Peter James > Gardner Leader LLP > Swindon, England > Lawyer Profile

Gardner Leader LLP

Work Department

Corporate Commercial


Peter is a Partner in the Corporate Commercial Team

Peter has considerable experience regarding the commercialisation of IP (copyrights, databases, patents and trademarks), as well as broad commercial and IT law skills and knowledge gained over 37 years of legal practice.

Work Highlights

  • Advising a celebrity chef on product endorsement and licensing his brand.
  • Representing a veterinary pharma company  during an inquiry into the veterinary medicines market
  • Advising a client regarding a long term commercial agreement with Morrisons supermarkets.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire

Valued by clients for its ‘excellent service and significant expertise’, Gardner Leader LLP merged with Clark Holt in August 2021, expanding the Swindon-based team’s corporate and commercial law offering. The practice is frequently instructed on corporate transactions, where Joe Lewis leads a group handling acquisitions, disposals and management buyouts, with additional expertise in standalone and pre-sale restructurings. Jeff Jenkins is another name to note on the corporate side. Peter James is the key partner for commercial work, assisting with drafting business-to-business and business-to-customer contracts. M&A specialist Philip Humphreys leads the overall business group.

South East > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Philip Humphreys leads the corporate team at Gardner Leader LLP, focusing predominantly on share and asset deals for vendors, whereas Peter James, head of the commercial side, primarily advises clients in the IT sector. The firm recently merged with Clark Holt, further bolstering its strength in corporate, commercial, and real estate matters.