I am delighted with the work James has done on our behalf. He is polite, professional, reliable and efficient and has an excellent grasp of personal injury law. He has a good commercial attitude in terms of what we're jointly trying to achieve on behalf of the client and I have greatly enjoyed working with him. I have no hesitation in recommending him to others.Cindy Tsang, Solicitor, Kennedys Law LLP
James advises and represents individuals, businesses and insurance companies in a wide range of contractual and tortious matters. His experience includes disputes involving contracts for services (including for a heritage racing car team), entitlement to commission, the purchase of prestige vehicles and tortious interference with goods.
The majority of his work in this area is bringing and, particularly, defending product liability claims. He is regularly instructed to bring and defend claims and additional claims involving allegedly defective products (particularly resulting in fire) and in Consumer Protection Act 1987 matters.View full profile >>
Scott Swinford v Charles Chipperfield Entertainment Limited (Ongoing)
Represented claimant in 2013 liability trial - matter settled part way through cross-examination of the defendant’s director. Claimant seriously injured, quantum ongoing.
Daniel Davies (by his father and litigation friend Robert Davies) v Thomas Forrett & Ryan Partington & Southern Rock Insurance (2015) EWHC 1761 (QB)
Catastrophic injury claim. Represented D2, the driver of the car that the claimant was a passenger in. Decision on costs in the main claim. D2’s claim settled shortly thereafter.
Piotr Dolny v Langdon Transport Limited & St Regis Paper Co Limited (2015)
Represented lorry driver seriously injured when his lorry overturned.
Neil Maxwell v AWG & Skanska (2012)
Represented severely injured claimant who fell through manhole cover into a drain. Claim settled.
Samuel Luel v Witcomb Contracts Limited (2012)
Represented claimant with traumatic eye injury. Claim settled.
S v CICA (2009)
Eligibility successfully challenged and substantial award of quantum made.
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“James is well known to our Product Liability team, and we have worked with him for some time. He has consistently shown that he has an excellent understanding of product claims, including claims brought under the CPA, in contract and in negligence. He is reliable, clear-headed and quick to grasp the key issues in any case. And we also recently had the pleasure of briefing James for a trial where he proved to be an excellent advocate.”
Daniel West & Emma Tindall, BLM (London)
“I am delighted with the work James has done on our behalf. He is polite, professional, reliable and efficient and has an excellent grasp of personal injury law. He has a good commercial attitude in terms of what we’re jointly trying to achieve on behalf of the client and I have greatly enjoyed working with him. I have no hesitation in recommending him to others.”
Cindy Tsang, Solicitor, Kennedys Law LLP
“As a firm we have instructed and briefed James many times in Road Traffic Accident and, particularly, Employer’s and Public Liability cases. His advices are always comprehensive, tactically astute and on point and we have been delighted with results at interlocutory hearings and at trial. His awareness of the commercial practicalities involved in PI litigation makes him stand out. He is always prepared to go the extra mile in providing guidance to our team and his assistance is invaluable. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to others.”
Anna Theodorides, Principal, AMV Law
Prior to being called to the Bar James worked for a leading PR and Marketing Communications agency. His work included the research and production of business conferences, the management and development of staff and future business strategy. His conferences received national and European media coverage and covered a broad range of industries: air transport, rail transport, media, utilities and the financial services.
He finds that this past experience continues to assist him today – he has had the benefit of working in a commercial (and non-legal) arena but also has a good grasp of many different commercial environments.
James enjoys balancing his sporting endeavours with culinary exploration (anything and everything).
James also like to read – particularly Victorian, Modernist and Post-Modernist fiction.