James Walbeoff Litigation Executive
James' practice encompasses all areas of Criminal Law and Police Misconduct including; attendance and representation at the Police Station, Road Traffic Law, Magistrates Court and Crown Court proceedings and formal Police Misconduct hearings. James deals exclusively with Police Officers of all ranks and manages cases across the whole range of criminal and misconduct legislation.
James has particular experience with Police Officers who find themselves under investigation or subject to formal proceedings in criminal and misconduct matters. He has worked exclusively with the Police Federation and its members since joining Russell Jones and Walker, now Slater and Gordon Lawyers, in January 2004 and has a wealth of experience in representing officers in cases covering the whole spectrum of the criminal law and police conduct regulations including proceedings for serious sexual offences, offences of serious assault / excessive force, drug misuse, offences relating to the administration of police powers and public justice, on duty road traffic offences.
On leaving university James worked for the Criminal Departments at Hugh James Ford Simey Solicitors and other criminal based firms in the Cardiff area.
He joined the Cardiff office in January 2004 initially working with the Police Federation for South Wales Police, Gwent Police and Dyfedd Powys Police. In September 2004 James transferred to our Birmingham office and currently works alongside the Police Federations of the West Midlands Police, West Mercia, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Leicestershire.
James graduated with a degree in Law from the University of Wales Swansea in 2001 and successfully completed the Police Station Representative Accreditation programme shortly after graduation.
Recent Testimonials for James Walbeoff
“Kevin Johnson acted on our behalf; he came out to our home and was so helpful to us. He tracked down people from many years ago and chased many leads, we didn’t think our claim would be settled whilst B was still alive and with his commitment we got a settlement, and whilst we know there is no cure, we have been able to have some wonderful holidays due to the compensation we received - giving us some happy memories for which we are very grateful to Kevin’s excellent service.”
Mr and Mrs R, Liverpool
“We want to thank you so much for leading us through what has been an extremely difficult time. The speed of our trauma, from diagnosis to the completion of the case, has been incredible. We are grateful to you for what you have achieved and for the result. It is still somewhat surreal, and in a way, unbelievable.”
Mr and Mrs B, Stockport
“When my dad was diagnosed with mesothelioma we contacted Kevin Johnson from Slater and Gordon solicitors. Kevin came out to see my dad and myself at home. He explained the process clearly and answered all the questions we had. Kevin was very patient with my dad as he was finding it more and more difficult to speak. After my dad's death Kevin kept us well informed on the progress of the case. It was all handled very professionally and with empathy. With thanks to Kevin we received the best outcome that we could have hoped for and he recovered the costs for Halton Haven Hospice which we were truly grateful for as they looked after my dad in the last few weeks of his life.”
Miss M, Cheshire