James Osborne is permitted to provide legal services directly to you. The range of services includes giving legal advice (in conference or in writing) and representing you and your interests in negotiations or mediations. James Osborne is an experienced advocate and if your case fails to resolve during negotiation or mediation in the lead up to trial, James also has rights of audience in all English courts where he is well placed to represent your best interests. It is particularity advantageous for companies and individuals to be in a position to instruct the same barrister from the very beginning through to the end.


James Osborne accepts instructions from companies, businesses and individuals on a direct access basis. James has a strong understanding of the way that companies function and he assists businesses and individuals on a multitude of commercial activities, both contentious and non-contentious. Examples include: providing strategies, advising, drafting contracts, negotiations, mediations, disaster recovery and finding solutions. As well as unparalleled experience of a wide range of commercial activities, James Osborne has specialist technical knowledge of broadcast and satellite communications, telecommunications and commercial contracts.

General Civil

James Osborne represents individuals or organisations in the resolution of disputes that involve torts (such as accidents, negligence and libel), contracts, probate, trusts, property and any other private matters that involve private parties and organisations including government departments.

In civil proceedings there is the attempt to right a wrong, honour an agreement, or settle a dispute. Where there is a victim, compensation should be due and the person who is the cause of the wrong should pay.

James advises and represents claimants and defendants in a variety of insurance claims. The majority of his work stems from personal injury and road traffic incidents. James advises both in relation to liability and quantum including credit hire. He is available for instruction to draft all types of pleadings and opinions. James also advises on occupiers’ liability, accidents, injuries and stress at work.

James advises and represents claimants and defendants in property law including landlord and tenant, property agreements, easements and restrictive covenants, mortgages, boundary disputes and leasehold enfranchisement.