James Bell

James has specialised in litigation since qualifying as a solicitor in February 2005. He has 16 years’ experience of helping businesses and individuals in resolving disputes.

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

He also advises in contentious and non-contentious employment matters, such as grievances, disciplinary matters, employment tribunal claims, the drafting of employment contracts and policies, and advising on the employment aspects of the transfer of a business.

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

  • £250 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