Associate – Clinical Negligence
James joined the Clinical Negligence Team at Lime in 2013 as a Paralegal. He gained a Training Contract with the firm in 2015 and qualified in March 2017. He was promoted to Associate in 2020. He is a Team Leader, supervising three other Fee Earners. He manages a large caseload and works closely with the partners on birth injury claims. He is a member of AvMA and APIL.
James says: “I became a clinical negligence lawyer because I wanted to help people on a daily basis, and securing compensation for injured patients and improving their lives makes the job very rewarding.”
Further experience and specialisms
James has been a guest writer for several medical publications. Many of these include articles that focus on cerebral palsy, advice and guidance for families and individuals affected by it, and medical negligence in general.
- Checklist of Questions for Those Seeking Compensation
- Independent Living – NICE Guidance – Equal Access to Services for all with Cerebral Palsy
- Euratom And The Wider Impact Of Brexit On Our Health
James deals with a full range of medical negligence cases involving GPs, NHS hospitals and private surgeons. He has helped many clients with a wide variety of cases, including the missed diagnosis of cancer, orthopaedic injuries, negligently performed surgery, obstetric mismanagement and brain injuries arising from negligent care.
- A case involving a young mother contracting septic shock. Her GP failed to recognise the symptoms which tragically lead to her death after she was hospitalised.
- A case involving an elderly lady who required ventilation to treat her pneumonia in hospital. Due to a nursing error she didn’t receive enough oxygen and suffered a brain injury.
Outside the courtroom
Outside of work James tries to keep active through the gym and kickboxing. He volunteers at a club in Leicester which helps children from ages 5 and above.