Little did he know when he popped into City of London Magistrates with a sandwich and a cup of tea for a colleague that he was about to secure only the second acquittal out of 1400 cases faced by XR protesters. With the duty solicitor list staking up, James agreed to step in. Appearing pro bono and bringing a fresh approach to the legal analysis it was not long before the prosecution advocate got very hot under the collar. Lack of attention to important detail and an arrogance fuelled by 1400 convictions finally caught up on the CPS. James has now retired from XR cases with his 100% record.