Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2011

Main Areas of Practice

Commercial Law
Employment Law
Professional Negligence
Public Inquiries


James Anderson was called to the Bar in 2011.

He has a varied practice in general civil litigation encompassing commercial law, construction law, employment law, licensing, public inquiries, professional negligence and personal injury.

He was appointed Junior Counsel to the Public Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-related deaths in March 2012.

He has acted in a range of commercial, construction, employment, licensing and personal injuries cases, and has experience advising both plaintiffs and respondents in such actions.

Sample case: Mel Davidson Construction v Northern Ireland Housing Executive [2014] NIQB 110 (enforcement of Adjudicator’s decision; serial adjudication, abuse of process)


English Literature BA (Hons), University of Sheffield

Bachelor of Legal Science (Hons), Queen’s University, Belfast

Certificate of Professional Legal Studies/ Degree of Barrister-at-Law,

Junior Counsel, Public Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-Related Deaths

Member of the Commercial Bar Association

Member of the Personal Injuries Bar Association

Member of the Employment Lawyers Group


Floyd-Dingemans Comparative Perspectives, Chapters 4 & 5;

Religion and the Law, Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland (Claire Archbold & James Anderson), Oxford University Press, October 2013.