James Holding

Year of call:



2014 - Lancaster University, LLB (Hons)

2015 - BPTC, Outstanding, Northumbria University


2018 - Pupil at Park Square Barristers

2019 - Tenant at PSQB

2020 - CPS Level 2 Prosecutor


2014 - Deans Award, Northumbria University

2015 - Campbell Foster Prize, Middle Temple Trinity Chambers Prize, hightest scoring candidate on the BPTC at Northumbria University Criminal Practice Prize, Northumbria University Opinion Writing Prize, Northumbria University

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.

Contact James’ clerks

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Daniel Highfield on 0113 213 5213