James practices in most areas of commercial and commercial Chancery law, with a particular emphasis on professional negligence, construction, insurance and insolvency matters. James is frequently instructed against silk.
James was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 2002, having been granted its Lord Justice Holker Award, and completed a Chancery and commercial pupillage at the Chambers of Geoffrey Vos QC, 3 Stone Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn.
On completing his pupillage, James joined Fishburns Solicitors, where he specialised in insurance and professional negligence work. Having experience of life as an advocate and working for a solicitors firm, James is noted for his thorough grasp of the commercial realities of any case and ability to find a practical solution, as well as his technical ability as a lawyer.
During 2007, James spent six months working as a Judicial Assistant to the Court of Appeal, where he was assistant to Lord Justice Carnwath.