James Laughland > Temple Garden Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Temple Garden Chambers
1 Harcourt Buildings, Temple


James’ practice is predominantly involved with personal injury litigation, issues concerning fraud / fundamental dishonesty and costs litigation and  He is regularly instructed on behalf of claimants by firms such as Irwin Mitchell and on behalf of insurers with instructions from firms such as Kennedys and DWF. He is regularly involved in the management of high-value and document heavy claims. He also has extensive experience of litigation concerning costs and has written extensively on the changes introduced by the Jackson reforms.


Called 1991; Inner Temple.




University of Kent at Canterbury (BA Hons, Law).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Costs

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

James LaughlandTemple Garden Chambers

A longstanding figure in costs law, Temple Garden Chambers fields a team that is sought after for advisory work by solicitors, litigation funders and insurers. Members regularly assist with a broad range of both litigation funding issues and points of costs law arising in litigation. Senior junior Mark James has acted in some of the leading cases on champerty, solicitors’ retainers and other solicitor-client disputes, and fellow experienced costs expert James Laughland has advised on the recent leading cases concerning the assessment and recoverability of additional liabilities.

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

(Personal injury - Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

James LaughlandTemple Garden Chambers ‘James is one of the best for attention-to-detail.’