Jim deals with a wide range of civil cases, acting for claimants and defendants in the county courts and High Court. He has experience of contractual disputes and debt collection matters; property cases and personal injury cases. His family practice is also broad, taking in care proceedings, private children disputes and applications for injunctive relief where there are allegations of domestic violence. Jim has successfully represented children who were appealing the decision to exclude them from their school under the Education Act 2011.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Jim represented clients in the County Court in a variety of civil matters, and was also a Visiting Law Lecturer at the University of Westminster where he taught first year degree students. Jim is hardworking, thorough and adept at explaining complex law in straightforward terms.
Jim is well placed both to represent companies and to act against them. He regularly represents clients in the County Courts and his work covers breach of contract, debt recovery, sale of goods, supply of services and advising on contractual interpretation. Jim also has experience of enforcement including bankruptcy and charging order applications.
Jim acts in private law applications representing clients in applications relating to arrangements for children under the Children Act 1989. He advises on residence, contact and other orders including, for example, orders relating to passports. Jim has experience of all types of hearings, including fact finding hearings and multi-day final hearings. He is able to quickly appreciate the key issues and works closely with his clients to ensure that cases are well prepared.
2017 - 2018 University of Law, BPTC: Very Competent (called to the Bar July 2018)
2016 - 2017 University College London, LLM Public Law: Merit
2011- 2015 University of Westminster, LLB European Legal Studies: First Class Honours
2013 - 2014 Erasmus, Free University of Berlin: First Class Equivalent (Averaged ECTS Grade A)
University of Law, Performance Award for top mark in the Judicial Review Module (2018)
University of Law, Master of Moots Advocacy Scholarship (2017)
Lincoln’s Inn, Hardwicke Entrance Award (2017)
Mistress of the Shield’s Award, London Universities Mooting Shield (2012 - 2013)
Winner, Westminster Stone Chambers Mooting Competition (2012 - 2013)
Finalist, Inner Temple IV (2018); Lincoln’s Inn Debating Shield (2017); New College of Humanities Debating Open (2015); Tilbury House Debating IV (2014)
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