With a background in aircraft engineering, James (or Jimmy as he is popularly known), has brought a practical approach to his legal practice, not only in problem-solving, but in all aspects of facilitating his clients’ needs in providing timely, workable and cost-effective results.
James has successfully negotiated investment agreements with governments throughout he Eastern Caribbean and been a leading team member on property acquisitions, business mergers and financing transactions in the region resulting in mega success for his clients.
His philosophy of quality not quantity with integrity has been applied, not only in the legal profession, but in other spheres of activity. He and his team successfully developed Grenada’s Sailing Festival into one of the top five regattas in the Caribbean notwithstanding that it was a boutique event of relatively small size, introducing America’s Cup champion sailors to Grenada, the top yachting magazines in the world and attracting Hello magazine from England to be a part of this event.
James Bristol KC received his legal education in England and was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1989. He joined the Firm in 1990 and was appointed one of Her Majesty’s Counsel on the 1st February, 2021.
He is qualified as a mediator through the Centre for Dispute Resolution in England.
He practises mainly in the area of commercial law, including banking, corporate law and civil litigation taking cases up to Grenada’s final court of appeal, the Privy Council in London.
As a way of giving back to the profession, Mr. Bristol has been honoured to act as a Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, served as Attorney General of Grenada from 2008 to 2009 and as president of the Grenada Bar Association for several terms.
Mr. Bristol is admitted to the Bars of Antigua, Barbados, England & Wales, Grenada, St. Lucia and Trinidad and currently practises in Antigua, Grenada and St. Lucia.
Mr. Bristol acts as a consultant to the law firms of Marshall & Co. of Antigua and Barbuda, whose principal is Mr. Hugh Marshall Jnr, and Bristol St. Lucia Law of St. Lucia whose principal is Mr. Anthony F Bristol.