James joined Slee Blackwell Solicitors in 2001 having graduated in law from Exeter University. He specialised in Personal Injury Law from an early stage, qualifying as a solicitor in 2004. James has written extensively on accidents involving animals and his particular specialism in dog bite and dog attack cases has led to him becoming the media’s ‘go to’ lawyer when such cases hit the headlines.
In 2007 The Devon and Exeter Law Society named James as their Young Solicitor of the Year. In 2008 James, who lives near Tiverton, had the honour of being named as Pro-Bono Hero by the Attorney General for his work on our free legal advice web site. He was shortlisted for the Devon and Somerset Law Society awards in 2016.