James Trumble

Year of Call: 2006
Solicitor: 1999
Email Address: james.trumble@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 020 7583 8055

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James has undertaken a large number of inquests on behalf of defendants, local authorities and police forces. These include:

  • Re Roger and Susan Goswell - representing Sussex Police in an inquest where Mrs Goswell reported her husband's intention to kill her and then himself, before very shortly doing so;
  • Re Mr Weston - representing the police in an inquest before a jury where a teenager chased by police ran over a wall with a high drop on the other side, and died as a result;
  • Re Jay Abatan - representing the police in an inquest where the deceased was killed in a fight outside a nightclub, amidst allegations of racism on the part of the aggressor and the police during the subsequent investigation;
  • Re Richard Copithorne - representing Sussex Police in an inquest before a jury where a vulnerable man with schizophrenia committed suicide following a sustained period of financial abuse and harassment by a person purporting to be his carer.

James can be instructed on a Direct Access basis.


‘Very knowledgeable in anti-social behaviour, and no matter what is thrown at him he ahs the right answer.’
Legal 500 2018/Police law (defendant)

‘He knows his subject extremely well and sees where a case is going before it even goes to court.’
Legal 500 2017/Police law (defendant)

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Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons) History
  • Common Professional Law Exam
  • Legal Practice Course

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • Accredited mediator (SPC)

Professional bodies

  • Personal Injuries Bar Association

Direct Access

James Trumble is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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