James Burgess > Field Seymour Parkes LLP > Reading, England > Lawyer Profile

Field Seymour Parkes LLP
1 LONDON STREET
READING
RG1 4QW
England

Work Department

Commercial property

Position

Partner in commercial property team specialising in development funding and investment transactions, also landlord and tenant.

Career

Trained Bolton and Lowe, Temple Gardens; qualified 1982. Partner, Plummer Tilsley and Partners 1984-1989; partner, Burgess Cheves and Partners 1986-1989; partner, Pitmans 1989-2008; partner, Field Seymour Parkes 2008-date.

Languages

French

Education

Radley College, Oxfordshire; College of Law, Lancaster Gate.

Leisure

Skiing, shooting, tennis, fishing

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Real estate > Commercial property: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

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James BurgessField Seymour Parkes LLP

Field Seymour Parkes LLP is home to a specialist strategic land team as well as an experienced real estate financing practice and advises among others blue-chip companies and high-net-worth individuals, a specialism of practice head Marcus Francis. Dean Bickford is Francis’ second in command and focuses on corporate occupiers, charities, and educational institutions. James Burgess is renowned in the Reading real estate market.

South East > Private client > Agriculture and estates

Field Seymour Parkes LLP‘s Reading based team deals with wide range of legal issues facing rural clients, including sales and acquisitions, diversification, land development and succession planning, as well as tax and estate planning, wills and asset protection. Agriculture and rural land head Hazel Eccles was promoted to partner in April 2022; she works with experienced real estate specialist James Burgess and legal director Kelsie Essenhigh.