James is a specialist in civil aspects of criminal and fraud litigation: asset forfeiture, restraint and freezing orders, confiscation and enforcement and judicial reviews of search warrant and other investigative orders.
He receives instructions from specialist Defence firms, businesses and the Proceeds of Crime Units of the CPS and SFO (A list), Metropolitan and City of London Police, HMRC, Home Office and individuals under direct access. He is briefed by the NCA in cash and civil recovery cases. He is on the Attorney General’s B Panel for civil advocates. He also has a litigation extension to his practicing certificate.
He is often brought into cases at the appellate stage or where specialist knowledge of proceeds of crime is needed. Cases of note over the last year have included acting for Tom Hayes in his appeal against confiscation following his conviction for LIBOR manipulation, appearing in applications for Account Freezing Orders pursuant to the new amendment to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and defending in an accountancy fraud. James also acts for and against claimants in Judicial Reviews of search warrant and other investigative orders.
Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association, Fraud Lawyers Association, Cybercrime Lawyers Association
Called 2000 (Middle Temple).