City-trained James is a senior solicitor specialising in bridging finance, short-term property finance (i.e. remortgages) and wider commercial property transactions.

James notably acted as the sole legal adviser for a lender providing a £6mio facility, funding the launch of a new TVR sports car.

For over ten years, James has advised a wide range of clients including both large and small businesses on buying, selling, and leasing property of all types (from industrial estates to offices) and on commercial leases, acquisitions, management, and disposals. He has previously acted for the likes of Valad and Workspace in addition to fund managers, property companies, and institutional investors. He has also worked in-house managing all the legal issues for one of the UK’s leading property investors.

James is renowned for his expertise as a bridging finance lawyer and acts on a regular basis for both lenders as well as borrowers. He has extensive experience in both standard and bespoke transactions. James’ knowledge in this area means that he is able to anticipate and fully understand lenders’ requirements and thus be able to expedite the transaction. Keystone’s flexible structure is able to accommodate a high volume of matters combined with a quick turnaround, which truly reflects the nature of the ‘bridging’ industry.