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Jamie has a broad civil practice. His work covers employment, inquests and public inquiries, personal injury and clinical negligence claims and housing litigation. Jamie has developed a busy court-based and advisory practice. He has appeared in numerous hearings at various levels, including several appeals. Alongside his core practice, Jamie is currently instructed as junior counsel to the UK Covid-19 Public Inquiry.

Inquests & Inquiries

Jamie has a developing practice in the areas of Inquests and Public Inquiries. He is currently instructed as junior counsel to the UK Covid-19 Public Inquiry, assisting the Inquiry Chair, Baroness Heather Hallett, in what is expected to be the largest single public inquiry ever commissioned.  

Between 2019 and 2021 Jamie worked as Junior Counsel to the ‘Sandilands Inquests’ – the inquests arising out of the seven deaths caused by the Croydon tram disaster in November 2016. In this capacity, Jamie was closely involved with the build up to and running of the ten-week inquests, assisting the Senior Coroner for South London as part of her team. 

Jamie has also acted in inquests as sole counsel as well as in various pre-inquests review hearings.

Notable Cases

  • Junior Counsel to the UK Covid-19 Inquiry
  • Junior Counsel to the Sandilands Inquests
  • Inquest into the death of Sarah Clarke - acted on behalf of a family in an inquest into a student death at university. The coroner was highly critical of the care provided to the student by the university’s wellbeing centre.
  • Inquest into the death of Jon Nsangue - acted on behalf of a family in an inquest into the death of a young man which occurred shortly after an interaction with the police.

Areas of Expertise

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Education & Qualifications

  • University of Manchester – BsocSc Politics and International Relations
  • University of Law – GDL 
  • University of Law – BPTC 

Scholarships & Awards

  • Hardwicke Entrance Award (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Lord Denning Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • BPTC Performance Award (University of Law)
  • Outer Temple Chambers Speed Moot Competition, Winner

Memberships & Committees

  • PIBA
  • ELBA
  • ELA

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