James provides reliable and clear advice, which takes into consideration the client’s needs. He has an eye for detail often overlooked by other members of the bar. What may seem innocuous to others can be crucial to a case and he has the knack of applying perfect weight to the issues which allows him to rescue even the most dire cases.”
James is an experienced personal injury and clinical negligence barrister with sub-specialisms in costs and professional negligence. He is recognised in all those areas of law by Legal 500 and is ranked as Tier 1 (Western Circuit) in both Costs and Professional Negligence.
He acts for both Claimants and Defendants in all aspects of personal injury and clinical negligence work but is well known for acting in cases where dishonesty is alleged or where there are complex liability or quantum issues. His present workload includes a large number of cases for both Claimants and Insurers/Trusts worth in excess of £1million where he acts as sole junior often in cases against silks. He is often instructed in Industrial Disease and Construction cases and present instructions include a large number of pain cases.
James has an extensive related practice acting in all professional negligence, insurance and costs related matters where he is regularly instructed to act in contribution and property damage cases. He brings an expertise in procedural matters to all work he undertakes and is well regarded as a trial advocate.
- LLB (Hons) Durham & BVC Nottingham