James was called to the Bar and admitted to practice in 1994. He is a partner in the firm’s Shipping & Admiralty department and an internationally recognised leading lawyer in the sector. James has considerable experience in the registration and financing of vessels on the Gibraltar Commercial Ships Register. James acts for both ship owners and many international shipping banks and a number of P & I clubs. He also acts for individual private clients who wish to register vessels on the Gibraltar Pleasure Yacht Registry and has acted in negotiations of yacht building contracts as well as for international banks and leasing companies financing pleasure yachts in Gibraltar. James also acts in ship arrests alongside other members of this team.