James’s regulatory practice is complimented by his experience in the criminal courts.
James has a strong licensing practice and appeared on behalf of a local police force in council proceedings against a public house that had been caught serving in lockdown (https://www.parksquarebarristers.co.uk/news/pubs-caught-serving-lockdown-james-holding-successful-licence-revocation-application/)
He is experienced in taxi licensing matters and has been instructed in noise abatement proceedings brought by local councils.
Prior to commencing his pupillage, James worked as a paralegal in the fitness to practice directorate of the General Medical Council’s in-house legal team.
As well as instructing counsel in Interim Order Tribunal hearings and drafting applications for High Court Extensions, James also handled his own caseload for Medical Practitioners Tribunal review hearings. James’ experience at the GMC gives him an extensive knowledge of their internal procedures and case management system.
James is happy to accept instructions for Interim Order Tribunal hearings, MPT review hearings and High Court extension applications.