James Miller (2017) General Information James specialises in costs. He also accepts instructions relating to general civil litgation and family law proceedings. Following his transfer from the Roll of Solicitors to the Bar after ten years in the insurance industry, James understands the needs of litigants and importance of achieving the best commercial outcomes for clients. James regularly conducts trials for claimants and defendants in the county courts across the UK. He undertakes 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 in multi-million pound matters. He has extensive experience in Fixed Recoverable Costs cases and applications for relief from sanctions. James is a qualified Costs Lawyer and registered Mediator with the Civil Mediation Council. In addition to his thriving civil work, James has a busy family practice and accepts instructions to represent clients in a range family matters before the county court. The majority of his family law work falls within the different facets of child arrangements proceedings (orders for contact and residence), fact-finding hearings and injunctive remedies (applications for non-molestation and occupation orders). James also represents clients accused of criminal and regulatory offences in the Magistrates Court via the Direct Access Scheme. He is experienced in business and commercial matters including consumer contracts and debt. James will also undertake property work on behalf of landlords and tenants. Personal James is married with two young children. He enjoys football and mixed martial arts.