I am a Partner within the Property team specialising in commercial property developments. I have particular expertise in acting on behalf of strategic land promoters, landowners and residential developers on the sale and purchase of development sites for short term and strategic housing supply.
My recent experience includes advising on planning promotion agreements, strategic options, collaboration agreements and conditional sale and purchase agreements.
Joined SAS Daniels: 2012
What people say about me:
James Clarke is "an excellent young solicitor." He is also described as being "excellent at explaining legal concepts in non-legal language, taking ownership and acting with urgency when required." (Chambers UK, 2014)
James is "always methodical and thoughtful in his approach." (Legal 500, 2018)
Why I'm no ordinary professional:
Having spent five years in-house at a Cheshire-based developer and land promoter I understand the importance of having a close working relationship between all departments. I spend time getting to know clients, their business and employees so that we become part of their team.
A bit about me
What's your favourite football team?
I’m a Manchester City season ticket holder. I was given little choice in who to support after my dad took me to my first game when I was six.
What was your first job?
I worked as an airport transfer driver in the Three Valleys in France when I was 21. When I wasn’t driving I could be found on the ski slopes.
What's the best place you've visted and why?
Sonoma, California. Fantastic weather, beautiful scenery, beautiful food and wine.