Jamie  Rhodes

Jamie Rhodes:

Trainee Solicitor

Jamie Rhodes is a first year trainee solicitor currently sitting in the Dispute Resolution team.

Jamie, currently in his first seat, supports the Dispute Resolution team in matters such as running some of the firm's debt matters and assisting a leading commercial bank resolve a dispute with defendants in Nigeria. 

He graduated from Bristol University in 2016 and then graduated from the University of Law with LPC MSc.  He then worked at an international law firm as a paralegal for a year, managing the London IP department's business development and providing the team with the latest legal updates.

Having provided IP know how support in his paralegal role, Jamie has a keen interest in IP rights, especially copyright, grey market goods and counterfeit prevention. He is also fascinated by the growing overlap between AI and the legal sphere. This manifests itself not only in a potential new legal regime governing AI, e.g. copyright protection for an AI produced piece of art, but also in exciting opportunities for law firms to use AI to generate more efficient, cost effective and accurate output for their clients. 

A lifelong love of sport has continued within his legal career. Having had his own twenty year rugby career ended by a series of concussions, Jamie has taken a keen interest in the NFL concussion injury lawsuit in the US, and expects similar litigation to follow in rugby and football in the future. Regardless of the legal specialty Jamie pursues, he is keen to ensure it is anchored within the sports industry. 

Recent work

  • Working in international law firm Baker McKenzie, supporting their IP team on all aspects of business development and knowhow. This included preparing pitches for some of the world's largest multi-national companies, ensuring the pitches were grounded in the prospective client's context, illustrating a new breed of innovative lawyer that adapts to their client's needs.  
  • Assisting in a variety of litigation, including a cross-border dispute over bitcoin and a multi-million pound dispute over an 'old master' painting.
  • Publishing a "Highly Commended" legal essay on the potential consequences of Brexit for the young legal industry in the Law Society: Young Lawyers essay competition 2016.

Random fact

Despite practising for hours on end, Jamie still can't whistle.

Jamie Rhodes: Trainee Solicitor

Dispute Resolution