Sean Chapman James

Recent Work

Sean is an Associate within our Real Estate team in Cardiff.

Sean graduated with a law degree from the University of Reading in 2013 and completed the Legal Practice Course at Cardiff University in 2014. Sean joined Acuity in April 2023 having previously worked at Blake Morgan LLP in both their Cardiff and London offices.

Sean acts for an array of clients based in the private and public sector, including private businesses and individuals, real estate investment firms, local authorities, Welsh Government and third sector organisations.

  • Commercial Property freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals.
  • Asset / Portfolio Management.
  • Landlord and Tenant.
  • Option Agreements.
  • Development acquisitions and site set up.
  • Infrastructure Agreements.
  • Acting for Clarins UK Ltd on multiple leases of retail outlet units across England.
  • Acting for several Housing Associations on the acquisition and development of sites across Wales.
  • Advising a client on the variation of an existing option agreement and lease for a wind turbine to maximise rent revenue.
  • Advising a Local Health Board on the acquisition of their new headquarters in South Wales.
  • Lead adviser for a private fund on all asset management issues across their retail property portfolio in Cardiff.
  • Acting for a SIPP on a re-gear of multiple leases during the pandemic.
  • The Real Estate Team is ranked Band 1 in Chambers & Partners.
  • The Commercial Property Team is ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500.
  • The Construction Team is ranked Band 2 in Chambers & Partners.
  • The Construction Team is ranked Tier 3 in The Legal 500.
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