James has a busy chancery practice across all of Chambers’ core practice areas with a particular emphasis on Commercial, Private Client and Insolvency. James is regularly briefed as a sole advocate in the County Court and the High Court both in interim matters and at trial. James’ cross examination has been judicially described as “effective and forensic”. In addition to his practice in Chambers, in 2023, James was appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown.
James is dual qualified and authorised to practice as a barrister both in England & Wales and Ireland.
Before joining the Bar, James trained and practised as a solicitor in the litigation department of a leading US law firm in its London and Hong Kong offices. During his time as a solicitor, James gained experience of advising clients on a variety of commercial disputes with international dimensions.
Between 2017 and 2018, James was a judicial assistant to Lord Hughes and Lady Black at the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.