James Harris

Consultant Partner
Recent Work

James is a Consultant Partner in Acuity’s Real Estate team. He specialises in all aspects of non-contentious commercial property matters.

James acts for a wide variety of clients including landlords, tenants, HNW investors (both UK and offshore), developers, schools, national charities and finance providers on a wide range of property transactions. His experience includes freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals, leases, property management, development option and promotion agreements and secured lending for clients within the retail, investment, charity, sport and development sectors. He also provides support on property aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions.

James trained at Ashfords in Bristol and was a partner at Russell-Cooke in London.

*James Harris is a Consultant at Acuity Law working on a self-employed basis*

  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Property development projects
  • Portfolio management
  • Charity property work
  • Secured lending
  • Corporate support
  • Advising a US-owned cloud software company on five leases in new office development with circa £1 million annual rent
  • Providing corporate support on the company sale of a company holding a development site for circa 400 homes
  • Acting for the UHNW investor landlord on leases of a large prestige office building in Liverpool to a plc tenant for a combined annual rent of circa £1.2 million
  • Acting for the owner/borrower on the £30+ million refinance of a 425-room student accommodation block with Macquarie
  • The Real Estate Team is ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners
  • The Commercial Property Team is ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500
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