We are very happy with James’ care of our legal matter. We have always liked Furley Page’s gentle, unflappable approach to handling legal affairs, especially with the emotion that conveyancing a loved property can throw up. James and Myfanwy’s approach was thorough, efficient, understanding and empathetic, and ultimately got the deal ‘over the line’. Thank you both.

Client of M McDonagh & J Simpson - Mr P Knowles

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Career

After completing his GCSEs and A-Levels at The Harvey Grammar School in Folkestone, James completed his law degree at Keele University in Staffordshire, graduating with 2:1 honours in 2014.

James then undertook the Legal Practice Course and LLM in Professional Legal Practice in 2016-17 with the University of Law in Chester, achieving a Distinction.

Throughout that time, James offered voluntary assistance to several university initiatives and the Personal Support Unit, a national charity providing vital free legal help to individuals who would otherwise face court proceedings alone.

James gained further experience in property and private client matters before joining Furley Page’s Vulnerable Client team in July 2018 as a Legal Assistant. In Autumn 2019, he then began his period of recognised training as a Trainee Solicitor.

During his training, James undertook work in a variety of contentious matters in the Dispute Resolution team and a range of property transactions within the Residential Property team in Whitstable.

For his final training seat, James returned to the Vulnerable Client team to consolidate his experience in Court of Protection work and qualified as a solicitor in this area following completion of his training in early September 2021.

Memberships

  • Canterbury Young Professionals
  • Kent Law Society

Testimonials for James

Client of M McDonagh & J Simpson – Mr P Knowles - January 2021
We are very happy with James’ care of our legal matter. We have always liked Furley Page’s gentle, unflappable approach to handling legal affairs, especially with the emotion that conveyancing a loved property can throw up. James and Myfanwy’s approach was thorough, efficient, understanding and empathetic, and ultimately got the deal ‘over the line’. Thank you both.