James Braund

Partner, Personal Injury

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I am a Partner in Trethowans’ Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence team, leading the team in the Poole and Bournemouth offices. I specialise in complex and catastrophic cases.

I often act for clients who have suffered life changing injuries, including brain injuries and severe spinal injuries. I use my knowledge and experience to ensure that they get the best possible outcome from their claim. I understand that litigation can be stressful, particularly when clients are coming to terms with serious injuries, and strive to do what I can to help lift the weight of such issues off them.

I also specialise in clinical negligence claims and have considerable experience dealing with birth injury cases, instances of delay in diagnosis, claims involving incorrect / sub standard treatment and issues involving consent. In addition, I have considerable experience in pursuing personal injury claims involving cross border and jurisdictional issues, bringing claims to the English courts for injuries suffered in road accidents in other EU countries.

I have obtained successful outcomes in a wide variety of cases including claims and compensation for accidents at work, road traffic accidents, product liability incidents, public liability accidents and medical negligence cases, often on a no win no fee basis.

I initially read Law at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, before completing my Legal Practice Course and then qualifying as a solicitor.

I am a UK Top Ranked Solicitor, accredited by Vouched For with a rating of 4.9 out of 5. I have been featured in the Sunday Telegraph, The Mail on Sunday and The Times, and am also a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

I am named as Up and Coming in the Chambers Guide 2022, which notes: “James Braund has particular strength in spinal cord injury claims, with further experience handling cases following accidents abroad.” “He is a very thorough lawyer who quickly gets to the root of a case and is supportive of his clients.”

I also work closely with a number of charities, including the Spinal Injuries Association and Headway.

I have also recently become a committee member of the Dorset Law Society.

"James Braund offers broad experience and persistent support" - Legal 500, 2020

Areas of Expertise

Motorcycle Accidents
Clinical and Medical Negligence
Other Claims