James is transactional lawyer with over 18 years’ experience advising on high profile complex deals across a number of sectors.


James is based in our Edinburgh office with a particular focus on private equity and trade M&A. James brings a great deal of experience, financial understanding and commitment to delivering the best outcomes for his clients having worked with a wide variety of large corporates, family businesses, private equity houses and management teams.

  • Acting for Hall Hunter Partnership in the sale of a substantial portion of UK soft fruit production to Cibus Fund
  • Acting for the shareholders of Worldwide Limited, owner of, in their sale to Mayfair Equity Partners
  • Acting for Okla ASA in a number of UK acquisitions for their UK holding company NIC Enterprises Limited
  • Acting for Care Concern Group in respect of multiple acquisitions and sales
  • Acting for the shareholders of Commsworld in their sale to LDC 
Year qualified
  • 2002
  • French - good command
  • Bachelor of Law, University of Edinburgh, 1995 
  • Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, 1996
  • Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Edinburgh, 2000
Professional memberships
  • Law Society of Scotland