James Buchanan

James Buchanan

"Very good with clients, very down-to-earth and very approachable. He's brilliant with clients."

Chambers UK 2018
Year of call: 1993
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Inquests & Public Inquiries

James has experience of a wide range of inquests including:

  • Deaths arising out of accidents in the workplace specifically on construction sites;
  • Alleged negligent medical care in hospitals and in the community;
  • Incidents in care homes;
  • Homicides; and
  • Incidents in custody.

Cases

2016

Represented the Principal Contractor responsible for cosmetic refurbishment at a BUPA care home. Resident died as a result of contracting Legionalla Pneumonitis. Instructed by Kennedys.

2016

Represented a health care trust contracted to provide primary care in the high security unit at HMP Woodhill. Inquest concerned the death, by suicide, of a vulnerable but highly dangerous transgender prisoner. Instructed by Radcliffes LeBrasseur.

2015

Represented ES Limited in the aftermath of an outbreak of Legionella Pneumonia at a health spa. Alleged failures in the management of water systems were attributed to the neglect of the company. Instructed by Kennedys.

2015

10-day inquest following the death of a patient at Barnsley General Hospital. Represented a Senior House Officer who, in combination with colleagues, was said to have failed in his duty to provide an appropriate level of care. Instructed by RadcliffesLeBrasseur.

2015

Represented a general practitioner following the death of a drug dependent inmate at HMP Belmarsh. The 5-week inquest was concerned with alleged individual and systemic failures. Instructed by the Medical Defence Union.

2014

Represented Hanson PLC following a fall from height at a construction site in the City of London. Instructed by DAC Beachcroft

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