Caerdav v. HMRC: Jim Duffy successfully defends legitimate expectation appeal - Aug 2023
Jim Duffy has extensive experience across clinical negligence, inquests and inquiries, personal injury, human rights, tax and employment and discrimination.
He is a member of the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel (‘B’ Panel) and has particular experience of prison law and employment claims, acting on both sides.
Jim was previously Judicial Assistant to the current President and Deputy President of the Supreme Court, Lord Reed of Allermuir and Lord Hodge. Led by Sarabjit Singh KC, he appeared and made submissions in the Supreme Court in Majera (Rwanda) v Secretary of State for the Home Department.
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 LLM 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 the commercial law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP.
Jim is a member of the UK Human Rights Blog’s editorial team and is a Public Law and Personal Injury Expert for the LexisNexis PSL service.
Jim is also co-presenter of Law Pod UK.View full profile »
Gosport scandal: High Court orders fresh inquests into hospital deaths - Jun 2023
Law Pod UK Ep. 181: The Bill of Rights Bill is Back - Mar 2023
Law Pod UK Ep. 170: Justice from the Chaos of Conflict, with Aonghus Kelly - Oct 2022
Law Pod UK is back – and with new presenters! - Sep 2022
Congratulations to our four members appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel - Aug 2022
A New Bill of Rights? The Bill of Rights Bill Explained Webinar - Jul 2022
Stephen Holden prison death: Jim Duffy represents Ministry of Justice - Jun 2022
Plane Meaning: EU customs special procedures scrutinised in aviation company’s appeal - May 2022
Psychiatric patient choking death contributed to by neglect: Jim Duffy appears for son of Rita Britten - May 2022
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Spring 2021 – Issue 9 - Jul 2021
Sarabjit Singh QC and Jim Duffy appear in key Supreme Court immigration case - May 2021
Law Pod UK Ep. 136: Essential Inquest Law Updates - Feb 2021
Jim Duffy to speak at Association of Breast Surgery Webinar - Oct 2020
Successful defence of GP surgery in wrongful birth claim - Oct 2020
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Spring 2020 – Issue 5 - May 2020
Scope of Duty and Causation: Chester v Afshar Revisited in Leeds - Feb 2020
Jim Duffy represents family of Natasha Wild - Dec 2019
1COR Brighton’s annual Ghulam Hussain Volleyball Cup is here! - Jul 2019
Protecting children from harm: CN & GN v Poole Borough Council - Jun 2019
Jim Duffy and Jo Moore appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown - Jan 2019
Jim Duffy in medical ‘neglect’ inquest - Nov 2018
Jim Duffy appears in judicial review over murder conviction - Oct 2018
Seven 1COR members in landmark Supreme Court case - Jul 2018
Jim Duffy writes about his experiences at the Paris Bar for Counsel Magazine - May 2018
Jim Duffy in Subject Access Request win for GP - Feb 2018
Gideon Barth, Jim Duffy, Lizanne Gumbel QC and Mark Wainwright running the London and Brighton Marathons - Jan 2018
Law Pod UK Ep. 17: Prospects for the Infected Blood Inquiry - Nov 2017
Clinical negligence and the duty to disclose: full house of 1COR members in high profile Court of Appeal case - Jun 2017
Jim Duffy acts for family in suicide case where Adequate and Appropriate precautions not taken - Apr 2017
Jim Duffy in Successful Unfair Dismissal Claim - Mar 2017
UK Human Rights Blog is pick of best legal bloggers by The Times - Feb 2017
Jim Duffy in TUPE unfair dismissal win - Oct 2015
We send a team to annual charity beach volleyball tournament organised by our Brighton Chambers - Jul 2015
Jim Duffy has returned to full-time practice after a year spent in the Supreme Court - Oct 2014
1COR are delighted to announce that Lois Williams and Jim Duffy have accepted our offer of tenancy - Sep 2013