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James works in the media team and advises and works on phone hacking litigation, both in terms of individual claimant work and as part of the Lead Solicitor team for the litigation against News Group Newspapers Ltd.  James also works on libel and privacy cases and, for example, recently assisted on the preliminary issues trial on behalf of Hamlins’ client Triplark Ltd against Northwood Hall (Freehold) Ltd et al.  As a litigator, James is committed to ensuring that his advice to clients is clear, practical, and accessible and that they achieve a positive outcome to their claims.

James read History at Exeter University before completing his Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course. He completed his training contract with a London based firm in September 2019 and, on qualification, joined Hamlins’ Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property Team as an Associate.


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