James practises in employment and commercial law. He has unusually extensive advocacy experience for a barrister of his call.
He joined Littleton after obtaining a Double First and Doctorate from Oxford University, where he worked as a College Lecturer. He gained “Outstanding” marks on the BVC, scoring particularly highly in cross-examination and winning the Herbert Smith award for outstanding speaker in the Final of the Apex Competition.
Since joining Littleton James has built a substantial practice in commercial and employment law. He has appeared successfully as sole advocate in the High Court and the Employment Appeal Tribunal as well as in County Courts and Employment Tribunals across the country. He has also acted as a junior in substantial High Court and Tribunal cases.
James’ practice in 2011-12 has included:
Much of his practice consists of repeat business, with instructing solicitors ranging from City firms to sole practitioners. In-house legal departments and other professionals, in particular insolvency practitioners, also regularly instruct James.
James writes a monthly column, A Practical View from the Bar, for PLC which can be read here.