James is a Partner in Weightmans' real estate team in Leeds, having joined in August 2016 from DLA Piper.

James undertakes a wide variety of commercial property transactions, including development and investment work, acquisitions, disposals and landlord and tenant matters.

He has considerable experience in acquiring sites for development for a variety of uses including business parks, industrial estates, distribution hubs and solar and wind farms.

James also advises on the leases to be granted to the occupational tenants and subsequently in the investment sale of the completed developments.

His clients range from property developers and investment companies, developers of renewable energy projects, corporate owners/occupiers to government departments and non-departmental public bodies.

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