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James Duncan-Hartill

Superb. Quick to respond and active in resolving queries.

Legal 500

a credit to the set

Chambers UK

runs a tight ship and is a joy to liaise with; always responsive, helpful, and pragmatic

Legal 500

A fantastic clerk

Chambers UK

James started clerking in 2011 and joined Hardwicke in 2014. In his role as Senior Practice Manager,  James works alongside Richard Sumarno in ensuring the excellent client service for which Hardwicke is known and in the promoting and developing of Hardwicke’s practice areas.

He has particular responsibility for the Property, Private Client and Professional Negligence teams.

In his spare time James is a keen cyclist, voracious reader, and a spirited skier.



  • French
  • Russian (basic)

Professional associations

Institute of Barristers Clerks


BA History (Hons) Royal Holloway, University of London (Upper Second Class)

James takes part in the various charity events for the legal sector and occasionally raises funds when cycling.