James is extremely engaging, commercial and pragmatic. He has an amazing ability to identify the heart of the issues, and deliver advice which truly understands the client’s prospective. He is also extremely responsive.”
James accepts instructions in all areas of personal injury work acting for both claimants and defendants. He is presently conducted as sole counsel in a number of cases worth up to £1 million and in others where there are complex liability and quantum issues.
A significant proportion of personal injury work is where dishonesty or causation is in issue. James is principally instructed by insurers and local authorities and a typical month will involve a number of trials in such matters. He acts in all aspects of fraud related personal injury work including LVI claims, exaggerated injury claims and staged fraud.
He frequently acts in cases involving the disclosure of social media evidence and the use of surveillance evidence. James is comfortable dealing with all procedural issues (not only in relation to fundamental dishonesty but also where third party costs orders or wasted costs orders ought to be considered) and is very robust in court.
- LLB (Hons) Durham & BVC Nottingham