James started at 42BR Barristers in June 2008 and has worked his way up from Junior Clerk to Senior Family Practice Manager, clerking the Family Group for the majority of his years spent in Chambers.
James is responsible for the smooth day-to-day running of the Family Clerking Team, practice management and development of Chambers Family practitioners and for the strategic planning of the Family Group, alongside Chambers Director and the Director of Clerking. He prides himself on client care and providing a high quality service to Chambers members and clients.
James and his team are regularly recognised in both legal directories. Chambers & Partners describes him as 'readily available, flexible and appreciates the need for urgent representation.’ The Legal 500 also describes James as 'extremely impressive. He has his finger on the pulse at all times.’
"The clerks are approachable and accessible, good-humoured and helpful. James Tidnam and Luke Goodman, in particular, are always willing to assist, no matter the urgency or time of day." - Legal 500 2024
"The clerks at 42 Bedford Row are superb. James Tidnam is the very best. He is very responsive, diligent and organised. He and the team are very approachable." - Legal 500 2024
"James Tidnam, senior practice manager, is excellent and helpful." - Chambers & Partners 2024
Outside of Chambers, James enjoys football, either watching Charlton Athletic or playing for his Sunday League side, getting out on the golf course and socialising with family & friends.