James joined Brodies’ professional indemnity team as an English qualified solicitor in August 2015. He has a particular interest in construction disputes and has defended negligence claims against a wide variety of professionals including solicitors, architects, surveyors, engineers and insurance brokers. James has experience of litigation in the English High Court, including the Technology and Construction Court, as well as multiple methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) such as adjudication and mediation.
James also has an interest in the construction and interpretation of insurance policies and experience dealing with complex multi-insurer coverage disputes. His background as a legal costs draftsman (law accountant) in London has given him a keen sense of commercial awareness and he is always seeking the most cost effective means to achieve results for his clients, including exploring commercial alternatives to litigation.