James Stenning (Cayman Islands)

James Stenning (Cayman Islands)

Cayman Islands
Membership Status: Barrister - Associate Member Qualified in 2006


General Information

Whilst also being the Managing Director of Stenning & Associates, a law firm based in the Cayman Islands, James continues to build a civil litigation practice focusing on the enforcement of foreign judgements and multi-jurisdictional commercial/insolvency matters. He also accepts instructions in relation to extradition, mutual legal assistance, regulatory offences and Proceeds of Crime Law 2008/Restraint Order matters.

James has spoken to several international legal conferences, including the Carmelite Chambers International Fraud and Asset Tracing Conference and the International Symposium on Economic Crime at Jesus College, University of Cambridge.

Areas of law

  • Enforcement of Foreign Judgements 
  • Multi-jurisdictional Commercial/Insolvency Matters
  • Extradition
  • Mutual Legal Assistance
  • Regulatory Offences
  • Proceeds of Crime Law 2008/Restraint Order Matters

Recent Cases

  • Representation of a ‘Super-informant’, advising in respect of the Colonial Prisoners Removal Act (1884), mitigation of sentence and the DPP’s and the RCIPS’s duty of care to the informant both during and after giving evidence as a prosecution witness
  • Representation of an individual in a complex compensation claim (amounting to in excess of US$30 million) against a number of sophisticated defendants for breach of fiduciary duty and/or provisions under the Proceeds of Crime Law 2008
  • Representation of an architect in an intellectual property rights dispute, exploring the applicability of the UK’s Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1956 to the Cayman Islands

Fees and Feedback


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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The Legal Ombudsman’s details are as follows:

Legal Ombudsman
PO Box 6806
Tel: 0300 555 0333
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.legalombudsman.org.uk

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