James Hannant#1933

James Hannant

James specialises in commercial litigation with an emphasis on both corporate and personal insolvency. He is frequently instructed by officeholders, directors and creditors in relation to a number of aspects of insolvency law. These include winding-up petitions, transaction avoidance claims and misfeasance claims. He also undertakes personal bankruptcy work which has included annulment applications, transaction avoidance claims and possession and sale applications.

In addition, James’ has a varied commercial practice which incorporates disputes relating to the sale and supply of goods and services, contractual claims and matters involving aspects of the law of agency and guarantee claims.

James has spoken at a number of seminars and events including those run by R3.
Contributed to


How to serve a demand for payment
How to serve a demand for payment
Practice notes

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with James Hannant of Guildhall Chambers, considers the practical issues that arise when a lender serves a demand for repayment of a loan on a borrower. It considers what detail the demand letter should contain, case law examples of ‘sufficient time’ and how to reduce the risk of challenge.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2013


  • LLB (First Class); BCL.


  • University of Exeter
  • University of Oxford

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