1994, Gray's Inn
Junior Counsel to the Crown (Regional Panel) - appointed 2007 and re-appointed 2010, 2015 and 2020 for five years
Legal Assessor to the Health and Care Professions Council (2010)
Legal Assessor for Social Work England (2019)
Personal Injury Bar Association
Employment Law Bar Association
Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
LLB (Hons) University of Birmingham
James is described by the Legal 500 as a Leading Junior on the Northern Circuit in relation to both Personal Injury and Employment work.
James is regularly instructed by insurers in relation to fraud cases.
He has a vast amount of experience in advising and conducting road traffic trials involving:
James also acts on behalf of travel/tour operators defending fraud allegations in holiday illness litigation at trial add advising on:
Representative examples of James's personal injury and employment practice can be downloaded from the CVs set out above. James combines his technical ability with practicality - always having a strong focus on the commercial realities of any situation. He is both approachable and friendly and prides himself on his excellent reputation for providing a high standard of customer service and an efficient turnaround on paperwork.
As an accredited public access barrister, James is able to accept advice and advocacy work directly from individuals or businesses through the Public Access Scheme, and is happy to discuss fixed fee or retainer rates for such work.
As part of a continuing commitment to building and enhancing client relationships, James regularly gives training seminars to clients on legal developments. He is happy to devise bespoke training, tailored to clients’ requirements, to deliver at their businesses.
Outside of work, James enjoys creative writing, music, football, classic cars and motorcycles, cinema, and travel. James is a published author, with his debut novel, 'A Bold Deceiver', being set in Manchester in the 1990's (see http://www.abolddeceiver.co.uk for further details)
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