James specialises in extradition, human rights and administrative and public law. He is regularly instructed in lead extradition cases. He has particular expertise in arguments regarding the validity of requests and has appeared in the two most recent extradition cases before the Supreme Court, both of which considered the validity requirements for EAWs (Bucnys & Others  3 WLR 1485 & Goluchowski & Sas  1 WLR 2665). He has acted in the majority of the lead cases on prison conditions in Part 1 territories, including Lithuania, Romania, Hungary and Greece. James also acted in the first Divisional Court case considering the new bar under s.12A of the Act and recently successfully invoked that bar for one of four individuals sought by Italy for terrorism offences. He also has expertise in Part 2 requests, having appeared for the Albanian and Norwegian Governments and represented individuals sought by countries including the United States, Turkey and the Ukraine. James also advises on Interpol Red Notices. As a member of the Attorney General’s Civil C Panel, James is instructed in judicial reviews, inquests and matters involving national security and closed material procedures. He has appeared before SIAC and in TPIM proceedings.