Jim is one of the leading experts in legal costs/costs budgets. Jim has spent over 40 years in the legal industry, working in-house for the likes of Clifford Turner (now Clifford Chance) and Allen & Overy in the 80s & 90s.

Jim has published numerous articles and spoken at some of the major costs conferences over the last 3 decades. Jim has worked independently for over 20 years with clients ranging from lay individuals to the world's leading investment bank.

Jim wrote "The Tool Kit on Costs Management", published by The Law Society of England &Wales in 2013. Jim also wrote "The Price of Law Report" published by The Centre for Policy Studies, the leading right wing think tank in 2016. Jim, has produced the definitive hourly rate surveys on top law firms for over two decades.

Jim was the only individual invited to contribute and attend the Competition Marketing Authority's round table meeting. Their report on the legal services marketplace was published in December 2016. Jim was introduced at Westminster Legal Forum in 2017 by Lord Brennan QC as An Author!

Jim is a father of 4 children. Jim is a sports photographer.

Jim, started Shotokan Karate in Liverpool in the late 70s. Founding member of BSKA in the 80s and fought in World Karate Championships in 2008 & 2010. MAI Hall of Fame 2017.