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

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

    Chambers UK Bar 2021 Rankings - “They are excellent without exception”

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked in 11 practice areas in this year's Chambers UK... Read More

    News

    Cobussen Principal Holdings Limited v (1) Ghouse Akbar (2) Legacy Holdings Limited Judgment

    Judgment was handed down today by Mr Justice Edis in Cobussen Principal Investment Holdings Ltd v Ghouse Akbar and ors [2020]... Read More

  • Events

    Serle Court completes 5 live webinar sessions on DIFC Courts Law and Practice

    Location: Live Webinars Read More

    Events

    DIFC Courts Practice Webinar Series

    Location: Live Webinar via StarLeaf 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
  • “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

News & Events

  • News

    Chambers UK Bar 2021 Rankings - “They are excellent without exception”

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked in 11 practice areas in this year's Chambers UK... Read More

    News

    Cobussen Principal Holdings Limited v (1) Ghouse Akbar (2) Legacy Holdings Limited Judgment

    Judgment was handed down today by Mr Justice Edis in Cobussen Principal Investment Holdings Ltd v Ghouse Akbar and ors [2020]... Read More

  • Events

    Serle Court completes 5 live webinar sessions on DIFC Courts Law and Practice

    Location: Live Webinars Read More

    Events

    DIFC Courts Practice Webinar Series

    Location: Live Webinar via StarLeaf Read More