James was called to the bar in 1993 and practised from chambers at 4 Breams Buildings before joining MK Law in 2016.
James Hasslacher – biography
James has dedicated his practice to defence work, initially specialising in representing those charged with serious sexual offences before extending his practice to defend charges of major drug importation, computer virus fraud, VAT fraud, murder, kidnapping and modern slavery. He is qualified and experienced in the cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses. More recently James has been instructed with respect to matters involving offences contrary to the Terrorism Act 2006.
James has appeared in the High Court and Court of Appeal advocating in guideline cases, arguing successfully for fair trials and appealing excessive sentences.
James always cares passionately about every outcome for his trials and provides assurance that every argument is persuasively presented.
If I could give 10 stars I would. I was charged with some very serious cases that would of landed me in deep water if It wasent for MK LAW Jonathan Mellody my case manager absolute professional and expert promised me no jail time and stuck true to his word. Samantha Gilmoure did a fantastic job and bailed me out of custody, barrister James Hasslacher did a great job assisting dropping the most serious cases I had and finally Manisha Knights who defended me on my final crown court sentencing miss Knights did an amazing job she was extremely advanced, passionate and expertised in her skills in criminal law that she managed to secure for me a very lenient penalty the final outcome was an even higher success then I expected I would highly recommend Miss Knights to defend you in serious court matters and I would highly recommend MK LAW team for all legal problems.
First off, I would like to thank Manisha herself for supporting me throughout the entirety of my case. From the very first day I got in contact with them, till today- the day I got acquited, I cannot fault her. The entire firm has dealt with my case very diligently and I have felt at ease throughout my ordeal. It has been a very long two years awaiting this day, but I’m highly grateful this was the firm to see me through. James Hasslacher, my barrister also done an outstanding job within this time, and I also cannot thank him enough. With my trial continuously extending, he stuck through with me and my family and saw me through. We couldn’t have done this without him. Putting in the hard work, continuously throughout the 5 weeks of trial. Dedicating his time towards me and my family, coming back and forth for my trial at the expense of his own personal time and family life. Travelling to and from London each week. Both Manisha & James have been available whenever I’ve needed them, around the clock. Always ready to assist, support and guide me, having been my first time ever needing any kind of legal help. I never intend on being in a position where I’d require legal help of this kind ever again, but I would gladly recommend them any day. Thank you so much MK Law, you have been outstanding. Me & my family cannot thank you enough. The best law firm going !
I would like to express my gratitude To MK law but I’m mostly to James, Sarah and Sunita to have help me win my case and gave me best result I could wish for they have help me above and beyond as I’m such of difficult person but they lissein to me morning day and night to make me more comfortable in such a hard time please ask for james and sarah as they are super great if u need good result in any of your trouble turn to them they are special they gave me my life back I can never thank them enough I’m so sorry if I gave you guys a hard time in this difficult case much
Some of James’s notable cases
R v M – multi-handed murder allegation at the Old Bailey involving youth defendants;
R v O £12 million VAT fraud
R v B attempted murder
R v V Kidnapping and 6 year serial rape
R v D Courier Fraud
R v N Kidnapping
R v B possession of firearms with intent to endanger life
R v O Aggravated burglary
R v K Dissemination of Terrorist Material
R v O GBH with intent
R v G child cruelty