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 is an experienced personal injury and clinical negligence barrister with sub-specialisms in costs and professional negligence. He is ranked in The Legal 500 in costs (Tier 1), clinical negligence and personal injury.
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