James has been a clerk here since 1985 and the senior clerk since 1996. When he joined Chambers in 1985 we were based at 1 Crown Office Row. We moved to our present home at 3 Hare Court in 2000. James has worked with several Head of Chambers during his time here including Mervyn Heald QC, Stuart McKinnon QC (now Sir Stuart McKinnon), Mark Strachan QC, James Guthrie QC, James Dingemans QC (now Mr. Justice Dingemans) and with our present Head of Chambers, Peter Knox QC.
James has responsibility for all members' practices and is well able to advise clients on the skills of QCs and junior barristers. He has considerable knowledge of all Chambers practice areas.
James deals will all aspects of Chambers and sits on Chambers Management Committee. He is a member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks, the Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association, and FREEBAR. He has undertaken a BTEC Advanced Award in Chambers Administration.
James enjoys all things food, wine and travel related.