James Vatcher > Chambers of Tracey Hennessey > Southampton, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Tracey Hennessey
No.18 Barristers Chambers
21 Carlton Crescent
SO15 2ET


Areas of practice include: Family: Finance ( Divorce & Separation, Cohabitation including Trusts of Land & Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, Inheritance Act claims Trusts and Trustees) Family: Care & Children (Public Law / Care and Adoption Proceedings, (International) child abduction Private law children: Contact and Residence, Domestic violence & injunctions), : Employment & Discrimination, Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence


James has broad common law practice with a particular interest in personal injury and clinical negligence. He acts for both claimants and defendants in an advisory and representative capacity. He has experience of appearing in the Magistrates Court, County Court, Crown Court, High Court and Coroners Court.

James returned to the Bar at the start of 2016 having been employed by a UK top 40 Law Firm as a Solicitor-Advocate. James has received in the past instructions to act on behalf of several international insurers and their policy holders along with large self-insured organisations. He is able to advise clients both by way of written opinion and in conference and can assist with the drafting of pleadings, witness statements and questions to experts and Part 18 questions.

James is an experienced advocate and can take conduct of Interim Application Hearings, Case Management Conferences, Cost Management Conferences, Infant Approval Hearings and Final Hearings be they contested trials on liability or Disposal Hearings.

James is a well-reasoned negotiator and can assist with the resolution of disputes by way of Joint Settlement Meetings.


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