James Lewis-Bale

Call – 2018

James is a member of the Civil team. He successfully completed his pupillage under the supervision of Gavin Collett in 2019. He is developing a busy practice in all areas of Chamber’s civil work but has established himself particularly in the Employment and Personal Injury teams.

Before joining, James volunteered for the South West Employment Rights Centre assisted in Employment Tribunal claims from initial enquiry through to tribunal representation. He began as a volunteer and three years later became an employed advocacy assistant supervising a team of students alongside the clinic’s Director and other staff.

Whilst practising with Chambers he has acquired experience across the civil areas of Chambers’ work. James has particularly gained experience in dealing with personal injury claims, possession claims and has represented at a number of Employment Tribunals across the country involving unfair dismissal, discrimination and TUPE elements.

James grew up in Cornwall and went to Holsworthy Community College in Holsworthy. In his spare time, he is a Trainee Helmsman of the Bude RNLI Lifeboat and enjoys singing with “Cousin Jack” a folk and sea shanty group. He also assists in operating the Bude Lock Gate and sits on the local Lifeboat Weekend Committee


James has continued to develop his experience in Employment Law throughout his pupillage. He has dealt with claims including; unfair dismissal, discrimination and redundancy plus many other areas. He is regularly instructed to provide opinions on cases. James has received instructions from across the country and is happy to travel accordingly. He has represented both Claimants and Respondents.

Property & Chancery
Personal Injury
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