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Crawford Jamieson

Crawford Jamieson


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Crawford joined chambers in July 2021 following successful completion of his pupillage. From September 2021 Crawford is seconded to the Supreme Court, where he is working as the judicial assistant to Lord Lloyd-Jones. He will return to practice in 2022.

Before commencing pupillage, Crawford completed a training contract at Allen & Overy LLP in the firm’s London and Istanbul offices. He was admitted as a solicitor (non-practising) in England & Wales in 2019 and received his Higher Rights of Audience in 2020.

Crawford graduated with a BA in Theology from the University of Oxford in 2015 (first and top in year). He then completed a Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at BPP University (distinction in both). He was a Thouron Fellow from 2019-20 at the University of Pennsylvania where he received an LLM degree (distinction and top in year).

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  • Commercial M
    • Acerus Pharmaceuticals v Recipharm [2021] EWHC 1878 (Comm) – the trial of a preliminary issue regarding the interpretation of an exclusion clause (as a pupil with Sarah Abram)
    • Defending claim regarding the allegedly fraudulent sale of over 1,000 structured derivative products (as a pupil with Tony Singla QC)
    • Application for summary judgment in respect of various allegations arising from a residential mortgage-backed securitisation (as a pupil with Tony Singla QC)
    • Defending a claim regarding the alleged breach of a director’s employment contract providing for compulsory buyback of the director’s shares (as a pupil with Tony Singla QC)
  • International/EU M
    • Arcadia Petroleum Ltd v Bosworth & Ors [2021] EWCA Civ 687 – jurisdiction challenge concerning whether claims are related to individual contracts of employment within the meaning of Art 18(1) of the Lugano Convention (as a pupil with Richard Eschwege)
    • The Public Institution for Social Security v Al Rajaan and others [2020] EWHC 2979 (Comm) - jurisdiction challenge under Article 23 Lugano Convention in claim to recover alleged secret commissions worth hundreds of millions (as a pupil with Tony Singla QC)
  • Competition M
    • Allianz Global Investors GmbH and ors v Barclays Bank plc and ors [2021] EWHC 399 (Comm) – application to strike out pass-on and tax reduction defences (as a pupil with Sarah Abram and Tom Wood)
    • Sisvel v Archos & ors [2021] EWHC 1541 (Pat) – whether a pool licence may be FRAND (as a pupil with Sarah Abram)
    • Rail Fares CPO application (Justin Gutmann v Stagecoach & ors) – application for a collective proceedings order in the first standalone collective proceedings and the first to concern an alleged abuse of dominance (as a pupil with Sarah Abram
    • Litigation concerning the Trucks cartel (as a pupil with Sarah Abram, acting for Volvo and Renault Trucks)
  • Arbitration M
    • LCIA arbitration concerning a multi-million repo transaction under a Global Master Repurchase Agreement 2000 (as a pupil with Richard Eschwege)

    Education & professional experience:

    • 2021 – 2022: Judicial assistant to Lord Lloyd-Jones at the UK Supreme Court
    • 2020 – 2021: Pupillage at Brick Court Chambers
    • 2019 – 2020: Thouron Fellow, LLM at the University of Pennsylvania (distinction, top of year)
    • 2017 – 2019: Trainee solicitor at Allen & Overy LLP
    • 2016 – 2017: LPC at BPP University (distinction)
    • 2015 – 2016: GDL at BPP University (distinction)
    • 2012 – 2015: BA in Theology at Trinity College, Oxford (first, top of year)


    • University of Pennsylvania – Karin Iest Award for excellence, given to best-performing student out of a class of 126
    • University of Pennsylvania – Thouron Award Fellow, providing tuition fees and a living stipend
    • Winner, European Investment Law and Arbitration Review’s 2020 essay competition.
    • Winner, Competition Law Association’s Golding Essay Prize 2018
    • Highly Commended, Law Society’s Junior Lawyers’ Division Essay Prize 2017
    • University of Oxford – Gibbs Prize, for the best undergraduate performance in Theology
    • Trinity College – R. A. Knox Senior Memorial Prize, for academic performance in final exams

    ‘Assessing the CJEU’s decisions in Achmea and Opinion 1/17 in light of the proposed Multilateral Investment Court’, (2020) 5 The European Investment Law and Arbitration Review 1, 213-239

    ‘In Defence of a UK Doctrine of Equivalents’, (2019) 41 The European Intellectual Property Review 3, 147-154

    Crawford has also published a number of case comments and blog posts on legal matters.