Jamie was called to the Bar in 2013 after graduating first in his year from Oxford University. He is building a busy practice in Employment, Commercial, Sports, and Public Law. He also brings experience of EU and Regulatory matters.
Jamie is regularly instructed to act in the High Court, County Court, and in various employment and sporting tribunals. He frequently appears against barristers many years his senior.
His recent and current work includes:
Jamie was awarded Gray’s Inn’s top awards in his GDL and BPTC years, as well as the Arden Scholarship in his pupillage year ("for students of exceptional merit…a mark of great honour”), together with the James Hunt Advocacy Prize for the best performance in the Inn’s advocacy programme.
Before coming to the Bar, Jamie worked in politics – including for Tony Blair (2008) and the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy (2009), who commended Jamie’s "outstanding work” in the Congressional Record. He was also an experienced advocate: in 2006 he was ranked the #1 schools-level debater in the world.
Jamie is happy to take pro bono instructions where appropriate.
Jamie has an unusual level of High Court experience for a barrister of his call, and is often instructed to appear against barristers many years his senior.
Recent and current work includes:
Jamie also advises and represents clients across all aspects of statutory employment law, including whistleblowing, discrimination,harassment, victimisation, redundancy,TUPE, and questions of jurisdiction. Recent highlights have included:
Jamie is the co-author of the "Remedies & Negotiations” chapter in Termination of Employment (Butterworths, 2015: 51). He regularly speaks to law firms about trends and tactics in employment matters – most recently Team Moves.
Jamie has a thriving commercial practice, and appears regularly in the High Court and County Courts. As sole counsel, his clients have included Uber, BT, a Brazilian Premiership footballer, and a well-known US Law Firm. He also brings experience of international commercial arbitration, and disputes in the financial services, mining and natural resources, entertainment and media, retail, and hospitality sectors.
Jamie is often instructed in cases of significant legal complexity, and those which require precise and forceful written and oral advocacy. His recent work includes:
Jamie is joint Deputy Head of the Littleton Sports Group.
Most recently, in UK Anti-Doping v DuffyJamie acted as sole counsel for the respondent rugby league player in UK Anti-Doping proceedings, successfully arguing for a reduction in his period of ineligibility from 4 years to 15 months.
In the past he has advised a leading football agent, and as a pupil he was involved in:
Jamie currently acts for the claimants (led by Brian Kennelly QC) in a judicial review of the DPP’s decision not to prosecute a neo-Nazi for crimes contrary to the Public Order Act 1986.
As a pupil Jamie assisted in various complex and high profile public law matters. He was Assistant Editor for the First Supplement to De Smith’s Judicial Review (7th Edition, 2013; First Supplement 2014).
Jamie is particularly interested in cases with a human rights aspect. Highlights during pupillage included:
Jamie has received extensive training in EU and competition law, assisting in:
Before becoming a lawyer, Jamie’s background was in politics. He worked for Ed Miliband (2010), Tony Blair (2008), and the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy (2009), who commended Jamie’s "outstanding work” in the Congressional Record (24/7/2009). He also briefly worked for Lord Saville during the Bloody Sunday Inquiry, and worked on the London Citizens Living Wage campaign in London Hospitals.
Jamie is passionate about access to justice. He is a trustee of the Islington Law Centre and an Executive member of the Society of Labour Lawyers. He frequently acts pro bono.
Outside law, Jamie’s interests include boxing, golf, football, and Middle East politics. In 2011, he spent three months learning Kung Fu in a Shaolin Temple in the Kunyu Mountains of China’s Shandong province, an experience from which he is still recovering.
Languages: basic French and very basic Hebrew.