James became a member of Chambers in 2012 and has earned a reputation as a highly skilled and effective criminal and regulatory lawyer.  He is regularly instructed in complex and high-profile cases and is known for his diligence and thorough approach to all his cases.

James is a CPS Level 4 prosecutor and is regularly instructed in cases concerning homicide, serious fraud and those involving organised crime.  He appears for both the local authority and defendants in Trading Standards cases.

Notable Cases

James is part of Chambers’ specialist GMC team and is a member of the ‘Fitness to Practise’ panel.  He receives instructions in cases concerning allegations of misconduct made against doctors.  These include cases which involve complex medical issues, allegations of deficient performance, and misconduct both in and out of a professional context.

James has also advised in matters of police misconduct.

Notable Cases

  • GMC v Dr H

    Allegation of misconduct concerning a doctor faking a heart attack to make a claim on an insurance policy.

  • GMC v Dr Q

    Disciplinary proceedings following colleague’s concerns about the doctor’s professional performance, which required in depth analysis of the correct approach to several surgical procedures.

Practice Areas

Appointments & Memberships

  • CPS Level 4 Prosecutor


  • Eastman Scholarship, Lincoln's Inn
  • BVC (Very Competent), Nottingham Law School
  • LLB (Hons), University of Newcastle upon Tyne

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