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James works with investors, occupiers, developers and funders of commercial and residential UK real estate.
He has a broad practice that encompasses practically all areas of English property law. He advises on development and investment work in the industrial, retail, office and healthcare sectors and acts on main stream business occupation work for both landlords and tenants.
James also advises on the residential sector, with a particular focus on offshore portfolio investors, development work and complex transactions.
- Acting on the acquisition of a £12m office block for redevelopment in central London for an overseas investor.
- Acting for a UK plc healthcare provider on numerous site assembly and development transactions for new buildings, often with complex legal and financial structuring.
- Acting for an overseas residential investor and developer on numerous prime and super prime residential investments and developments.
James joined Wedlake Bell on the merger with Cumberland Ellis. He qualified in 1999 at Tofield Swann & Smythe.
James’s work has been published by a number of trade publications, including The Estates Gazette, Construction News and Private Healthcare Investor.