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James White


  • Location: Birmingham
  • Email: James White
  • Direct Telephone: +44 (0) 121 234 0128
  • Direct Fax: +44 (0) 121 234 0005
  • Mobile: +44 (0) 7971 898 451


James is an expert in landlord & tenant law and leads a team of real estate lawyers who specialise in advising businesses in the acquisition, management and disposal of commercial property.


James has particular experience in the retail sector. He is a member of the firm’s retail sector group and has advised numerous retailers in relation to their store portfolios. He currently sits on the property committee of one national retailer reporting directly to the main board.


Advised GO Outdoors on all aspects of the company’s store expansion programme since 2007, including advising the management team on the property aspects of a £25 million investment in the Company by 3i.

Acted for Grant Thornton on the relocation to 26,000 sq ft of Grade A office space in Colmore Plaza, Birmingham and the related exit from their former premises.

Advised a global logistics company on the construction and pre-letting of 24,000 sq distribution warehouse in Buckinghamshire.

Advised West Ham United football club in relation to the property aspects of the club’s relocation to the Olympic Stadium.


James plays cricket for a local club and also for the firm’s cricket team. He is also a keen rugby follower and enjoys skiing.

James is an experienced sailor and has crewed on yachts in the Channel Islands, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean