Jamie joined the firm in May 2017 as a Trainee Solicitor having previously undertaken a period of work experience with the firm whilst still at University.
Jamie graduated from the University of Strathclyde in June 2016 with an LLB degree in Law and Spanish. As part of his degree he spent a year studying law at the University of Valencia and is consequently fluent in both oral and written Spanish. Jamie thereafter graduated from the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in 2017 before joining PBW Law to begin his legal traineeship.
Since joining the firm, Jamie has undertaken a wide variety of work in both civil and criminal cases working primarily with Professor Watson. He is heavily involved in the preparation of criminal defence cases on behalf of both private clients and members of the Scottish Police Federation and frequently attends court with Counsel for the duration of criminal Trials. Jamie also assists two other qualified Solicitors in all aspects of the preparation of criminal cases and is in constant contact and communication with clients throughout proceedings, always ensuring that cases are fully-prepared for Trial.
Jamie has also undertaken extensive civil litigation work throughout his training and has experience in the pursuit of civil damages claims for wrongful arrest, as well as the defence and pursuit of personal injury actions primarily for road traffic collisions. In particular, Jamie has been heavily involved in high-profile fatal road collision damages actions and has established a sympathetic yet robust approach in dealing with clients.
Jamie is keen to ensure clients receive all protections afforded by the law through adopting an analytical approach. Examples of this include raising judicial review applications, applications to the Employment Tribunal, the Police Appeals Tribunal and challenging the decisions made by authoritative bodies.