James Egan

James Egan


36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082


5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123


Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Harry Young


James was called to the Bar in 2015, and accepts instructions in all areas of contentious and non-contentious Chancery and Commercial practice. He appears regularly in the County Court and High Court on matters within these practice areas.

Before joining Kings in 2016, James completed his pupillage at a top tier family law chambers in London. James’ supervisors, and other members of chambers, were often involved in multi-million pound divorces involving complex issues arising from family assets held by trusts and companies. James has developed a particular interest and experience in the interaction between the Family Court/High Court Family Division and related company/trusts issues. James’ experience encompasses cases in the Family Court, High Court Family Division, County Court, and High Court Chancery Division.

Prior to being called to the Bar, James worked as a paralegal to the Senior Partner of a multi-disciplinary solicitors firm in Manchester.

James achieved a Double First Class Honours in Law at Downing College, University of Cambridge, where he was awarded several scholarships for his performance in examinations.  

Year of Call: 2015


Personal & Corporate Insolvency

Family Provision (Trusts, Inheritance Act)

Wills and Estates

Traditional Chancery

Commercial Chancery







  • Assisted Lesley Anderson Q.C. in a complex High Court derivative claim concerning breach of fiduciary duty, the Duomatic principle, limitation issues under sections 21 and 32 of the Limitation Act 1980, and relief under section 1157 of the Companies Act 2006.


  • Applications to set aside statutory demands
  • Injunctions to restrain presentation or advertisement of winding up petitions;
  • Contested and uncontested winding up petitions;
  • Bankruptcy Petitions and Orders;
  • Applications to set aside Charging Orders;
  • Business rates disputes and Liability Orders;

Private Client

  • General property disputes involving real and personal property (all aspects of trusts and TOLATA 1996)
  • Property Disputes under Section 37 of the Matrimonial Proceedings and Property Act 1970

Trusts & Inheritance

  • Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975;


  • Possession actions
  • Orders for Sale pursuant to TOLATA 1996;

General Practice

  • Applications for Default Judgment and Summary Judgment;
  • Various disputes allocated to the Small Claims Track;



Northern Chancery Bar Association



Hubert Greenland Pupillage Award, 2015 - Lincoln’s Inn

Buchanan Prize, 2015 - Lincoln’s Inn -  for an ‘Outstanding’ grade on the BPTC

Graduating Scholar, 2014 - Downing College, University of Cambridge

Senior Harris Scholarship, 2014 - Downing College, University of Cambridge

Platt Prize for Especial Distinction in University & College Examinations, 2014 – Downing College, University of Cambridge

Clifford Chance CJ Hampson Prize 20 June 2014

Lord Denning Scholarship, 2014 - Lincoln’s Inn – for academic achievement

Excellence Award, 2014 - BPP Law School – for First Class results in Undergraduate Examinations

James William Squire Scholarship, 2013 – Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

Hardwicke Entrance Award, 2013 - Lincoln’s Inn

Harris Scholarship, 2013 - Downing College, University of Cambridge

Seton-Cavendish Award - Downing College, University of Cambridge



B.A., Double First Class Honours, Law (University of Cambridge, Downing College)

BPTC, Outstanding (BPP University, London)

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