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Practice Areas

James is a specialist in the fields of clinical negligence and complex personal injury, and has a wealth of knowledge, in both areas. James’ specialism in clinical negligence has been acknowledged by his admission onto the prestigious AvMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel. James undertakes all elements of clinical negligence and has been involved in cases involving, amputation, sepsis, cancer diagnosis, fatal injuries, issues surrounding consent, various types of surgical negligence, cosmetic surgery, bariatric surgery, GP negligence, ICU negligence, PTSD brain injury, to name just a few. James' most recent settlements include a case involving negligent spinal surgery leaving the patient paraplegic, settling for over £4million, and a case involving a brain injury caused by a delay in the diagnosis of sepsis, settling for £2million.


James has been at Thomson Snell & Passmore since 2006 and has built up comprehensive experience in multi-track litigation for both clinical negligence and personal injury.

Professional Memberships

AvMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel member. APIL - Litigator status, Clinical Negligence Special Interest Group,


James has three young children which take up most of his free time, but when time allows he enjoys mountaineering, squash and tennis.