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James Williams

Work 029 2048 2288
Acuity Legal Limited

Work Department

Partner ‚Äď construction.


James specialises in non-contentious construction matters and has experience of acting for contractors, developers, consultants and funders in various projects in the UK, throughout the Middle East and in Australia. His experience covers drafting and negotiating building contracts, consultancy agreements, warranties and also ancillary documents such as performance bonds, parent company guarantees, supply contracts and facility management contracts. Work highlights include acting for: a subcontractor engaged in the construction of the new national stadium for the English Football Association, Wembley, London; a developer engaged in the development and regeneration of parts of central Cardiff including the new regional HQ for the BBC and the International Sports Village in Cardiff Bay; a consortium tendering for a multi-billion dollar project for the Saudi Arabian Government and attending a three day negotiation in Paris involving American and European subcontractors; a developer on the design and construction of a new factory premises in Abu Dhabi with a contract value of approximately AED 2bn; a major Australian contractor on the construction of a five green star rated new office tower, with retail and recreational facilities in Brisbane, Australia. Contract value of approx $AU80m; a contractor to undertake a risk analysis and advise on a mining contract for an open cut coal mine in New South Wales, Australia, worth approx AUD $80m.


James studied at the University of Wales and the College of Law in Chester. Legal career: Wragge & Co, Minter Ellison (Brisbane and Sydney) and Trowers and Hamlins (Dubai). While in the Middle East James also worked at the largest law firm in the region and worked in-house for a government developer. James has now relocated back to his native country of Wales and joined Acuity in 2014.


James has run the London Marathon (twice) and has played rugby in Wales, England and Australia.

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James Williams - Acuity Legal Limited

Within: Construction

'Very competent and proactive in the field of construction', the 'first-class and responsive' team at  Acuity Legal Limited provides 'clear, succinct and sensible advice' to a varied mix of stakeholders including developers, lenders and contractors. 'First-class' team head James Williams 'has his finger on the pulse of each deal' including his ongoing work for leading developer Rightacres on the development of Cardiff Central Square; recent work on this project has included the construction of a new Wales headquarters for HMRC at 6 and 7 Central Square. Williams also regularly handles work outside of Wales including his recent representation of Mears on an agreement for a long-term lease with developer JR Pickstock for two blocks of student accommodation in Plymouth totalling some 350 student rooms with other units and external parking and landscaping. Other clients include LifeCare Residencies, Principality Building Society, Associated British Ports and Wolverhampton City Council.

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