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James Arrowsmith

James Arrowsmith

James Arrowsmith


About James

James leads the Children’s Services and Abuse team, working with a wide range of clients across the country to address historical and recent allegations of abuse, child sexual exploitation and other complaints relating to children and children's services.

He is often involved from the emergence of allegations of abuse through internal and police investigations to the conclusion of claims. His role includes support for public relations teams, internal briefings (for example for board members or councilors) and supporting safeguarding teams in extracting learning from incidents.

James supports clients in safeguarding and risk management, from working with them to understand and mitigate risks arising from organizational structure and procurement decisions to prevent claims, to leading investigations focused on delivering real improvements.

He has co-authored a book on ADR in relation to injury claims; and has worked with clients to develop schemes in collaboration with victims' representatives to deliver redress in ways which minimize distress, delay and cost for all parties.

Having previously specialised in high value personal injury claims, some exceeding £10m, he has a long history of working with insurers as well as their policyholders on insurance coverage issues, including historical abuse allegations.

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