JAMES DAWES QC
YEAR OF CALL 1993
James took silk in 2018. James has been a member of chambers for 21 years. He has an interest in allegations of organised crime and complicated fraudulent enterprises. James has a mathematical mind and as befits a Physics graduate he retains an interest in recent scientific advances.
Until he was appointed silk, James was on the CPS panels for Sexual Offences, Fraud, Serious Crime and Proceeds of Crime.
James advises clients and prosecuting authorities in criminal proceedings under the Insolvency Act, Companies Acts, Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Medicines Act 1968, Human Medicines Regulations, Veterinary Medicines Regulations and Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations.
In 2017, James was leading prosecution counsel in trials including an 8 handed stabbing, 6 handed cigarette smuggling, 7 handed sale of firearms, 5 handed class A drug distribution network, and an attempted murder made notorious by a youtube video following the verdict.
Current cases: James is currently instructed in cases involving historic child abuse, attempted murder, international prescription drug networks, gun running and investment fraud with consequent money laundering.