James is a highly skilled corporate lawyer, who routinely advises clients on M&A transactions, capital fundraisings and shareholder arrangements. He particularly works with SMEs, high-growth enterprises and owner-managed businesses as they prepare for exits and other significant capital events.

He also specialises in succession planning for complex and multi-generational family businesses, working closely with private client colleagues, IFAs and accounting professionals to advise on inheritance tax planning and to ensure ongoing business resilience.