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Practice Profile

James Brown is a senior junior who combines meticulous preparation with a good  manner and sound judgement.  He is an extremely effective advocate, on both sides of the courtroom.

James is instructed in long multi-handed trials and other serious cases.  The vast majority of his practice is leading junior work.  He both prosecutes and defends.

On the prosecution side, James has a strong practice in financial crime.  In the recent past he has prosecuted complex immigration frauds, plant machinery frauds, as well as allegations of money laundering and “car ringing.” James has for many years also been instructed to prosecute murders, police corruption (both being led by Queen’s Counsel), attempted murders and other cases of serious violence.  These have included the successful prosecution of two attempted murders involving complex psychiatric evidence.  James has also prosecuted three manslaughter trials, appearing alone. In other prosecution work, James also frequently leads in “county lines” drugs conspiracies, large scale importations and kidnaps for ransom.

On the defence side, James has a growing practice, particularly in financial crime.  He has been instructed by a range of professional clients in the recent past to represent individuals charged with complex money laundering, attempted murder, child abduction, sexual assault, drugs supply and firearms offences and cigarettes importation.

CPS Panels:

  • General Crime- Grade 4
  • Serious Crime- Grade 4
  • RASSO- Grade 4
  • Fraud- Grade 4

2019 Cases Include:

  • R v PT.  Attempted murder trial.  Leading junior. (2019)
  • R v PG and 4 others.  Conversion of Criminal Property.  Leading junior. (2019)
  • R v LG and 5 others. “County lines” drugs conspiracy.  Leading junior. (2019)
  • R v BA.  Class A drugs conspiracy.  Leading junior. (2019)
  • R v KM.  Sexual assault by custody staff. (2019)

Recent Cases