James Watson KC | Connor Broadley
  • James Watson KC


    ‘Skating on the thin ice of self-employment, it is not always easy to set savings aside, and investment can be

    a stressful and daunting prospect.

    Connor Broadley have provided me with financial planning advice and investment management to support my life goals for many years. Not only have they made sure that they share their reasons and approach but, more importantly, they make sure they understand mine. Our journey feels like a joint one, our relationship both educational and enjoyable, and my trust remains undimmed.’

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  • 1957

    Born in New Zealand, a twin, having flown from Calgary in utero

  • 1975

    Admitted to University of Cambridge

  • 1978

    Rows in Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race for ‘Goldie’, and graduates in Classics and Law

  • 1981

    Rows in British Lightweight VIII, and starts practice at the Bar

  • 1986

    Marries Lucy

  • 1990

    First of four children in four years, including twins (following the family tradition)

  • 2000

    Awarded Queen's Counsel, the same intake as Nelson Mandela

  • 2006

    Appointed a judge (Recorder), whilst continuing in normal legal practice

  • 2007

    Head of Chambers

  • 2016

    A sad and happy year, with loss of father, but graduation of youngest twins

  • 2018

    Old legal dog perhaps, but developing new tricks as a more active mediator

  • 2019

    Children (an investment which Connor Broadley have not offered to manage!) are now developing their own career lifelines in publishing, medicine, nursing and business

  • Today, James continues in practice as a barrister, mediator and Recorder from Serjeants’ Inn Chambers, but enjoys a home now less inhabited, with wider scope for hobbies, and more time for leisure…perhaps.

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