James Lancaster


James Lancaster is a Managing Associate in the commercial litigation practice of the London office of Trowers & Hamlins.

James is an experienced litigator who specialises complex and business-critical commercial disputes. He represents clients in complex multi-party and multi-jurisdictional litigation, as well as in arbitration and mediation. He is experienced in managing cases from pre-action through to trial and enforcement. The claims include contractual claims, shareholder and partnership disputes, warranty, earn-out and other corporate claims, banking litigation, aviation disputes, commercial fraud, High Court employment, disputes in the manufacturing, engineering and TMT sectors, professional negligence claims and trusts litigation. Much of his work has an international dimension.

James has particular expertise in High Court matters arising out of employment and service contracts and has considerable experience in obtaining injunctive relief in relation to breaches of confidence and breaches of restrictive covenants. 
 
He teaches a class on international arbitration at City University, London.

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Application of commercial pressure did not amount to duress (Al-Subaihi v Al-Sanea)

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Court opts to enforce notice requirements over an over an estoppel defence (Almacantar v Railway Pension Exempt Unit Trust)

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CPR PD57AC does not affect existing rules on admissibility of evidence (Mad Atelier International v Manes)

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Post-Brexit Disputes: Where are we and what does it mean for your organisation?

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