James joined the firm in September 2021 as a Trainee Solicitor, and qualified into the Shipping and International Trade Team in June 2023.
James advises on a range of contentious dry shipping and internal trade matters, acting for ship-owners, charterers, cargo interests, insurers, P&I Clubs, and freight forwarders, and also provides advice on non-contentious matters, such as the drafting and negotiation of freight forwarding and other logistics agreements.
James studied Law at undergraduate, attaining a 2.1. He later received a Commendation on his LPC with BPP Cambridge. James studied the course on a part time basis, alongside his employment, completing electives in Advanced Commercial Litigation, Shipping and International Trade, and Employment.