James is a Solicitor who heads our Litigation Department. James represents clients in a wide range of contentious matters including contractual, landlord and tenant, property and probate disputes as well as debt recovery. James has experience in representing both individual and business clients in the County Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
Background and Experience
James obtained his LLB (Hons) law degree from the University of Hertfordshire, graduating in 2005. James then completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Guildford in 2006 before commencing employment at a regional firm based in the Home Counties where he remained for 13 years. James progressed from paralegal in 2006 to a trainee solicitor in 2007 before qualifying as a solicitor in 2009 specialising in litigation. Having obtained 10 years’ post qualified experience in a wide range of contentious matters James joined Max Engel & Co LLP in 2019 to head our Litigation Department.
Away from the office James enjoys attending sports events, particularly football, motor racing and athletics both locally and as an excuse to visit European cities. James is a keen runner and has completed several marathons in recent years including the Berlin marathon where he raised money for Alzheimer’s Research UK.
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