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James is an Associate in the Healthcare team and is based in our Newcastle office.

James undertakes clinical negligence defence work on behalf of NHS Trusts. He has a varied case load, including cases which are at a pre-action stage, as well as cases where formal court proceedings have commenced and the civil litigation process is underway.

In addition to defending medical negligence actions, James represents NHS Trusts at Inquests in the Coroner’s Court.

Furthermore, James acts for NHS and healthcare clients in the Court of Protection, including serious medical treatment and health & welfare proceedings. He also provides ad hoc advice in relation to medical law issues.

Experience

James has undertaken secondments in the legal departments of client NHS Trusts and also delivers talks and presentations to clients on various aspects of medical law, Inquest work and clinical negligence.

He graduated from the University of Northumbria, Newcastle in 2011 with a first class honours degree in Law prior to commencing his training contract with Ward Hadaway.

 

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