I qualified as a solicitor in 1986 and for the past three decades have specialised solely in injury and clinical cases, particularly those that are severe and of high value.
I have extensive experience of all types of injury cases, dealing with thousands of claims against employers, public authorities, companies, individuals, healthcare trusts and businesses. I have successfully pursued and settled claims of all types and values, up to and including those of the highest severity. I have a particular interest in head and brain injuries, as well as multiple orthopaedic injuries, and am a former secretary of the North Devon branch of Headway, the national brain injury charity.
I pride myself on having a down-to-earth manner and a life-long aversion to jargon and legal-ese. I understand the importance of empathising with my clients and try to be easy to talk to, setting great store in ensuring complex or difficult issues are explained in plain language, whether in writing or in discussion.
I am a police-trained advanced motorcyclist and a former emergency rider for Freewheelers, a national charity delivering emergency and out-of-hours medical supplies for the NHS.
Married to my lovely wife since 1989 I have a teenage son who is embarking upon a musical career as a violist at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.
Out of work I very much enjoy playing traditional Irish and Celtic music and play the accordion, whistle, bodhran and 5-string banjo. I also compete in archery competitions using the recurve bow.
What our clients say
I was very pleased with the courtesy of the ladies who attended to my requests and particularly so at the time when I had my accident – they were extremely helpful.
Paul James' support has been invaluable in effectively progressing key contractual requirements. His knowledge and expertise in contract and procurement matters is exceptional. Would not hesitate to engage Paul's services again in future should the requirement and opportunity arise.” (dated March 2017).
The reason I used Redkite is that most solicitors don’t have the area of expertise that I required.
Redkite have provided assistance through several particularly difficult issues. Their advice has been professional, thorough and specifically tailoured to the needs of our business. The staff are approachable, knowledgeable and realistic in the advice they provide.
Redkite were recommended to me and I would do the same, fantastic service.
I have to say that everyone I have come into contact with from the receptionists to the solicitors have always been excellent. The advice I have been given formally and informally has always been clear and concise which is always a weight off your mind when you are dealing with the affairs of your loved ones.