James is a Senior Associate who specialises in property litigation. He has a wealth of expertise in all types of property litigation including lease terminations & renewals, forfeiture, dilapidations, vacant possession strategy, rent arrears, service charges and Section 20 consultations, possession claims and party wall disputes.
Named in The Legal 500 as a ‘Rising Star’ in the field of property litigation James has been recognised as having “substantial experience, beyond his years” and being “… a commercially minded specialist property litigator”. James is also an affiliate member of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors and a Member of the Property Litigation Association.
James’s clients include investors with large portfolios, developers, commercial landlords and tenants, landowners, agricultural landlord and tenants, management companies and individuals. His recent cases include successful resolution of various high value dilapidation claims, recovery of substantial service changes, obtaining a decision in the property Tribunal for a multi-storey residential building and recovery of possession of commercial premises for development.
James’s approach is objective-focused. He provides practical, strategic advice which allows his clients to achieve favourable, commercial resolutions.
In his spare time James will be found in his garden, at the gym or supporting Stoke City FC.