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Hugh James

99 GRESHAM STREET, EC2V 7NG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7936 3453
Fax:
Fax 020 7936 3437
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Web:
www.hughjames.com
Cardiff, LONDON

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Gaming and betting
Gaming and betting - ranked: tier 3

Hugh James

Hugh James' gaming practice is headed by Aled Walters and Martin Jones, who also heads the regulatory practice. Its recent highlights include advising ioSport Group throughout its successful application to the Gambling Commission for a remote betting operating licence and a gambling software licence; advising Cyberplay Management on the adaptation of its existing policies and systems so as to meet the requirements of the Commission’s Operating Conditions, Codes of Practice and Gambling Software Technical Standards; and drafting and negotiating the licence of Amelco’s sports betting platform to Intralot, the Greek lottery.

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London: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant
Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 4

Hugh James

Hugh James has a 'fantastic, kind and committed' team that is praised for its 'speedy responses and excellent service'. It handles a range of claims including those arising from delay in diagnosis, surgical error, mental health issues and death as a result of inaccurate treatment . Grainne Barton handles maximum-value obstetric cases and complex high-value claims. Lynda Reynolds is 'incredibly determined and inventive' and 'leaves no stone unturned in trying to find a remedy for clients'.

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Product liability: claimant
Product liability: claimant - ranked: tier 1

Hugh James

Key figures at Hugh James include the Cardiff-based Mark Harvey, who is noted for his ‘sound judgement’ and who is ‘very good at translating the law for the clients’. The firm has strong expertise in medical device claims and continues to represent 1000 claimants as the court-appointed lead solicitor in the PIP breast implants litigation, a matter valued at £10m. The firm is also part of several metal-on-metal hip actions, including a multi-party claim brought against DePuy Synthes concerning the early failure and revision of the Pinnacle hip prostheses; the firm is also acting in the Wright Medical Conserve hip replacement group litigation order, valued at £3.5m. Other notable practitioners include chartered legal executive Pauline Roberts, who is working alongside Harvey on the DePuy Pinnacle group action and Wright Medical claims; and associate Carlos Land.

Leading individuals

Mark Harvey - Hugh James

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London: Private client

Court of protection
Court of protection - ranked: tier 2

Hugh James

Hugh James  has a ‘highly competent and experienced team that provides an exemplary service’. The ‘excellent’ Andrew Harding leads his team ‘efficiently and professionally and really cares about the clients’. The team deals solely with high-value and complex cases arising from damages claims and assists clients with various matters such as overseeing the direct employment of care teams, the purchase of properties and other matters including the management of planning and building applications. The team also helps clients with issues surrounding the investment of funds and the provision of care for the lifetime of the client. It currently manages the affairs of 135 individuals. Senior associate Robert Hurling  is also recommended.

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London: Transport

Travel
Travel: personal injury - ranked: tier 4

Hugh James

Hugh James has an ‘excellent reputation in the field of international claims’ and the team is ‘not afraid to get their hands dirty and pursue difficult claims with intricate cross border issues’. It represents claimants in travel personal injury cases and represented a claimant who suffered injuries as a result of a motor accident in France. Team head Katherine Allen is a ‘real authority in travel law cases’, and specialist personal injury team head Mark Harvey has ‘stamina and good judgement’ and is experienced in group litigation. Senior associate Rebecca Gilmore, who recently joined from Slater and Gordon, ‘brings a wealth of experience in dealing with the practical aspects of litigation and is very knowledgeable in matters relating to package travel claims’

Leading individuals

Katherine Allen  - Hugh James

Next generation lawyers

Rebecca Gilmore - Hugh James

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