James joined J A Kemp in 2023 as a trainee patent attorney and is based in the firms Oxford office.
James obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Bristol where he was awarded the Alumni Academic Achievement Award in year 1 of his studies and the Biochemistry Staff Prize and Oxford University Press Prize in year 2 of his studies. During his studies James undertook a Wheeler E6V summer studentship investigating the bacterial protein translocation machinery.
James went on to complete a PhD at the University of Bristol where he focused on understanding the mechanism behind import of a critical stress responsive protein kinase into mitochondria. During his doctorate James was involved in publications in eLife and the Journal of Molecular Biology. He also attended various conferences including the European Molecular Biology Organisation conference on Mitochondrial Homeostasis and Human Disease.
Outside of work James enjoys swimming and playing squash and trying to get as much outdoor time as possible.