James specialises in industrial disease-related personal injury claims, especially those involving exposure to asbestos. He also handles general personal injury claims and has dealt with various matters including a claim against Local Authority for a playground accident and a claim against a Hairdresser resulting from poor negligent use of hair products, resulting in injury to the customer.
James is experienced in making claims against companies and other employers which no longer exist or have otherwise gone out of business. This includes restoration of companies to the Register of Companies, and identifying and claiming from Insurers on policies dating back to the 1950s, 60s and 70s. He has negotiated settlements both for living Claimants and on behalf of the loved ones and estates of the victims of asbestos-related diseases.
James has experience with Coroners Court matters and inquests both in an advisory, investigatory and advocacy capacity. He also has extensive criminal law experience gained whilst he was a Police Officer and a background in providing private client services. This includes Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney. His previous work has included Court of Protection matters dealing with disputed Deputyship matters.
James has served twice as a member of the Bristol Junior Lawyers Division Committee. He is currently a member of Action on Elder Abuse and the Institution of Royal Engineers. In his spare time, he is an Officer in the Territorial Army, currently serving with 131 Independent Commando Squadron Royal Engineers (V).
James travels all over England and Wales to see clients and divides his time in the office between Bristol, Bath and Plymouth.