James Hughes

Year of Call: 2011

Inn: Middle Temple

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James has considerable experience across the full range of public liability work acting for claimants and defendants or their insurers.

Recent work includes:

  • Advising the claimant, who had suffered serious and multiple fractures of his left heel and hind foot and lost some of his heel fat pad, after a steel load struck his foot in the course of a delivery. Claim in excess of £300k for future loss of earnings, scarring treatment and orthotics.
  • Acting for a claimant who suffered multiple severe injuries after his motorcycle was struck by a car which had left the claimant with nowhere to go after emerging from its driveway. Claim in excess of £250k.
  • Acting for a claimant whose case was that she had trapped her hand while using a mobility lift in her demised premises. Multi-day trial. Claim succeeded.

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)