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James Collins QC

Called 1995 | Silk 2012

Essex Court Chambers
24 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3EG
Tel +44 (0)20 7813 8000
DX 320 Chancery Lane

James Collins QC

James Collins has a broad-based commercial practice in line with Chambers profile. He specialises in Insurance and Reinsurance (including a substantial amount of Lloyd's litigation) and related fields such as brokers negligence; Conflict and Confidential Information; General Commercial Litigation including commercial fraud; general contract disputes including agency (in particular in shipping and insurance contexts) Sale of Goods, shipbuilding and management, franchise disputes, oil & gas; Arbitration law and practice including ICC arbitrations and Shipping and Carriage by Road, including charter parties, bills of lading, shipbuilding, management disputes and CMR.

Areas of expertise

  • Arbitration
  • Commercial fraud & asset recovery
  • Commodity disputes
  • Conflict of laws
  • Injunctions & arrests
  • Insurance & reinsurance
  • International trade & transport
  • Shipping

"A very high-quality advocate."
Commercial dispute resolution
‘Able to see through the complexities of law and evidence, and map a course to the objective’
International arbitration
The "clever and commercial" James Collins QC, an "excellent all-rounder for a variety of commercial matters." The market sees him as being both "a great advocate and a great tactician."