James also leads the Clyde & Co's claims validation offering for third party motor, employers' and public liability. This includes dealing with claims pre litigation using analytics to identify and prevent fraudulent claims, through to defeating such claims at trial and recovery actions.

Special interests include the 'Jackson' reforms to civil litigation, periodical payment orders, the Ogden Tables and future care costs.

James has written articles for the legal and insurance press and has also contributed to Butterworths Personal Injury litigation service.
James has provided numerous seminars to insurers, insureds, solicitors, brokers and other interested parties in the UK, US and Europe on topics relating to personal injury litigation.