James Hannant

Year of call: 2013

James James

James is a member of both the commercial and insolvency teams having successfully completed pupillage under the supervision of Gerard McMeel and Stefan Ramel.


James has a strong interest in insolvency law having studied the subject at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has been instructed in relation to the following:

  • Winding up and bankruptcy petitions
  • Financial remuneration of trustees in bankruptcy
  • TUV claims
  • IVAs
  • S. 234 applications
  • Company claims vesting in the liquidator
  • Applications to set aside statutory demands.

James has spoken at both HMRC's FPU Conference and the Guildhall Insolvency Seminar. Whilst a judicial assistant at the Court of Appeal he worked on a number of substantial insolvency cases which included matters relating to the Lehman Brothers collapse.


James has been instructed to both advise and appear in proceedings relating to a variety of commercial matters. These have included:

  • Contractual disputes
  • Sale of goods disputes
  • Credit and finance agreements
  • Banking and finance matters
  • Bailment
  • Duties of LPA receivers
  • Charging orders.

He has acted for companies, private individuals and banks.

Immediately prior to commencing pupillage, James worked at the Court of Appeal as Judicial Assistant to Lady Justice Arden. During this time he worked on a number of cases including substantial partnership disputes, issues relating to European competition law and claims arising out of failed tax avoidance schemes. Before becoming a barrister, James had a previous career in the oil industry.


For further information and enquiries please contact:

Commercial: Mike Norton

Insolvency: Chris Checketts


  • Judicial Assistant to Lady Justice Arden


  • BCL, University of Oxford
  • LLB Hons, University of Exeter