James co-founded Erso Capital in 2020 and is based in the Southern California office. James sits on the Erso board and investment committee. James is also a director of TheJudge, which is part of the Thomas Miller Group since 2019, and provides highly specialist litigation insurance products to commercial plaintiffs and law firms.
James has over 15 years’ experience in the litigation finance industry. After law school, James worked for a major legal expenses insurance company in London, where he handled complex litigation claims. He joined TheJudge Group 2008, and went on to set up TheJudge’s California office and head up its US division.
James is a regular speaker on the topics of litigation finance and litigation insurance and an acknowledged expert in the field. In 2020, James was recognised by LawDragon as one of the top 10 advisors to the global legal finance industry. James co-authored a chapter on Dispute Funding in the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force Report on Third Party Funding in International Arbitration. James also gave expert evidence on litigation funding in the widely reported Essar v Norscot case.