James Ellis - DAC Beachcroft
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James Ellis's Expertise

 

James Ellis

James is an Advocate within our specialist advocacy service, 8 DAC Beachcroft Buildings (8DB).

James has over 3 years of civil litigation experience, specialising in personal injury and motor claims (including credit hire). James has a growing property practice (including highway claims), and also has experience in animal law, landlord & tenant, recoveries, and insolvency.  

He is regularly instructed to attend CMC’s, CCMC’s, Stage 3 hearings, small claims trials, OIC portal hearings, applications, and interlocutory hearings.

This is complimented by James’s busy drafting practice, which includes statements of case, Part 18 and 35 questions, applications, and advices on liability and quantum, across all practice areas.

James is available to provide training, and has delivered training to both internal and external clients on areas including motor claims, civil litigation, and witness handling.

Notable Cases:

  • T v MW (2022) – James drafted the Defence in a Product Liability claim brought under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and Consumer Protection Act 1987.
  •  C v S (2022) – James successfully had a claim for credit hire significantly reduced by persuading the judge that evidence elicited through cross-examination on the Claimant’s cryptocurrency accounts breached the debarral order requiring bank statements, and that the Claimant had unreasonably extended hire by travelling during lockdown.
  • S v L (2022) – James advised on, and successfully defended at trial, a property damage claim brought against a local council for damage stemming from a tree falling onto neighbouring land.
  • G v P (2022) – James drafted a Defence in a claim brought under the Animals Act 1971 and negligence for damage and injury caused by an escaped animal.
  • H v R (2021) – James successfully challenged causation of injuries at the final hearing, leading to Part 36 consequences in the clients favour.        
Degree/University
  • Northumbria University, LLM, 2017
Professional Bodies/Associations
  • The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

 

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