James Smith

Trainee Solicitor


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James joined Birketts in September 2021 as a Trainee Solicitor. 

James is in his first seat in the Commercial Property Team and is currently based in our Chelmsford office. 

Before joining Birketts, James graduated from the University of Kent with a First Class degree in law. At his graduation he was awarded the ‘’Most Valuable Player’’ award by his peers for consistent work rate and a positive attitude. 

Whilst at university James sought legal experience at a local high street firm, attended insight days/weeks and worked as a Court Clerk at the Royal Courts of Justice over the 2019 summer. 

He completed his LPC at BPP Cambridge in 2021 achieving a Distinction. He chose the elective modules Advanced Commercial Litigation, Commercial Law and Intellectual Property and Employment Law. 

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Outside of work, James enjoys keeping fit by running and playing for his football team. He also likes to socialise with friends and family and is a keen boxing fan. 

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