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James leads our dynamic Real Estate Litigation teams in Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle and has experience of all contentious matters involving property. Most recently, acting for the landlord of Halliwells LLP's former premises in Manchester and JD Sports Fashion Plc on the acquisition of the former "Blacks" retail stores.

James acts regularly for a large number of blue chip occupiers such as Booker and developers and leads high value professional negligence claims relating to complex transactions and deals regularly with insolvency issues.

Internationally, James leads the relationship with the Faurecia, Wockhardt and Lonza Group of companies and his team work for Tyco and Tradegro.

Day-to-day, James provides detailed pro-active advice in relation to property management for both substantial landlords and occupiers helping both drive down the costs of portfolio management. James has extensive experience in all range of Landlord and Tenant disputes, including injunctions, rights of way and in particular, rights of light, rent reviews and rating disputes.