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James first came to the firm on work experience in 2010 and has interned here each summer since. Having completed his studies he has now returned to work at the firm full time as a Trainee Solicitor.

ames graduated his Undergraduate law degree from the University of Sussex in 2014 and received a Chancellor’s Scholarship to study for a Master’s degree in International Criminal Law, also at the University of Sussex. James graduated his Master’s degree in 2016 and has since completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law.

James was a finalist in the University of Sussex criminal advocacy competition and volunteered at the Royal Courts of Justice Support Unit.

Outside of work James enjoys cooking, sailing and playing cricket.

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Posts Written By James Yates

Wondering if privately funded criminal defence was worth it?

By Martin Cray ON 27 Jun 2018

Listen to this BBC investigation before deciding.   Via bbc.co.uk

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The Realities of the crown prosecution services’ current disclosure crisis

By Martin Cray ON 15 May 2018

I hope you found the BBC programme about disclosure helpful. The extraordinary reality of every police and Magistrates’ Court case at the moment is that disclosure issues arise all the time. What that means in practice is that the police and the Crown Prosecution Service do not send you the documents, the evidence, that they are supposed…

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