James' expertise and experience spans corporate and commercial, restructuring and insolvency, structured finance, employment law, derivatives, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, Islamic finance and regulatory work.
Previously a partner and head of Ogier's Banking and Finance practice in the Cayman Islands from 1995, James became a consultant in 2015. James is recognised as a leading individual in IFLR 1000 and is regularly highly ranked in other leading legal directories.
James is a vice-president of the Cayman Islands Law Society (and council member since 1995), a member of the Caymanian Bar Association and of the Law Society of England and Wales. He is a member of the Financial Services Legislative Review Committee and an external lecturer at the Cayman Islands Law School.
Prior to joining Ogier in 1993, James practised at Ashurst in London, Walkers in the Cayman Islands and Clifford Turner in London. James holds both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from the University of Oxford.
1983 England and Wales (not practising)
1985 - Cayman Islands
Technically very good Chambers Global 2014
Highly esteemed practitioner who is much sought after as a banking and finance expert. A very good technical lawyer. Chambers Global 2013
Noted for his 'apt knowledge regarding banking and financial service matters' Legal 500 2013
Very solid and very strong technically. Stands out for his experience in the corporate and finance sectors Chambers Global 2012
Uniformly excellent Legal 500 2012
Knowledgeable and experienced and one of the cleverest lawyers practicing on the islands IFLR 2012
A Leading Lawyer with IFLR1000 since 2011
A phenomenal lawyer Legal 500 2009