James qualified as a Barrister in 2000 and commenced his career in financial services legal recruitment in 2000 joining Hughes Castell.  He was subsequently Head of Banking Legal Recruitment with Pure Search.  Having left Pure in 2007 to establish an independent legal recruitment business Gibson Limburn Search, James then joined Danos Associates in 2016 as Head of Legal Practice to establish Danos’ legal recruitment function. He became partner in February 2018.

James has enjoyed a high degree of success placing candidates at all levels from NQ to General Counsel with major international banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds, fund managers, insurers, family offices and other financials.

He holds an LLB (Hons) degree from Newcastle University and an LLM qualification from Cardiff University.


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