Stephen was admitted as a solicitor in 1987 and was a partner at Everys from 2010 until he retired from the partnership in 2016. He has 25 years’ experience of the full range of contentious property work acting for a wide variety of clients including private individuals, businesses, local authorities, government bodies, landed estates, charities, ecclesiastical and educational institutions. Stephen now remains working with the firm as a Professional Support lawyer.
A lawyer of exceptional talent and skill, James’ ability to speak in an easy-to-understand manner is a trait which is appreciated by his many clients. James is a highly experienced Commercial Litigator acting for clients in UK court proceedings, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
James enjoys the challenges of complex, multi-jurisdictional business transactions and uses his significant experience to help devise and implement the strategic objectives of his clients.
James’ expertise covers a variety of sectors with an emphasis on investment and property development, including hotels and student accommodation. James provides guidance on the key issues affecting the establishment of business entities in the UK and overseas, as well as non-resident individuals looking to invest in the UK. In addition to these, James regularly advises clients on family business succession, farming and rural issues – an area particularly close to his heart as he owns a small-holding in Somerset.