James Ritchie

James Ritchie is our Trainee Solicitor working from both offices who joined us full time in August . He assists the firm on all areas of immigration, asylum, EU residence, and nationality law. 

He graduated with an LLB from Edinburgh Napier University in 2016 and proceeded to undertake his Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh graduating earlier this year.  Whilst at University, James worked on submissions to Government for a research centre for law and co-founded the law school’s first Law Clinic. 

Before commencing his traineeship, he worked with the firm assisting with the firm’s busy Court of Session practice based at the Edinburgh office. 

James presently assists the Principals of the firm with matters relating to international investors, entrepreneurs, and Licence sponsorship for overseas talent. 

James’ interests lie in refugee law, with a particular interest in human rights. He also has a keen interest in maritime immigration law. James is a member of the Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association and JUSTICE Scotland.