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James Skinner

Associate Solicitor, Court of Protection

Career

James joined Simpson Millar in September 2015 and has 19 years’ experience in Family Law and Court of Protection cases.

He studied at Huddersfield University, and graduated with a first, also winning a local law prize. He also reached the semi-finals of the Observer newspaper’s Court Trial competition.

Before specialising in the property and finances aspect of Court of Protection work, James gained experience in all aspects of private law family work, such as Divorce, Financial Settlements and disputes involving children.

He has experience in international children cases, including cases where children have dual nationality, and was involved in a Hague convention case concerning international child abduction.

His main expertise is in Family Law and Court of Protection cases. He is responsible for the management of assets for a wide variety of clients who have lost the ability to do so themselves, either from Acquired Brain Injuries or the onset of old age.

James is a member of a former president of the Huddersfield Law Society.

Interests outside of work

James is a keen cyclist and enjoys fishing and reading.

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