James Snelus

Called 1999

Practice overview

James has a busy practice in demanding ancillary relief and financial disputes between unmarried / cohabiting couples, as well as under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act. He also accepts instructions in private law disputes involving children.

Practice areas

Financial remedy

Direct access

Non-Court Dispute Resolution

Private law


"James is truly a fantastic barrister and I could not have achieved such a successful outcome without his excellent representation in my divorce. His knowledge, skill and personable approach was so reassuring during the most prolonged, trying time in my life. I thank him for his attention to detail for my case and always answering my (many) questions promptly and generously." Ms Forbes, November 2016

"Would like to express my sincere thanks to James Snelus. James worked extremely hard for my son yesterday to get things moving forward in a positive way. He gave sound advice and was a great mediator" Ms Shearman, January 2017.

Professional background

James graduated in Law from Cambridge University in 1998 and was called to the Bar in 1999. He became a tenant at St. Mary's Chambers in 2000 following successful completion of a specialist family law pupillage.