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About James

James is part of Winckworth Sherwood’s Real Estate team and acts on a wide range of matters, including acquisitions of development sites, investment work, and landlord and tenant work. Prior to joining Winckworth Sherwood, James trained and qualified at Lewis Silkin LLP, before joining the Commercial Real Estate team at Forsters LLP where he acted for major institutional investors, multi-site occupiers, and developers.

Recent Experience

  • Acting for a pension fund on the forward funding of a student accommodation development
  • Acting for a cross-border JV on a lease re-gear, memorandum of understanding, and exclusivity agreement
  • Representing a developer on a development agreement, side-by-side lease, and funding agreement
  • Acquiring a prestigious Mayfair office building for an Ultra High Net Worth overseas family

Professional Memberships

Law Society of England and Wales

Career Experience

2017 to present: Senior Associate, Winckworth Sherwood

2014 to 2017: Associate then Senior Associate, Forsters LLP

2008 to 2014: Trainee then Solicitor, Lewis Silkin LLP

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 10th - Friday 13th March 2020

MIPIM 2020

We are delighted to be attending MIPIM 2020, the leading real estate event for property professionals. Our team will be in Cannes and will be delighted to meet up with you. Meet the team If you are attending MIPIM and …

Palais des Festivals,. Cannes, France


Wednesday 25th - Thursday 26th March 2020

Total Housing 2020

Representatives from all our real estate specialisms will be in Brighton. This includes construction, planning, social housing and development. Please contact us if you are intested in meeting us during the conference. Please contact events@wslaw.co.uk for more information.

Brighton Hilton Metropole, Kings Road . Brighton BN1 2FE


Thursday 27th February 2020

Build To Rent Forum 2020

We are delighted to be involved with the BTR Forum again in 2020. This is an authoritative one-day event that brings together private and public sector leaders and key stakeholders to debate and exchange ideas. This year’s theme is ‘Build …

155 Bishopsgate Conference Centre. London EC2M 3YD


Speakers: Karen Cooksley