James Miller (2017)

James Miller (2017)

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member Qualified in 2017 Public Access Accredited


General Information

We are delighted that James Miller joins us from Keoghs Solicitors in November 2017.

James specialises in Costs, Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence.  Following his transfer from the Roll of Solicitors to the Bar after nearly ten years in the insurance industry, James understands the needs of litigants and importance of achieving the best commercial outcomes for clients.

James appears for Claimants and Defendants in the County Courts and High Court of Justice.  He conducts high value detailed assessment hearings before Regional Costs Judges and Masters in the Senior Court Costs Office.  James is regularly instructed to deal with all aspects of Costs and Case Management.  He has extensive experience in Fixed Recoverable Costs matters and applications for relief from sanctions.

James is a qualified Costs Lawyer and registered Mediator with the Civil Mediation Council.  He is accredited to accept Public Access work.




Notable Cases

 W v LVI C (7/7/17) 

Complex relief from sanctions matter in which costs were reduced by 80% following non-compliance with an Unless Order.

 KP v LS & ZI PLC (8/8/16)

Successful strike out of opponent’s case following non-compliance with directions.

HW v BTH NHS FT (13/7/15)

Clinical negligence matter in which costs were reduced from £735,764.00 to £327,152.48.

 M v MCC (26/10/15)

The Claimant was reinstated to her post following allegations of fraud after a successful Appeal.


Fees and Feedback

Fees and Feedback


Details regarding our approach to fees can be found at the following link:  http://www.clerksroom.com/content-html?cid=336


Please see “profile” tab for description of the legal services provided by this barrister.

We aim to complete and return all paperwork within 14 days (2 weeks) of receipt if no specific deadline is provided. We can work to much faster timescales if requested or we can agree a specific target date for each individual circumstance. We will always advise at the outset if counsel is unable to meet any deadline.

Each barrister has a standard hourly rate for their work. The individual hourly rate can be agreed when instructions are acknowledged if preferred. We welcome early discussion as to the suitability of a specific barrister for a specific case. The right barrister will have the relevant expertise to deal with the case but will not be too junior, or too senior depending on the complexities.

We aim to allocate all cases to the correct level of experience & seniority which we believe will prove most to be the most cost effective solution for our clients.

If, due to urgency, we allocate paperwork to a more senior member of Clerksroom, we will charge the appropriate hourly rate for the work, not for the barrister. We welcome early discussion to ensure the correct fee is applied to the case at the outset.


All our barristers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and hold a current practising certificate, details can be found at the following link Barristers’ Register

Complaints information

If you are not satisfied with the service provided, you can make a complaint to Chambers. Information on the chambers’ complaints procedure is available at the following link: http://www.clerksroom.com/content-html?cid=416

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PO Box 6806
Tel: 0300 555 0333
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