Hello I'm James...

WHY I LOVE WHAT I DO

Being sole legal Counsel for an entrepreneurial SME for the last seven years has been incredibly exciting. I love being integral in taking issues from the CEO to free him up to grow and change the company. The sheer variety of issues has been amazing – I love the daily challenge of getting stuck into all kinds of different matters, however familiar or new they may be

THE EXPERIENCE I BRING

In my inhouse time I’ve worked on resolving all kinds of issues – legal, compliance, HR and employment, governance and commercial matters, always with a view to getting a practical response to the CEO/CFO in their response-need time (often “I want this yesterday”). These issues have included virtually  anything, from high-falutin’ technical financial services and compliance questions to HR niggles and everything in between. Before then my time at SJ Berwin and Herbert Smith gave me working experience of corporate matters such as M&A as well as pensions & employment matters

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WHEN I'M NOT WORKING

Newly back from three years in Dubai, I’ve the chance to choose anything.  I’m keen to continue motorcyling (hopefully training others in the RoSPA Advanced riding qualification).  Before Dubai I was singing for the BBC, and later studying karate.  I’m also looking forward to taking up longer-distance cycle riding again (I’ve yet to do Land’s End to John o’ Groats…).  At home, meditation will continue to keep me grounded

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