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James Ramsden

James Ramsden has an expansive international practice in commercial dispute resolution, regulatory, disciplinary, media, sports and public law serving a diverse clientele of City, corporate, public authority and regulatory clients.


James has been consistently ranked as a leader in Commercial Dispute Resolution by Chambers UK, described as:
"Very charming and technically strong. He tells it like it is." "He's very good with clients and very commercially focused." Chambers UK (2015) 
"James provides clear, commercially astute advice and clients appreciate his supportive and straightforward approach." Chambers UK (2014)
"an absolute star"… "with a smooth and confident approach"… "and commercially focused advice"  Chambers UK (2013)
" He provides advice that is not just legally sound but also commercially sensitive, which is what you need as a client." Chambers UK (2012)
"A highly regarded advocate whose smooth style masks a steely determination to win" Chambers UK (2011)
A superb tactician” Chambers UK (2010)
"clever and tactical approach to litigation" Chambers UK (2009)
"(He) dazzles in trial. From day one he focuses on how to sell the case to the judge. His penetrating performance in cross examination is matched by an extremely good bedside manner with clients" Chambers UK (2008)

James is recommended as a leader by the legal 500  in Commercial Litigation: "A wonderful trial advocate, whose written work is beautifully structured" (2014)

Legal 500 [2013] reccomended James in Administrative & Public Law: "sound and independent judgments" (2010) and "pragmatic and solution-orientated advice" (2011);

And in Entertainment/Media and Sports Law: “gains the trust and respect of clients” (2009)
Personable and persuasive” and “readily gets judges on side” (2010)
"handles various sports cases and has particular expertise in show jumping" (2011)

He is also ranked by Legal Experts, 2012 as a leading expert in Administrative & Public Law (inc Judicial Review)



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