Robert James

Associate Solicitor

Robert specialises in dispute resolution and is a key member of our top-tier ranked and nationally recognised Agriculture team. 

Robert has a broad practice, with particular emphasis on business ownership disputes, commercial disputes, inheritance and trust disputes, disputes concerning the ownership and occupation of land, and wider regulatory issues.

A sample of Robert’s recent work and key experiences includes:

  • Advising a GLA-regulated agribusiness in respect of claims brought by former workers for multi-million pound damages for breach of contract, negligence, harassment and breach of the Human Rights Act.

  • An inheritance dispute where a multi-million pound Farm has been transferred to certain members of the family in breach of an earlier promise to other members of the family.

  • Advising a high-net individual in connection with claims concerning ownership of land and breach of trusts claims, which involved complex issues of misrepresentation, capacity and undue influence.

  • Advising on a high-value professional negligence claim against former solicitors and surveyors respectively in connection with the negotiations of an Option Agreement and the subsequent undervaluation.

  • Advising in respect of the existence and terms of a multi-million pound farm partnership and its subsequent dissolution and accounting.

  • Advising a well-known agribusiness in respect of defamation and reputational management issues, injunctive relief and subsequent high-value contractual disputes arising from a Channel 4 News investigation.

  • Advising the executors in connection with claims brought by the residuary beneficiaries concerning the administration of a high-value estate;

Clients have described Robert as “truly professional”, “very able” and “consistently attentive and supportive”.


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Robert James
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