Martin James

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Martin qualified in 2003 and joined HCC Solicitors from Slater & Gordon where he was the National Head of Serious Injury. Marin is a partner and our Chief Operating Officer (COO).

An expert in serious injury and fatal accident litigation, Martin has a hands on approach to helping people and families rebuild their lives. This has allowed him to achieve numerous landmark results for clients.

Never afraid to push the boundaries in pursuit of people’s rights , Martin changed the law for the benefit of injured people seeking interim payments at the Court of Appeal in the case of Berry v Ashead. Another landmark verdict was at the High Court in the case of Lewington v Motor Insurance Bureau where the Judge ruled that the MIB must comply with the applicable EC directive and compensate Ms Lewington for serious injuries caused by an off road vehicle.

Martin is a keen supporter of numerous charities including Brake (the road safety charity), The Spinal Injuries Association and Headway.

Recognised in the Legal 500 as an excellent practitioner he is also an accredited serious injury solicitor by the Association of Personal Injury lawyers. Martin also lectures regularly and helps educate people on the subject of personal injury litigation as well as campaigning for the rights of injured and bereaved people.