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.


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“A robust and tenacious advocate, specialising in Criminal Law. Believes passionately in justice and the proper application of the law.” Legal 500

“Expertise:  All areas and aspects of Criminal Law, including Road Traffic, Sex, Drugs and Violence.” Legal 500

“… was very special how you just went into the gap and helped N. I’m most appreciative, and I know he is too.”

“I was so relieved to know that someone was backing N up in the initial stages of this situation, and you were such a great help. I know you spent a lot of time calling/speaking to relevant people, and it is truly appreciated.”

“thanks James – you are a magician!”

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KCH Garden Square
1 Oxford Street,
Nottingham, NG1 5BH.
Telephone +44 (0) 115 941 8851
Fax: +44 (0) 115 941 4169

96a New Walk,
Leicester, LE1 7EA.
Telephone +44 (0) 116 298 7500
Fax +44 (0) 116 298 7501