James Davies

James Davies

Practice areas

I have many years experience of personal injury litigation and have acted for clients who have suffered many types of serious injuries as a result of work place accidents amongst other types. I have a special interest in occupational disease cases arising from exposure to asbestos including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. I am also experienced in representing client who have cases involving abuse whether it is sexual abuse from institutions,  or elder abuse that may have occurred in residential care and nursing homes.


I joined Gotelee Solicitors in 2012 and later became a Partner, as well as Head of the Personal Injury department. I qualified as a solicitor in 1995 having graduated from Oxford Brookes University and College of Law in York.

Unusually for a claimant personal injury lawyer, I have also gained significant experience from the defendant perspective having worked for leading firms of solicitors who represent insurance companies. I believe that my experience benefits my clients as I am able to bring an understanding to the litigation process from both sides.

I am an APIL accredited Personal Injury Specialist and a member of The Association of Child Abuse Lawyers.

I have a very friendly and professional approach to my work and pride myself in showing empathy and understanding with my client’s individual cases and ensuring that they obtain the compensation and help they deserve.  Our Personal Injury department is described as ‘one of the best in the area’ and is ‘thorough, professional and sympathetic’.

Other information

The Legal 500 which is an impartial view on legal service providers says: At Gotelee Solicitors, ‘client management is second to none and partners are a pleasure to work with’. James Davies obtained a settlement for the Church of England for historic sexual abuse.

In 2016, The Legal 500 also said that: “Clients praise James Davies’ ‘good judgement'”

When not working I enjoy spending time with my family, I also enjoy history, photography, archaeology, and listening to all kinds of music.

Please get in touch with me if you would like to discuss how I might be able to help you.

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