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 has a thorough grasp of the commercial realities of any case. This enables him to give considered, calm counsel. He is also able to get to the very essence of the matter rapidly and plot an intelligent, cost effective course of action for his clients.
During 2007, James spent six months working as a Judicial Assistant to the Court of Appeal, where he was assistant to Lord Justice Carnwath.
He practices in most areas of commercial and commercial chancery law, with a particular emphasis on professional negligence, construction and insurance matters.