James Pearce Smith

Year of Call: 2002

Inn: Inner Temple

Solicitor: 1994

Very capable and able to dig out of the mire the true issues to address. Instils confidence in the clients that he knows what he is talking about and is very much on their side.”

Legal 500,  2021
Company and Insolvency

James has over 20 years’ experience as a commercial litigator, including 8 years as a commercial litigation solicitor prior to his transfer to the Bar in 2002. He regularly acts and advises in insolvency matters.  He has acted for both companies and individuals in applications to set aside statutory demands and to obtain injunctions to prevent presentation or advertisement of petitions, and has appeared at the final hearings of petitions. He advises on issues arising in insolvencies, such as claims by liquidators or trustees to set aside prior transactions.  In addition he has acted for shareholders bringing winding-up petitions in conjunction with unfair prejudice petitions.

Professional memberships:

  • Chancery Bar Association

Qualifications & awards:

  • MA (Cantab)
  • Admitted as a Solicitor 1994