James qualified in England and Wales in 2011, joined Ogier in the Cayman Islands in 2015 and moved to Ogier in Jersey in 2020.
James' core focus is banking and finance across fund, real estate, leveraged and acquisition finance. James is also part of Ogier's multi-disciplinary Private Equity and Restructuring and Corporate Recovery teams, in respect of which James specialises in fund finance, advising financial institutions and private equity sponsors on leveraged buyout and acquisition financing transactions, refinancing, corporate restructuring and reorganisations respectively. James has worked on a wide range of private equity and restructuring and corporate recovery transactions, often with short turnaround times and cross-border considerations.
James received his LL.B in Law and Management Studies from the University of Leeds in 2007 and his Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law in 2009. James is qualified in England and Wales (non-practising) and the Cayman Islands and practices both Jersey and Cayman Islands law, having relocated from the Cayman Islands to Jersey in 2020.
2015 - Cayman Islands
2011 - England and Wales (non practising)