James specialises in financial services litigation and contentious financial regulation.

He has extensive retail banking experience and has advised some of the most high profile UK lenders on key issues affecting their portfolios. James regularly advises on litigation and rectification strategy, risk management and issues flowing from loan portfolio acquisitions.

James routinely advises market-leading financial institutions and their senior managers on a range of regulatory investigations, including internal and whistleblowing investigations. His experience spans all aspects of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime, the FCA and PRA Code of Conduct and associated fitness and propriety issues.

His wider contentious regulatory practice includes complex advisory, strategic and risk management work. James has extensive experience advising across a broad range of regulatory issues including conduct and culture, systems and controls, regulatory reporting, operational resilience, fraud, mis-selling and the treatment of customers.

He has supported a range of clients as lead partner in connection with major rectification and remediation projects, Section 166 reviews, past business reviews and change programmes.

James manages key relationships with financial institutions. His client base includes high street banks and other financial services providers across the sector. By combining legal insight and commercial acumen, James is considered by many clients as their trusted advisor.

Jurisdiction: England & Wales