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Robert James - 																					Associate Solicitor

Robert James
Associate Solicitor

The Paragon
Counterslip
Bristol BS1 6BX

Associate Solicitor - disputes

Robert specialises in dispute resolution and is a key member of our top-tier ranked and nationally-recognised agriculture team. His work centres on property, commercial and business-ownership disputes, alongside his expertise in inheritance claims. He also deals with professional negligence claims associated with these areas. As part of his practice, Robert has particular expertise in advising on niche areas of gangmaster related litigation and to public rights of way, respectively.

Robert also has significant regulatory experience in a multitude of sectors, including transport, environmental and food law.

Robert is recommended by the Legal 500 legal directory who described him as ‘thorough, hardworking and with a clear appreciation of the important points’, whilst whose instructing him have commented that he is ‘truly professional’, ‘very able’ and ‘consistently attentive and supportive’.

Key experience

A sample of Robert’s recent work and relevant experience includes:

  • Acting for the successful claimant in Gee v Gee [2018], a £8.5m proprietary estoppel claim in connection with a 650 acre farm near Oxford.
  • Acting for an outgoing partner in respect of a £6m family farming partnership dispute concerning the extent of partnership property, retirement provisions and its associated accounting.
  • Acting for a client in connection with claims concerning ownership of land and breach of trust claims which involved complex issues of capacity, undue influence and lifetime gifts.
  • Advising a large agribusiness in relation to £8m contractual dispute involving misrepresentation and breach of warranty claims.
  • Advising in relation to landmark and multi-million pound civil proceedings brought by alleged victims of modern slavery which includes aspects of breaches of agricultural wages legislation, gangmasters legislation, contract, personal injury, harassment and breach of human rights.
  • Acting for clients in bringing landmark proceedings against a local authority for malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office following a wrongful prosecution for breach of environmental regulations.
  • Acting for a client in a £3m professional negligence claim against their former solicitors and QC.
  • Advising a leading food supplier in connection with defamation, injunctive relief and advising on associated reputational management issues following false media reports.

 

 

Memberships

  • Agricultural Law Association
  • Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (associate member)

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Clients have described Robert as ‘truly professional’, ‘very able’ and ‘consistently attentive and supportive’.

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