James Yearsley

  • Year Of Call

    Year of call: 2018
James Yearsley


Year of call: 2018

Call clerks: 0113 297 1200

Email clerks: clerks@kbwchambers.com

  • Practice Summary

    James receives instructions from the police in relation to gang injunctions and domestic violence prevention orders.

  • Practice Summary

    James regularly appears in the Crown Court, Magistrates’ Court and Youth Courts across the North-Eastern Circuit, where he both prosecutes and defends. James acts in hearings involving serious offences including violent, sexual and drugs offences.

    Recently, James mitigated on behalf of a defendant who pleaded guilty to possession of over 1000 indecent images of children. The defendant received an 18-month community order.

  • Practice Summary

    James is regularly instructed in small claim trials, summary judgment, default judgment, strike-out applications and infant approval hearings.

    James is instructed in fast-track personal injury trials with particular experience in noise induced hearing loss.

  • Practice Summary

    James accepts instructions in a wide range of public and private law family matters.

    James is instructed by parents in private law family matters in relation to child arrangement and non-molestation orders.

    James is instructed by both local authorities and parents in relation to care proceedings and fact-finding hearings. He has acted in cases concerning complex issues including non-accidental injury.

  • Awards and Education

      • Politics and International Relations, University of Hull
      • Graduate Diploma in Law (Commendation)
      • Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent)
      • Sir Joseph Priestly Scholarship, Inner Temple
      • Major scholarship, Inner Temple
      • Pioneer Award, University of Law
      • Provost Award, University of Law
      • University of Law plea in mitigation competition, winner


    Voluntary Work

    Before joining KBW, James worked on death row cases for 6 months with the Georgia Metro Capital Defenders in Atlanta, USA.