James Jirtle


  • PhD (Theology and Music), Durham University, 2010; Overseas Research Student Award
  • LLB, University of Law, 2013
  • BA (Music), summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, Rice University, 2006


  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2015
  • Winner of Finance Team of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2017

James Jirtle


James Jirtle is an associate in the firm’s securitisation practice. James has advised arrangers, sponsors, originators and fund managers on a variety of structured finance transactions and disputes, including over 15 CLOs and the UK’s first mobile handset securitisation, as well as on the tax and regulatory aspects of corporate and finance transactions.


Notable transactions in which James has been involved include advising:

  • Virgin Media on the establishment of the first UK handset loan securitisation
  • Bain Capital Credit on the establishment of their dual-compliant risk retention structure and the first issuance from the new structure, Bain Capital Credit CLO 2016-2
  • Shop Direct as the originator of a £1.35 billion UK consumer receivables programme*
  • The collateral manager of:*
    • Carlyle Global Market Strategies Euro CLO 2014-1
    • Carlyle Global Market Strategies Euro CLO 2014-2
    • Carlyle Global Market Strategies Euro CLO 2014-3
    • Carlyle Global Market Strategies Euro CLO 2015-2
  • The collateral manager of:*
    • Holland Park CLO
    • Phoenix Park CLO (and the establishment of the associated originator retention structure, which received IFLR’s European Structured Finance and Securitisation Deal of the Year 2014)
    • Sorrento Park CLO
  • The arranger of CQS's Grosvenor Place 2015-1 CLO*
  • Ingenious Media in a £1bn+ appeal against amendments made by HMRC to the tax returns of a number of film production partnerships*

* While at a previous firm


  • Co-author, “Brexit proofing – protecting the UK securitisation market,” The In-House Lawyer (Summer 2016)


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