James acts for the prosecution and defence in all proceedings in the Crown Court and is also able to do so in the Welsh language where necessary. He has also appeared at the criminal division of the Court of Appeal in appeals against conviction and sentence. He has been instructed as junior counsel for a number of defendants charged with murder.
James has represented the defence in a wide spectrum of criminal allegations, including kidnap, robbery, firearms and drug trafficking offences. He also acts in serious offences of fraud and dishonesty including conspiracy to defraud, blackmail, money laundering and perverting the course of justice. James also represents parties in cases of serious sexual offences, including those which involve historic allegations.
James has prosecuted fraud and consumer protection offences investigated by Trading Standards officers. He regularly represents the police and members of the public in appeals against revocations of firearms certificates. He has also appeared before the Parole Board to represent prisoners recalled by the Secretary of State and he has also represented police officers in disciplinary and misconduct tribunals.