Chambers and Partners Research
Head of Corporate - Corporate
James has worked as a corporate lawyer since 1994 in regional, national and global law firms both in the UK and overseas.
Having joined Turner Parkinson in 2011, James has helped drive the growth and development of the business since then. He has been one of the North West’s top ranked deals lawyers for the last 15 years, having advised on some of the region’s best-known deals across a wide variety of business sectors.
Equally at home working on large, flagship transactions or more routine, lower value deals, James brings a wealth of legal and business experience - alongside a healthy dose of common sense - to his clients’ transactions and business affairs.
Focusing mainly on the North West mid-market across the full suite of business transactions, James has significant experience of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, as well as the small and mid-cap public company market.
Legal 500 describes James as “exceptional”, while Chambers & Partners ranks James as a “Leading Individual” and describes him as “practical and technically excellent, with a great reputation in the North West”. James is one of only a few lawyers in the UK holding the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’ Corporate Finance qualification.
James is chairman of Lancashire County Cricket Club Foundation and until 2016 was a non-executive director of drug development company Phosphate Therapeutics, leaving after its successful £30m disposal as part of a £180m IPO.
Away from business, James spends most of his time with his family at home, travelling or pursuing their sporting interests across cricket, rugby, hockey and horse racing.