James Holdsworth is instructed in a wide range of common law and commercial work including personal injury and professional negligence cases of all kinds but predominantly those involving the medical profession, surveyors, brokers and solicitors. He undertakes insurance work of all kinds including that involving fraud. He has also been involved in a number of cases involving ABTA members including accident and insurance claims.
He was appointed as one of the Junior Counsel to the Crown in civil matters in 1986 (Supplementary Panel). Work for the Government has included mainly judicial review applications in immigration and planning. He represented the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate in a yearlong inquiry into the building of a nuclear power station at Hinkley Point. He also represented the fire services in the civil action arising out of the Bradford Football Club fire disaster.