- Personal profile
Jim is a solicitor admitted in Hong Kong (1998) and England (1986). He studied Law at the University of Cambridge, and spent his early career at a 'Magic Circle' firm in the City of London before being posted to Asia. In 2000 he became a partner in his firm, and worked for 11 years in its Hong Kong office and for 4 years in its Tokyo office, where he led its Asia arbitration practice. In 2011 Deloitte, a former client, appointed him as its General Counsel, a role which he still retains on a part-time basis.
Jim's practice is in litigation and arbitration, particularly for the financial services and professional services industries. He has also done significant work in the fields of employment and media law. He has been involved in some of the most high profile litigation cases during his time in Hong Kong, including the collapse of Peregrine and the Nina Wang litigation, and has been instructed by many leading corporates and financial institutions in the region.
Jim has also served on the Council of the Law Society of Hong Kong, as a director of the Solicitors' Indemnity Fund, and as the Chairman of its Claims Committee. He is currently a director of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.