Peter James


  • I am a partner and head up the safety, health and environment team in London.
  • My 20 years’ experience is in dealing with investigations and prosecutions by the police and regulators following fatal and serious accidents at the workplace and involving members of the public.
  • I represent large organisations, SMEs, directors and senior managers involved in many areas of industry as well as charities, care homes and schools and colleges.
  • I regularly represent companies and individuals at high profile inquests.
  • I am experienced in conference and other platform-speaking on health and safety topics, in addition to providing training for clients at internal seminars and workshops


  • Health and Safety Lawyers Association

Contact Details

+44 20 7029 4203


Peter James is a doyen of the Health and Safety insurers’ world. Charming, easy to work with and there’s very little about Health and Safety that he doesn’t know! Tactically astute, he has a quiet and confident calm in his approach to all his cases.

Legal 500 2021

Peter James - "He is knowledgeable, experienced and has dealt with some of the best cases that we get in this field. He's very well regarded." "He has a good tactical eye to identify issues at an early stage."

Chambers & Partners 2021

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