James was born and raised in the central belt. He graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with an LLB (hons) in 2010 before undertaking his Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow the following year. Whilst at university he worked for Buchanan Campbell Solicitors, a Glasgow firm which specialised in personal injury.
In 2011 he undertook his traineeship at Renfrewshire Law Centre, which supported some of the most impoverished areas in Scotland. Whilst there James defended clients from debt recovery and eviction proceedings.
On completing his traineeship in 2013 James accepted a position within the Highland Council’s Litigation and Advice department. During his 5 years at Highland Council James was involved in a broad spectrum of Summary Cause, Ordinary Cause, Simple Procedure and Summary Applications, including: permanence orders, adoptions, guardianships, Trading Standard’s actions, sequestration, ASBO’s, rights of access and land ownership disputes, contract law, delictual claims and debt recovery being one of only a handful of solicitors, within Scotland, to successfully arrest a vessel on the dependence before securing payment.
James joined Munro and Noble at the beginning of 2019 having been attracted to the Firm’s ethos and commitment to outstanding client satisfactions.
Outside of work James enjoys squash, hill walking, mountain biking and motor biking.