Jim Duffy has extensive experience across clinical negligence, inquests and inquiries, personal injury, human rights and employment and discrimination.

He is a member of the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel (‘C’ Panel) and has particular experience of prison law and employment claims, acting on both sides. He is due to appear for the Home Secretary in an immigration appeal in 2021.

Jim was previously Judicial Assistant to the current President and Deputy President of the Supreme Court, Lord Reed of Allermuir and Lord Hodge.

Prior to transferring to the Bar, he spent three years working as a solicitor, first qualifying in Scotland and then in England & Wales. He specialised in international and domestic human rights claims.

Jim graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2005 with a First in Law with French Language and the class prize. He previously spent a year at Paul Cézanne Université in Aix-en-Provence. In 2016, he was one of four barristers to be selected for an exchange to the Paris Bar.

As a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, Jim obtained an LL.M from the University of Toronto in 2007. He went on to intern at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva before training at Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP.

A former Editor of the UK Human Rights Blog, Jim continues to sit on its editorial team.

Clinical Negligence Inquests Personal Injury Public Law Employment & Equality Public Inquiries Child Abuse Compensation Law
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