James Weale


Year of Call: 2007

James has no fear and pushes things as far as he can. You can give him a difficult case and he will go in with his tin hat on.” “Very convincing in court, he has impressive advocacy skills for someone of his year of call and his drafting is terrific. It’s not boring drafting; it gets to the hearts and minds of a tribunal.”

Chambers & Partners 2019

Practice Overview

James has a very busy practice and is regularly instructed in matters involving general commercial and contractual disputes, professional negligence, trusts and equity matters, wills and probate, inheritance act claims, insolvency, property and cross-border disputes. He frequently appears in the English High Court and has appeared several times in the English Court of Appeal as well as Courts in overseas jurisdictions.

News & Events

  • News

    High Court judgement handed down in Scarle v Scarle

    The High Court gave judgment today in an extraordinary case which required a judge to determine the order in which... Read More

    News

    Judgment in Sofer v SwissIndependent Trustees [2019] EWHC 2071 (Ch)

    Judgment was handed down today by the High Court in Sofer v SwissIndependent Trustees [2019] EWHC 2071 (Ch), striking out the claim... Read More

  • Events

    1975 Act Breakfast Seminar

    Location: 6 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, WC2A 3QS Read More

    Events

    ACTAPS Contentious Trusts and Probate Seminar

    Location: Cripps Pemberton Greenish, Number 22 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8AS Read More

  • Going from strength to strength, he is incredibly industrious and very clever.” “Very user-friendly and on top of the details. He steers clients in a very efficient and effective way.

    Chambers & Partners, 2019
  • “A real star of the future”. “He is very user-friendly and on top of the details” and “he has the ability to assimilate the facts and fashion a strong strategy going forward. “He is very impressive.” and “he is incredibly industrious, very clever and he will go far.”

    Chambers & Partners HNW, 2018
  • “The client has a huge amount of trust in his judgement, which is hugely deserved.” “Both understanding and sympathetic,” he’s “a hard worker, who can think outside the box and always gets the best result for the client.”:

    Chambers & Partners, 2018

Education & Qualifications

LL.B (Hons) (1st Class) - University of Bristol (highest overall marks in second and final years)

BCL - University of Oxford
(Lincoln College)

BVC - BPP Law School (Outstanding)

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association

COMBAR

Association of Partnership Practitioners

2018: Registered as an Advocate before DIFC Courts

VAT Number

940269327

News & Events

  • News

    High Court judgement handed down in Scarle v Scarle

    The High Court gave judgment today in an extraordinary case which required a judge to determine the order in which... Read More

    News

    Judgment in Sofer v SwissIndependent Trustees [2019] EWHC 2071 (Ch)

    Judgment was handed down today by the High Court in Sofer v SwissIndependent Trustees [2019] EWHC 2071 (Ch), striking out the claim... Read More

  • Events

    1975 Act Breakfast Seminar

    Location: 6 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, WC2A 3QS Read More

    Events

    ACTAPS Contentious Trusts and Probate Seminar

    Location: Cripps Pemberton Greenish, Number 22 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8AS Read More