James practises in the fields of property and insolvency, traditional and commercial chancery (including professional negligence work) and employment law. James sits as a Deputy District Judge (civil) on the SE Circuit, London group. He is authorised to hear personal insolvency cases within the county court jurisdiction at the Royal Courts of Justice.
James has undertaken work under the Bar Council's direct public access scheme since 2008, regularly carries out pro bono work and provides training to solicitors and voluntary sector advisers in business tenancy and employment law.
Recent topics of his seminars have included Adverse Possession, Business Tenancy Termination, Residential Tenancies: Possession Pitfalls, TUPE and Insolvency.
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James' property practice covers land registration, boundary disputes, easements, forfeiture of leases, insolvency, dilapidations, business tenancy renewal and termination and all aspects of residential tenancies, including service charges. James has lectured for many years in the field of business tenancy termination and renewals, both through CLT and in-house. James is experienced in personal and corporate insolvency matters.
James' chancery practice includes property co-ownership disputes, contested probate, administration of estates and Inheritance Act claims.
James has particular experience in dealing with professional negligence claims against accountants, financial advisers and lawyers (especially arising out of family financial / ancillary relief claims and conveyancing negligence).
He has appeared regularly in the TCC and Mercantile Courts where his most recent cases have involved financial services, partnership and an architect's negligence.
James' clients include blue chip companies, recruitment agencies and public sector employers. James is regularly called upon to draft contracts and policies and to act for employees in high value compromise agreements.