After fifteen years in corporate and banking across national firms, he is now the head of Brachers’ Corporate and Commercial Team, advising clients on the buying and selling of companies and businesses, management buy-outs and buy-ins, joint ventures and re-organisations.
He also advises on private equity deals and all aspects of banking and finance transactions advising banks, institutional investors, private equity firms and management teams.
He said: “I’m really pleased to have made the move down to Kent to work with Brachers and see this as a long-term opportunity for me to be working with such a well-respected firm. The first couple of months have been exciting and I’m looking forward to my future here.”
James studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science, but since then his CV has gradually moved him down the country. James qualified in 1998 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, with international firm Eversheds.
He then went to Squire Sanders (formerly Hammonds) in Leeds, and was then appointed as a partner in the corporate team of national firm Irwin Mitchell in Sheffield before journeying to Kent, his wife’s home county.
It was whilst in Sheffield that he became company secretary and honorary legal advisor to the county’s Chamber of Commerce.
He has three sons and lives with his family near Canterbury.
In his spare time, James enjoys mountain biking and is a keen swimmer.
He said: “If anyone knows of any great hilly rides around Kent, let me know – my old stomping ground was the Peak District so I’ve got a high benchmark!”
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