With nearly 25 years’ experience advising on corporate transactions, I pride himself on providing the same personable and conscientious level of service to a range of clients including entrepreneurs, management teams, SMEs, private equity funds, and larger private and public companies.
My expertise also extends to managing corporate elements of real estate transactions, and advising not-for-profit bodies on constitutional matters. My clients operate in sectors including media, technology, manufacturing, healthcare and catering.
I advise on mergers and acquisitions, equity fundraisings, shareholders agreements and joint ventures, corporate re-organisations, director duties, corporate governance and all matters of company law.
My clients appreciate my personable nature, careful attention to detail, patience, responsiveness and commercial pragmatism. I have been ranked as a Recognised Practitioner for Corporate M&A Mid-Market (London) in Chambers and Partners.
It is important to me to develop strong relationships by combining good quality technical advice with clarity of explanation and (where possible) good humour to maintain perspective and make the process as smooth as possible for all involved.
Much of my spare time is spent acting as chauffeur to my three boys and attending to their sporting needs. When I'm not watching one son play football, managing another of my son’s football teams or walking the dog, I'll go for a run to escape them all. I'm also a keen follower of my hometown football club Leeds United.
"James was incredible through the transaction and gave “superb guidance."
"James was a pleasure to deal with, always responsive and helpful."
"Many thanks James, I think you've managed the complexities of our organisation with commendable adroitness."