Fenners Chambers | 3 Madingley Road | Cambridge | Cambridgeshire CB3 0EE | United Kingdom

Fenners Chambers | 3 Madingley Road | Cambridge | Cambridgeshire CB3 0EE | United Kingdom.

Fenners Chambers | 3 Madingley Road | Cambridge | Cambridgeshire CB3 0EE | United Kingdom.

James Earle
Called to the Bar in 1996

Jim has specialised in criminal, regulatory, personal injury and related matters. He has particular interests in proceeds of crime applications; criminal appeals; courts martial; and work that involves the Mental Health Acts.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Commercial
  • Crime
  • Public Law

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Commercial: includes international agency, partnership, insolvency, contractual issues and sale of goods
  • Crime: environmental offences; local authority prosecutions; CPS prosecutions; defending in cases of drug cultivation, importation and possession; offences against public order; offences of violence; firearms; courts martial; licensing
  • Personal Injury: in particular, cases involving low velocity collisions and workplace injuries

For detailed guides to James’ work, please click on one of the practice areas listed above.

HIS WORK

Jim is authorised to accept instructions directly from members of the public as well as from solicitors.

He has represented individuals, companies, and local authorities at every level of court up to and including the Court of Appeal.

His recent publications include a paper for a parliamentary select committee on the legal and ethical implications of unmanned aerial vehicles.

NOTABLE CASES

Department of Business, Innovation & Skills v H (prosecuting in a case of fraud associated with an Individual Voluntary Arrangement).

Eastern Sea Fisheries Joint Committee & Natural England v Campbell & Lake (defending cockle fishermen in the Wash. Application for Judicial Review of interlocutory decision. Wide public and media interest, see especially Christopher Booker “The War Against Our Fishermen Continues” in The Daily Telegraph 14 Jan 10)

R v Stewart (defending in a case brought initially under the Explosive Substances Act 1883. Particular issues over mental health, dissociative fugue, and the admissibility of DNA and ANPR evidence)

Peterborough City Council v Ahmed & Ors (prosecuting a large-scale “car clocking” fraud with national reach. Considerable media interest, especially from BBC Watchdog)

Peterborough City Council v Mohammed Qureshi (prosecuting an allegation of unlawful eviction; appealed a terminatory ruling. See commentary in Megarry & Wade Law of Real Property 8th ed. Ch.19 & Archbold 2012 ed. Ch.29. Particular issues over vicarious liability; legislative intention; agency and interpretation of s.1(3A) Protection from Eviction Act 1977)

Green v DPP (prosecuted in a leading case on photographic identification and the admissibility of police photograph albums)

WHAT OTHERS SAY

I want to express my sincere gratitude for your help, support and professionalism throughout my case. You represented my case in an exemplary manner and I feel confident that whatever happens I had the best representation. Regardless of the outcome of this case I will be eternally greful for all that you have done”.
Direct Access client

An experienced member of Chambers, James represents individuals, companies and Local Authorities at every level of court up to and including the Court of Appeal. He has a particular interest in aviation and maritime matters.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

A full spectrum, including:

  • International agency
  • Partnership
  • Insolvency
  • Directors’ disqualification
  • Consumer credit
  • Sale of goods
  • Contractual issues
  • Rights of minority shareholders
  • Misrepresentation

HIS WORK

Within his commercial practice, James’ clients have included government agencies, a major motor racing manufacturer and several national banks.

James is authorised to accept instructions directly from members of the public as well as from solicitors. He is qualified and available to take instructions under the Direct Professional Access scheme.

PUBLICATIONS

Recent publications include a paper for a parliamentary select committee on the legal and ethical implications of unmanned aerial vehicles.

A respected criminal lawyer James has particular interests in proceeds of crime applications, criminal appeals, courts martial, and work that involves the Mental Health Act.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

A full spectrum, including:

  • Firearms
  • Arson
  • Cannabis cultivation
  • Environmental and regulatory law
  • Fraud
  • Proceeds of crime
  • Fishery protection
  • Unlawful eviction
  • Robbery
  • Death by dangerous driving
  • Sexual offences
  • Supply of Class A drugs
  • Trading standards
  • Serious offences of violence

HIS WORK

James works in a breadth of practice areas and has experience of coroners’ courts, mental health tribunals, licensing, and aspects of aviation and maritime law. He also has an interest in the treatment and handling of child defendants and vulnerable witnesses.

He lectures on issues of mental capacity in criminal proceedings, and is a speaker on the Great Ormond Street Hospital course for consultant psychiatrists who wish to give expert evidence in court.

James is qualified and available to take instructions under the Direct Professional Access scheme.

PUBLICATIONS

Recent publications include a paper for a parliamentary select committee on the legal and ethical implications of unmanned aerial vehicles.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Department of Business, Innovation & Skills v H: prosecuting in a case of fraud associated with an Individual Voluntary Arrangement

Eastern Sea Fisheries Joint Committee & Natural England v Campbell & Lake: defending cockle fishermen in the Wash. Application for Judicial Review of interlocutory decision

R v Stewart: defending in a case brought initially under the Explosive Substances Act 1883. Particular issues over mental health, dissociative fugue, and the admissibility of DNA and ANPR evidence

Peterborough City Council v Ahmed & Ors:prosecuting a large-scale “car clocking” fraud with national reach

Peterborough City Council v Mohammed Qureshi: prosecuting an allegation of unlawful eviction; appealed a terminatory ruling

Green v DPP: prosecuted in a leading case on photographic identification and the admissibility of police photograph albums

QUALIFICATIONS

BA: Kent

MA: King’s College London

Gainesville University Florida: Advanced Advocacy Scholar

Accredited civil and commercial mediator: Alternative Dispute Resolution Group

MEMBER

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Association of Commonwealth Criminal Lawyers
  • Committee member, Association of Military Court Advocates