James was called to the Bar in 2017. Prior to joining Kingsley Napley as an advocate in the regulatory team, he worked from Carmelite Chambers in independent criminal and regulatory defence practice.
James is a member of Kingsley Napley’s Regulatory team and has extensive experience of advising on and presenting cases on behalf of regulators, with a particular focus on fitness to practise proceedings before panels of the Health and Care Professions Council.
He has a wealth of experience of past business reviews of financial institutions, particularly looking at COBS compliance. James was involved in the major skilled person reviews (under s.166 FSMA 2000) instigated by the Financial Conduct Authority into alleged mis-selling of interest rate hedging products by a major UK bank following the 2008 financial crisis, and investigations into the mis-management of investment portfolios.
James has also been involved in Serious Fraud Office and multi-jurisdictional investigations relating to financial institutions and insider dealing.
He has extensive experience of defending criminal offences in the courts, and has experience of complex and sensitive cases, including complex financial matters, and offences involving serious violence, sexual offences, and offences involving young people.
Publications & Blogs
- Extradition proceedings in the UK post-Brexit: difficulties remain
- Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
- Criminal Bar Association
- Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association
- Young Fraud Lawyers Association
- Young Legal Aid Lawyers