Jim McGinn

Jim mcginn

First Appearance
30 November 2012
Last Appearance
11 February 2014
Solicitor, Club Owner (2013)
Carmel McQueen (Ex Fiancée)
Portrayed By
Former Home
Murdered By
Cause Of Death
Stabbed By Fraser Black
Date of Birth
c. 1974-1975
Date of Death
January 29th, 2014 (age 39)

James "Jim" McGinn played by Dan Tetsell debuted on-screen during the episode airing on 30 November 2012. Tetsell's management confirmed that he would be playing a regular role in Hollyoaks. On 17 November 2012, a writer from TV Magazine announced the character's arrival. They added he would be Mercedes McQueen's (Jennifer Metcalfe) lawyer who is "unconventional and will bend the rules" to help Mercedes. The writer also said that he would arrive to discuss the trial with Myra McQueen (Nicole Barber-Lane).

Characterisation Edit

Daniel Kilkelly from Digital Spy described Jim as a "cunning solicitor" while Metcalfe told Carena Crawford from All About Soap "what a great character he is, he's brilliant - a proper dodgy solicitor and he'll do anything to get her off. He plays a blinder in the court scenes. He's really, really good." She added that Jim concocts a "clever idea" about blaming everything on Riley Costello (Rob Norbury). 

Arrival Edit

Jim arrives to discuss Mercedes Fisher's trial with her mother Myra. He tells Myra that he is confident that he can secure her release. He attends court and interrogates Phoebe Jackson (Mandip Gill) and attempts to portray Riley as a liar. Jim portrays Riley as abusive towards Mercedes and suggests that Mercedes had to kidnap her son to protect him from Riley. He also suggests that Doctor Browning (Joe Thompson) did not kill Lynsey Nolan (Karen Hassan) and that it was Riley who killed her. Mercedes is found not guilty of both charges. Whilst Mercedes is in on trial, he flirts with her sister Carmel Valentine (Gemma Merna). He later helps Carmel to safety after he runs her over with his car. He advises Myra to sue the hospital for giving her an incorrect diagnosis. Jim tells Doctor Browning that he knows is responsible for the diagnosis.

Departure Edit

As Carmel finally looks forward to her 'happy-ever-after' by eloping with Jim, Fraser Black puts an end to that plan by having him stabbed. Jim then dies in Carmel's arms.


"I'm sorry, peaches." (final line to Carmel McQueen)

Intro Edit

  • In the intro, Jim has his scene in which he throws some documents in the air and turns around.
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