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Hugh James

Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant

3 ranked lawyersBand 1WalesUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Exceptional claimant practice with a large team specialising in high-profile catastrophic personal injury claims. Notable strength in brain and spinal injuries, often connected to RTAs. Further areas of focus include product liability and abuse cases.

Strengths

An interviewee describes the firm as "professional, efficient and committed to representing their clients as effectively as possible."

Work highlights

Represented a claimant who sustained a severe brain injury and complex orthopaedic injuries while a passenger in a car involved in a head-on collision. Secured a sum of £2.225 million.

Notable practitioners

Cari Sowden-Taylor is praised for her client-oriented approach and technical knowledge. She focuses on brain and spinal injury claims connected to RTAs.
"She is very thorough, good at discussing difficult issues with professionals and holds the client at the centre of her work."

Ciaran McCabe represents claimants involved in RTAs resulting in catastrophic injuries, including brain and spinal damage.
"He is very experienced, gives an excellent service and is a true specialist in this type of work."

Department co-head Mark Harvey has a well-regarded personal injury practice, with particular expertise in product liability claims. He has additional experience representing clients who were injured overseas.
"He is prepared to take on tricky cases and see them through with tremendous tenacity."

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Overview

Hugh James’ specialist personal injury teams advise in a range of complex cases including catastrophic injury, clinical negligence, environmental nuisance, industrial disease, mis-sold pensions, overseas accidents, harmful products, sexual abuse and transport disasters.

We have helped thousands of people who have been either injured or developed an illness as a result of their work, including exposure to asbestos or harmful emissions. The team also has significant experience in working on industrial disease and environment group actions. 

Hugh James advises significant numbers of current and former military personnel suffering with various chronic conditions including noise induced hearing loss.

Hugh James is appointed lead solicitor in group actions, on behalf of hundreds of former coke oven workers nationwide in the British Coal coke workers litigation and in the Tata Steel (formally British Steel) coke workers litigation, for cancer and respiratory claims. 

The Court of Protection unit is a specialist team dedicated to dealing with the management of the property and financial affairs of those who lack the ability to deal with these themselves.

Hugh James is currently represented on the steering committees of numerous group litigation cases including Pinnacle, ASR and PIP breast implants as well leading numerous other group actions.

Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant

Hugh James

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Location

Two Central Square

Central Square

Cardiff

South Glamorgan

UK

CF10 1FS

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Wales

Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant


Cari Sowden-Taylor
Up and Coming
Ciaran McCabe
Band 2
Mark Harvey
Band 2