James Colville - DAC Beachcroft

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James Colville

James Colville



Having spent many years working in the UK, James Colville returned home to Dublin in 2010 to run the defendant personal injury team.

James is dual qualified (Ireland and England & Wales jurisdictions) and has many years' experience of defending personal injury claims both in the UK and Ireland.

James has an established record in managing teams of fee earners handling personal injury claims of all values in a proactive and commercial manner. Our Defendant Personal Injury team has become one of the largest teams in Ireland under his management. The team are specialist defendant injury lawyers who solely take on defendant injury claims and the associated sub-specialisms. 

James is frequently asked to audit clients' books of business and provide advice on Irish market conditions. As well as acting as a strategic advisor, James is very experienced in dealing with distressed cases that are transferred to his team. 


"Well-regarded"...James Colville specialises in catastrophic injury and group litigation. Chambers UK, 2011 Edition, Personal Injury, North East.

"James Colville understands our business and what we need as a business. He understands how we act and how we want our cases to be handled. Too many lawyers sit on the fence or err on the side of caution - he gives us an honest opinion." Chambers UK 2011, Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant: North East

"Recommended" in Legal 500 Europe 2015.