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Successful litigation requires commercial acumen, pragmatism, and empathy.

Jamie McConnell


No one wants to find themselves needing a commercial litigator.  However, when they do, they want responsive, straight-talking and pragmatic lawyers that not only add value and achieve results, but that they also get along with.

For any dispute to have a successful outcome, an understanding of the commercial and legal issues involved is essential.  It also requires a clearly defined objective, a bespoke strategy that works (in terms of cost, timeframe and other wider commercial considerations) and empathy.

Litigation is a high-stress environment.  And, determined high-calibre lawyers that are responsive and have a personable approach is rare.

Jamie’s approach to litigation is based on the above understanding and principles; that he has developed during his career.  This, and the ability to prioritise the commercial needs of clients, play an important part in achieving their objectives.  It also enables Jamie and clients to enjoy working together.


“Jamie McConnell and Huw Wallis show attention to detail and emotional intelligence with quality strategic advice and the ability to outperform much larger firms with more resource. They were emotionally involved with the client and showed an unparalleled work ethic and understanding of the law.”

(The Legal 500 2021)

“Jamie McConnell is really easy to get along with.  Practical, approachable, and good judgement regarding litigation strategies”

(The Legal 500 )

“…Jamie McConnell are not only exceptional lawyers, with unparalleled attention to detail and grasp of the law but also have emotional intelligence levels that are critical in a high-stress environment.”

(The Legal 500 )

Jamie is described by clients as an “exceptional lawyer” who adds value and achieves great results.  With over 10 years’ experience as a commercial litigator, he has successfully protected the legal and commercial interests of an impressive portfolio of clients in the UK and internationally on high-value and complex matters

Jamie graduated from Leeds University Business School before specialising in law.  He trained with Walker Morris LLP and went on to work in its specialist banking and finance litigation team.  Jamie then joined our Disputes team in January 2013 and is based in our Peterborough office, but regularly works from our Cambridge and London offices too.  He acts for large multinational companies, SMEs and individuals on a variety of high-value and complex commercial matters, including complex unfair prejudice petitions and international disputes.

Jamie prioritises the commercial needs of clients when delivering exceptional advice on complex issues.  Jamie is highly regarded for “exceptional advice, guidance and execution”, an “unparalleled attention to detail” and an “ability to exert pressure” to achieve great results.  He is therefore consistently recognised and recommended in the leading guide to law firms and solicitors, the Legal 500, for his expertise in commercial litigation, banking & finance, intellectual property and IT & telecoms.

In his spare time Jamie enjoys walking his dogs (whom he shares an office with when working remotely) and sampling craft beer.

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