James is a litigator, who acts for clients involved in complex personal and business disputes. As a civil and criminal litigator, James is ideally placed to advise clients in relation to asset tracing, fraud, contentious insolvency, shareholder disputes and white-collar crime. He has experience in obtaining and defending interim remedies such as worldwide freezing injunctions and asset disclosure orders.
James’ recent cases include:
- Acting for a director of various insolvent companies in relation to civil claims in the sum of £250 million for fraudulent trading, breaches of directors’ duties and dishonest assistance and a criminal investigation by the Serious Fraud Office.
- Acting for a wealthy divorcée in relation to claims of resulting trusts, undue influence and unjust enrichment for recovery of valuable assets located in five different jurisdictions.
- Acting for the former-CEO of an international mining company in relation to a Serious Fraud Office investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption in West Africa.
- Acting for the owner of a West African oil company in relation to an investigation by the National Crime Agency into allegations of bribery and corruption.
- Acting as Privy Council agent for the respondents to an application for permission to appeal a decision by the Bahamian courts.
- Acting for various individuals in relation to historic and recent allegations of sexual assault.
James has a first class honours degree in law from the University of Kent. Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, James lived and worked in Ecuador for a year, during which he learnt Spanish.
James is a Member of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association.