‘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.’
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.