James Down

What James can do for you

James is an expert in inquests and coronial law. He is an experienced advocate who regularly represents the interests of NHS Trusts and individual practitioners in complicated and high profile inquests, including deaths of patients detained under the Mental Health Act and hospital deaths involving complex medical issues. He frequently appears at Article 2 and jury inquests involving multiple agencies.

James is also the firm’s lead contact for health & safety matters. He represents organisations and individuals facing HSE investigations and prosecution. He also has significant corporate support experience and advices NHS trusts on mergers and acquisitions, including conducting due diligence on the Trust’s services.

James was described as “excellent” in the Legal 500 2017.

Main areas of expertise

  • Inquests
  • Healthcare advice
  • Health and safety
  • Criminal defence

The clients he works with

  • NHS Trusts
  • NHS Resolution
  • Medical defence organisations
  • Healthcare practitioners

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