James Hyams


Private Client

About James

I grew up in Edinburgh and attended the University of Edinburgh where I completed my LLB degree and Diploma in Legal Practice, graduating in May 2015. I joined Balfour+Manson as a Trainee Solicitor in August 2015 qualifying as a Solicitor in August 2017. I trained in Balfour+Manson’s Commercial Property, Employment and Private Client departments.

In my time away from the office I enjoy taking part in almost all sport, both watching and playing, particularly football and rugby. I also enjoy travelling to different parts of the world when the opportunity arises.

Specialist area

I am a solicitor in the firm’s Private Client department. I advise clients on a wide range of private client matters including Wills, Powers of Attorney, the administration of deceased persons’ estates and the law relating to adults with incapacity. I advise on Guardianship applications and the granting and operation of Powers of Attorney.


  • Edinburgh Young Professionals

  • Scottish Young Lawyers Association