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Jamie Susskind

Jamie Susskind

Call: 2013

Barrister

"Undoubtedly a star of the future"

Chambers & Partners

Jamie Susskind

"Undoubtedly a star of the future"

Chambers & Partners

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Jamie is a Commercial and Employment specialist, recognized as a “rising star” of the Bar.

Chambers and Partners describes Jamie as “undoubtedly a star of the future”, “very energetic, extremely intelligent and responsive” and “very bright and hard-working” with “an excellent mind”. Clients note his “very punchy writing style”, and “notable expertise” in whistleblowing, harassment, and TUPE matters. He is “[i]ncreasingly recognised for his work acting in complex and high-profile litigation” in the High Court and Tribunals.

In the Legal 500, Jamie is described as a “rising star”: “Charming, articulate, will get stuck into anything, and is very good indeed with clients. He has remarkable breadth of experience for one so junior.”

Jamie is regularly instructed to appear against barristers many years his senior. His current and recent work includes:

  • Alesco Risk Management Services Limited & ors v Bishopsgate Insurance Brokers Limited & Ors [2019] EWHC 2839 (QB) (led by David Craig QC and Amy Rogers) – in this insurance industry “team move” litigation involving allegations of dishonesty and conspiracy to injure, Jamie acted successfully for the Corporate Defendants.
  • Gruber & ors v American International Group & Ors [2020] EWCA Civ 31; [2018] EWHC 3030 (led by Daniel Oudkerk QC and Amy Rogers) – Jamie acted for the Claimants in litigation arising from the US Government bailout of AIG during the financial crisis of 2008.
  • Mele v Angela Mortimer Plc & Ors – Jamie acted as sole counsel for the successful Claimant, a senior director dismissed after 25 years, in multi-week whistleblowing and discrimination litigation.
  • JLT Specialty Ltd & Ors v Gordon & Ors (led by Gavin Mansfield QC) – Jamie is instructed by the First Defendant in high-value “team move” litigation.
  • Willis v JLT and others (led by Gavin Mansfield QC and Amy Rogers) – Jamie acted for the Claimants in high-value “team move” litigation.
  • Mathur v Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft and others (led by Mohinderpal Sethi) – Jamie acted for the Claimant in a multimillion pound whistleblowing, discrimination, equal pay, and unfair dismissal claim arising out of the LIBOR scandal.
  • R (Campaign Against Antisemitism) v Director of Public Prosecutions (led by Brian Kennelly QC) – Jamie acted for the Claimants in a judicial review of the DPP’s decision not to prosecute a neo-Nazi. The DPP quashed her own decision. This case received national coverage from (among other outlets) The Guardian, The Independent, BuzzFeed, and the BBC.

Jamie is recognised as an expert in legal issues relating to digital technology, on which he lectures around the world. He has held fellowships at Harvard and Cambridge Universities and is the author of Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech (Oxford University Press, 2018), which received the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize for 2019. Future Politics has been described as “a formidable achievement” (Guardian), and “superb and necessary” (Observer). Jamie’s work was cited extrajudicially by Lord Sales in   his BAILII lecture, Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law.

For Jamie’s writing and speaking, please visit www.jamiesusskind.com.

Jamie is happy to take pro bono instructions where appropriate.

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