Jim is a former Solicitor and has now been at the Bar for 11 years. He has developed an expertise in what might be described as ‘social and public law’, dealing with a number of related and overlapping fields including: Personal Inury and Clinical Negligence, Employment and Discrimination, and Court of Protection and Social Care work. He has an entry in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 for Employment and in Chambers and Partners for Civil Liberties and Human Rights.
Jim is also a Recorder of the County and Crown Courts, Deputy District Judge of the Magistrates Court and Part-Time Employment Judge. He is one of the youngest people in the country to have achieved these multiple judicial positions (now 39). He is also a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Birmingham University.
Qualifications and Appointments:
- Treasury Counsel (Civil) since 2007
- Part-Time Employment Judge since 2009
- Deputy District Judge (Magistrates Court) since 2009
- Crown Court Recorder since 2012
Articles and Publications:
- Thomson Encyclopedia of Employment Law
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Jim has advised on cases including the liability of the NHS to an individual stabbed by a psychiatric patient under NHS care; the liability of a private clinic in respect of the actions of a locum, a fatality of an elderly person arising from poor nursing care, long-term breathing problems caused by negligent over-medication, physical and psychiatric injuries caused by negligent delivery of babies, the development of chronic pain and psychological effects arising from clinical negligence, and reimbursement of medical expenses paid as a result of clinical negligence.
Jim has a particular speciality in dental negligence cases, involving failure to warn of the risks of surgery, treatment of the wrong teeth, and unsatisfactory dental and orthodontic work, as well advising in numerous personal injury cases involving dental injuries. He is instructed in a complex multiple-Defendant case where the issue is liability of the practice and other dentists for the negligence of an uninsured (and now bankrupt) colleague. He also appeared for the General Dental Council in a claim brought by a dentist.+ Add to Brochure