James prosecutes and defends a broad spectrum of serious offences with specialisms in:
He is known for his thorough preparation, calm collected approach, devastatingly good cross examination and his natural ability to connect with juries.
James has prosecuted and defended in several high profile, multi-handed, cases. He has significant experience of leading the team to successful outcomes and appearing against Queen's Counsel.
James is briefed on a wide spectrum of fraud cases ranging from the most straightforward to major business crime perpetrated against multinationals, banking institutions and Trusts involving substantial overpayment, legal argument and factual complexities.
He is a grade 4 prosecutor, is approved to prosecute fraud, rape cases and other serious sexual offences and has been appointed to the Regulatory List enabling him to prosecute on behalf of the HSE and the Environment Agency. James also prosecutes on behalf of executive agencies of the Department of Health such as NHS Protect and the MHRA (Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulation Authority) in complex and high profile cases of fraud and regulatory offences involving leading consultants, doctors, dentists, pharmacists and pharmaceuticals.
James is knowledgeable and experienced in defending road traffic prosecutions especially where death or serious injury has occurred. He accepts instructions directly or through insurers.
James represents defendants and prosecuting agencies in major business crime cases; multi-handed, high value financial crime perpetrated against multinationals, banking institutions, government and Trusts. James regularly acts as leading counsel or junior to Queen's Counsel and is used to appearing against Queen's Counsel.
He is a grade 3 specialist fraud prosecutor.
James prosecutes and defends a broad spectrum of serious offences. He is a grade 4 prosecutor and is approved to prosecute rape, child abuse and other serious sexual offences.
He is experienced in dealing with expert evidence: providing advice, leading evidence and cross examining. Examples include: dealing with evidence from a number of leading paediatricians when defending in an alleged assault upon a prematurely born baby, and dealing with chartered, management and forensic accountants in fraud cases.
James is also experienced in dealing with children (both as witnesses and defendants) and vulnerable witnesses. He has specific expertise with witnesses suffering from Asperger's syndrome, witnesses diagnosed with PTSD, witnesses with low IQs and deaf witnesses, all of which involved a number of special measures including intermediaries.
He also prosecutes cases investigated by the Metropolitan Police's Serious and Organised Crime Group (SCD7) and the Trident Gang Crime Command.