- Girton College, University of Cambridge, MA Law
- BVC, Manchester Metropolitan University
- Northern Circuit
- Personal Injury Bar Association
- Inner Temple Exhibition Scholar
James accepts instructions in all areas of civil law, with a particular emphasis on personal injury litigation involving allegations of dishonesty.
His personal injury work encompasses RTA claims, public and employers’ liability actions (including industrial disease, stress at work and harassment cases), and occupiers’ liability claims. James is regularly instructed on behalf of several national insurers in suspected fraudulent road traffic accidents (whether staged, phantom passenger or LVI), fraudulent employers and public liability claims, and in credit hire litigation. A growing area of his practice concerns fraud rings and costs recovery against solicitors, ATE providers and other non-parties.
James appears on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants, both on and off circuit, and is happy to consider Claimant work on a CFA basis. He is regularly instructed in Multi Track litigation and has experience of High Court work.
James also has experience of CICA and CRU appeals and has been instructed at several Coroner’s Inquests.
Successfully represented defendant in case where social media proves to be the downfall for fundamentally dishonest fraudster.
GHULAM SAFI AND ORS -v- 1) JOWHARAH BAKER AND ALLIED INSUARANCE PLC
A defence that raised concerns about discrepancies and inconsistencies in a claim that might lead to an inference of fraud was not excluded per Hussain v Amin  EWCA Civ 1456
‘A natural in court.’Legal 500, 2018
‘Experienced in personal injury cases involving dishonesty allegations.’Legal 500, 2017