James Sharples

James Sharples

Associate & Negotiations Supervisor

James is an Associate and Negotiations Supervisor. He has over 23 years experience in Legal costs, having worked with national firms and highly estimated costs agents. The experience he has built up over these years provides James with a rounded view of matters that assists in providing an excellent service to our legal fee earners on any aspect of costs.

James play a key role in our cost team and has worked successfully in relation to cases involving Part 36 wins. In particular, in one case James helped the team successfully recover costs, when a defendant challenged bills on multiple occasions. The defendant questioned our conditional fee agreements and pagination. James also supported the successful defeat of a misconduct application from the defendant. This resulted in Fletchers recovering 165% of costs.


  • 2:1 BA Hons Business Administration
  • ACilex

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