- Partner, Care Home Claims

James Urquhart | Partner, Care Home Claims | Simpson Millar LLP - Leeds
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Based in: Leeds


James is a Partner at Simpson Millar specialising in NHS Continuing Healthcare claims.


James has years of experience challenging NHS Continuing Healthcare decisions on behalf of individuals and their families as well as conducting claims for retrospective assessment.

In his role as Partner he is responsible for the Care Homes Team based at our Leeds Office.

James has extensive practical experience in this area as well as a detailed knowledge of the law and guidance underpinning NHS Continuing Healthcare which he is able to apply in a persuasive way and he prides himself on his ability to work collaboratively with Clinical Commissioning Groups in pursuit of fair outcomes.

Over the years he has achieved excellent outcomes for clients at all stages of the Continuing Healthcare assessment process and with the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.

James studied Law with Spanish at Aberystwyth University, spending a year reading Spanish law at “Universidad de Oviedo” before graduating in 2009. He went on to complete his vocational training the following year before joining Simpson Millar in 2010 as an Employment Legal Advisor.

Since qualifying as a Solicitor in 2013 he has played a key in the growth and development of our Care Homes Department, making Associate in July 2016 and after a short time with another solicitors’ firm he re-joined Simpson Millar in August 2017 as a Partner.


James is a Spanish speaker and gets back to Spain whenever he can to maintain his language skills, but where this is not possible, he enjoys Spanish music and film. At home he enjoys watching period dramas and reading medieval history which has been something of an obsession since his childhood years.

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