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James Hay

Brighton, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Crime
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Crime - South Eastern (Bar)

Band 3

James Hay
James Hay is a well-regarded junior noted for his expert handling of a range of serious violence, firearms and sexual assault cases. He demonstrates particular strength in defending cases involving allegations of dangerous driving.
Strengths: "He is a wonderful junior who does a lot of research and prepares detailed advices for his cases. He gets unexpected brilliant results and has a great rapport with his clients."
Recent work: Defended charges under the Modern Slavery Act (trafficking with a view to exploitation) in the West Country’s first county lines and modern slavery trial.
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Practice Areas



Inquests & Inquiries

Courts Martial


James' practice encompasses all areas of Lamb Building's criminal and quasi-criminal defence work in both the civilian courts and the Courts Martial, including allegations involving homicide, serious violence, firearms, drugs, sex, public order, dangerous dogs, dishonesty and Animal Welfare.

James has a particular interest in defending allegations of careless or dangerous driving, involving death, serious injury, or otherwise.

James is currently instructed to act for two of the Core Participants in the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry.

Professional Memberships

South Eastern Circuit Executive Committee

Criminal Bar Association

Sussex Bar Mess Junior

Association of Military Court Advocates

Health & Safety Lawyers Association

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James Hay

Lamb Building

yellow-guide 3 YEARS RANKED

22 Ship Street


East Sussex



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