James is a Manchester based partner who trained and qualified in England and Wales in 2004. Based in Kennedys’ counter fraud unit, James is a specialist in defending a broad spectrum of suspected fraudulent claims.

James has a particular specialism in the defence of high value organised fraud and advising insurers on ‘market disruption’ strategies. His work includes the delivery of strategic litigation whilst working with industry bodies such as the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB), Regulators, the Insurance Fraud (IFED) and various police forces nationwide.

He has advised a number of insurers in the design and implementation of their own internal organised fraud processes. In addition to this, James has particular experience in the growing area of telematics and has had conduct of numerous large telematics fraud rings.

James often contributes to industry publications and has hosted several industry wide forums relation to organised fraud activity.


  • Qualified in England and Wales in 2004

Work highlights

  • James was the lead solicitor on ‘The Azimi Group of Cases’, an investigation into a widescale induced road traffic accident fraud ring before HHJ Mitchell in the County Court, London.