James is a Partner in the firm's finance disputes team advising banks and other financial institutions, clients in the payment industry as well as clients in the FinTech sector.

James' expertise includes mis-selling claims (in relation to financial products), claims relating to lending and security, letters of credit and performance guarantees, derivatives and structured products as well as professional negligence claims. James' expertise also includes acting in disputes arising in the payments industry as well as in the FinTech sector involving a wide range of contentious matters. A number of James' 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 and IT litigation experience. James' experience includes acting in the High Court as well as the Appeal Courts.