In 1996 James left the dark satanic mills of Yorkshire for the sunnier climes of Exeter University where he fell in love with the West Country and has remained ever since. One of the original marketing team behind the launch of Red Bull, James joined Slee Blackwell in 2001 and is now head of the firm’s personal injury department.

A music lover and undisputed champion of the pub quiz; his favourite fact is that the moon smells of fireworks.

James has is a previous winner of DASLS Young Solicitor of the Year and was named a “Pro Bono Hero” by the Attorney General.

James’ expertise in animal law led to the Guardian calling him “the dog bite solicitor” in 2021.

Recent Client Feedback:

“Always very friendly, approachable throughout making me feel confident in my case, and the confidence given by him showed.”


“James was professional, knowledgeable, honest and friendly at all times. I couldn’t have asked for better service.”


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