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Meet the Team : James Goddard

James Goddard

I’m a Partner in the Commercial Property and Agricultural Law teams based in our Chester office. I advise clients throughout the North West and beyond on all commercial property legal matters, including: sales and purchases, investments, developments and landlord and tenant matters together with, of course, funding.

I have particular expertise in the spheres of agricultural property and estates and act for a number of estate owners in the North West. I also have experience dealing with charity and ecclesiastical property.

I am a member of the Agricultural Law Association.

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Joined SAS Daniels: 2012

What people say about me:

"James Goddard is always available when needed and understands the inter-family connections that are important. As time goes on he is becoming integral to our future planning." (Legal 500, 2021)

"Thank you for your excellent service in this matter. I am sure I will have further business for you in the future." (Brian Palmer, Chester)

“Thank you so much for your work. Our client is delighted with the result achieved in double quick time. As far as I am concerned it's been another brilliant experience with SAS Daniels.” (Land Agent, Chester)

James Goddard has expertise in landed estate and agricultural property matters. He also acts for clients on ecclesiastical property issues. A client notes: "He is an excellent lawyer who is hardworking and very thorough in his work. He was able to skilfully navigate a situation that could easily have spiralled out of control." (Chambers and Partners, 2020)

Why I'm no ordinary professional:

My job doesn’t simply involve processing property transactions, it involves me coming up with practical solutions for my clients that puts them in the best position possible. I work closely with my clients and their advisers to complete matters efficiently and in the most cost effective way. Clients often compliment me on my pragmatism and my friendly manner.

Get in touch

Phone: 01244 305912

Qualified: 2007

A bit about me

If you weren't a lawyer what would you be doing?

Something involving music.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

Many years ago, walking into the wrong court room in the middle of a hearing.

Do you have a hidden talent?

I sing! I have done some bass solo work and I am a deputy Lay Clerk at Chester Cathedral.