James Maxey

Managing Partner
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James Maxey founded Express Solicitors in September 2000, and as Managing Partner has overseen the steady growth of the business over more than a decade. Now one of the UK’s leading independent specialist Personal Injury Law firms, James has established the firm’s reputation as tough litigators who provide an unrivalled level of customer service.

James’ vision for Express Solicitors has involved placing a huge emphasis on training new solicitors, enabling Express Solicitors to attract some of the brightest legal talent in the UK. James concurs with wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill who believed that “to improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often“.

A qualified solicitor with over twenty years experience, James was a Law Society Personal Injury Panel member for over ten years.

James is well known in the industry for having a superb success rate with uncertain and non-standard claims. These include a substantial settlement for five children who tragically lost both parents in an air crash.

Notable media appearances include appearing on BBC Breakfast TV, BBC Radio 4′s You and Yours programme as well as at an ABS seminar where he was invited to speak as an industry expert.


Originally from Southport, James now resides in Whitegate, Cheshire with his wife and children. Combining the roles of Managing Partner and the father of young twins means his free time is at a premium, but when he does get the opportunity he indulges in his passion for scuba diving.

His most frequent dives are off the coasts of Scotland and Ireland, and recent trips have involved the whole family as they sail domestic coasts in the family’s motor yacht.

Horses and boisterous Chesapeake Bay Retriever dogs are kept at the family home.

In The News



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James Shares his views in Modern Claims Magazine on the rise in the small claims limit.


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James Maxey has appeared in numerous print and online publications, as well as on radio and TV shows.

Litigation Futures 2016

Claims Magazine


Modern Law Magazine 2015

James Maxey Modern Law 2015

Manchester Evening News – Revenues Rise at Express Solicitors 


YouTube Video – James Maxey Appears on BBC Breakfast TV


YouTube – James Maxey Appears on BBC Radio 4


Manchester Evening News – Express Solicitors Acquires Lavin Copitch Solicitors


The Business Desk – Express Solicitors Secures ABS License


YouTube Video – James Maxey discusses the Eclipse case management system


The Law Society Gazette – My Legal Life with James Maxey


The Lawyer Online – 35% Increase in Turnover


The Lawyer Online – James Maxey Interview


The Business Desk – Profits hit £1.36m at PI Firm Express Solicitors


Manchester Evening News – James Maxey lets us into the Secret of his Success


Manchester Evening News – Express Solicitors Fee Income Rise 28%


RBS Online – Capital from RBS for Law Firm


BBC Radio 4


YouTube Video – James Maxey speaking at ABS Seminar in Liverpool