James prosecutes and defends cases in the Crown Court. He has acted for the Crown and defence in appeals, committals for sentence, and at trial. He also has experience of advising the CPS at pre-charge stages.

James has experience of dealing with a range of cases which span the criminal spectrum, from violence and drugs to fraud and dangerous driving. James takes pride in focusing on the “human” elements of cases, and is adept at working with vulnerable witnesses, complainants, and defendants in particular.

Before entering practice, James lectured in law at university. He taught substantive criminal law, the law of evidence, and mooting to undergraduate students, and was a postgraduate module tutor for Criminal Litigation on the Legal Practice Course (LPC).

CPS Panel appointments

General Crime Level 2


I was the expert witness for the defence in this matter. I am a busy expert and ex detective constable and as such have a great deal of court experience. I found James to be incredibly professional and thorough. He dealt with the client in an empathetic and efficient way and the outcome of the case was the best the client could have wished for. James negotiated with the prosecution professionally and this provided the excellent result for the client. He also had prepared his case very well.Expert Witness – 2023
Thank you for recommending James, as he has been fantastic throughout this matter. The client was extremely happy with James overall, and she explained that he was very nice / supportive, and [the lay client] could not recommend him more highly.Instructing Solicitor – 2023

Further information

LLB (Hons) Law – First Class Honours

LLM Barristers Training Course – Distinction

Appointments & Memberships

CPS Level 1 Panel Advocate

Midland Circuit Social Mobility Committee

Criminal Bar Association