (0) 7712 347 649 E: James.Clark@quillonlaw.com

Managing Associate

James Clark is a litigator with experience in the civil and criminal legal spheres. He specialises in complex personal and business disputes.

Practice

James has a broad practice, which includes asset tracing, fraud, contentious insolvency, shareholder disputes and financial and corporate crime. He has experience in obtaining and resisting interim remedies such as worldwide freezing injunctions and asset disclosure orders.

Most of James’s cases involve an international element and he regularly works with lawyers in foreign jurisdictions. He has a particular interest in Latin America and, having lived and worked in Ecuador for a year, has a good working knowledge of Spanish.

Key Cases

London Capital & Finance Plc & Ors. v Thomson & Ors

[2020] EWHC 2490 (Ch)

James was lead-associate acting for two individual defendants to a complex fraud claim for circa £180m brought by the Joint Administrators of a large finance company. These proceedings included various applications for freezing and proprietary injunctions. Prior to the Joint Administrators issuing proceedings, he acted for the two individuals in relation to obtaining a court-sanctioned protocol for identifying and removing privileged documents from the Joint Administrators’ possession. James managed a large team of reviewers to identify those documents over which his clients would wish to assert privilege.

Gray v Hurley

[2019] EWHC 1636 (QB)

James acted for the claimant in relation to claims of resulting trusts, undue influence and unjust enrichment for the recovery of valuable assets (including real estate, shares in a foreign company and hyper-cars) located in four different jurisdictions. He was a key part of the team that defeated a High Court jurisdiction challenge and obtained a proprietary injunction over the assets in dispute.

R v H & Ors

(2019)

James acted for the former-CEO of an international publicly listed mining company in relation to a Serious Fraud Office investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption in West Africa.

Bacardi and Company Ltd v Whyms & Ors (Bahamas)

JCPC 2018/0053

James acted as Privy Council agent for the respondents to an application for permission to appeal a decision by the Bahamian courts; permission was refused. The underlying dispute concerned the misuse of confidential information.

R v O & Ors

(2017)

James acted for the beneficial owner of a West African oil company in relation to an investigation by the National Crime Agency into allegations of bribery and corruption.

Education

University of Kent, Canterbury

(Law LLB, first class with honours, 2012)

University of Law, London

(Legal Practice Course, distinction, 2015)

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales

(2017)


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