James prosecutes and defends a broad spectrum of serious offences with specialisms in:
He is known for his thorough preparation, calm collected approach, devastatingly good cross-examination and his natural ability to connect with juries.
James has prosecuted and defended in several high profile, multi-handed, cases. He has significant experience of leading the team to successful outcomes and appearing against Queen's Counsel.
James is a grade 4 prosecutor, is approved to prosecute serious and organised crime, fraud, rape cases, and other serious sexual offences and has been appointed to the Regulatory List enabling him to prosecute on behalf of the HSE and the Environment Agency. James also prosecutes on behalf of executive agencies of the Department of Health such as NHS Protect and the MHRA (Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulation Authority) in complex and high profile cases of fraud and regulatory offences involving leading consultants, doctors, dentists, pharmacists, and pharmaceuticals.
James is knowledgable and experienced in defending road traffic prosecutions especially where death or serious injury has occurred and accepts instructions directly or through insurers. His expertise also extends to representation before the Coroner's Court in Inquests.
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James represents defendants and prosecuting agencies in major business crime cases; multi-handed, high value financial crime perpetrated against multinationals, banking institutions, government and Trusts. James regularly acts as leading counsel and is used to appearing against Queen's Counsel.
He is a grade 4 specialist fraud prosecutor.
James prosecutes and defends in complex cases of Serious and Organised Crime. He is a grade 4 prosecutor on both the CPS General Panel and CPS Serious Crime Panel. He is regularly instructed to lead other juniors in cases of factual and legal complexity and multi-handed cases.
James is approved to prosecute rape, child abuse and other serious sexual offences.
He is experienced in dealing with expert evidence: providing advice, leading evidence and cross examining. Examples include: dealing with evidence from a number of leading paediatricians when defending in an alleged assault upon a prematurely born baby, examining chartered, management and forensic accountants, and examining scientists in respect of GSR, DNA, and fibre transfer.
James is also experienced in dealing with children (both as witnesses and defendants) and vulnerable witnesses. He has specific expertise with witnesses suffering from Asperger's syndrome, witnesses diagnosed with PTSD, witnesses with low IQs and deaf witnesses, all of which involved a number of special measures including intermediaries.
He has significant experience and expertise in dealing with telephone and cell site data. He is knowledgable about Encrochat enabled devices and dealt with one of the first prosecutions in which they featured. He is instructed by CPS London and the CCU in a number of ‘Venetic’ cases.