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

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 2022 - “the quintessential modern commercial chancery set”

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

    News

    Serle Court receives Tier 1 rankings in the Legal 500 2022 directory

    We are delighted to announce that Serle Court has received Tier 1 rankings in the following practice areas in the Legal 500... Read More

  • Events

    ThoughtLeaders4 Private Client - The Modern Trust: Contentious Trusts in a Changed Social Landscape

    Location: IoD Building, London Read More

    Events

    ThoughtLeaders4 Private Client Year in Review

    Location: Ironmongers Hall, London Read More

  • 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

News & Events

  • News

    Chambers UK Bar 2022 - “the quintessential modern commercial chancery set”

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

    News

    Serle Court receives Tier 1 rankings in the Legal 500 2022 directory

    We are delighted to announce that Serle Court has received Tier 1 rankings in the following practice areas in the Legal 500... Read More

  • Virtual Conference Session

    DIFC Court Practice: A Year On

    Location: Read More

    Events

    DIFC Courts Practice - A Year On

    Location: Via Zoom Read More