James Hasson

Year of call:



Sheffield University, LLB (Hons) Law

Sheffield University, LLM Commercial Law

Manchester, BVC


2011 - Tenant at New Walk Chambers, Leicester

2011 - Pupil at New Walk Chambers, Leicester

2013 - Tenant at Sovereign Chambers, Leeds

2015 - Sovereign Chambers becomes Park Square Barristers

Prior career as a solicitor

James accepts instructions in relation to all aspects of family property and the financial consequences of marital separation and the separation of cohabitees. He often appears at First Directions Appointments, Financial Dispute Resolution Hearings and Final Hearings and deals with a range of cases including:

  • Agricultural land
  • Private companies
  • Family trusts
  • Foreign property
  • Pensions, and
  • Interveners

Notable Cases

  • ED Souza v. WD Souza [2021] EWHC 199 (FAM) 
  • Representing the Husband in a claim for financial relief where substantial company and pension monies were held in subsidiary company accounts in both the Cayman Islands and the Isle of Man. Attending the first directions appointment, advising in conference, attending the financial dispute resolution and securing favourable terms of settlement.
  • Acting for the Wife in respect of an application to enforce settlement with her ex-husband for the provision of private education for the children of the family, including substantial analysis of a group of company accounts and foreign property to identify hidden monies in rebutting a cross application to vary.

Public Access

James may accept Public Access work, where he can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact James’ clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster on 0113 213 5209

Arnela Siranovic on 0113 213 5212