James Rickard


  01872 265100

James is a solicitor in our Corporate and Commercial Team based in Truro. He specialises in providing corporate and commercial advice across a broad range of areas. He has particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructures, general corporate governance matters and franchising. On the commercial side, he has experience in advising on bespoke terms of business for the provision of goods and services and drafting general commercial agreements. James trained in Cornwall and qualified in 2015. He has spent the last three years at a London firm before joining Stephens Scown in September 2018.

Examples of recent work includes:

  • Assisting a leading national care home operator in the purchases of numerous care businesses by way of both share and asset acquisitions.
  • Assisting in various multi million pound corporate restructures.
  • Assisting and advising on multiple accountancy practice business sales.
  • Assisting and advising on a conversion from a Limited Liability Partnership to a Limited Company.
  • Advising franchisees on the disposals and acquisitions of various franchise companies.

Outside of work, James enjoys surfing and playing football and squash. He also has a keen interest in cricket and rugby.

Recommendations include: A special mention has to go to James for his professionalism and can do attitude, he truly was a gent in all aspects and was exactly what I was looking for and very much looking forward to working with him on the next acquisition!!’’ (from a client)


Corporate Team Testimonials

The Corporate Team are described by Legal 500 (2018)as ‘a strong regional player providing an extensive range of services’ to a client base primarily composed of local and regional SMEs and owner-managed businesses in the food and drink, healthcare, caravan park and energy and natural resources sectors.


Chambers (2019):   A market commentator says: "They are an excellent firm and I consider them to be the number one lawyers in Cornwall. They have a great breadth of knowledge and expertise." Sources also report that "they are very client-focused and put the hours and travelling in to accommodate tight deadlines."



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