James is a Jersey advocate and English barrister who has a particular focus on contentious and non-contentious trust work as well as advising in relation to a broad range of contentious commercial and company law disputes.

He acts for beneficiaries, trustees and other power-holders in relation to breach of trust claims, asset tracing and recovery, and claims for secondary liability against accessories in addition to issues concerning trust administration, the appointment and removal of trustees and the exercise of powers, applications to court for directions, the variation and rectification of trusts and the disclosure of information to beneficiaries and third parties.

He is also the author of the leading Jersey practitioner text Litigating Trust Disputes in Jersey.