James Carson

James Carson

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Law School

Staff Group(s)
Academic Division


I have two main roles at the Nottingham Law School: teaching and working on the Miscarriage of Justice project through the Legal Advice Centre.  Whilst both are very different in terms of the challenges that they offer, they are equally rewarding especially in terms of witnessing the development of our students’ skills.

Career overview

I qualified as a solicitor in 2006 having trained with Irwin Mitchell in Sheffield and Leeds.  My training contract was (deliberately) focussed on working with complex injury cases within the workplace and as a consequence of road traffic accidents.  Upon qualification, I moved firms to work with survivors of child abuse in bringing claims against organisations which were supposedly caring for these individuals as children.  Latterly, I did bulk claimant road traffic litigation before leaving the profession and completing a Masters degree in Global Politics and Law.

Research areas

My PhD research was focussed on perceptions of Counter-Terrorism.