A graduate of both Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities, James Mure called to the Bar in 1995 and took Silk in 2009. His practice has been predominantly in commercial and public law, and between 2007 and 2009 he was First Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Government. In public law, he regularly advises in such areas as freedom of information, powers of public bodies, statutory interpretation, human rights, EU law and procurement. His commercial experience includes contractual and property disputes, construction and engineering, planning and environmental issues (including many cases involving wind farms), compulsory purchase, and professional discipline and liability. James has considerable experience of major and complex commercial litigation, and has to date appeared before the House of Lords/Supreme Court on eighteen occasions. In Chambers UK he is ranked in Commercial Dispute Resolution; Planning and Environment; Public Procurement; and Administrative & Public Law. In the Legal 500 he is ranked in commercial litigation; planning and environmental and licensing; property, construction and agriculture; and civil liberties, human rights, public inquiries, and public and administrative law (including local government). From 2011-2012, James served on the advisory panel to the Commission on a UK Bill of RIghts. He is a member of the Scottish Civil Justice Council's Costs and Funding Committee.
- Trump International Golf Club Scotland Ltd v Scottish Ministers  1 WLR 85, 2016 SLT 9
- North Lanarkshire Council v (1) Scottish Ministers and (2) Shore Energy  CSIH 58
- John Muir Trust v Scottish Ministers  CSIH 61
- Angus Growers Ltd v Scottish Ministers 2016 SLT 52
- Retail Property Holdings Ltd v Renfrewshire Council  CSIH 69