James Roberts is a partner in the professional and commercial disputes team at Clyde & Co and has extensive experience of defending claims against a range of professionals, particularly accountants, directors and financial services professionals. He is regularly involved in multi-jurisdictional disputes and with all forms of dispute resolution including mediations and arbitration. He also specialises in coverage advice, and insurance advisory and policy drafting work, and advises the captive insurers of the largest global accountancy networks on their direct insurance, reinsurance and fronting programmes.
He practised commercial law at the Bar between 1996 and 2002 and currently holds Higher Rights of Audience to appear as an advocate in the Courts of England and Wales.
Tim Crockford and James Roberts, partners at law firm Clyde & Co, examine the key findings and recommendations in the independent Clarke review into the scope and effectiveness of the Financial Reporting Council's (FRC) sanctions regime