James PettsJames Petts

The 36 Group, London

James Petts was called to the Bar in 2002. His particular speciality is civil fraud in the context of private law Chancery and commercial litigation. James is the author of the entries in Westlaw’s Insight encyclopaedia on the tort of deceit and fraudulent misrepresentation, dishonest assistance and knowing receipt. James spent several years at the start of his career practising criminal law, gaining invaluable experience as an advocate testing evidence in court.

James is an advocacy trainer for the Middle Temple, a registered pupil supervisor and has been involved in producing and setting the standard for questions in the civil litigation component of the Bar Professional Training Course. He is also a member of the Bar Pro Bono Unit and the Bar Council Ambassador for The 36 Group.

advocacy trainers

Cross and direct examination, opening and closing submissions, case theory and handling expert witnesses

arbitrator trainers

Preparing for the hearing, handling hearings with advocates and witnesses from different jurisdictions policing cross examination and ensuring an enforceable award

expert witness trainers

Preparation of your own report, conference to finalise the report and prepare for the hearing and withstanding cross examination on your own report.

witness of fact trainers

Learn what to expect if you are due to give evidence as a witness of fact. What is the best way of preparing for and withstanding cross examination.