No.18 Chambers Welcomes New Tenant – James Vatcher (2006)

No.18 Chambers is delighted to announce that James Vatcher (2006) has accepted an invitation to join Chambers and will be available for work from the 4th January 2016 . James will be joining our Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence, Commercial Chancery & Property teams.

James is developing a broad common law practice with a particular interest in personal injury and clinical negligence. He acts for both claimants and defendants in an advisory and representative capacity. He has experience of appearing in the County Court, High Court and Coroners Court.  James returns to the Bar having been employed by a UK top 40 Law Firm as a Solicitor-Advocate. James has received in the past instructions to act on behalf of several international insurers and their policy holders along with large self-insured organisations. He is able to advise clients both by way of written opinion and in conference and can assist with the drafting of pleadings, witness statements and questions to experts and Part 18 questions.  James is an experienced advocate and can take conduct of Interim Application Hearings, Case Management Conferences, Cost Management Conferences, Infant Approval Hearings and Final Hearings be they contested trials on liability or Disposal Hearings.  James is a well-reasoned negotiator and can assist with the resolution of disputes by way of Joint Settlement Meetings.  Away from Chambers, James enjoys spending time with his young family and walking the family dog in the South Wiltshire countryside.  James is a keen sailor, skier and hiker having climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and trekked in the Annapurna region in Nepal.