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Jamie McConnell


Jamie is described by clients as an exceptional lawyer who delivers straightforward commercial advice.  With over 10 years’ experience as a commercial litigator, his specialisms include commercial disputes, financial services, intellectual property and IT & telecoms disputes.

After graduating from Leeds University Business School, Jamie went on to train and qualify into a leading national law firm before becoming a key member of our Disputes team in 2013.  Jamie acts for an impressive portfolio of clients from large multinational companies to individuals, on complex and high-value disputes.  Recent work has included:

  • successfully defending a high net-worth individual in a London Circuit Commercial Court trial of a fraudulent representation/deceit claim arising out of a US$3m investment offering in the US (Damazein Global Investments Ltd v Salamanca Capital Ltd and another [2019] EWHC 2730 (Comm));
  • defending an unfair prejudice claim arising from the breakdown of a former motor racing team/property investment business (Rees v Oliver [2019] EWHC 922 (Ch));
  • a dispute against a major bank regarding a leveraged Contract for Difference currency trade following the Swiss National Bank’s unexpected removal of the Swiss France/Euro currency peg;
  • advising a major UK wealth management company relating to alleged negligence and FSMA claims arising from various investments (some with international elements);
  • defending a multi-million-pound design right infringement and copyright claim;
  • the successful enforcement of CTM and WIPO trade marks;
  • advising a software developer in relation to injunctive relief and subsequent proceedings relating to its software and underlying source code;
  • acting for a Chinese company in relation to monies owed for goods supplied to a UK plc under a Damages Based Agreement; and
  • various intellectual property disputes relating to UK and CTM trade marks, copyright, passing off and domain names.

Jamie is consistently recognised as a “rising star” in the Legal 500 for his key areas of specialism: Commercial Disputes, Banking & Finance, Intellectual Property and IT & telecommunications.  Recent accolades include:

Jamie McConnell is an “exceptional lawyer, with unparalleled attention to detail and grasp of the law”. (Legal 500, 2021)

“Exceptional advice and execution”. (Legal 500, 2021)

“Advice and guidance… nothing short of exceptional”. (Legal 500, 2021)

“Quick, responsive and thorough”. (Legal 500, 2021)

An “ability to exert pressure and find the hidden facts through detailed analysis and the law provided a successful outcome”. (Legal 500, 2021)

 “Emotional intelligence with quality strategic advice and the ability to outperform much larger firms with more resource”. (Legal 500, 2021)

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