James Sheedy - Senior Associate

James Sheedy

T: +44 (1534) 766254 F: +44 (1534) 737355 E: jamessheedy@bakerandpartners.com

"Great technical knowledge and commercial awareness"

Chambers and Partners 2019

James is an English barrister and Jersey Advocate, who joined Baker & Partners in January 2014. James undertook his training in a specialist Chancery chambers in Lincoln’s Inn, London, and has a busy Jersey practice with a particular focus on contentious and non-contentious trust work.

James also advises in relation to a broad range of contentious commercial and company law disputes.

James is ranked as a Notable Practitioner in the Chambers and Partners 2019 Offshore Dispute Resolution Guide. They said 'James focuses his practice on handling trust disputes and has been particularly active recently on behalf of trustees. His clients emphasise his "great technical knowledge and commercial awareness".

James is the author of 'Litigating Trust Disputes in Jersey: Law, Procedure & Remedies'. This substantial book is Jersey’s first practitioner text dedicated exclusively to trust litigation in Jersey’s courts.

'Litigating Trust Disputes in Jersey: Law, Procedure & Remedies'. is available for purchase here: http://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/uk/litigating-trust-disputes-in-jersey-9781782256809/

Experience

James advises, undertakes drafting work, and acts for beneficiaries, trustees and other power-holders in relation to:

  • Breach of trust claims, asset tracing/recovery and claims for secondary liability against accessories
  • Issues concerning trust administration, the appointment and removal of trustees and the exercise of powers
  • Applications to court for directions, the variation and rectification of trusts and the disclosure of information to beneficiaries and third parties
  • Jurisdiction disputes and the enforcement of foreign judgments against trustees and beneficiaries
  • Issues concerning trustees’ rights of indemnity, fees and legal costs

Publications

‘Who Owns A Bribe?’ Jersey Guernsey Law Review, Vol 18, October 2014

‘A House of Cards: Generational Change in Strict Settlements’ Trust Quarterly Review Vol. 8 Issue 4 October 2010     

‘A Jolly Caucus Race: Should All Have Prizes in Intestacy?’ Solicitors Journal Vol. 154 No. 25 May 2010

‘Civil Law Jurisdictions and the English Trust Idea: Lost in Translation?’ Denning Law Journal, University of Buckingham Press, June 2008 

‘Litigating Trust Disputes in Jersey: Law, Procedure & Remedies’ Hart Publishing, February 2017

Rankings

  • Legal500 UK Next Generation Lawyer 2019
  • Chambers & Partners UK Leading Individual 2019
  • Chambers & Partners Global Leading Individual 2019

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