James is a trainee solicitor with experience in commercial, competition, and human rights and environmental disputes.
James joined Hausfeld as an intern in December 2019 and commenced his training contract in March 2021. Since joining the firm, he has taken a particular interest in commercial and environmental matters, working on numerous high-profile cases across the firm’s practice areas, several of which have an international dimension.
He has gained experience of all stages of the litigation process and has supported case teams before, during and after trials. Consequently, he has played an integral role in preparing for court hearings and in settlement discussions from pre-action all the way through to post-trial disputes over costs.
Prior to joining Hausfeld, James undertook several legal work placements, including at Linklaters (Paris office), Kings Chambers and Pannone LLP. During this time, he gained exposure to employment, intellectual property, personal injury and clinical negligence law.
James can speak both French and Russian.
LLM Legal Practice (Solicitors), BPP University Law School
Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP University Law School
BA Modern Languages (French and Russian), University of Oxford
James was one of the four people to reach semi-finals of the ‘Rising Star’ National Advocacy Competition 2019. In addition, his team was awarded second place in Manchester in The Global Legal Hackathon 2019 with a concept and demo of a game to educate children about their legal rights.