James Brice

James Brice

Senior Associate

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James Brice

James joined IBB in 2023 after working for 15 years at the London office of a leading international law firm, where he was instructed in a number of high-profile matters including the Shepherds Court fire and the Buncefield litigation.

James advises clients in relation to construction and property damage disputes, mainly in the TCC, adjudication and mediation. He has specialist experience of insurance disputes and costs proceedings. James also advises clients in relation to fire safety issues and the Building Safety Act 2022.

Examples of James’ experience include:

  • Advising developer in relation to DLUHC Self-Remediation Terms contract, remediation works and Building Safety Act 2022
  • Advising client in recovery of withheld sums following pay less notice
  • Advising London market insurers in respect of £9m+ TCC claim following fire incident at town hall building in London, and CPR 19.2 application.
  • Defending £40m+ TCC claim relating to alleged defects at “super-prime” residential property in London. Complex multi-party claim involving new homes warranty providers and construction professionals.
  • Buncefield litigation. Explosion caused by overspill from fuel storage tank in 2005, leading to up to 130 property damage claims in TCC and subsequent costs litigation
  • Acting in multi-party dispute involving Network Rail, utility companies and construction professionals arising from train derailment in 2013, to mediation
  • Advising food production company in relation of claim against manufacturer following oven failures, to mediation
  • Advising property management company and insurer in successful recovery of losses under Defective Premises Act 1978 following multiple water leaks and defects at large residential block in London

James works from our Uxbridge and Reading offices.

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