James Bell

James has specialised in litigation since qualifying as a solicitor in February 2005. He has 17 years’ experience in helping businesses and individuals in resolving disputes.

James’ main areas of practice are commercial/business disputes and property disputes, having acted for a large number of organisations, businesses and individuals in Bristol and beyond.

James is well-practised as an advocate and in coordinating experts and other third parties to obtain detailed evidence and facilitate settlement. He works closely with all members of the team and mentors junior colleagues in the department.

In addition to being a Partner, James heads up the Dispute Resolution and Employment teams.


  • Legal Practice Course from Exeter University
  • Law (LL.B.) from the University of the West of England

Hourly rate

  • £320 plus VAT
  • "Legal matters were dealt with efficiently and expertly. I was kept up to date about progress and developments, and all deadlines were met."
    AnonEmployment Client
  • "James, thank you so much for dealing with this case with your professional knowledge. After our first meeting you put my mind at ease during a difficult time."
    Mr RDispute Resolution