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James Arthur Sharpe

Call 2014
Telephone 020 7831 0222
Email james.sharpe@42br.com

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James Arthur Sharpe - 42 Bedford Row


James Sharpe was called to the Bar in 2014 and he joined chambers in 2016 after successfully completing pupillage. Before joining the Bar, James worked in the Houses of Parliament as a researcher and parliamentary assistant

Family and Matrimonial Finance Law

James has experience in a range of family work with a particular interest in ancillary relief. He has successfully sought and resisted a range of family law orders, including forced marriage protection orders, non-molestation orders, and recovery orders. James also regularly acts for the police in disclosure matters between the criminal and family courts.

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Civil and Commercial Law

James accepts instructions in claims for breach of contract and misrepresentation, credit hire agreements and RTAs, as well as general commercial matters. He both represents clients in proceedings and drafts pleadings.

Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Law

James regularly advises on liability and quantum in personal injury matters.

Property and Housing Law

James is regularly instructed in matters relating to property and housing. He has represented both private and social landlords in matters involving disrepair, housing benefit, rent arrears, and succession, as well as advising on business tenancies. He has also acted in cases with human rights elements.

Areas of Expertise

Professional Memberships

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Personal Injuries Bar Association
  • Property Law Bar Association


  • University of Cambridge (Fitzwilliam College) – BA History
  • King’s College London – MA Medieval History
  • The City Law School, London – GDL and BPTC

Scholarships & Prizes

  • Gray’s Inn Scholarship (Wilfred Getz Award)
  • Leathes Prize, King’s College London

Other information

  • My interests include constitutional law, history, politics, and theatre.

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