James Neale#7964

James Neale

Solicitor, HFW
James is an associate in HFW's London office. He specialises in regulatory and compliance matters, including economic and financial sanctions, export controls, and customs. His clients include shipowners, charterers, insurers, and commodity traders.
James also advises in respect of shipping and logistics disputes, including charterparties, ship sale and purchase, and sale of goods.
During his training, James spent time in HFW's commodities and EU regulatory departments, as well as six months in HFW's Piraeus office advising on shipping disputes.
Prior to joining HFW, James worked on financial sanctions policy and implementation in HM Treasury and the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI).
James is qualified in England and Wales.
Contributed to


Sanctions clauses and the effect of sanctions on insurance policies
Sanctions clauses and the effect of sanctions on insurance policies
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides guidance in relation to sanction clauses in insurance policies. It explains the effect of sanctions and the purpose of sanctions clauses in the context of insurance. It also provides guidance on drafting sanctions clauses and commentary on the widely used Lloyd's Market Association 3100 clause.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2020


  • HFW (2018 - Present)
  • Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2016 - 2016)
  • HM Treasury (2014 - 2016)
  • HM Revenue and Customs (2012 - 2014)


  • LLM (2018)
  • LPC (2018)
  • GDL (2017)
  • MA (Lond) (2012)
  • MA (Oxon) (2011)


  • BPP (2018)
  • School of Oriental and African Studies (2012)
  • University of Oxford (2011)

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