James is a specialist commercial litigator with 25 years of experience of handling a broad range of commercial and contractual disputes. He acts for a diverse client base and has particular expertise in multi-party and cross-jurisdictional disputes, Russian/CIS-related disputes, civil fraud, domestic and international debt recovery, and disputes involving financial spread betting/CFDs/FX and other derivative products.

His cases often involve applications for interim relief, particularly worldwide freezing orders.

He has litigated cases in a number of overseas countries including Russia, Switzerland, France, Ireland, BVI, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Isle of Man, Mauritius and Curacao, and has links with the leading lawyers in these places.