XXIV Old Buildings welcomes James Bradford to Chambers

April 15, 2024

XXIV Old Buildings is pleased to announce James Bradford has joined Chambers as a tenant from 15 April 2024.

James joins from 39 Essex Chambers. He is a busy junior with an established commercial chancery practice, which focuses on trusts and offshore disputes, international arbitration and commercial litigation.

He is regularly instructed in high profile commercial matters and is currently instructed in one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2024 (see here), the upcoming trial of which has been described in the British media as the “trial of the century” (example link here). He has recently also appeared (led) in an appeal to the Privy Council (in April 2024), at which he was given an opportunity to conduct some of the advocacy.

James is bilingual, being a native Italian speaker. He is regularly instructed in matters involving Italian documents, witnesses and/or clients.

Head of Chambers Elspeth Talbot Rice KC says “We are thrilled that James is joining our powerful team of chancery commercial juniors. Having worked with him I know he shares Chambers’ core values of being accessible, responsive and solutions-driven as well as being hard-working and a delight to work with. I am confident that he and his practice will flourish at XXIV Old Buildings and we are very much looking forward to his arrival “.

James commented “I am delighted to be joining such a renowned set in practice areas that strongly align with my experience and interests. I look forward to further strengthening and developing my practice at XXIV Old Buildings”.

Paul Horsfield, Head of Clerking, comments “James’ arrival bolsters our established chancery and commercial offering. His busy practice fits in well with our core practice areas and we are excited for him to build upon and develop his practice in the UK and internationally.”