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James Gleeson

Partner

Specialism: Lawyers Contentious Trusts

Company: Dickinson Gleeson

Location: St Helier, Jersey

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What do clients and peers say of James Gleeson: "Leading the way for others to follow. Impressive and notable career, handling clients in the public eye."

Citywealth rating

4.107145
Average: 4.1 (7 votes)
Fee Level:
4
Average: 4 (7 votes)
Quality of Advice
4.142855
Average: 4.1 (7 votes)
Communications Skills
4.142855
Average: 4.1 (7 votes)
Interpersonal Skills
4.142855
Average: 4.1 (7 votes)
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Peer review:

James’s extraordinary commitment, attention to detail and effortless grasp of court process gives clients the benefit of extreme confidence in James and the legal support he provides.

29 Apr 2019

Peer review:

James has the skill of putting individuals he works with at ease and gaining their trust. He gives succinct legal advice with canny tactical recommendations, all of which help to constrain the matter in a very cost-effective way.

29 Apr 2019

Peer review:

James is intelligent, charming and a real pleasure to work with.

Nicole Langlois    XXIV Old Buildings   
22 Apr 2019

Institutional client review:

James has a fabulous intellect that allows him to get to grips with the essence of an issue very quickly. He is meticulous in his research when advising and gives a comprehensive well thought out opinion that is clear.

Anthony Pitcher    LGL Trustees Limited   
09 Apr 2019

Peer review:

James is a talented lawyer with an impressive client list. His preparation for hearings is meticulous and in Court he is articulate and persuasive.

23 Apr 2018

Peer review:

James is adept at dealing with complex cases, and rapidly acquires an impressive command of detail. His cross-examination is excellent and he has a masterful knowledge of the law, giving clear, practical and commercial advice.

13 Feb 2018

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Average client size: Over £25 million

Fixed fee offering: Yes

Dickinson Gleeson

Number of offices globally: 1-5

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Peer review:

James’s extraordinary commitment, attention to detail and effortless grasp of court process gives clients the benefit of extreme confidence in James and the legal support he provides.

29 Apr 2019

Peer review:

James has the skill of putting individuals he works with at ease and gaining their trust. He gives succinct legal advice with canny tactical recommendations, all of which help to constrain the matter in a very cost-effective way.

29 Apr 2019

Peer review:

James is intelligent, charming and a real pleasure to work with.

Nicole Langlois    XXIV Old Buildings   
22 Apr 2019

Institutional client review:

James has a fabulous intellect that allows him to get to grips with the essence of an issue very quickly. He is meticulous in his research when advising and gives a comprehensive well thought out opinion that is clear.

Anthony Pitcher    LGL Trustees Limited   
09 Apr 2019

Peer review:

James is a talented lawyer with an impressive client list. His preparation for hearings is meticulous and in Court he is articulate and persuasive.

23 Apr 2018

Peer review:

James is adept at dealing with complex cases, and rapidly acquires an impressive command of detail. His cross-examination is excellent and he has a masterful knowledge of the law, giving clear, practical and commercial advice.

13 Feb 2018

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Insolvent trusts: administration proceedings in the famous Z Trusts cases

James Gleeson acts on behalf of a Swiss-based Trustee of a Jersey Trust, GTC, in relation to administration proceedings that are shaping the Jersey law on dealing with insolvent trusts and the competing rights of creditors (the famous Z Trusts cases). It has been the subject of ground-breaking decisions by the Jersey court and Court of Appeal: most recently, Re Z Trusts [2019] JCA 106.  The latter judgment, regarding the question of priority of creditors is the subject of an on-going appeal to the Privy Council. Earlier in 2020, James secured Court blessing of a substantial settlement of a claim against the former trustees of one of the Z Trusts arising from the appointment of very significant funds out of the Trust Fund to a non-beneficiary under an Investment Management relationship. These sums were then lost by the Investment Manager. The case raised complex and novel issues of causation, including the appropriate counterfactual exercise in a family discretionary Trust whose portfolio has been heavily weighted to the commercial real estate sector.