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James Melvin-Bath (he/him) LLB (Hons)

Senior associate, solicitor-advocate

I am a senior associate, solicitor-advocate in Willans’ Legal 500-rated dispute resolution & litigation team.

I enjoy working closely with my clients to not only consider the legal factors of their matters, but also the time and financial implications. This enables me to support clients with a commercially-focused and financially-aware approach to dispute resolution.

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Key skills

I help clients ranging from individuals to large limited companies, with a range of dispute resolution matters. My key skills include:

  • Higher Rights of Audience in the Senior Courts of England and Wales;
  • Proactive and fast-paced service, ensuring that matters are quickly dealt with and progressed efficiently;
  • Providing commercially-minded advice to resolve matters for clients in an effective, timely and cost-effective manner.

Experience highlights

My experience includes:

  • Working with clients in the hospitality, exhibition, retail, technology and logistics sectors;
  • Settlement of high-value construction disputes;
  • Litigation and advocacy for wide variety of commercial clients;
  • Specialist and classic car litigation;
  • The successful resolution of landlord and tenant matters, including possession claims involving overseas landlords;
  • Assisting landlords with repossessions of commercial property and the recovery of rent arrears, along with contested lease renewals;
  • The recovery of commercial and private debts, including disputes over work completed and unpaid invoices;
  • Resolving high-value contentious probate matters, inheritance and trust disputes.
  • " of the most approachable individuals I have ever worked with."
    Client feedback
  • "James went above and beyond advising me on all the different options. I will definitely recommend to other family and friends. Thank you James!"
    Client feedback
  • "James was who we had the pleasure of working with, and I couldn’t have asked for a better solicitor. He was considerate of our issue, but also very clear on our boundaries and who the issue at hand had to be dealt with. His knowledge was outstanding and, thanks to him, he resolved our concern with ease."
    The Legal 500
  • The Legal 500 recommended lawyer 2022

James Melvin-Bath LLB (Hons) can help you with a range of services

Inheritance & trust disputes
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Litigation & dispute resolution
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Contractual disputes
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Property litigation
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Property disputes
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