Working with a wide range of businesses, from sole traders to limited liability companies, across several sectors, including hospitality and healthcare, I enjoy both the problem-solving aspect of being a dispute resolution lawyer and the chance to build great relationships with clients.
It’s important to me to keep them informed at every stage of the process, and to make sure that I work effectively and pragmatically – I’m clear about timescales and costs and I make the process as easy to understand as possible. I think my business degree has helped me to understand the commercial world and appreciate a client’s position.
Outside work, I enjoy football and rugby, as well as spending time with friends and family.
Understand your contractual obligations.
Consider all options to amicably settle a dispute.
Consider the commercial impact of your decision.
What do you think – do I have a case?
I’ll discuss your prospects when I’ve reviewed all the papers.
When will it settle?
I’ll give you an estimated timescale at the start and I’ll update that regularly throughout.
How much will it cost?
I will give you estimates at the start, and I will discuss any changes with you as we proceed.
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James Woodburn used negotiation to support a veterinary client, referred to him by the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA), who was being threatened with court action over comments on Twitter. He resolved the issue, avoiding the need for litigation.
The client said: “The support I received from James Woodburn and his team during this traumatic episode was second to none. Always at the end of a phone, James ensured I was kept appraised of the situation at all times and was available to clarify any queries I had. Despite being subjected to me crying down the phone, James always remained positive, sympathetic and supportive.”