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James Hargan

Year of call:
1990
Education:
1988
University of the West Midlands, LLB (Hons)
1989
Inns of Court School of Law, Bar Finals
Career:
1990
After pupillage, tenant at 10/11 Grays Inn Square, London
1991
Tenant at 32 Park Square, Leeds (later 30 Park Square & Sovereign Chambers)
2004
Tenant at Sovereign Chambers
2009-2012
Joint Head of family team at Sovereign Chambers
2012
Deputy Head of Sovereign Chambers
2015
Sovereign Chambers becomes Park Square Barristers
Appointments:
2018
Assistant Coroner
Memberships:
Member of the North Eastern Circuit
Member of the Family Law Bar Association
Member of the Court of Protection Practitioners’ Association.
Languages:
French

James has over 25 years experience in work involving the factual and forensic investigation of serious injuries to children, and infant death. That experience and specialism has been extensively deployed in the Family Court, routinely at High Court level and against Leading Counsel.

More recently in the Coroner’s court, where James sits as an Assistant Coroner. Whilst remaining approachable and accessible to clients, James’ court work, both written and oral, is focused and analytical, and he is a confident and formidable cross-examiner of experts.

 

Contact James’ clerk

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

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