James joined the firm in 2021 and works within our Commercial Property team, dealing with some of our clients' most prestigious properties in relation to applications for consent to assignments, underlettings and alterations, and general portfolio management advice.
James also deals with residential acquisitions and disposals for private individuals, commercial lettings and renewals, property finance transactions and enfranchisement.
James has several years’ experience dealing with all aspects of property law in City firms, having previously worked at Devonshires, Charles Russell Speechlys, and Nockolds.
His day-to-day work includes advising on complex applications involving alterations with implications of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987, overriding and extended lease applications, airspace and subsoil applications as well as standard freehold and leasehold alterations applications.
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Education & Qualification
Qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in January 2020
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