James Sheedy - Senior Associate

James Sheedy

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

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 the author of 'Litigating Trust Disputes in Jersey: Law, Procedure & Remedies'. This substantial new 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/


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


‘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


  • Legal500 2017 UK Next Generation Lawyer

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