Mr. James graduated with an LLB degree (Hons) from Nottingham Trent University, and completed the Bar Vocational Course at Nottingham Law School in 2008.

Mr. James joined Martin Kenney & Co., Solicitors in March 2009 and has since worked on numerous international fraud-related insolvency matters, including complex discovery applications in jurisdictions including the Cayman Islands, Belize as well as the BVI. Mr. James was a member of the team which successfully removed and replaced the former liquidators appointed by the Antigua High Court over Stanford International Bank Limited (in liquidation). Mr. James returned to England in order to undertake pupillage at a leading set of chambers in London. Having successfully completed his pupillage Mr. James rejoined the firm in June 2013.

Mr. James was called to the Bar of England and Wales in October 2008 and is a member of Middle Temple. In addition, he was admitted as a barrister before the courts of the British Virgin Islands in March 2010; and similarly admitted before the courts of St. Vincent & the Grenadines in October 2010.