James Rudall (2013 call) (2005 Bar Equivalent Rights)

James Rudall (2013 call) (2005 Bar Equivalent Rights)

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member Qualified in 2013
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General Information


James Rudall is an experienced Chancery Barrister, who practises nationally to include London, Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham.

James Rudall practiced formerly as a commercial litigation Solicitor from 2001 and as a Solicitor Advocate (All Higher Courts) from 2005, until 2013, when he was called to the Bar at the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn.

Whilst practising as a Solicitor Advocate (All Higher Courts), James Rudall was  also head of commercial litigation disputes for a large regional law firm between 2007 and 2013.

During 2014, James Rudall joined the self employed Bar and became a full member of Clerksroom Barristers.

James Rudall is an experienced advocate, and since 2001 has regularly appeared in the County Court and the High Court. James Rudall also has experience in the HM Lands Tribunal, the Magistrates Court, the Crown Court and the tax tribunal. James Rudall has also undertaken successful written appeals in the Court of Appeal.

James Rudall has successfully concluded numerous difficult and technical cases and strives robustly to achieve the best possible outcome for all his clients. This is reflected in the feedback received from solicitors as can be seen under our feedback section.

Practice Areas 

Chancery including

  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Law
  • Company and Partnership Law
  • Consumer Credit & Security
  • Contract
  • Court of Protection and Mental Health
  • Construction Contracts
  • Civil Fraud
  • Insolvency
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land and Real Property
  • Landlord and Tenant (commercial and residential)
  • Professional Negligence
  • Trusts and Settlements
  • Wills, Probate and Administration of Estates

Local Government, Planning, Administrative & Public Law

Personal Injury

Dispute Resolution


  • Cardiff University - BA (HONS) History - 1995
  • The University of Law (Formerly the College of Law) - Postgraduate Diploma in Law -1997
  • Cardiff University - Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice - 1999
  • The Law Society (Bar Equivalent Rights) - Higher Rights of Audience in All Proceedings - 2005


  • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
  • Chancery Bar Association




Advocacy Training - Gray’s Inn - 2015 Forensic Accounting Course - BPP Law 2016 CPD Courses in Court of Protection, Wills & Probate, Land Law and Landlord and Tenant, Contract Law Update, Part 36 Update, Personal Injury Update - 2016 Providing CPD training to solicitors in Landlord and Tenant disputes, Land disputes generally, Commercial Disputes, and Wills & Probate Disputes.

Areas of Law

James Rudall (2013 call) (2005 Bar Equivalent Rights) is happy to accept instructions as counsel who is:

  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Inheritance Act Claims
  • Professional Negligence
  • Approved for the following panels:
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Costs
  • Court of Protection
  • Personal Injury
  • Property
  • Road Traffic
  • Technology & Construction
  • Wills & Probate

Outside of these key areas of law, James Rudall (2013 call) (2005 Bar Equivalent Rights) is always willing to consider any enquiry requiring the experience or knowledge needed to help you or your client. Please call James direct or the support team on 01823 247 247 if you would like to discuss any aspect of this profile.

Cases and Publications

B v Jenkins & others [2010] HC Chancery Division

This case concerned an application for a statutory will brought by the Defendants. The Claimant applied to become a beneficiary under the statutory will on the grounds he was treated as a child of the testator. This was an extremely difficult case for the Claimant owing to the high legal test that he had to meet. James was successful on behalf of the Claimant in obtaining a declaration that the Claimant should become a substantive beneficiary.

S Ltd v Jones & Keep [2011] HC Chancery Division

This was a complex fraud claim. James represented one of the Defendants in bringing a counter claim for fraud against the other Defendant, defending possession proceedings and applying to set aside a legal charge. James was successful in obtaining judgement for fraud and defending the possession proceedings.

Bisping v JCP Solicitors & MOD [2010] HC Chancery Division

This concerned a catastophic injury case and dealing with circa five million pounds of damages. James represented the Claimant in an application for a declaration as to the capacity of the Claimant; a declaration to set aside a contract on grounds of lack of      capacity; a declaration for the appointment of his instructing solicitor to become a deputy in relation to dealing with long term financial and property matters; a declaration as to the extent of the deputies powers; and an application to remove an already appointed solicitor deputy which was vigorously opposed. James was successful in all applications.

Mathias v Roberts & 2 others [2012] High Court Chancery

This was an application for a declaration of trust pursuant to section 47(1) of the Administration of Estates Act 1925. It was James’ client's case that there was a trust in existence in  relation to assets created by the testator prior to death. This was opposed and JamesI was successful in obtaining a declaration of trust.

Gamecho v McGrory [2010] Royal Courts of Justice

This was a case involving hedge fund fraud and a dispute arising between an investor in hedge funds, James' client, and a broker dealing with the investors funds. This was a very complex hedge fund involving tracing of assets etc. James was successful in obtaining judgement for £950,000.

Fees and Feedback

Fees and Feedback


Details regarding our approach to fees can be found at the following link:  http://www.clerksroom.com/content-html?cid=336


Please see “profile” tab for description of the legal services provided by this barrister.

We aim to complete and return all paperwork within 14 days (2 weeks) of receipt if no specific deadline is provided. We can work to much faster timescales if requested or we can agree a specific target date for each individual circumstance. We will always advise at the outset if counsel is unable to meet any deadline.

Each barrister has a standard hourly rate for their work. The individual hourly rate can be agreed when instructions are acknowledged if preferred. We welcome early discussion as to the suitability of a specific barrister for a specific case. The right barrister will have the relevant expertise to deal with the case but will not be too junior, or too senior depending on the complexities.

We aim to allocate all cases to the correct level of experience & seniority which we believe will prove most to be the most cost effective solution for our clients.

If, due to urgency, we allocate paperwork to a more senior member of Clerksroom, we will charge the appropriate hourly rate for the work, not for the barrister. We welcome early discussion to ensure the correct fee is applied to the case at the outset.


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Complaints information

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