Jamie Morgan

Call 2006

"Jamie is very thorough and well-prepared. His paperwork is always very clear and phrased in ways which are easily understood by our clients." 
Legal 500 

Jamie  Morgan

EXPERTISE

Commercial & Chancery

Jamie regularly appears in both the County Court, in multi-track and fast track cases, and the High Court in relation to commercial disputes. His commercial practice ranges from significant value construction disputes, commercial landlord and tenant disputes over £500,000 to advising in relation to the renewal of commercial leases. His commercial experience includes disputes relating to:

  • Partnerships
  • Directors disputes
  • Financial mis-selling
  • Contractual disputes
  • Rectification and construction of documents
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Sale of goods
  • Construction disputes
  • Insurance
  • Wills and Probate
  • Professional negligence
  • Agriculture and rural affairs

Jamie’s commercial practice also has a significant Chancery element. He has significant experience of disputes involving trusts of the family home, Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (‘ToLATA’), residential landlord and tenant- including easements boundary disputes and matters relating to covenants. He also deals with possession proceedings, including repossessions by LPA receivers and cases involving the Housing Acts.

Insolvency

Jamie has a particular interest in insolvency matters, both in relation to individual and corporate insolvency. He has recently advised and appeared in relation to applications to suspend the release from bankruptcy of a high-net worth individual, applications to set aside statutory demands and the dismissal of winding up petitions. In addition he has appeared for both creditors and the insolvent companies in relation to transfers at an undervalue. Jamie is a member of R3- the Association of Business Recovery Professionals and regularly attends their regional events.

Employment

Jamie represents both Claimants and Respondents, dealing with high value unfair dismissal claims, encompassing conduct, redundancy and TUPE related dismissals. He has been involved in many high value discrimination cases, and has achieved significant success in representing Claimants in pregnancy related discrimination claims.

Jamie has a national practice in equal pay litigation, and is instructed in multi-week hearings involving multiple Claimants, and has frequently appeared against Silks.

Professional Discipline & Fitness to Practise

Jamie is instructed in cases involving individuals who are the subject of professional disciplinary proceedings and in particular acting for registrants in fitness to practise hearings. Jamie has dealt with disciplinary and misconduct hearings before the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Personal Injury

Jamie accepts both Claimant and Defendant work, and regularly appears in the County and High Court in relation to high value cases, in particular road traffic accidents involving catastrophic injuries, and credit hire. In addition he is experienced in dealing with complex credit hire disputes and costs issues post the Jackson reforms.

Costs

Jamie deals with costs disputes acting on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants. He is instructed in costs budgeting and assessment hearings.

MEMBERSHIPS 

  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • R3 Association of Business Recovery Professionals 

LECTURES & SEMINARS 

Jamie regularly provides a range of lectures, including Advocacy Skills, Civil Litigation and Equal Pay: An Update, Employers Liability, Professional Disciplinary hearings and is able to provide lectures and presentations on specific commercial topics on request.

EDUCATION & AWARDS

  • 2:1, LLB Dunelm, University of Durham
  • Very Competent BVC, BPP London
  • Inner Temple Exhibitioner, Duke of Edinburgh Scholar

Clerking team

Steve Walker

Lead Civil Clerk

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0191 245 9589

Lead Employment Clerk & Civil Clerk

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0191 300 9359

Civil & Criminal Silks' Clerk (Leeds)

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0113 3235 955

Clerk (Middlesbrough)

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01642 247 569
  • "He is a thoroughly professional barrister who has a very good manner with clients and has obtained good results under difficult circumstances." "Jamie is approachable, reliable and has a real attention to detail. He provides prompt and comprehensive advice and brings an in-depth understanding to more complex matters"

    Employment, Chambers & Partners 2022

  • "Jamie is very thorough and well-prepared. His paperwork is always very clear and phrased in ways which are easily understood by our clients. He is also a very strong advocate and not afraid to tell clients if their claim has any weaknesses. His ability to relate to clients in conference and when acting for them is also a particular strength"

    Commercial Litigation, Legal 500 2021

  • "A diligent advocate who regularly appears for claimants and respondents in all conceivable reaches of the employment law practice area. He is highly experienced in representing his clients in claims of unfair dismissal and a variety of discrimination cases". “I have always found him to be excellent in his written advice and advocacy skills"

    Employment, Chambers & Partners 2021

  • "He is great at handling very complex cases and is brilliant with clients." "He is very good at drafting documents"

