James Walsh, one of the South West’s leading industrial disease litigators, has been made an equity partner of renowned Plymouth law firm, GA Solicitors.

James Walsh joined the city centre law firm in 2016 with more than two decades of experience and is recognised nationally for his work in dealing with complex asbestos disease claims, particularly those related to victims of mesothelioma.

James is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and is an accredited occupational disease and asbestos disease specialist with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). James was the second solicitor in the country to receive the acclaimed accreditation.

Stephen Ramsden, managing partner of GA Solicitors commented: “James has brought a wealth of experience and specialist expertise to the firm and we are delighted to welcome him as an equity partner. His hard work and commitment to his clients have made him an invaluable asset, particularly to GA’s growing personal injury team. “ 

Talking of his promotion, James Walsh added: “GA Solicitors is one of the most highly-esteemed law firms in the city, standing above many others in regards to the services it provides and the client experience provided.

“I am proud to play an even more active role in its future and to help other members of the firm in the same way I have been supported.

With more than 200 years of heritage, GA Solicitors is a leading Plymouth law firm with 79 members of staff offering guidance across seven specialist departments: business; family; employment; dispute resolution; wills, trusts & probate; conveyancing and personal injury.