James joined Edwards Duthie Shamash in January 2002 as a solicitor in the Community Law Team. He was appointed as a Salaried Partner in April 2006 and became an Equity Partner in April 2011.
Between 2010 and 2013 James was the Director of the Community Legal Advice Centre in the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. The Centre, operated in partnership with Barking & Dagenham Citizens Bureau, was the first of its kind in London and offered a holistic generalist advice service in social welfare and family law.
James heads our Civil Litigation, Community Law, Family Law and Employment Law teams and is the Firm’s Compliance Officer for Legal Practice.
James also has overall responsibility for the Housing Possession Court Duty Schemes which the firm operates under contract with the Legal Aid Agency at Bow, Edmonton and Romford County Courts.