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Gateley Plc

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Birmingham, Dubai, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester and 2 more

James Madill

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Gateley Plc

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Real estate.


James is a partner and expert in investment transactions and landlord and tenant matters. He leads a team who act for London-based and regional funds and advise on acquisitions, disposals and asset management work over a wide range of UK assets. He also acts for national retailers and corporate occupiers providing a wide range of strategic and operational advice in relation to their property portfolios. He has advised on over £50m of property acquisitions and disposals over the past 12 months, including several time critical transactions where contracts were exchanged within a few days of instruction. He has considerable experience in acting on large and complex commercial pre-lets and new builds, including acting on the largest warehouse letting in the Midlands in 2015. He is Contract Manager for a large financial institution, having been appointed to advise across their real estate portfolio across the UK (including Scotland and Northern Ireland) and having won an exclusive contract for the work by competitive tender.


James trained at Cobbetts and qualified in 2006; In 2007 he joined Gateley Plc and was made a Partner in 2015. In 2016 he became a Director of Gateley’s second acquisition, Gateley Hamer, specialists in CPO and wayleaves and easements work. He co-leads the firm’s Real Estate Advisory Services team.


Investment Property Forum.


Birmingham University, Birmingham College of Law.


James is an amateur triathlete (emphasis on amateur!) and also enjoys long distance cycling, high altitude hiking, football and badminton.

West Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: Birmingham

Within: Commercial property: Birmingham

Gateley Plc handles a mix of work, with a particularly strong roster of work for housebuilders. Callum Nuttall  advised Harworth Group on promoting a scheme to develop 3,000 homes near Derby, while Richard Pettifor continues to advise the consortium backing the Langley Sustainable Urban Extension, which is a proposed 6,000-unit residential development in the West Midlands. In addition, Tim Ledger is acting for Keepmoat Homes on an £80m development on the banks of the River Soar in Leicester. Pamela Scott advises a consortium of two housebuilders and a social housing provider on the purchase of sites as part of the Hull Citywide Framework. Robert Thompson is also a name of note for major house-building developments, while Ray Simpson advised Regal on financing its plan to construct Birmingham’s tallest residential tower. Away from housebuilding, Pettifor advises Mountpark Logistics on a speculative commercial development in Warrington, and Soulplane on developing a logistics property near Manchester Airport. James Madill advised Avignon Capital on the acquisition of a long-term lease of the arts complex in Southampton’s Cultural Quarter. Rebecca Sherwin advises HSBC on real estate finance matters. James White advised Gymshark on letting a new headquarters in Solihull. Andrew Mellor is now at Shakespeare Martineau LLP.

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