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James Gleeson

James Gleeson
Second Floor, Charles House
Charles Street
St Helier
Jersey, Channel Islands
+44 15 3473 7757


Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery: Lawyers

James Gleeson TEP is an advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey and a non-practising English-qualified solicitor. James is a founding partner of Dickinson Gleeson, a specialist disputes firm focused on commercial fraud, contentious trusts and estates, company and funds and insolvency actions.

James’s practice is in commercial litigation, with an emphasis on trusts disputes and complex cross-border fraud and asset-tracing matters. He acts for wealth providers, trustees, corporates, banks and government agencies.

Recent cases where James has appeared include injunction proceedings in aid of a judgment debt for US$70 million, including the granting of further disclosure orders in relation to the assets of subsidiary companies (ENRC v Zamin [2015] JRC 217). James also acted for the defendants in unfair prejudice proceedings concerning interests in an Armenian gold mine. The case, which went up to the Privy Council, has produced several reported judgments, including regarding whether unfair prejudice claims are arbitrable (CRA v Global Gold [2015] JCA061) and overturning the original worldwide freezing order (CRA v Global Gold [2015] JRC233A).

James is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and the CityWealth Leaders List. These guides have variously described him as “very intelligent and pragmatic,” “a very able trial advocate” and “an outstanding technician who is responsive, pragmatic and commercial”.

James graduated with a double first from Cambridge University and trained at Slaughter and May, before returning to Jersey where he was made partner in the litigation department at Bedell Cristin. He co-founded Dickinson Gleeson in 2010.

He is a member of STEP, ACTAPS, ARIES and the Overseas Chancery Bar Association.

WWL says: Founder James Gleeson is a seasoned litigator with a fantastic reputation in the Jersey market.

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