James is a dual qualified practicing lawyer and chartered accountant and is strategic head of its Technology, Life Science and Financial Services practices. In assisting financial services clients, James regularly interacts with the Financial Conduct Authority and advises disruptive financial technology companies in the UK market.
James focusses on assisting investment businesses from payment services to asset management establish themselves within the UK, EU and transatlantically.
James has assisted numerous US companies entering the UK and European markets, he has a regular presence in the United States and is active in the financial technology start-up world.
James sits in his capacity as General Counsel on a number of Boards.
He is one of the architects of the firm’s pro-bono strategy which has led to the representation of death row clients across the world and more recently victims affected by the 2005 London bombings.
James is regularly consulted by both Government, the International Bar Association and other agencies.