James is a Managing Associate in the financial disputes and investigations team.

His practice focuses on complex cross-border disputes, investigations, and contentious regulatory matters. He has a track record advising at GC and board level and acting in litigation from the pre-action stage through to the appellate, in precedent setting litigation.

He also has an active advisory practice, including advising on data protection and confidentiality issues and in restructuring and insolvency situations.

James has been on secondment to the in-house legal team of an international investment bank and has written for and contributed to a number of legal publications.

James also has an active pro bono practice. He has acted for individuals as an advocate before the social entitlement tribunal and advises NGOs and other multilateral organisations on matters of human rights and environmental law.

Jurisdiction: England & Wales


  • A major global bank in a significant cross-border damages claim in the High Court and Competition Appeal Tribunal, relating to the widely-publicised alleged manipulation of the global FX markets between 2003-2013.
  • Etihad Airways in a cross-border claim in the High Court and Court of Appeal, worth up to €2 billion, arising in connection with the high profile insolvency of Air Berlin.
  • NatWest in relation to a €1.9 billion fraudulent misrepresentation claim in the High Court in connection with the widely-publicised alleged manipulation of EURIBOR.
  • An international investment bank in relation to a wide-ranging FCA enforcement action.
  • The interests of around 11,000 bondholders in London Capital & Finance in connection with judicial review proceedings and other related disputes, in respect of a decision by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme not to compensate bondholders following LC&F’s high-prolife collapse into insolvency in 2019.


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