James Tierney

James Tierney

Senior Associate

Tel: 020 3876 7643

Mob: 07977 022543
Fax: 020 3876 7804
Email: james.tierney@mergullaw.co.uk




James is an experienced litigator specialising in dispute resolution. He takes instructions in a wide variety of matters, including commercial and civil litigation, trust disputes, immigration matters, copyright infringement and property disputes. He has acted for private individuals, corporations, state entities and religious institutions.




  • Commercial and civil litigation
  • Public Law
  • Immigration law
  • Trusts & Charity law
  • Intellectual Property & Copyright 
  • Wills & Probate
  • Landlord & Tenant 
  • Housing Disrepair 

Recent Experience:


  • Advising trustees on a claim for breach of contract against an offshore trust.
  • Representing a client in a claim against a UK bank for unlawfully withholding funds.
  • Representing an international Ukrainian company in litigation involving claims for breach of contract.
  • Representing a religious institution in an application for judicial review against the UK Government.
  • Assisting a UK-based company with claims for breach of contract against a variety of different companies in different jurisdiction.

Other Experience:


Before he became a solicitor, James lectured in public law and human-rights law at several universities, including the University of East London, University of Essex and SOAS (University of London). He also worked for the Crown Prosecution Service and as a case worker for the Local Government Ombudsman.




LLB (Hons), BCL, LPC.