Jim Wormington


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Jim Wormington

Call 2007
MA Law (Cantab) LLM (New York) BVC Pending New York Bar admission

Practice: Crime


Jim Wormington is currently in Washington, D.C. and is not available to receive instructions.  Jim is working as an attorney at the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, a non-profit organization that works to build the rule of law in conflict-affected states. Jim supports the Initiative’s work through research and writing on international justice.

Prior to his work in Washington, D.C., Jim’s practice included general crime, regulatory and international law matters.

Jim has experience in wide variety of cases, including fraud, grievous bodily harm, sexual assault, robbery, immigration offences and drugs cases.

He also has expertise in restraint and confiscation proceedings.

Career Details

Jim Wormington also advises on all aspects of criminal, regulatory and international law, with particular interest in international criminal law and international human rights law.

Additional Information


Speaks French fluently

Previous Employment

Fellow, Criminal Defence Assistance Office, War Crimes Chamber, State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina Research Assistant, International Crisis Group


Gray's Inn, Bedingfield Scholarship
New York University School of Law, Dean's Academic Scholarship
Cambridge University, McNair Scholarship for International Law


MA Law, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
LLM, International Legal Studies, New York University School of Law
BVC, Inns of Court School of Law

Notable cases:

R v Erskine (2008)
'The stockwell Strangler'

R v Waly (2007)
Immigration Offences


Causing death by careless driving
The Road Safety Act 2006: Causing death by careless driving. Do good headlines make good law? 5.2.2009
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