Year of Call: 2021 - Second Six Pupil

Prior to commencing pupillage, James had undertaken a variety of legal work including managing his own case load as a county court advocate. This enabled him to gain a robust understanding of civil procedure, along with developing his advocacy and organisational skills.

James has also worked at several law firms where he gained experience in family finance matters, employment law and commercial law. Throughout these experiences, James fostered excellent client management skills by listening to client concerns and establishing trust.


Currently, James is undertaking a common law pupillage with a strong emphasis on family and civil law. During the first six months of his pupillage, he gained considerable experience in all aspects of family law with a particular focus on public children work, civil law, property law and employment law. Through drafting legal advice, particulars and skeleton arguments, James has demonstrated a strong attention to detail and an aptitude for making persuasive legal arguments.


James has a particular interest in chancery, property and trusts related work. He has experience of drafting skeleton arguments and undertaking research in relation to cases involving common intention constructive trusts and undue influence claims. His interest in this field was reinforced when he evaluated case law concerning the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 during his LLM dissertation, for which he achieved a distinction. This also led to him assisting with editing a chapter in a practitioner text focussed on property disputes between unmarried cohabitees.


Before coming to the Bar, James worked at a financial services firm where he acquired strong analytical and numerical skills through examining clients’ multiple financial arrangements.


When not despairing over the current state of Chelsea Football Club, James enjoys playing cricket and squash. His love for travel allows him to explore different countries and immerse himself in other cultures.



  • Bar Professional Training Course at the University of Law- Very Competent
  • Master of Laws at Queen Mary University of London- Distinction
  • Bachelor of Laws at the University of Birmingham- Upper Second Class Honours
  • Bachelor of Science in Economic History at the London School of Economics & Political Science
  • Hubert Monroe Scholarship by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  • Blackstone Entrance Exhibition by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  • Provost’s Award for Excellence by the University of law
  • Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator
  • Languages- French, Spanish and Gujarati