James' practice focuses on all aspects of D&O and financial services and has extensive experience in acting for directors and officers and financial institutions on contentious matters in a number of jurisdictions. Much of this has involved arbitration and cross-border work with an international connection.

James’ insurance experience covers financial institutions and D&O claims, including Bankers Blanket Bond and Civil Liability claims. He is currently involved in a number of ‘catastrophe’ claims, particularly class action claims emanating from the US, and financial product misselling claims. James also has considerable experience of advising insurers in relation to policy wordings.

James is recommended in Chambers 2014 and is described as drawing "praise from the market for his insurance practice, which is focused on financial institutions claims". James is admitted to practice in England & Wales and Hong Kong.