Head of Law – Commercial and Environmental Group
Telephone: 03000 41 65 77
James is in charge of the Commercial and Environmental Group which comprises Planning and Highways, Contracts and Procurement and the Property Team. He is also part of the senior management team of Kent Legal Services.
James qualified as a solicitor in 1988 and became a partner in a major regional firm in Kent in 1990. After working in private practice for 20 years he joined KCC in 2009 as leader of the Property Team. He holds a Diploma in Local Government Law and Practice and specialises in commercial property and development work acting for both internal and external clients.
James has particular expertise in commercial property and development work. He has significant experience of dealing with all types of property, having acted for many property developers and land owners whilst in private practice. Since joining KCC he has acted for both internal clients (including the Kent Pension Fund) and external clients across a broad spectrum of work dealing with and leading teams on significant multi million pound acquisitions, disposals and complex development matters. He also deals with non-contentious Landlord and Tenant matters.