James is a barrister who has always specialised in criminal law. He cross qualified and was admitted as a solicitor in 2003, running a busy solicitors practice for 12 years, before returning to the Bar. For the last 10 years James has predominantly appeared in Crown Courts in the Midlands.
With experience of every aspect of the criminal justice system, James understands fully the issues faced by his professional and lay clients. He has conducted criminal cases of all levels of seriousness and has successfully acted as QCs junior on lengthy murder trials. Obtaining a certificate of competency in prison law in 2007, James has successfully conducted many adjudications and parole hearings.
James accepts instructions for all types of criminal cases, acting under a legal aid order or on a private basis.