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Shakespeare Martineau LLP
B4 6AA

Work Department

Real Estate Disputes




James works with clients and colleagues to find effective solutions to property disputes and problems.

James specialises in advising on and resolving all aspects of commercial landlord and tenant disputes, regularly involving dilapidations, forfeiture, the contentious aspects of lease renewals, service charge issues and the operation of break clauses.

James has a growing reputation in the Midlands and beyond for solving commercial property problems.

Clients and others have described James in the major legal directories as “a sound technician” and “a very bright, personable lawyer with a great commercial head.” He is also described as an “outstanding” lawyer noted for being “very bright and commercial.”

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Real estate > Property litigation

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James FownesShakespeare Martineau LLP

Shakespeare Martineau LLP continues to develop its roster of major clients across sectors including education, retail, energy and telecoms, and has experience in an array of property disputes in the High Court and County Court as well as arbitration and increasingly, before property tribunals. Practice head Martin Edwards advises clients on the full spectrum of property disputes, receiving repeat instructions from significant clients such as National Grid, among others. James Fownes is another key name in the practice, and focuses on commercial landlord and tenant disputes, as well as adverse possession, rectification and Land Registry matters. Justine Ball also adds strength to the team through her expertise advising landowners on the termination and renewal of telecoms leases. Associate Pia Eames plays an active role supporting the team.