James Wilson

James Wilson
Year of call:



2002 - University of Leeds, BSc (Hons)

2003 - College of Law, York, PgDL

2005 - Northumbria University, BVC (‘very competent’)


2005 - Pupil at Wilberforce Chambers

2012 - Tenant at Sovereign Chambers

2015 - Sovereign Chambers becomes Park Square Barristers


North Eastern Circuit PIBA Yorkshire RFU Disciplinary Panel

James approaches all cases in a pragmatic and objective manner. He is able to provide realistic and commercially sound advice at all stages of a case.

James appears regularly in Multi-Track and High Court cases.
For those cases which are not compromised, James is a robust and very well prepared advocate for whom no detail is too small. He prides himself on well planned and well executed cross examinations.


James’ focus is on breaches of commercial contracts. His keen commercial awareness makes him well-placed to advise and act on all aspects of potential breaches/causes of action. He provides pragmatic advice and will assist clients in pitching well-placed Part 36 offers as well as attending settlement meetings. If matters should go to trial, he is always diligently prepared and is robust and forensic in his cross-examination.

Clubs/ Unincorporated Associations

James has great experience dealing with Unincorporated Associations. The issues in these cases often go outside of simple legal and factual disputes and James is well placed to advise on the use of ADR and attend in those instances. Pleadings need to be done carefully and James is happy to assist at any stage.


James frequently advises insurers in relation to all aspects of their contractual and non-contractual obligations, including breaches of the contracts of insurance, avoidance of indemnity and other obligations arising out of indemnity insurance; such as those under the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Article 75 of the Memorandum of Understanding.

Rights of Way/ Trespass

James has experience acting for large landowners in relation to claims for trespass and nuisance, including claims against neighbouring land which has built new properties in breach of easements and defending claims for nuisance for failure to properly maintain rights of way.

Contact James’ clerks

Senior Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Mike Alexander on 0113 2135268

Ben Ellison-Tope on 0113 2135207

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