James Claughton, Trainee Solicitor James Claughton

James joined Olliers in September 2020.

James studied Law with Business at the University of Liverpool and then the LLM Legal Practice (Solicitors) at BPP University.

James previously worked at DWF and Slater Gordon. James has a particular interest in the investigation stage of criminal cases and has already been involved in a number of interesting cases.  James’ 2019 Masters project was entitled ‘Proposals for increasing pre-charge engagement between the prosecution and the defence.

Recent cases

  • 2020 member of a team representing a defendant facing allegations of defrauding models in Operation Gilbert – National Trading Standards Team operation ‘An alleged fraud connected with several model agencies and photography studios. Charging advice has been received. During this quarter an agreement was reached with the International Crime Coordination Centre regarding applications for European Arrest Warrants.’

James has also worked as part of team on matters including POCA offences and drugs cases.

Insolvency Law

James also works with the Insolvency team working on matters involving assisting disputes with Insolvency Practitioners, Commercial Disputes and Bankruptcy disputes.