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Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP
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South-West Hay's Lane

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Injury and Medical Claims


Partner on the Injury and Medical Claims Team


James is a solicitor, a medical doctor and a qualified barrister.

While his legal expertise is focused on spinal cord injury cases, he also has a special interest in cases that involve complex medicine and surgical errors, and the management of critically ill patients.

Working in the NHS for 6 years, his medical practice involved surgical fields, in particular orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery, and also included emergency medicine, cardiology and intensive care.

In his legal career, James is a highly experienced litigator with two of his cases progressing to successful trials at the High Court:

William Shortall v Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust [2014] EWHC 246 (QB)

Sheard v Cao Tri Do [2021] EWHC 2166 (QB)

Alongside his legal practice, James regularly gives training on medicolegal report writing to senior doctors wishing to become expert witnesses and he has been asked to speak on issues of medical law and patient safety at various professional conferences.



Sits on the Council of the Royal Society of Medicine, Patient Safety Section and is involved in efforts to improve the delivery of safe patient care.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant

Simply brilliant‘ child brain injury specialist Jackie Spinks leads the clinical negligence team at Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP. The team focuses on catastrophic injury work, predominantly taking on ‘incredibly challenging cases’. A number of the team members are medically qualified, including former psychiatric nurse Jenny Kennedy; James Piers, a qualified medical doctor and barrister who joined the team in March 2023; and Jock Mackenzie, who is recommended for his ‘thoughtful and imaginative approach’, and has a particular interest in neurological, brain and spinal cord injury cases. The team has notable expertise in cases involving foreign nationals who have been treated in UK private hospitals. Ali Malsher has particular expertise regarding sepsis cases.