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Jim was called to the Bar in 2014. Prior to joining Kingsley Napley as an advocate in the regulatory team, he worked in-house for both criminal defence practices and the Crown Prosecution Service, as well as working in independent practice.
He has a wealth of experience as counsel both prosecuting and defending criminal and regulatory offences in the courts, and has also advised public bodies in respect of large-scale enforcement actions and regulatory policy.
His current practice is primarily presenting cases on behalf of regulators, with a particular focus on presenting cases against healthcare practitioners before panels of the Health and Care Professions Council.
His previous experience in the field of qualifications regulation also leaves Jim well-placed to act in cases involving certification and education.
He has developed a reputation for being a thoughtful advocate, and for leaving those involved in cases reassured throughout the process. His prior experience leaves him well-placed to manage and interact with those facing allegations, alongside victims and witnesses, and assist them to clearly present their evidence. When presenting cases on behalf of regulators, he prides himself on his tactical judgement and fairness of approach.
Jim’s background dealing with a wide range of matters in the criminal courts has exposed him to complex and sensitive cases, including paper-heavy fraud and conspiracy matters and offences involving fatal injury, and serious violence. This breadth of experience means that he is comfortable with both matters involving financial or medical expert evidence, and also matters with particularly vulnerable or sensitive witnesses.
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