Jim has considerable experience defending those accused of murder and/or manslaughter, as well as clients accused of causing death by dangerous and reckless driving. He has acted in more than 50 murders in his career as a junior and as a leader, with issues ranging from diminished responsibility, insanity, provocation and self defence as well as a denial of any responsibility whatsoever. He is often asked to provide a “second opinion” by both solicitors and following referrals from the Criminal Appeal Office.
He conducts many appeals, and drafts representations to the Criminal Cases Review Commission in cases where he did not originally act.
Well liked for his great rapport with clients and his fearlessness in Court
Chambers & Partners