James Hughes

Year of Call: 2011

Inn: Middle Temple

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In addition to his main personal and clinical negligence caseload, James specialises in work raising issues of data protection, privacy and confidentiality.

Recent work includes:

  • Advising a local authority on: the effect of the GDPR on subject access requests; litigation privilege arising out of claims made against it as highway authority; and an information sharing agreement in place in respect of operational decisions relating to children in its care
  • Acting for an NHS Trust and consultant radiologist who were two of three defendants in a claim in which the claimant alleged various breaches of: privacy rights; the (1998) data protection legislation; misuse of private information; and the Human Rights Act 1998 after the claimant had received routine cancer screening and follow-up treatment.

Professional memberships:

  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Western Circuit

Qualifications & awards:

  • LLB (Hons) (Nottingham University) –  Law with European Law (2010)
  • BPTC, College of Law (2011)
  • LLM, Bristol University (2012)
  • Erasmus Scholar
  • Nottingham University Mooting Competition and Law Graduates’ Association Moot Prize Winner
  • Westlaw UK Mooting Competition Winner (judged by Jackson LJ)
  • Lord Justice Jackson’s Award for Best Submissions at Westlaw UK Moot Final
  • National Mock Trial Competition Semi-Finalist
  • Herbert Smith Mooting Competition Winner (Bristol University, judged by Lord Kerr, Supreme Court Justice)