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A day in the life of ... Byron James

Date:1 JUN 2018
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What is your position and what do you do on a day-to-day basis?

I am a barrister working at Expatriate Law based in Dubai. We work exclusively on international cases representing expatriates all over the world. I plan my day by time-zones.

How long have you been in this role and what brought you here?

I have been based in Dubai with Expatriate Law for 18 months. I could say it was the sunny beach-based fun-filled expatriate lifestyle that made me consider Dubai but I believe I suggested wanting to immerse myself in one of the most forward thinking legal jurisdictions in the world in my initial interview for the job.

Any memorable stories from your career so far?

Receiving an email from a (slightly hard of hearing) judge at the CFC after a three-day trial asking the parties to explain why they had made “constant references to an aunt who lives in Leicester” and “if the parties want the aunt who lives in Leicester to be involved somehow they should have asked her to file a witness statement or at least write...

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