James joined Chambers in October 2020, following the successful completion of his pupillage. He is developing a broad commercial and civil practice both domestically and in the Commonwealth Caribbean.
Before joining chambers, 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. In that role, he worked on appeals covering topics such as breach of trust, secret commissions, cartel damages, private international law, pensions, vicarious liability, contractual rescission and human rights.
James has worked on commercial, insolvency and company disputes domestically and overseas, 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 knowledge of commercial judicial reviews from his time working in the Caribbean. While at Hastings Attorneys-at-Law, he worked on: