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James Bell Principal Lawyer, Clinical Negligence

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James is a Clinical Negligence Lawyer at Slater and Gordon in London.

He is an expert on clinical negligence claims.

During his career he has taken on cases involving birth injuries, anaesthetic injury, surgery errors, misdiagnosis and delays in cancer cases.

He has also handled, failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, hospital negligence, GP negligence, cosmetic surgery complaints and hip and knee replacement surgery claims.

His wealth of experience in such complex claims has also led to his management of multi-claimant actions and he acted on behalf of many of the injured and bereaved connected to the Ladbroke Grove and Potters Bar train crashes.


Commendations from independent legal directories

  • Chambers and Partners: “An immensely experienced, highly knowledgeable and very hard-working" lawyer who "has good judgement, a down-to-earth and approachable manner, and a lot of common sense too."
  • Legal 500: James is "a true professional who leaves no stone unturned."
  • Chambers and Partners 2016: James is "very resolute for his clients."
  • Legal 500 2016: "excellent attention to detail and good judgement on liability issues."
  • Chambers and Partners 2017: Clients describe James as a "supportive, sympathetic and approachable lawyer who is extremely knowledgeable in the area."

Career history

  • Since 2007 Slater and Gordon
  • 2000 - 2007 Christian Khan Solicitors
  • 1995 - 2000 Gammon Bell and Co Solicitors
  • College of Law

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) 
  • Member of Action against Medical Accidents (AVMA)
  • Member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel

Leading Individual James Bell 

Recent Testimonials for James Bell

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help and guidance over the last four years. It cannot be easy dealing with people in my position and you have always been very professional, caring, and sensitive. The final amount of the settlement isn't important but succeeding is. I felt that we achieved that - you did an excellent job.”

Mr Hackett, Surrey, July 2015.

“Thank you so much for handling my case. I must congratulate you on the calm way you led me through this long and at times frustrating years the claim took to fruition. Always being available when I telephoned, it was much appreciated.”

Retired, London

“You’re a legend in my eyes James & thank you once again.”

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