Jim is a father of 4 children.
Jim took up Shotokan Karate in the late 70s. Becoming an “A” team kumite fighter at the legendary Samurai Karate Club in Liverpool, in the early 80's.
After a decade break from competition he fought in the Veteran World Shotokan Karate Championships in 2008 and reached the quarter finals in 2010 going out to the eventual winner of the tournament.
Leading expert in legal costs/costs budgets
Jim is one of the leading experts in legal costs/costs budgets. Jim has spent over 30 years in the legal industry, working in-house for the likes of Clifford Turner (now Clifford Chance) and Allen & Overy in the 80′s & 90′s.
Jim has published numerous articles and spoke at some of the major costs conferences over the last 20 years and has worked independently since 2000 with a client base that has ranged from lay people to the world's leading investment bank.
Jim wrote: "The Tool Kt on Costs Management" , published by The Law Society in 2013. Jim also wrote "The Price of Law Report" published by The Centre for Policy Studies, the leading right think tank in 2016.
Jim was the only individual invited to contribute and attend the Competition Marketing Authority's round table meeting, prior to their publishing their report on the legal services market place in December 2016.
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