James is currently undertaking his pupillage at Chambers and will become a full tenant in October 2023.
During his second six, James has regularly appeared as sole counsel in the High Court and County Court and is building a broad commercial chancery practice across all of Chambers’ areas of work. He has cross-examination experience.
James takes instructions on corporate and personal insolvency matters, commercial disputes, company and partnership disputes, civil fraud, and disputes involving trusts and real property. He is always prepared to assist with urgent work. James is comfortable as sole counsel or assisting as part of a larger team of counsel.
James read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford. He graduated with a First Class degree and was awarded the Gibbs Prize in Politics. James also holds an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford, which he completed with a full ESRC scholarship. He studied the GDL and the BVS at City Law School, graduating with a Distinction in both. Before coming to the Bar, James worked as a research assistant at the Ministry of Defence.