James Drew


James qualified as a Solicitor in March 2018, having trained at a south wales Law firm, Devonalds. For the majority of James' training contract, he chose to specialise in both private and public Children's Law.

Upon qualification, James joined a south wales Local Authority, where he again specialised in Children Law and in particular, Child Protection and Children's Social Services. James has represented the Local Authority in cases involving serious child neglect, non-accidental injuries and historic abuse allegations. James has also represented the Local Authority in contested adoption matters and enjoys undertaking his own advocacy in the local courts.

Prior to qualification, James worked as a Paralegal for a local Cardiff firm, Leo Abse & Cohen (now Slater and Gordon Lawyers), dealing with personal injury matters, with particular expertise in Bovine and Agricultural claims.

James has also spent time living and working in London, undertaking a construction and commercial law Paralegal role for a global Construction and Architecture Company.

Work history

  • Solicitor at Hugh James: 2020
  • Qualified at Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council: 2018
  • Trained at Devonalds Solicitors: 2016 - 2018
  • LPC at Cardiff Law School: 2011
  • LLB Law and Criminology (2:1), Cardiff University: 2010.