James specialises in all aspects of employment law and is recognised in both the Legal 500 2023 and Chambers and Partners 2023 as a Leading Junior on the Western Circuit.
As well as being Head of Chambers’ Employment Department he is a registered pupillage supervisor. He also sits as a Recorder in the Crown Court on the Western Circuit and as a Fee-Paid Employment Judge in the Wales Region.
“James knows the law inside and out. He has a real presence in the court room and is formidable in cross-examination.” – Legal 500 2023
“He is very pragmatic and astute in his approach and has a great manner with clients. He quickly gets to the bottom of difficult and complex issues and provides sound advice and solutions” – Chambers and Partners 2023.
2005-2008 BA (Hons) – Royal Holloway, University of London
2008-2009 GDL/CPE – London South Bank University
2009-2010 BVC – City Law School
Employment Lawyers Association
Recorder (Crime) – Western Circuit
Fee-Paid Employment Judge – Wales Region
James is a SCUBA Diving instructor and can often be found exploring the numerous shipwrecks in the English Channel. He also enjoys cricket, ice hockey and supporting Bath Rugby.