Jamie is a commercial litigator dealing with all types of business litigation and advisory work, both domestically and internationally, in commercial, commercial chancery and insolvency matters. He has an established practice in banking, fraud, asset tracing and has developed a strong reputation in the commercial fields of media, broadcasting and sport. He regularly deals with:

  • Administrations
  • Asset tracing
  • Banking, guarantees and securities
  • Bankruptcy
  • Capital reductions
  • Conflicts with other jurisdictions
  • Credit and leasing agreements
  • Directors' duties
  • Fiduciary duties
  • Fraud
  • Minority shareholder actions
  • Partnership disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Restraint of trade and confidentiality
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Sports law including disciplinary Tribunals
  • Voluntary arrangements

Jamie was one of the 19 individual advocates appointed to the London 2012 Pro Bono Legal Advice and Representation Service which was assembled to provide free legal advice and representation from 9th July to 12th September 2012 for accredited athletes, coaches, team officials, National Olympic Committees, National Paralympic Committees and International Federations.

What others say

Jamie Riley has been recommended as a leading junior by Chambers UK for commercial chancery and insolvency, as well as by Legal 500 for commercial litigation, insolvency and media, entertainment & sport. The directories highlight the following:

Has a broad commercial practice with insolvency as a core focus. He frequently acts for liquidators. Expertise: "He's very good in all he does, sensible and great with the clients." Recent work: acted for the joint liquidators of D&D Wines International in a case that secured the removal of the administrators and the appointment of the liquidators. (Restructuring/Insolvency - Chambers UK 2014)

A solid all-round practitioner with considerable experience of a range of commercial chancery cases, particularly those with civil fraud aspects to them. His practice has a pronounced international element to it. Expertise: "He displays excellent attention to detail and has strong technical skills." (Chancery: commercial - Chambers UK 2014 and Chambers Global 2014)

... the "very technical" Jamie Riley. (Insolvency - Legal 500 2013)

At 11 Stone Buildings... Jamie Riley represented the Rugby Football Union against Viagogo. (Media, Entertainment & Sport - Legal 500 2013)

Jamie Riley dedicates a sizeable portion of his practice to insolvency matters, but also acts on other commercial and chancery matters. He recently advised the administrators of Colorama Pharmaceuticals when the retail chain was acquired by another business. (Chancery: commercial - Chambers UK 2013)

Jamie Riley is a "rising star" and "an excellent team player, who is pragmatic, commercial - and good on his feet". He recently represented the trustees of Dias-Azedo in a Hong Kong-based insolvency, and advised the directors of the collapsed Von Essen Hotels group on duties and restructuring strategy. (Restructuring/Insolvency – Chambers UK 2013)

Jamie Riley provides ‘excellent technical advice’. (Insolvency - Legal 500 2012)

Jamie Riley acted for the Rugby Football Union in a case against online ticket sales forum Viagogo. (Media, Entertainment & Sport - Legal 500 2012)

Jamie Riley enjoys a growing profile due to the strength of his varied company, fraud and insolvency law practice. He has an interesting line in sports and media law as well. (Chancery: commercial - Chambers UK 2012)

Jamie Riley has established a strong reputation in the market as "a very assured advocate". He frequently acts in both domestic and international insolvency matters. (Restructuring/Insolvency - Chambers UK 2012)

Jamie Riley is a "very competent barrister"; ... (Insolvency - Legal 500 2011)

Jamie Riley produces "good work in case preparation", is "very strong on pleadings", and is highly regarded for his expertise in ticketing policies and conditions. (Media, Entertainment & Sport - Legal 500 2011)

... at the set, Jamie Riley is a strong presence in the Companies Court. (Chancery: commercial - Chambers UK 2011)

Jamie Riley is a commercial litigator who has "a solid understanding of the insolvency landscape". He recently advised the administrator of Innovate Logistics, and is acting for the directors of Aqua Design & Play International in a wrongful trading claim brought by that company's liquidator. (Restructuring/Insolvency - Chambers UK 2011)

Also recommended, Jamie Riley is a tenacious advocate who provides a commercial viewpoint when handling both domestic and international disputes. His recent experience includes Haskew v Adams. (Restructuring/Insolvency - Chambers UK 2010)

The "approachable and commercial" Jamie Riley advises sporting bodies, notably the RFU, on restraining unlawful corporate hospitality and internet ticket sales. (Media, Entertainment & Sport - Legal 500 2010)

Jamie Riley is making progress as "an excellent strategist and advocate". Clients value his responsiveness, describing him as "practical and easy to work with". They also admire his commercial approach, saying: "He gives good, straight answers with a sensible rationale". (Restructuring/Insolvency - Chambers UK 2009)

The "pleasant and very capable" Jamie Riley is recommended for his depth of experience and personable client-friendly manner. (Restructuring/Insolvency - Chambers UK 2008) 

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