James is an accomplished Solicitor Advocate with a wealth of experience in advising clients from a range of sectors on complex and high value commercial disputes. He has extensive familiarity with proceedings brought both in the English High Court and under a variety of institutional arbitration rules. Most of his work has typically involved a cross border element, Russia and the CIS in particular. James acts for a diverse array of individuals, office-holders and corporates. He trained and qualified at Herbert Smith, which included a 6 month secondment to its Moscow office, before spending almost a decade in the London offices of two top tier US practices prior to joining CANDEY in July 2017.