Peters & Peters

James Ware

James Ware


James is an Associate in our Business Crime & Investigations team. He has experience acting in complex, international, high-profile and sensitive criminal matters

James trained with the firm and has gained experience acting for both corporates and individuals in matters that often involve parallel criminal and civil investigations and proceedings across multiple jurisdictions.

James works on all kinds of criminal and regulatory matters, including investigations and prosecutions concerning allegations of bribery, cartel behaviour, corporate manslaughter, fraud, money laundering, and serious sexual offences, as well as on INTERPOL and sanctions matters.

As a trainee, James was part of the team advising Boris Johnson in respect of allegations that he misled Parliament over “Partygate” and assisted during the former Prime Minister’s questioning at the UK Parliament’s Privileges Committee, in March 2023.

Prior to qualifying, James carried out a three-month secondment at a leading employment law firm, gaining experience acting in sensitive internal investigations among other matters.

Before joining the firm, James worked as a Legal Assistant at the UK Serious Fraud Office on a £100 million deferred prosecution agreement and the prosecutions of several individuals.

James received a first-class honours degree in Law and Political Science from Trinity College Dublin (LL.B. (Pol.Sc.)). He also holds a Masters degree in Law and Economics awarded mutually by the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the University of Hamburg and the IGIDR in Mumbai, India, at which he spent a six-month term.

In his spare time, James is a keen sailor and surfer.

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)1209 701 839
Case examples

Acting for former Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, in respect of allegations that he misled Parliament over “Partygate”.

Acting for a manufacturer in relation to a major disaster involving widespread loss of life.

Acting for multiple international clients, in making representations to INTERPOL regarding the deletion of Red Notices.

Advising a corporate client in relation to an internal investigation concerning allegations of bribery under the UK Bribery Act 2010.