James is a Senior Associate in the Asset Management and Development teams.

He supports clients with their development projects including acquiring land for development and providing advice around the commercial side of property transactions including title rights and interests, and contractual arrangements between buyer and seller. Working alongside multi-disciplinary teams, his focus is on getting the right outcome for clients. In addition, James ensuring that sufficient rights are built into any contracts to support the achievement of planning on the site.

His clients include local developers and pension funds largely within the industrial and retail sectors.

Recent examples of how James has supported clients include:

  • advising a local developer with a development site which had an overage to the seller. The focus was on providing advice on how to maximise development of the land without triggering an overage payment;
  • supporting a local independent business with the negotiation of their lease agreements;
  • working with local businesses on their lease renewals taking into consideration covid measures; and
  • working with landlords on tenant lease renewals to ensure that they are protected.