James A Peoples QC
James Peoples has a civil advocacy and opinion practice with expertise and experience in many areas of civil practice including commercial law, employment law (including discrimination in employment), judicial review, public and administrative law, human rights, and reparation including both professional negligence and personal injury work for both liability insurers and claimants.
Having spent a postgraduate year at Tulane University, Louisiana, James was a tutor in Mercantile Law at Edinburgh University. He was a member of the Sheriff Court Rules Council between 1984 and 1989 and was an Advocate Depute in 2002 to 2003.
James has extensive appellate experience including appearances in the House of Lords, the Privy Council:
- City of Glasgow Council v Zafar 1998 SC (HL) 27 (racial discrimination)
- Wisely v John Fulton (Plumbers) Ltd 2000 SC (HL) 95 (personal injury)
- Stewart v Perth and Kinross Counci 2004 SC (HL) 71 (civic government licensing)
- Lord Advocate v Scotsman Publications Ltd 1989 SC (HL) 122 (confidentiality)
- Flynn v HM Advocate 2004 SC (PC) 1 (human rights)
He also regularly appears in appeals to the Inner House of the Court of Session and the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Further details of reported cases in which James has appeared can be found in Legal 500 and Chambers UK Directory.
- Mobile: 07739 639 236
Email: James A Peoples QC
Year of Call: 1979
Year of Silk: 1994
Areas of Practice:
- Administrative Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Commercial Law
- Employment Law
- Medical Law
- Personal Injury Law
- Professional Discipline
- Professional Negligence
- Public & Fatal Accident Inquiries