James specialises in all areas of corporate tax, real estate tax and share schemes. He has particular expertise on the taxation of real estate investment, real estate development and urban regeneration.

James' clients include global banks, listed companies, private companies, entrepreneurs and individuals, charities and landowners.

James is a consulting editor on VAT, stamp duties and stamp duty land tax for Lexis Nexis Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents. He is also a member of the VAT Practitioners Group and a member of Law Society Stamp Taxes Working Group.


  1. Advising on share option arrangements including EMI, CSOP, SIP, LTIP, JSOP, growth in value shares, unapproved options, EBTs, director’s loans, bonus and salary sacrifice schemes.
  2. Advising on share sales and acquisitions.
  3. Advising on group reorganisations and demergers.
  4. Advising on private equity/venture capital investments.