James Hardwick

James Hardwick


Areas of Expertise

James joined Devonshires on 15 November 2021 to work in the Housing Management & Property Litigation Department and routinely accepts instructions in housing litigation cases across a broad spectrum of housing and property litigation claims. James predominantly works for Registered Providers of Social Housing.

James has considerable experience acting in housing litigation matters, having previously worked a paralegal in a well-established North London law firm for a period of 4 years before joining Devonshires. James routinely worked in residential possession matters, housing disrepair matters and homelessness law. James also has a background in public and administrative law as well as community care matters.

In July 2022 James attained a post-graduate diploma in Legal Practice after completing the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, London (Bloomsbury) with Commendation.

In March 2023 James became an accredited member of CILEx as an Advanced Paralegal (MCILEx).

In July 2023 James attained a Master’s Degree in Legal Practice (LLM) at the University of Law, London (Bloomsbury).


James worked as a Housing Paralegal in a North London Firm based in Finchley from 2016 – 2017.

James then worked as a Litigation Paralegal in an award winning North London law firm (ranked Tier 2 in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners) from 2017 – 2021 acting across a variety of practice areas including: housing; community care; and public and administrative law.

James has worked in the Housing Management & Property Litigation Department at Devonshires from November 2021 – present


James attained an upper second class degree from Queen Mary University Of London in 2016.

James attained commendation in his LPC from the University of Law, London (Bloomsbury)

James is an Advanced Paralegal (MCILEx)

James attained an LLM from the University of Law, London (Bloomsbury)


In his spare time James likes to read, play guitar and weightlift.

James has been playing guitar since he was 12 years old and whenever he is not playing the instrument he likes attending concerts to see his favourite bands perform.

Professional Membership

CILEx since March 2023.

Get in touch

020 7880 4396
London Office
Devonshires Solicitors LLP
30 Finsbury Circus

PA: Matthew Stephen
020 7880 4428


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