James Harris

James is a barrister with very wide experience at the Bar, particularly but not exclusively in civil matters. He has a special experience in property litigation including cases in the higher courts.


In practice continuously since 1975, James has undertaken a very large number of civil cases of various types including company cases and chancery disputes.

A number of these cases were over easements, restrictive covenants, legal boundaries and other rights in relation to land.

Contract & commercial

James has advised and conducted numerous cases for litigants disputing large sums of money, including building contracts.

Landlord & tenant

As original co-author of the book ‘Claims to the Possession of Land’ (now an Encyclopaedia) James is often consulted on Landlord and Tenant matters.
Professional negligence

James has advised and appeared in professional negligence claims.

Additional information

James tries to obtain what the client wants at the lowest possible cost, which may involve novel or original thought about the nature of the problem and a look at solutions which may not have been considered.

At all times James takes the fullest account of costs and of the advantages of compromise and works towards a possible settlement if that is the wish of the client.

James accepts instructions from members of the public on a direct access basis at an across-the-board rate of £100 plus VAT an hour.