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James Medd

Call 1985

“His advice is clear, honest and realistic – simply brilliant at the job.”
(Legal 500, 2021)

Construction & Engineering

Many of the fire, flood and property damage cases with which James is instructed are in the context of construction disputes.

Selected Cases

  • £600,000 claim against Civil Engineers in respect of allegedly drainage design which resulted in properties on a development flooding
  • £2m claim in respect of allegedly defective vibropiling
  • £750,000 claim for defective installation of heat source piping at a site in Oxfordshire
  • £3.5m claim for contribution in respect allegedly defective design and construction of a gantry in marine engineering premises in the Isle of Wight
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Qualifications


  • Queens College Cambridge (1981 – 1983)
  • Winchester College Scholar (1975 – 1980)

Memberships


  • COMBAR
  • LCLCBA
  • PIBA
  • PNBA
  • TECBAR

Rankings


  • Leading Junior in Construction, Insurance & Product Liability (Chambers & Partners 2018)
  • Leading Junior in Construction, Insurance & Product Liability (Legal 500 2018)
  • Leading Junior in Construction, Insurance & Product Liability (Chambers & Partners 2017)
  • Leading Junior in Construction, Insurance & Product Liability (Legal 500 2017)
  • Leader at the Bar in Construction, Insurance & Product Liability (Chambers & Partners 2016)
  • Leader at the Bar in Construction, Insurance & Product Liability (Chambers & Partners 2015)
  • Leader at the Bar in Construction, Insurance & Product Liability (Legal 500 2015)
  • Leader at the Bar in Construction, Insurance & Product Liability (Chambers & Partners 2014)
  • Leading Junior in Construction, Insurance & Product Liability (Legal 500 2014)
  • Leading Junior in Construction, Insurance and Product Liability (Legal 500 2013)
  • Leader at the Bar in Construction, Insurance & Product Liability (Chambers & Partners 2012)
  • Leader at the Bar in Construction, Insurance and Product Liability (Chambers & Partners 2011)
  • Leading Junior in Construction, Insurance and Consumer & Product Liability (Legal 500 2011)
  • Leader at the Bar in Construction, Insurance and Product Liability (Chambers & Partners 2010)
  • Leading Junior in Construction, Insurance and Consumer & Product Liability (Legal 500 2010)
  • Leader at the Bar in Construction and Product Liability (Chambers & Partners 2009)
  • Leading Junior in Insurance and Consumer & Product Liability (Legal 500 2009)

Recommendations


“My go-to barrister for indemnity work. He is efficient, can see the wood for the trees, and produces clear and structured advice on the most complicated legal problems.”

Legal 500, 2021

“Very good to work with and grasps the background circumstances and the technical elements of complex matters.”; “He offers practical solutions and brings an element of clarity to his advice.”’ “He’s very thorough and masters the facts.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“His advice is clear, honest and realistic – simply brilliant at the job.”

Legal 500, 2021

“Very experienced and an extremely safe pair of hands.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“Excellent all round.”

Chambers & Partners, 2019

“A class act.”

Chambers & Partners, 2018

“Thoroughly grasps complex information and adds considerable value to a case…You are always confident in the advice he gives you.”

Chambers & Partners, 2018

“He has a capacity for obtaining a thorough grasp of complex information and documentation in high-value cases and of adding considerable value to the case and overall client strategy.”

Chambers & Partners, 2018

“An excellent advocate, recommended for property damage matters with complex technical background.”

Legal 500, 2017

“Technically flawless, immensely hardworking and a superb advocate.”

Legal 500, 2017

“An intelligent and highly skilled junior.”

Legal 500, 2017

“He has a wonderful ability to pick apart detail and then pull it together in a practical and user-friendly manner.”

Chambers & Partners, 2016


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