James is an extremely busy and highly energised criminal practitioner regularly appearing both for the defence and for the prosecution.
James is popular with solicitors because he handles difficult clients with care and is experienced in dealing with sensitive cases involving the sexual and physical abuse of children. He also receives regular instructions as he responds swiftly to his solicitors’ requests for advice and information during the preparation of the case for trial.
He is named in the current Chambers & Partners directory as a successful criminal barrister on the Western Circuit. Market commentators highlight his expertise in rape and serious sexual offences cases. He both prosecutes and defends, and is praised by sources for his skill in dealing with sensitive clients
He is also Head of the Criminal Team in Chambers.