James practises in civil litigation, insolvency, consumer credit and property. Based in Sheffield, he often travels throughout Yorkshire, the midlands and the north east.
Approachable and focused on pragmatism, James is known for putting lay clients at ease. In court, he is a persuasive, articulate and determined advocate. Having practised as a solicitor, James has an understanding and appreciation of the professional client’s point of view. He regularly appears in the Business and Property Courts, County Courts, Magistrates’ Courts and High Court.
Areas of law
Personal Injury (Claimants & Defendants)
James also has a busy paper practice advising on quantum in minors’ cases and has experience of advising in cases involving protected parties. He has a keen eye for detail and a realistic view of the likely approach of the court with regard to both general and special damages.
Credit Hire (Claimants & Defendants)
James is familiar with acting in cases where arguments surrounding the need for hire, period of hire, impecuniosity, enforceability and basic hire rates are advanced.
When not working, James enjoys playing the trumpet and piano, walking and cycling in the Peak District and cooking. He is the author and co-publisher of “The Whitby Whale” - a series of picture books for children.
“Exceptional job by James Stonehouse today (10th Feb 2021) in a remote hearing at Nottingham County Court. For a case arising from an accident that occurred almost seven years ago, you can imagine that recovering 79 or 84 days, at the full commercial rate, was a very pleasing result. Thanks to you all.”
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