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James Behrens

Areas of Expertise

  • Company
  • Insolvency
  • Partnership
  • Property
  • Trusts and Estates
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Year of Call: 1979 jbehrens@serlecourt.co.uk

Overview

James Behrens' practice focuses on mediation and arbitration.  His mediator and arbitrator profiles can be find by following these links :

Mediation
Arbitration

Areas of Expertise and Cases






Other areas of expertise

Statek Corportation v Alford [2008] BCC 266: Fraudulent breach of trust, limitation.

Coekin v Bishop of Southwark (2007) 9 Ecc LJ 145: Revocation of clergyman's licence.

Philips v Symes [2004] EWHC 1887 (Ch): Mental capacity, role of experts.

Comet Group plc v Unika Computer SA [2004] I.L.Pr. 1: Provisional measures under article 24 of the EC Judgments Regulation. 

Calvert v Gardiner (2003) 7 Ecc LJ 99: Nuisance, church bells, duties of bishops. 

Alipour v UOC Corp [2002] 2 BCLC 770: Estoppel by share certificate.

Johnson v EBS Trustees [2002] Lloyd's Rep. P.N. 309: Solicitors, conflict of interest. 

Collings v Lee [2001] 2 All ER 332: Land law and constructuive trusts.

Hanbury v Hanbury [1999] 2 FLR 255: Administration of estates, family provision.

TSB Bank plc v Marshall [1998] 3 EGLR 100: Land law and trusts. 

Quinlan v Essex Hinge Co. Ltd. [1997] BCC 53: Minority shareholder protection. 

All Quotes

"Going places"

"Definitely a rising star"

Chambers & Partners

Recommendations

Chambers & Partners 

James Behrens

James Behrens

Year of Call: 1979
Email: jbehrens@serlecourt.co.uk

Overview

James Behrens' practice focuses on mediation and arbitration.  His mediator and arbitrator profiles can be find by following these links :

Mediation
Arbitration

Areas of expertise

  • Company
  • Insolvency
  • Partnership
  • Property
  • Trusts and Estates

Recommendations

Chambers & Partners 

Quotes

"Going places"

"Definitely a rising star"

Chambers & Partners

Cases of note

Statek Corportation v Alford [2008] BCC 266: Fraudulent breach of trust, limitation.

Coekin v Bishop of Southwark (2007) 9 Ecc LJ 145: Revocation of clergyman's licence.

Philips v Symes [2004] EWHC 1887 (Ch): Mental capacity, role of experts.

Comet Group plc v Unika Computer SA [2004] I.L.Pr. 1: Provisional measures under article 24 of the EC Judgments Regulation. 

Calvert v Gardiner (2003) 7 Ecc LJ 99: Nuisance, church bells, duties of bishops. 

Alipour v UOC Corp [2002] 2 BCLC 770: Estoppel by share certificate.

Johnson v EBS Trustees [2002] Lloyd's Rep. P.N. 309: Solicitors, conflict of interest. 

Collings v Lee [2001] 2 All ER 332: Land law and constructuive trusts.

Hanbury v Hanbury [1999] 2 FLR 255: Administration of estates, family provision.

TSB Bank plc v Marshall [1998] 3 EGLR 100: Land law and trusts. 

Quinlan v Essex Hinge Co. Ltd. [1997] BCC 53: Minority shareholder protection. 

Qualifications

Trinity College, Cambridge: MA

Cardiff University: LLM, PhD

St Mellitus College, Durham: BA

Appointments

  • Deputy Chancery Master 2000 to date 
     
  • Recorder 2005 to date 
     
  • Chancellor of the Diocese of Leicester and Bristol 2002-2010
     
  • Chancellor of the Diocese of Bristol 2004-2009
     
  • Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese of Bath and Wells 2004-2010
     
  • Deputy Chancery Master 2000 to date 
     
  • Chartered Artbitrator 2001 and CEDR accredited Mediator 1998
     
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
     
  • Licensed Church of England lay minister

Memberships

  • The Chancery Bar Association 
     
  • The Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
     
  • The Association of Contentious Turst and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
     
  • The Ecclesiatical Law Society 
     
  • The Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland 
     
  • The Property Bar Association
     
  • The LCIA
     
  • Bar Council member (1992-1994)
     
  • Member of the working party for Information Technology and the Courts (ITAC) (1992-1999)
     
  • Council member Society for Computers and Law (1992-2000)
     
  • Trustee of Mediation UK (2000-2003) 
     
  • Council member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2003-2005) 
     
  • Licensed lay minister in the London diocese 2016
     

James Behrens is also an associate tenant in Zenith Chambers, 10 Park Square, Leeds.

 

Publications

Practical Church Management (Gracewing, 1998, 2005 and 2014). The book is available from www.gracewing.co.uk or www.chbookshop.co.uk and costs £20.

Atkin's Court Forms volume 18(1) - ecclesastical law (LexisNexis 2004 and 2008)

Encyclopedia of E-Commerce Law (Sweet & Maxwell, 2003), a contributor

Church Disputes Mediation (Gracewing, 2003)

Case Preparation (Blackstone Press, 1996, 1997, 2000 and 2002), a contributor

Researching the Legal Web (Butterworths, 1997 and 1999), a contributor

WordPerfect for the Legal Profession (1990)


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