Martin James represents people who have sustained serious injuries through no fault of their own. An expert on traumatic injury cases and fatal incidents, he has a sensitive, hands-on and proactive approach to working with families and guiding them through the legal process. He has successfully concluded many cases with settlements of multi-millions of pounds.
Martin qualified in 2003 and joined HCC Solicitors in their Birmingham office from a previous role as the National Head of Serious Injury. Martin is a partner and Chief Operating Officer (COO). His approach has allowed him to achieve numerous landmark results for clients. Never afraid to push the boundaries in pursuit of people’s rights, Martin changed the law for the benefit of injured people seeking interim payments at the Court of Appeal in the case of Berry v Ashead. Another landmark verdict was at the High Court in the case of Lewington v Motor Insurance Bureau where the Judge ruled that the MIB must comply with the applicable EC directive and compensate Ms Lewington for serious injuries caused by an off road vehicle.
Martin is a keen supporter of numerous charities including Brake (the road safety charity), The Spinal Injuries Association and Headway. Recognised in the Legal 500 as an excellent practitioner he is also an accredited serious injury solicitor by the Association of Personal Injury lawyers. Martin also lectures regularly and helps educate people on the subject of personal injury litigation as well as campaigning for the rights of injured and bereaved people.