GA Partner becomes Plymouth Law Society President
James has enjoyed a 20 year legal career in Plymouth having trained and qualified as a solicitor after studying at St Boniface’s College and Queen Mary & Westfield College, University Of London. As head of GA’s asbestos and industrial disease team, he is acknowledged nationally for his specialist work in asbestos disease claims, particularly those related to mesothelioma victims. He has also developed a formidable reputation in industrial disease litigation, together with securing significant damages in public and employer liability cases.
Formed in 1815, Plymouth Law Society represents solicitors in the city and surrounding areas to maintain the standards of the profession through training, sharing best practice and providing a collective voice for its members.
In accepting the role, James explained: “I’m honoured to become President in such an important year for Plymouth as we celebrate Mayflower 400. For my part, I’m looking forward to further enhancing the city’s reputation for producing high quality lawyers and legal work that is recognised both nationally and internationally.”
Stephen Ramsden, Managing Partner at GA Solicitors said: “Congratulations to James on being elected a President. As a firm that was established in Plymouth over 200 years ago, it is great to see one of our partners, who has done so much to support local people in Plymouth, be involved in shaping the future of the legal profession in the city.”
Note to Editors
Photo: James Walsh with 2019 President Rachel Shoheth
GA Solicitors can trace its roots back more than 200 years and has been steadfastly helping the people and business in Plymouth and the South West for its duration. Originally based in Devonport, the firm gets its initials from Thomas Husband Gill who joined the practice in 1875 and later went into partnership with Albert E. Akaster.
Now one of the region’s leading law firms, the 79-strong team at the Lexcel-accredited LLP, conveniently accessible at their Plymouth city centre office, is structured around seven practice areas, each comprising its own specialist department:
For more information visit: www.GAsolicitors.com