James Hughes

Year of Call: 2011

Inn: Middle Temple

James has experience of acting for claimants and defendants in claims arising out of workplace accidents.

Recent work includes:

  • Acting successfully at trial for one of a number of defendants in a claim brought by a plasterer who had fallen while standing on a rotten shuttering board used as a makeshift platform on a housing development site, and suffered a severe leg break.
  • Successfully representing a claimant who suffered serious injury after the trench in which he was working collapsed around him.
  • Acting for the defendant in a claim where the claimant alleged permanent post-traumatic neuropathic pain in his foot and psychiatric injuries after stepping into an uncovered drain. Complex issues of causation. Claim settled at JSM.

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)