I would definitely use him again.Nottingham Solicitor February 2019
Calm professionalism and guidance though a very unfamiliar situation.Acquitted clients – December 2019
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Henry James has a busy practice. In recent years he has been instructed in various large scale drug conspiracies, (both leading and being led for the Crown and as junior alone for the defence), as well as in murders, frauds, modern slavery, and serious sexual and non-sexual violence cases.
Henry has easy and approachable manner and the ability to quickly focus on the real issues in a case.
CPS Panel appointments
General Crime Level 3
RASSO Level 3
Key cases & testimonials
Operation Polaris 2024 (ongoing) Leading junior for the Crown, Nottingham Crown Court. 11 handed country line and modern slavery indictment. Due for sentence later this year.
Operation Hornet 2023 – 2024 (ongoing) Leading junior for the Crown, Derby Crown Court, 21 handed multi kilo conspiracy to supply class A drugs and money laundering. 11 defendants remain outstanding for trial in 2024.
R v H 2023 Junior alone for the Crown, Oxford Crown Court. Serious sexual assault on a stranger followed through the street in Oxford. Convicted after trial. See here.
Operation Zenith 2022 – 2023 Leading junior for the Crown, Derby Crown Court. 11 handed conspiracy to supply class A & B drugs. See here.
R v C 2022 Junior alone for the Crown, Derby Crown Court. Historic sexual abuse against a man in his 90s. convicted after a 12 day trial. See here
Operation Flash 2020 – 2021 led junior counsel for the Crown, Leicester Crown Court. 21 handed multi kilo conspiracy to supply class A & B drugs. See here
Operation Cloak 2020 Junior alone for the defence, Northampton Crown Court. Multi kilo organised crime case involving modern slavery.
Operation Ock’N’Dough 2020 Junior alone for the Crown. Northampton Crown Court. Gang related youth revenge stabbing prosecuted without complainant. Plea on day of trial. See here.
R v Sorti 2020, Led junior for the Crown, Leicester Crown Court, murder. The defence claimed complex mental health issues. See here.
R v Sharifi & Sharifi 2020 Led junior for the Crown, Leicester Crown Court. Murder and assisting offender. The murderer pleaded guilty, junior alone for trial against the assister. See here, and here.
R v T and others, 2019 Junior alone for the defence Stafford Crown Court. One of five in a multi handed section 47 assault. Mr T was one of 5 prison officers accused of unlawfully assaulting a prisoner with batons while he was protesting about his transfer. Acquitted after trial.
Operation Horseplay 2019 Junior alone for the Crown, Northampton Crown Court. Conspiracy to steal. This was a complex conspiracy involving a number of members of the same family executing numerous high and low value thefts around Northamptonshire over an extended period. Guilty pleas entered at trial. See here.
R v X, 2019 Junior alone for the defence, Wood Green Crown Court. Sexual Assault, junior alone for the defence, Sexual assault. Retrial for a man accused of sexually assaulting a client while providing a profession massage at the complainant’s home address. Acquitted after trial.
R v Jeng & Others, 2019 Led junior for the Crown Luton Crown Court. 5 handed drugs related revenge murder. After trial 3 were convicted of murder and 2 of manslaughter. See here.
R v B, 2019 Junior alone for the defence, Northampton Crown Court . Conspiracy to Supply Class A Drugs. Mr B was duped into collecting a significant consignment of heroin. Acquitted after trial.
Was recommended Henry James. He was excellent all round (over the telephone/paperwork/in court/very positive feedback with victims/OIC). I would definitely use him again.Nottingham Solicitor February 2019
We wanted to pass on our thanks and gratitude for your hard work and dedication during our trial over the past few weeks. We really appreciated your calm professionalism and guidance though a very unfamiliar situation and of course the verdict was a great one! Acquitted clients - December 2019