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James Daglish

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Goodman Derrick LLP

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Property and licensing.


James specialises in both commercial real estate transactions and licensing. James has considerable experience advising on non-contentious commercial real estate matters, predominantly in the field of landlord and tenant relations; he also advises on sales, acquisitions and refinancing. He has a broad portfolio of clients, and is well versed in providing a clear, pragmatic and tailored service. In addition, James has carved out a niche providing licensing advice for commercial premises in the leisure sector, from hotel chains, restaurants and nightclubs to standalone bars and pubs. He is a competent advocate, but is equally proficient at providing practical day to day advice. James regularly writes articles in both his specialist fields. He commands a great deal of respect from clients, colleagues and other professionals. James is recommended by the leading legal directories Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500. Both directories recommend lawyers based on independently conducted market research. Chambers and Partners notes that James is 'acclaimed not only for his ability to "address the problems you're considering and give an objective view," but also for his "diligent, intelligent and strategically superb" performances.'

London: Crime, fraud and licensing


Within: Licensing

Goodman Derrick LLP  is ‘an extremely competent firm whose licensing work flows from its top-notch commercial property work’. The team recently advised Counterculture Bars on a successful application to vary its premises licence at to extend its hours of operation, and loosen the restaurant conditions, and also assisted Skylight Leisure Limited with the permitted variation of the premises licence held for Simmons Soho. Nice Bars and The Natural Kitchen are also key clients. The ‘highly experiencedJames Daglish  leads the practice. Other Key practitioners include solicitors Ellie Spencer, Daniel Shein and Susie Prowse .

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