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Practice Summary

Jamie is a Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge and a Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law in the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge. His main fields of interest are public international law, public law and the constitutional laws of British Overseas Territories.

In 2004, Jamie joined Isolas, Gibraltar’s oldest law firm, where he remains a consultant. He is frequently instructed by the Government of Gibraltar in international law matters. Jamie’s Gibraltar practice also covers public law matters more generally, and he has considerable experience in the field of financial services regulation, acting for banks, investment firms and regulators.

Areas of Experience (Select to add to the CV download)

International Law

Jamie’s research and teaching spans a broad range of public international law topics. He specialises in boundary disputes, self-determination conflicts, the law of the sea and international human rights law.

Jamie is a longstanding adviser to the Government of Gibraltar on questions of international law. He welcomes instructions concerning the application of international law in other British Overseas Territories and non-state territories.

Public Law

Jamie’s public law experience in Gibraltar includes:

•Acting in judicial reviews on questions of immigration, planning and human rights, for claimants, public bodies and (on one occasion) for an NGO intervener.

•Numerous appearances before quasi-judicial bodies like the Transport Commission and Rent Tribunal.

•Advising the Department of Consumer Affairs on the establishment of an Office of Fair Trading.

Financial Services

Jamie has extensive experience advising banks and investment firms, both within and outside of Gibraltar, on their regulatory obligations.

He has also acted for and advised the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission on numerous occasions.



  • ‘International Law Scholars as Amici Curiae’ Leiden Journal of International Law (with A. Kent) (in press).
  • ‘Decolonization: French India’, Max Planck Encyclopaedia of Public International Law (Oxford University Press: in press).
  • ‘The Disputed Waters Around Gibraltar: Time for a Judicial Settlement?’ The New Statesman (24 September 2015).
  • ‘“Culturomics” and International Law Research’, Proceedings of the 10th Anniversary Conference of the European Society of International Law (Hart: in press).
  • ‘An Evaluation of Morocco’s Claims to Spain’s Remaining Territories in Africa’ International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Vol 61, Issue 4 (2012) 961.
  • ‘Overview of Administrative Law Cases in the Supreme Court, 2010-11’ Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol 1, Issue 2 (2012) 102.
  • ‘Overview of European Law Cases in the Supreme Court, 2010-11’ Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol 1, Issue 2 (2012) 117.
  • Book review of E Lauterpacht The Life of Hersch Lauterpacht (Cambridge University Press 2010) 24 Cambridge Review of International Affairs, No 4 (2011) 702.
  • Book review of K Azopardi Sovereignty and the Stateless Nation (Hart 2009) 70 Cambridge Law Journal (2011) 272.
  • ‘A British Colony, a United States Military Base, and a People Dispossessed: Bancoult II in the House of Lords’ 16:1 East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights (2010) 172.



  • PhD, Cambridge
  • MSt (international relations), Cambridge
  • MSt (international human rights law), Oxford
  • BVC, Cardiff
  • LLB, Exeter/Rennes



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