James is recognised as a leader in his field by leading legal directories, Chambers and Legal 500 in the specialisms of corporate finance, banking and finance, and insolvency and restructuring.
James is recommended by Chambers [UK 2017] and is dual-qualified in the USA and the UK. Sources comment that he is “very clear at understanding what clients require." Others add that he is "plain-talking when he needs to be and sympathetic to the client when he needs to be."
Previous editions say that James is hailed as a "vastly experienced and highly respected banking practitioner. He is lauded by market observers for his industry expertise and strong commitment to client service."
James is recommended by Legal 500 [UK 2016] and listed in the elite 'Leading Lawyers' list of lawyers nationwide. In this edition clients describe him as "excellent, helpful, commercial." In an earlier edition he is praised as "highly effective."