    Employment, Chambers & Partners 2020

  • "He has an excellent rapport with Clients"

    Commercial, Legal 500 2020

  • "Always well-prepared and confident in his delivery while on his feet"

    Employment, Legal 500 2020

  • "A very talented barrister. He is very good with clients and very personable. He is also very good on his feet advocacy-wise." "Wonderful to work with. He puts clients at ease and is a fantastic advocate"

    Employment, Chambers & Partners 2019

  • "He quickly grasps the core issues in a case"

    Commercial, Banking, Insolvency and Chancery Law, Legal 500 2019

  • "He has a scrupulous eye for detail"

    Employment, Legal 500 2019

  • "He handles negotiation in a very clever and sophisticated fashion." "His approach with clients is fantastic. Jamie also has the ability to get to grips with a matter very quickly and gives a good insight into how tribunal proceedings may go"

    Employment, Chambers & Partners 2018

  • "A very strong cross-examiner, who is personable with clients"

    Commercial, Banking, Insolvency & Chancery Law, Legal 500 2017

  • "An excellent advocate who builds client rapport very quickly"

    Employment, Legal 500 2017

  • "A diligent advocate who regularly appears for claimants and respondents in all conceivable reaches of the employment law practice area, from redundancies and dismissals to discrimination cases. He has a particularly esteemed reputation for handling equal pay litigation and acting for claimants in maternity-related claims.” "He has a very commercial and pragmatic view of a case. There's no ceremony, he gets straight to the heart of what the main issues are"

    Employment, Chambers & Partners 2017

  • "An intelligent advocate with excellent client relationship skills"

    Commercial, Banking, Insolvency & Chancery, Legal 500 2016

  • "He's smart but deals with clients in a very personable way and can speak to them in layman's terms"

    Employment, Chambers & Partners 2016

  • "Very knowledgeable on the law, and has excellent analytical ability"

    Commercial, Banking & Insolvency, Legal 500 2015

  • "An excellent advocate with great client care skills"

    Employment, Legal 500 2015

  • "Regularly offers advice and representation to claimants in discrimination cases and TUPE-related dismissals. He is particularly experienced in matters concerning equal pay litigation. "He provides excellent client care, he is able to think on his feet and is willing to engage in a two-way exchange of ideas, which is extremely important for effective advocacy." Successfully represented claimants against St Helens MBC in an equal pay claim"

    Employment, Chambers & Partners 2015

  • "Calm and approachable"

    Commercial, Banking & Insolvency, Legal 500 2014

  • "He is very approachable and has excellent advocacy skills"

    Employment, Legal 500 2014

  • "Represents both claimants and respondents across a range of employment cases, although he is particularly highly noted for his expertise in equal pay and unfair dismissal claims"

    Employment, Chambers & Partners 2014

  • "fierce cross-examiner" Jamie Morgan. He has, according to solicitors, "a good appreciation of the wider issues involved in the litigation process"

    Chambers & Partners 2013

  • "commended for his equal pay work. He recently appeared before the Employment Tribunal in Hovell v Ashford & St. Peters Hospital NHS Trust"

    Chambers & Partners 2012

  • "a fantastic choice for employment tribunal cases"

    Employment, Chambers & Partners 2011

  • Burgess v Dobson Smith and Choudry [2013] HC

  • Successfully represented LPA Receivers in a contested claim for possession

  • Jewson v Terry Christie T/A Terry Christie Block Paving Services [2013]

  • Successfully represented Claimant in breach of contract and construction dispute, three day trial

  • NMC v Magee [2013] NMC, Edinburgh

  • Successfully represented registrant in 10 day fitness to practice hearing

  • Preystone v Fairbill [2013]

  • Breach of contract dispute involving an agency agreement

  • Blair & Ors v Midlothian Council UKEATS/0006/13/BI

  • A claim of unlawful deduction from wages where the claims sought to establish a contractual right to pay protection

  • Trimble & Anor v North Lanarkshire Council & Anor UKEATS/0048/12/BI

  • Application to amend a ET1 out of time

  • Arnold v St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council [2013] EqLR 73

  • Successful three week hearing against leading silk worth £70m, relating to equal pay claims against the named council

  • Henderson v South Tyneside Connect (EAT) [2010] IRLR 466

  • A claim of unfair dismissal following third party pressure; consideration of the ‘injustice’ that must be considered by the Tribunal and the effect of unreasonable third party pressure.

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