James McClelland has been featured by Legal Week as one of ten “Stars at the Bar”, compiled on the basis of market recommendations of leading junior barristers. Legal Week describes James as follows:

“Fountain Court’s James McClelland is no stranger to commercially-significant cases […].

Cerebral but confident and cheerful, McClelland combines first-class academic interests with a burgeoning legal career of great depth and diversity, spanning commercial litigation with regulatory, employment and public law, having also chalked up appearances in the bank charges litigation.

Solicitors say McClelland’s “submissions are pertinent, succinct, clear and coherently made, with crisp answers to judicial questions delivered in an astonishingly engaging manner”.

Another says: “He takes a very common-sense approach and remains focused on the goal, not the process”

The other Fountain Court juniors previously featured by Legal Week are Richard Handyside (now QC), Derrick Dale (now QC), Akhil Shah (now QC), Marcus Smith (now QC), John Taylor, Deepak Nambisan, Edward Levey, Nik Yeo and Adam Zellick.