Prior to transferring to the English Bar, James worked as a trainee in Trinidad and Tobago at JD Sellier & Co and practised as an associate attorney at Hastings Attorneys-at-law in Barbados. He was also a judicial assistant to Lady Justice Asplin DBE in the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, where he worked on appeals covering topics such as breach of trust, secret commissions, cartel damages, private international law, pensions, unlawful means conspiracy and human rights.
James has worked on a variety of commercial disputes domestically and overseas, including:
James is currently acting on behalf of various property owners in a judicial review challenging planning permission for the development of large hotel in Barbados. This follows on his previous work in this area as an associate at Hastings Attorneys-at-Law, including:
James also has experience of employment disputes both domestically and in Trinidad and Tobago. As a pupil and trainee, he worked on claims concerning breach of contract (wrongful dismissal and breach of restrictive covenants) and unfair dismissal. He was also a contributor to the Oxford Pro Bono Publico’s comparative report on the employment status of Uber drivers.
James has considerable experience in Fast Track personal injury trials. He is regularly instructed in respect of claims under the Package Travel Regulations and arising out of accidents abroad more generally. James has also acted in road traffic accidents claims with credit hire and fundamental dishonesty elements.
James is able to accept instructions directly from members of the public, companies and other entities through the public access scheme (also known as direct access). If you wish to instruct him on a direct basis, please speak to the clerks.
For more information on public access, please see the Bar Council website.