James is a partner who has specialised in professional indemnity matters and dispute resolution for 20 years. He advises many major insurers and their policyholders on the defence of claims and on policy coverage issues. He is an expert in handling the defence of a wide variety of claims concerning solicitors, barristers, surveyors, estate agents, property managers, accountants, IT specialists, financial advisers, insurance brokers and other professionals. He has also managed the defence of complex, multi-party litigation involving a large volume of related claims.
He has broad experience of all aspects of litigation as well as the full range of alternative dispute resolution methods. He regularly writes articles on professional liability topics and enjoys providing training and workshops to clients.
James also has particular experience of professional regulatory work including complaints handling and advising professionals on disciplinary and regulatory investigations.
For several years he has also performed an internal risk management and PI insurance role for Bond Dickinson and he therefore has a close understanding of the respective interests of insurers and their policyholders in the professional indemnity field. He is a trusted adviser to a number of large professional services firms.