James Hannon

James was admitted as a solicitor in 2002 having joined William Sturges in 2000 when it merged with Chethams. He became a partner at William Sturges in 2004 and was appointed senior partner on 1 June 2013.
  • TITLE: Senior Partner and Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • EMAIL: james.hannon@williamsturges.co.uk
  • TELEPHONE: +44 (0)20 7873 1000

James was admitted as a solicitor in 2002 having joined William Sturges in 2000 when it merged with Chethams. He became a partner at William Sturges in 2004 and was appointed senior partner on 1 June 2013.  James is the head of the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution department where he specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration.


He is a member of the Property Litigation Association and the Royal Automobile Club. James is a freeman of the City of London. He enjoys playing ice hockey and seasonal golf.


Current cases include acting for:


1. Hotelier Sector Claimants under Derivative Contracts exceeding £48 million.

2. Respondent under Party Wall Awards and Jurisdiction under Addendum Award.

3. Claimants – under EIS Schemes.

4. Brewery Sector Defendant – Possession and Ownership of Beach Front used as a Beer Garden.

5. Claimant Landlord – Conflicts between Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (Part II) and the Telecommunications Code 1984.


Other notable cases:


1. Claimants in Arbitration - Breach of Warranties on the sale of several companies based in European and US.

2. Claimants – Sponsorship deal dispute in F1.

3. Defendant – Breach of Warranties on the sale of First Division Football Club.


James has also been involved in the following reported cases:


1. Evangelou and others v McNicol (sued as a representative of all members of the Labour Party except the claimants) [2016] EWCA Civ 817

2. Foster v McNicol (sued on behalf of all other members of the Labour Party except the Claimant and the Second Defendant) and another [2016] EWHC 1966 (QB)

3. Force India Formula One Team Ltd v (1) 1Malaysia Racing Team Limited (2) 1 Malaysia Racing Team Ltd (3) Michael Gascoyne (4) Aerolab SRL (5) Fondmetal Technologies SRL [2012]

4. The Presidential Insurance Company Limited v Resha St.Hill 2012. Privy Council on Appeal from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

5. Lexi Holdings Plc -v- Garth Scott Stainforth [2006] - construction of a contract to discharge earlier short-term loan agreement. Opponent's application for leave to appeal refused by Appeal Committee of the House of Lords in November 2006.

6. Adagio Properties-v-Ansari [1998] - dealing with landlord's appeal against the decision on the validity of a notice served under section 146 of the Law of Property Act 1925.

7. Hindcastle Limited-v-Barbara Attenborough Associates Limited & Others [1996] - House of Lords decision on the liability of a guarantor of a tenant who becomes insolvent.

8. In Re Saunders (a Bankrupt): In Re Bearman (a Bankrupt) [1996] - Court giving leave to commence proceedings against a bankrupt notwithstanding that bankruptcy proceedings had already commenced.

9. Roburn Construction Limited-v-William Irwin (South) & Co Limited [1991] - Security for costs. Discretionary amount ordered to be paid in place of nominal security ordered in Court below.

 

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