James has a busy personal injury practice appearing in final hearings on both the Fast Track and Small Claims Track for both Claimants and Defendants. He has appeared in procedural applications for relief from sanctions, strike out / summary judgment and applications to set aside judgment. Outside of court James quickly turns around instructions to settle particulars of claim, and advices on liability and quantum, including infant quantum advices.
James’s personal injury work is predominantly made up of road traffic accidents and he regularly represents Claimants and Defendants in Fast Track trials and Small Claims hearings.
He has an interest in representing Claimants in Low Velocity Impacts and was recently successful in representing five Claimants accused of fundamental dishonesty.
James also appears in Employer’s Liability matters on the Fast Track and recently persuaded a tribunal that a Claimant had not been adequately trained to move wooden pallets in a warehouse leading to a puncture wound to the hand from a protruding nail and consequent ulna nerve damage and scarring.
With a working knowledge of the Highways Act 1980 James regularly defends Local Authorities, successfully running defences under s.58 of the Act.
James has a good knowledge of costs matters and recently won an application for the recovery of multiple counsel’s brief fees turning on the interpretation of CPR Part 45 Section IIIA.