James Hargan

James Hargan.
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1988 - University of the West Midlands, LLB (Hons)

1989 - Inns of Court School of Law, Bar Finals


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


2018 - Assistant Coroner


Member of the North Eastern Circuit

Member of the Family Law Bar Association

Member of the Court of Protection Practitioners’ Association.



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

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Imogen Brown on 0113 2135225

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