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9 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3QN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7412 0050
Fax:
Fax 020 7412 0049
DX:
61 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.hunters-solicitors.co.uk

James Vernor-Miles

Tel:
Work 020 7412 0050
Email:
Hunters Law LLP

Work Department

Property

Position

Partner specialising in Property and Landed estates work. He also has extensive experience in acting for Charity Trustees and Commercial Property clients for whom he advises regularly in connection with the sale, lease, purchase and development of land. He advises a number of charities on matters other than property.
James’ clients include professionals, high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals, property investors, agricultural land owners and landed estates, private and off-shore trustees, charities, residential property management companies, and professional practices.

Career

Solicitor Vernor-Miles & Noble 1997-2001; partner Vernor-Miles & Noble 2001-2003; head of property 2003-2011; partner Hunters 2011 to date.

Languages

English and French.

Member

City of Westminster and Holborn Law; Law Society Property Section Society.

Education

Bristol University (BA Hons 1993); College of Law London (CPE 1994, LPC 1995).

Leisure

Bridge, tennis, cycling, family.


London: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

Alexandra Sarkis and Peter Robinson lead the team at Hunters Law LLP that advises on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious rural and agricultural business and property matters. The group acts for some 90 landed estates which include a mix of tenanted and ‘in hand’ farms that are spread across the country from Northumberland to Wales. A number of these clients have heritage properties that are open to the public. The team has particular expertise in advising on the structuring of the ownership of these estates through partnerships, companies and trusts, and has significant expertise in complex generation and succession planning issues. In addition, the department works regularly with its art practice to provide contentious and non-contentious advice on matters ranging from provenance disputes and heritage property tax matters, through to the movement of fine art and chattels. James Vernor-Miles is another recommended member of the team.

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