James (pictured right) comes from Australia where he was called to the New South Wales Supreme Court in July 2012. In Australia, James volunteered as a clerk to a Judge in the Supreme Court of South Australia and was also an intern at the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative in Accra, Ghana, where he attended police stations to provide legal advice to detainees concerning their detention rights.
James also researched and reported on access to criminal justice issues in Accra. In 2012, he was awarded the Law Foundation of South Australia's 'Law and Justice' essay prize following an essay he wrote focussing on Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Ghanaian Criminal Justice System and International Human Rights Law. James hopes to pursue a career at the English Bar.
He says he really loves Hackney because of its 'vibe', fantastic cafes and coffee shops. While in London, James also hopes to visit the famous Anarchists' Bookshop in King's Cross as he has a keen interest in resistance movements and campaigns. Welcome, James!