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James Maurici QC

Year of call: 1996

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Practice Summary

James was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1996. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2013.

James’ international law work has included:

  • A number of appearances before the United Nations ECE Aarhus Compliance Committee in Geneva: Communications: cases include ACCC/C/2011/45, 60 & 61 ACCC/C/2010/53 ACCC/C/2012/77 ACCC/C/2014/100 & 101.

  • Cases in the Isle of Man (including before the Staff of Government see e.g. Penfolds v The Treasury).

  • Public law advisory work in Gibraltar and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

  • While on the Pegasus Scholarship he appeared as junior counsel in the Court of Appeal of New Zealand, Mick v Removal Review Authority ([1999] NZAR 111).

  • Before the domestic Courts James has been involved in a number of cases concerning public international law: R v Bow Street Metropolitan Stipendiary Magistrate Ex p. Pinochet Ugarte (No.2) [2000] 1 A.C. 119, R (Edwards) v Environment Agency (No.2) [2011] 1 Costs L.R. 70 and R (HS2 Action Alliance Ltd) v Secretary of State for Transport [2015] P.T.S.R. 1025.

  • Before the European Court of Justice James has been involved in a number of cases concerning international law: Case C-188/07 Commune de Mesquer v Total France SA and Total International Ltd [2008] ECR I-4501 (concerning the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage), Cases C-188/07 and Case C 530/11 Commission v United Kingdom and Case C-260/11 Edwards v Environment Agency (concerning the Aarhus Convention).

James is consistently ranked as a leader at the bar in the legal directories. The 2016 Chambers & Partners ranks him as a leading silk for planning, environment, administrative & public law, civil liberties & human rights, and local government. The latest Legal 500 lists James as a leading silk for environment, EU & competition, administrative & public law, and civil liberties & human rights.