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James Woods-Davison

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Associate
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James' work encompasses dispute resolution, strategic advice and restructuring in relation to legal and commercial challenges faced by high net worth individuals, trusts and corporate structures.

Identified in 2020 by Legal 500 as a “Rising Star” and one of the eprivateclient Top 35 under 35, James is an associate in the Firm’s top tier private wealth disputes team.

He previously trained and qualified at Macfarlanes where he worked in their private client advisory team and joined the Firm in 2018 in order to focus on private wealth disputes.

A significant proportion of James’ work relates to international matters with little (or no) connection with the UK.

Track Record

Public Trustee v Cooper applications in the Bermudan and Bahamian courts concerning the restructuring of trusts holding dynastic trading businesses, acting for trustees, beneficiaries and guardian ad litem (asset value +$1bn)

Sharia succession disputes in connection with several high profile Middle Eastern estates including diversified assets across +10 jurisdictions

Unfair prejudice proceedings brought by trustees in the English High Court in relation to a privately held business

A high-value commercial negotiations and trust restructuring concerning a private family business trading in Africa, India and the Middle East; and

Privy Council agency work for offshore trust litigation.

Awards & Rankings

Legal 500, Rising Star, 2020 – 2021

Eprivateclient, Top 35 under 35, 2020

Education & Qualification

Royal Academy of Music and University of London

Qualified as a solicitor in 2016

Public Trustee v Cooper applications in the Bermudan and Bahamian courts concerning the restructuring of trusts holding dynastic trading businesses, acting for trustees, beneficiaries and guardian ad litem (asset value +$1bn)

Sharia succession disputes in connection with several high profile Middle Eastern estates including diversified assets across +10 jurisdictions

Unfair prejudice proceedings brought by trustees in the English High Court in relation to a privately held business

A high-value commercial negotiations and trust restructuring concerning a private family business trading in Africa, India and the Middle East; and

Privy Council agency work for offshore trust litigation.

Legal 500, Rising Star, 2020 – 2021

Eprivateclient, Top 35 under 35, 2020

Royal Academy of Music and University of London

Qualified as a solicitor in 2016