I am a Legal Executive working within the firm’s Personal Injury Team. Being a biker myself, I have a special interest in motorcycle accident claims as well as helping clients with other road traffic accident claims, accidents suffered at work, or against highway authorities and occupiers liability cases.
I am also experienced in dealing with accidents involving injury to a child, alongside more serious spinal and head injuries.
I am a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) as well as elected Vice President of Hampshire Law Society for 2019.
Areas of Expertise
I acted for a client in relation to injuries sustained in a Road Traffic Accident. The Defendant collided with the rear of the client’s vehicle, who was waiting for a gap in traffic and looking to his right. Injuries suffered were to his neck and left shoulder radiating into his right shoulder.
It was deemed that there would be permanent restriction in his shoulder and back, affecting him at work and reducing his working week from five days to four and then to three. The client was also forced to consider early retirement. Loss of earnings and affect on pension loss needed to be taken into account when considering the value, however, the client did also have some pre-existing symptoms that attributed to his injuries, so not all losses were accident related. The client agreed settlement at £48,000, which included healthcare outlay and damages towards his loss of earnings and pension loss.
What others say
“I would like James to be highly commended for his hard work and approachable and attentive approach. Without James’ sensitivity and patience I would not have pursued my case. James’ manner was calm and reassuring which promoted trust and confidence. His communication skills were excellent, taking time to explain fully and clearly and not confusing me with jargon; neither did I feel rushed or an imposition at any time. Highly professional and has restored my faith in legal personnel. I would recommend him unreservedly.” – Ms White
“My thanks go to James for his professional assistance in handling my case. In all instances James was polite, empathetic, honest, professional and assuring – being patient and clear in his instructions. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services to friends and family.” – Ms S
Away from the office
I am a big sports fan and there are not many sports I do not have an interest in, however, my main one is football. Iam a supporter of Southampton FC and American Football, where I support the Houston Texans.
I am also a keen fisherman and play cricket for St Cross Symondians in Winchester.
Apart from sport, I am a keen reader and enjoy music and travelling, though there is much of the world I am yet to explore!