James is an intellectual property litigation lawyer with a specialism in data protection, and has litigated all IP rights, before the courts of several countries. He is also a qualified arbitrator and mediator, listed with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office, CIArb, Clerksroom and a number of other ADR providers.

James spent two years chairing the International Trade Mark Association’s ADR committee and for ten years he held appointment as a Chairman of Police Tribunals, a junior judicial role. He has experience with IP crime cases and has trained several police forces on data protection matters.

James’ practice covers all types of intellectual property disputes, and ancillary issues in commercial litigation, employment, and insolvency affecting intellectual property rights.

His work also extends to compliance in regard to data protection for advertising and promotions, as well as issues with data capture for those dealing in virtual currency and customer data. James advised the UK Government on the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Online Safety Act 2024. He also has a sub-specialism in election law.

James advises clients in the UK and internationally. He has appeared as an advocate in courts in the USA, Canada and the Falkland Islands, as well as working on disputes in Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, Germany, France, Austria and Spain.

  • Brilliant at getting to the root of the problem. He is driven by keeping costs down for his clients and always tries to settle whenever possible.

    World Trade Mark Review 2024

  • Great to have on your side in a fight, as he is composed, controlled.

    World Trade Mark Review 2024