Qualifying in March 1983, James had over 30 years’ experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs, partnerships and LLPs.
He provided advice to SMEs and family owner-managed businesses, often preparatory to a sale. James worked across a wide range of sectors including hotels, holiday parks, manufacturing, postal delivery services, quarries, waste disposal and property development.
James was selected by his peers for inclusion in the Fifth Edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom for Corporate Law. He was also a Trustee of Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust.
Outside of work and now retired from Stephens Scown, James continues to enjoy sailing, tennis, walking and skiing.
Chambers 2019 – “He’s always available to me, he has a good understanding of my business and has helped me to find innovative solutions to my issues.”
Chambers 2018 – extensive experience in MBOs, development and M&A work. He has specific expertise in the leisure and real estate sectors.
Recommended Lawyer – Legal 500 2016. Legal 500 is an independent guide to the legal profession who recognises top lawyers.
Chambers 2016 – James was ranked as a band 2 lawyer.