James has defended health and safety cases, including a trial which followed the major collapse of scaffolding on a corporate site.
Featured Health and Safety cases
Leading counsel for the defendant, who was accused with two others of attempted murder. This was a gang revenge attack in which the defendants caused the victim catastrophic injuries while trying to chop his head off.
Manslaughter in which the defendant’s attack on the deceased was all captured on high-quality CCTV, leaving causation of death as the only trial issue based on the expert evidence of four pathologists. The prosecution case collapsed when one of their experts admitted there might have been an alternative cause of death.
Led in a gangland conspiracy to murder in which the main victim was shot in the face with a shotgun and his friend shot with a second firearm. Both of them and a third victim were repeatedly stabbed with knives and machetes.
Attempted murder trial in which the defendants stabbed the victim for no good reason, severing an artery in his back and disembowelled him.
OW , JD  and MK 
He was a led junior in these murder trials.
Riley  EWCA Crim 3231
In the Court of Appeal, responding to an appeal against sentence made by a QC in relation to a man who stabbed someone to death in an argument over drugs.