James is a Legal Executive working within the firm’s Personal Injury Team. Being a biker himself he has 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.
James is also experienced with dealing with accidents involving injury to a child and has experience of dealing with more serious spinal and head injuries.
James is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) as well as being elected as Deputy Vice President of Hampshire Law Society for 2018.
Areas of Expertise
James 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 and 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
James is a big sports fan and there are not many sports he does not have interest in, however his main one is football, a supporter of Southampton FC and American Football where he supports the Houston Texans.
He is also a keen fisherman and plays cricket for St Cross Symondians in Winchester.
Away from sport James is a keen reader and enjoys music as well as enjoying travelling, although there is much of the world James is still to explore!