James Beeton


James specialises in cross-border personal injury claims, travel law and industrial disease litigation.

He frequently acts for and against the major tour operators in claims under the Package Travel Regulations and is experienced in cases raising jurisdictional and applicable law issues. He is a co-author of the ‘Accidents Abroad’ chapter of the 2018 edition of Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Service and has been published in respect of holiday sickness claims in the Personal Injury Law Journal. He is a co-editor of the International & Travel Law Blog.

James has experience of international group litigation and enjoys working as part of a team. He was instructed by the claimants in Vilca v Xstrata Ltd, a case concerning allegations of unlawful detention and assault by a mining company against members of a Peruvian community. He was also instructed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the Kenyan Emergency Group Litigation – a group of claims brought by 40,000 Kenyans involving serious allegations of abuse and mistreatment during the Mau Mau insurgency in the 1950s.

James is also frequently instructed in claims for personal injuries arising out of aviation activities, including aircraft crashes.

James is experienced in claims for mesothelioma and asbestos-related disease, including appeals under the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme.

Contact details


Areas of Practice

Dispute Resolution

Year Qualified



BA Jurisprudence, University of Oxford
BPTC, City, University of London
BCL, University of Oxford


Personal Injuries Bar Association
Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers