James is recognised as a leading barrister practising in Regulatory, EU, Commercial and Public law. He has highly regarded sector expertise in Telecommunications, Sport, Media and Entertainment and Intellectual Property. He is recognised in a total of eight practice areas by Chambers and Partners, Chambers Global, the Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal. He is a member of the Attorney General's "A" Panel of Counsel and a Specialist Adviser to the Treasury Select Committee. He has been featured by both Legal Week (“Stars at the Bar”, October 2010) and The Lawyer (“Rising Stars”, April 2010).

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EU & Competition

James has extensive experience of EU and Competition work and is recognised as a leading junior in these fields by Chambers Global, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.

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Public & Regulatory

James has extensive experience of public law and regulatory matters.  He is recognised as a leading junior in the field by the Legal 500.

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Commercial

James acts in substantial commercial disputes and arbitrations both as sole counsel and a junior.

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Telecommunications

James has substantial experience of telecommunications disputes both commercial and regulatory, including in competition matters in the CAT.  He is recognised as a leading junior in the field by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.

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Sport

James appears and advises in sports law matters both commercial and regulatory. He is often instructed in disciplinary hearings and has appeared for a number of different governing bodies. James is recognised as a leading junior in the field by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.  He is a co-editor of “Challenging Sports Governing Bodies”.

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Media & Entertainment

James undertakes media and entertainment matters in both the commercial and regulatory fields.  He is recognised as a leading junior in the field by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.

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Procurement

James has extensive experience of procurement matters.  He is recognised as a leading junior in the field by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.

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Intellectual Property

James has extensive experience of IP matters in the antitrust, media and entertainment, sport and public law fields. He has appeared in the Copyright Tribunal, IPEC, the High Court and the European Patent Office. He is recognised as a leading junior in the field by the Legal 500.

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Financial Services

James’ expertise in the crossover between EU, public and commercial law regularly leads to instructions in the Financial Services field.

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Achievements

Education

BA (Hons) First Class, Brasenose College, University of Oxford; Diploma in Law with Distinction, City University; Bar Vocational Course, Outstanding

Publications

  • Challenging Sports Governing Bodies, Lewis, Taylor, De Marco and Segan (1st Ed'n, London, 2016).
  • Co-author of the Competition section in Bullen & Leake’s Precedents of Pleadings (18th Ed’n, London, 2015).
  • Regular contributor to Blackstone Chambers Competition and Sport Law Bulletin blogs.
  • “Exploring the “best value” duty”, J.R. 2013, 18(1), 93-98.
  • “Applicable Law ‘Shopping’? Rome II and Private Antitrust Enforcement in the EU”, Comp. L.J. 2008 7 (3), 251-260.
  • Co-author, with Sir David Edward QC, of “Questions and Problems of Applying the Acquired Rights Directive in the United Kingdom”, now published in Germany.

Selected earlier reported cases

Public & Regulatory

  • R (Channel Television Limited) v Office of Communications (2011, High Court)
  • Isle of Anglesey County Council and another v Welsh Ministers and others [2010] QB 163 (Court of Appeal)
  • R (Data Broadcasting International) v Office of Communications (2010) 107(24) L.S.G. 23 (High Court)
  • R (Risk Management Partners) v Brent LBC [2010] PTSR 349 (Court of Appeal)

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