Prosecutes and defends serious crime.
YEAR OF CALL 2009
University of East Anglia (LLB)
City University (LLM)
Walter Wigglesworth Scholarship Winner
Appointed to the CPS Advocate Panel at Level 3
Criminal Bar Association
Fraud Lawyers Association
Overview of Practice
James’ practice covers exclusively criminal and regulatory matters with an emphasis on sexual offences. He is highly commended for his tact when dealing with vulnerable clients and discretion on delicate issues.
With an extensive knowledge of computers, James excels in cases involving advanced technology. He is often instructed in images cases where expert evidence is required to substantiate the defence.
James has a particular interest in fraud and other cases involving complex allegations of dishonesty. His attention to detail means he is able to identify the key issues in any case and explain matters in simple terms.
A robust cross-examiner, James receives praise for the strength of his submissions and the rapport he is able to create with juries. He is always able to provide written or oral advice at the earliest possible juncture.
Recent Significant Cases
R v. JS  – Multiple rape and false imprisonment of defendant’s wife
R v. CR  – Indecent Assault on children committed by neighbour in 1970’s
R v. SH  – Sexual Assault by masseuse on clients
R v. MM  – Assault by penetration where victim awoke during the assault
R v. HD  – Counterfeit DVD conspiracy said by The Federation Against Copyright Theft (‘FACT’) to be the “biggest and most complex case of this kind that they have seen”
R v. AA  – Marital Rape
R v. RM  – Conspiracy to import cigarettes with total duty evasion of over half a million pounds
R v. GH  – Rape by neighbour
R v. JC  – Indecent Assault committed in 1990’s
R v. CL  – Organised conspiracy to defraud elderly victims of their money by posing as police officers
R v. MF  – Historical rape of a child. Defendant linked by DNA evidence establishing his paternity of the complainant’s child.
R v. AN  – Attempted murder by tasering complainant and then running him over with a car.