James has held roles with national and international law firms, and has a background in construction. An acknowledged specialist in construction matters, he leads our construction team, and personally acts for and looks after a wide variety of developers, main contractors, specialist sub-contractors, consultants and funders.
He advises on construction contracts, as well as advising on adjudications and construction-related mediations, arbitrations and litigation. James benefits from having wider real estate and commercial experience, which helps him look at the bigger picture when dealing with the construction supply chain. Having grown up working in the construction environment, he is able to project-manage large development projects through inception, planning, funding and execution.
Warm and friendly, he and the team around him are known to be very easy to work with. He encourages a highly collaborative approach with his peers, clients and colleagues.
Consistent with the industry he works in, James has a straight talking, no-nonsense approach, but he does so with meticulous attention to detail. He stays close to his clients and in the construction sector is a go-to person on both legal and commercial issues.
He acts for businesses such as McGoff Construction, Property Alliance Group and Motel 1, all of whom would describe him as a great lawyer to work with.