I am a commercial and residential property solicitor with 15 years post qualification expertise. My commercial work includes site acquisitions and disposals, property finance and secured lending, conditional contracts, options and overage agreements, and acting for landlords and tenants in commercial lease arrangements. I have acted for clients as diverse as a national postal service and courier group, one of the UK’s largest residential property management groups, banks, charities, developers and private companies.
My residential work covers all areas, including the conveyancing of farms and country estates, leasehold enfranchisement, buy to let purchases, auctions, re-mortgages and agricultural law including easements, FBTs and partnership agreements. Transactions I recently completed include the sale of a multi-tenanted industrial site in Cardiff, the purchase of a multi-million pound listed property with land in Oxfordshire, the acquisition of an opticians outlet, the sale of a hotel and various refinancing for companies and secured lending for banks.
In my personal time I enjoy spending time with my family, the theatre, squash and running. I completed the London Marathon in 2011 and 2015.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST INTERESTING LEGAL EXPERIENCE?
I once acted in the purchase of a castle that completed in a week due to a contract race.
Hugh James Solicitors – Trainee, Assistant Solicitor
Gabb and Co. – Associate Solicitor
CRELA (Commercial Real Estate Legal Association)
Agricultural Law Association