James Briggs


James Briggs is a private client solicitor at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.


Powers of Attorney
Applications to the Court of Protection


James advises and assists individuals on a wide range of issues, including: preparing wills; the use of lasting powers of attorney to ensure their interests are looked after if they are no longer able to manage their own affairs; applications to the Court of Protection; dealing with the estate of someone who has died; and the creation and administration of trusts.

James is a fully accredited member of STEP, an association of private client practitioners committed to professional development and the highest standards of ethical conduct and service to clients. He is also a member of the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship, a network of solicitors and other legal professionals who share Christian beliefs and values and who are committed to incorporating those values into their working lives.  Outside of work, he volunteers his time with his local Church, in particular by serving as a Churchwarden and Assistant Treasurer

Career Highlights

  • James joined Sharp Young and Pearce in 2013 as a trainee solicitor and qualified in 2015 before the firm merged with Rothera Dowson to become Rotheras


“As always professional, caring advice and support. ”
Gillian Dennis
“Excellent service-friendly, professional, helpful. Would not hesitate to recommend Rothera Sharp. ”
Heidi Ackroyd
“We have always used Rothera Sharp for our legal services over many years and found the services excellent. My recent needs were extremely well addressed by Mr James Briggs. ”
Mrs E.S. Ashworth
“We both wanted to say that we could not praise you enough for the professional, sympathetic, efficient and very helpful way you dealt with us. Your service was first class and we certainly were very pleased with the result. I would not hesitate to recommend you and Rothera Sharp. ”
Charles Woolsey
“I needed to amend my will quite urgently, prior to a holiday. James fully understood the urgency and my needs 'will' wise and the new will was in place within a week, at a competitive price. I couldn't have been happier with the service and advice given. ”
Andrew Bradley
“The experience with your company from the first email to the final meeting was professional, efficient and extremely understanding to our very specific needs as we were only in Nottingham for one weekend. We would definitely recommend you to others. ”
Anna and Michalis Papagregoriou
“Very warm, pleasant people in a clean and friendly environment who provided an exceptionally high quality service. ”
Jennifer Cooper
“James was excellent from start to finish. Couldn't be happier with the service we received. Thank you. ”
Ian Robertson
“The revision of our wills was carried out very professionally and in a friendly way. ”
Prof and Mrs S.F. Brown
“I had an excellent experience working with Rothera Sharp. James listened to what we wanted and was very flexible, meeting our requirements in an efficient manner. ”
John Elwell
“James is an excellent solicitor who gave sound advice and clear instructions. He was also very pleasant and kind. ”
Denise Joseph
“James was very efficient and prompt in his dealings with my requirements. Excellent and friendly service. ”
Emma Forbes

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James Briggs's Experience


4 years


  • 2007: graduated from the University of Cambridge with a First-class Honours degree in Philosophy
  • 2009: completed the Graduate Diploma in Law with Distinction at the College of Law in Birmingham
  • 2010: completed the Legal Practice Course with Distinction at the College of Law in Birmingham.  Awarded Bachelor of Laws degree (First Class) on successful completion of both the GDL and LPC with the College of Law.
  • 2015: qualified as a Solicitor
  • 2018: completed the STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates.  Admitted as a full Member of STEP.

Memberships & Accreditations

Fully accredited STEP member
Member of the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship

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