James Elliott

Senior Associate
Cayman Islands
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Expertise and Professional Background

James is a senior associate lawyer within the Litigation team at Harneys, specialising in commercial and insolvency litigation.

Prior to joining Harneys James worked at a London based practice in Lincoln’s Inn, where he dealt with contentious disputes arising in the fields of both commercial and insolvency law.

James’ recent experience includes:

  • Involvement in the largest trial in the history of the Cayman Islands jurisdiction. Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi & Brothers Company (AHAB) v Al-Sanea & Ors is a US$9.2 billion suit involving allegations of fraud arising from one of the largest corporate collapses of the financial crisis.
  • Acted for respondent company in Re Harbinger Class PE Holdings (Cayman) Ltd, successfully defending proceedings brought by a shareholder who sought the just and equitable winding up of the company on the basis that it had lost its substratum.
  • Assisting Joint Official Liquidators of Life Premium Fund, SPC, a Cayman closed-ended fund invested in life insurance policies with over 200 investors based in Latin America.
James qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales in 2011 and was admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in the Cayman Islands in 2015.

James is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, INSOL International and the Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association (RISA).


BPP University (LLB) 2010
University of Loughborough (BA) 2005

Bar Admissions

England & Wales 2011
Cayman Islands 2015

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