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James Hannon

PNLA Member

William Sturges LLP

  • Solicitor
  • 331186
  • 01/10/2002

  • UK
  • 2315 Victoria
    14-16 Caxton Street
    SW1H 0QY


Practice areas

James joined William Sturges in 2000 when it merged with Chethams. He became a partner at William Sturges in 2004 and was appointed senior partner in 2013.

James is the head of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution department. He is an experienced practitioner, recognised as an expert in commercial dispute resolution and arbitration, and has expertise in high-value profile cases. James has been involved in several cases before the Supreme Court (formerly the House of Lords), Privy Council, Court of Appeal, and High and County Court.

His commercial clients come from various sectors, including hospitality, property, motorsport and professional football.

Cases James has been involved in:

Collective Enfranchisement – Multi-block developments qualify as self-contained buildings to serve a single Section 42 Notice, even if the building consists of separate buildings.
Hotelier Sector Claimants under Derivative Contracts exceeding £48 million.
Business Interruption claims – construction of NDDA, AOCA & Disease clauses.
Respondent under Party Wall Awards and Jurisdiction under Addendum Award.
Claimants – under EIS Schemes.
Brewery Sector Defendant – Possession and Ownership of Beach Front used as a Beer Garden.
Claimant Landlord – Conflicts between Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (Part II) and the Telecommunications Code 1984.
Claimants in Arbitration – Breach of Warranties on the sale of several companies based in European and the US.
Claimants – Sponsorship deal dispute in F1.
Defendant – Breach of Warranties on the sale of First Division Football Club.
James has also been involved in the following reported cases:

Consensus Business Group (Ground Rents) Ltd v Palgrave Gardens Freehold Company Ltd [2020] EWHC 920 (Ch) the

Areas of Expertise

  • Accountants
  • Banks
  • Solicitor - Commercial Litigation