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Chambers of Rachel Langdale KC


James has a national practice prosecuting and defending in high profile, serious criminal cases.

Renowned for his approachable nature and meticulous attention to detail.  James is frequently instructed in complex, multi-handed murder cases, manslaughter cases, including legally and factually challenging allegations of gross negligence, as well as high value fraud and drugs importation cases and serious sexual offences, often involving very young or particularly vulnerable witnesses or defendants.

James has specialist knowledge and experience in cases involving death by arson and is particularly in demand in cases involving defendants or witnesses who by reason of age or physical or psychiatric conditions are particularly vulnerable.

James has a successful appellate practice in the Court of Appeal.


Called 1995; Inner Temple; 1995-99 New Street Chambers, Leicester; 1999-2010 DeMontfort Chambers, Leicester; 2010-present 7 Bedford Row, London. 2009-present Midland Circuit, education and training officer.


Criminal Bar Association.


Chew Valley Comprehensive, Somerset; University of Lancaster; Inns of Court School of Law (1991 Politics with International Relations 2(1); 1994 Common Professional Exam; 1995 BVC – very competent).


Cycling, sailing, windsurfing, golf, standing on the touchline/poolside/audience watching my children play sport, dance, swim or sing.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

James House KC7BR

7BR is a London based set with a long-running connection to the Midland circuit. James House KC recently managed to secure murder and manslaughter convictions for four defendants from London accused of murdering a homeowner from Northampton after a robbery attempt. Adrian Langdale KC successfully led the prosecution of an internet based sexual abuser, who targeted thousands of victims worldwide. Vanessa Marshall KC has appeared in several complex murder trials and recently successfully prosecuted a 6-week multi-defendant murder trial.