James Buchanan

James Buchanan

"Very good with clients, very down-to-earth and very approachable. He's brilliant with clients."

Chambers UK 2018
Year of call: 1993
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Criminal Defence

James has an established track record in the defence of professionals charged with serious and complex crime and acts in proceedings brought by the leading prosecuting authorities. He has appeared as leading counsel in numerous multi-handed trials, often involving serious organised crime and flowing from large-scale investigations run by, amongst others: the Serious Fraud Office; the Serious and Organised Crime Agency; HMRC; Trading Standards; Operation Trident and the Flying Squad.


R v Willbye (2014)

Represented a principal defendant on trial for assisting the notorious Dale Cregan in immediate aftermath of a double murder.

R v Riley (2014)

Represented, as leading junior counsel, a hotelier charged with laundering the proceeds of a multi-million pound drug trafficking operation.

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