James Weale


Year of Call: 2007

He is super bright, hard-working and responsive. He’s bursting with great ideas and energy. He is a superb draftsman and a strong oral advocate. He is also a real team player and a pleasure to deal with.” “His written work is just absolutely excellent and he is very, very sensible in his approach.

 

Chambers & Partners
Portrait of James Weale

Practice Overview

James has a very busy commercial chancery practice with a focus on domestic and international commercial and trusts disputes. He has been recognised as a leading practitioner in those fields in Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Chambers Global, Chambers High Net Worth, and Who’s Who Legal where he is described as a “brilliant lawyer” and a “Superstar”.

He regularly appears (both as sole and junior counsel) in the English High Court and has appeared several times in the Court of Appeal. He also has considerable experience in overseas jurisdictions (including as sole counsel) including Bermuda, the DIFC, the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar and Panama.

News & Events

  • News

    Shortlisted: Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2024

    We are thrilled to announce that both Serle Court and our Barristers have been shortlisted for ten awards at the... Read More

    News

    Serle Court grows Middle East team with new DIFC registration

    Serle Court has increased its Middle East practice team with the recent addition of Max Marenbon.  Since becoming... Read More

  • Events

    DIFC Courts, Law and Practice Webinar 3: Jurisdiction

    Location: Online
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    Serle Court Client Party 2024

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  • Ticks all of the boxes - he is technically excellent, strategically aware and very commercial. On top of this he is very easy to deal with and down to earth.

    The Legal 500
  • “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
  • “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

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

Awards

Chambers and Partners UK Bar Awards

Chancery Junior of the Year

News & Events

  • News

    Shortlisted: Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2024

    We are thrilled to announce that both Serle Court and our Barristers have been shortlisted for ten awards at the... Read More

    News

    Serle Court grows Middle East team with new DIFC registration

    Serle Court has increased its Middle East practice team with the recent addition of Max Marenbon.  Since becoming... Read More

  • Events

    DIFC Courts, Law and Practice Webinar 3: Jurisdiction

    Location: Online Read More

    Events Hub

    Serle Court Client Party 2024

    Location: Read More