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James Farrell


James is a commercial litigator in dispute resolution and partner in our London office.



James’ experience includes advising:

  • a major international IT supplier on a substantial sub-contractor dispute under an IT systems development and outsourcing agreement
  • a major UK energy provider on a dispute relating to a North Sea joint operating agreement
  • a major Asian technology supplier on a dispute under a managed services and systems integration agreement
  • a major public company on a substantial breach of warranty claim relating to a joint venture in a manufacturing business  


James is a solicitor advocate and has been helping clients for over 20 years'  with commercial disputes in the High Court and Appellate Courts, as well as arbitrations, mediations, completion accounts disputes and expert determinations.  James works with clients in oil and gas, electricity, IT, media, and financial services industries on dispute resolution.

Chambers UK 2015 described James as an "absolute star" and listed him as a Leading Individual in the information technology sector. Legal 500 UK 2014 cites James as a recommended litigator for commercial litigation.  
James lectures on a number of legal topics and a co-author of Kendall on Expert Determination (5th Edition).