James has extensive and wide-ranging experience across a number of real estate sectors and is qualified both in Scotland and in England. Proactive, user friendly and result driven advice is at the heart of his approach and is highly valued by clients.

James focuses in particular on high value and complex development, investment and real estate financing transactions and also acts for corporate occupiers on high value pre-lettings. He acts for UK and overseas clients including Apollo Global Management, Drum Property Group and The Travel Corporation.

Living Brodies' values

Clients and colleagues alike value James' collaborative approach and the insightful advice and service delivery he always provides.

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  • Acting for Drum Property Group on a range of large-scale developments and forward fundings including the 1m sq ft mixed use 'Buchanan Wharf' in Glasgow.
  • A regular pick by London and overseas lawyers to input on the Scottish element of cross-border deals.
  • Contributed to Brodies input to a number of Scottish Law Commission proposals for real estate and security reform.
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  • James is a ranked individual in both Chambers UK and Legal 500 2024 and is one of only three Scottish real estate members of the Legal 500 Hall of Fame.