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James Atton

James Atton

Mackrell.Solicitors, London

James Atton
Website Phone: 44 207 240 0521

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London office

Savoy Hill House
Savoy Hill


Partner, London
Head of Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group

James joined Mackrell. Solicitors London office in 2005 following a number of years spent at the Spanish international law firm Mullerat and at various large Australian law firms and the European Commission. He became a partner in 2011.

He is a commercial litigation specialist, acting for both claimants and defendants, with expertise covering contract disputes, injunctive relief, company/shareholder disputes, employment, insolvency, fraud, Financial Conduct Authority and other regulatory disputes, property disputes, IT disputes, intellectual property disputes, professional negligence, debt collection and personal injury.

Examples of his recent work includes
civil fraud involving complex, international commercial litigation including money laundering cases, collective investment schemes, Ponzi and advance fee fraud schemes
obtaining worldwide freezing injunctions and defending clients subject to restraint orders and civil recovery orders
director/shareholders disputes, including breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust (including tracing claims)
insolvency litigation including directors’ duties and directors’ disqualification and large scale debt collection
contractual disputes
enforcement of UK judgments abroad and foreign judgments in the UK
IT and intellectual property disputes
acting in high value, catastrophic personal injury claims for injuries suffered abroad.

James is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only association whose members are selected on the basis of excellence and accomplishment in litigation.

James is fluent in Spanish.

Languages Spoken

  1. English
  2. Spanish


  1. Advocacy
  2. Alternative dispute resolution
  3. Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights
  4. Civil litigation
  5. Clinical negligence
  6. Commercial Litigation
  7. Consumer problems
  8. Contract law
  9. Corporate Crime
  10. Costs
  11. Courts and tribunals
  12. Criminal law
  13. Customs/International trade
  14. Debt and money advice
  15. E-Discovery
  16. Immigration law
  17. Insolvency and bankruptcy
  18. Insurance Law
  19. Intellectual property law
  20. International Trade
  21. Judiciary
  22. Mediation - civil and commercial
  23. Product Liability
  24. Professional negligence
  25. Professional regulation
  26. Travel and tourism