James is a Partner in the firm's finance disputes team advising financial institutions on a wide range of contentious matters.

His expertise includes mis-selling claims (in relation to financial products), claims relating to lending and security issues, letters of credit, derivatives and structured products as well as professional negligence claims. A number of his cases have a regulatory angle, including matters involving the Financial Conduct Authority and the Financial Ombudsman Service.

In 2015, James spent ten months at a major UK bank seconded as a senior lawyer in the commercial banking litigation team (James' second secondment with the team).

James also has extensive heavyweight commercial litigation experience and which includes acting in two of the biggest cases to go through the English Courts.