James Stuart

Head of Commercial

James Stuart is an English barrister, specialising in commercial dispute resolution and litigation.  He is currently the Head of the Commercial Litigation Team at Lamb Chambers, Temple, London.   His practice now focuses upon shareholder disputes, company and insolvency, partnerships, franchises, employment, insurance, guarantees, banking and supply of goods and services.  James represents individual and corporate Claimants and Defendants, and has built up considerable experience in recent years in conducting more protracted cases, often with an international element.  He regularly deals with applications for Freezing Orders and other injunctions in restrictive covenant, confidentiality and similar disputes.

Recently for example, in JSC BM Bank -v- Kekhman 2018 EWHC 791 (Comm) James represented the Defendant in a 5 week Commercial Court trial involving a £200m+ claim by Bank of Moscow, including issues of commercial fraud and Russian law.

James is a member of COMBAR, Employment Law Bar Association, Employment Lawyers Association, and TECBAR.

Further information


  • MA (Law) Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge


  • COMBAR, Employment Law Bar Association, Employment Lawyers Association, TECBAR, Bar Golfing Society

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*This barrister is authorised to practice in England & Wales. Click here to search on the Bar Standards Board Barristers’ Register.

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