James is a Legal Director and Head of the North Devon office
With over 20 years of experience, James has a strong professional reputation for being a thorough and compassionate solicitor but also a tenacious and extraordinarily successful litigator.
James undertakes work in all areas of clinical/medical negligence litigation but maintains a particular interest in serious and complex injuries (such as cauda equina syndrome and vestibular injuries) including those suffered by the young and vulnerable. This is reflected in his caseload which ranges from straightforward prescribing errors to the most serious spinal injuries and all things in between.
Career highlights include work on the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry (into paediatric cardiac surgery) and the Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital litigation (the Alder Hey litigation into organ retention).
James is a strong believer in treating clients as individuals, he is approachable and empathetic to their needs and focused on achieving their objectives. He gets great results and has 100% success rate of trial.
Claims pursued by James have resulted in changes in NHS practice in areas as diverse as infant tongue tie and the management of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
He has pursued claims against medical devices manufacturers of various products including bioabsorbable orthopaedic screws and breast implants and is regularly instructed by family members in fatal claims.
James is also able to advise on professional negligence issues including the under settlement of clinical negligence and personal injury claims by other solicitors.