James is part of the Professional Risks and Disputes Resolution team and specialises in defending professional negligence claims. James has experience in defending and advising a wide range of professionals, including accountants, tax planning advisers, solicitors,  architects, surveyors and construction professionals, to name a few. James also acts for directors & officers in the defence of claims against them.

James has spent four years working for a major international insurance company as a senior claims adjuster. The experience gained enables

James to understand the insurance market and more importantly, understand the specific needs of an insurance client.  James is able to advise insurer clients on policy coverage.

James holds the Chartered Institute of Insurance, Diploma in Insurance.


Examples of experience include advising:

  • Defending the Directors of a Residents Association in a claim brought by fellow shareholders and residents for breaches of Directors Duties. 
  • Defending a firm of Solicitors in a claim brought by their former client for alleged negligence when representing the former client in criminal proceedings.