James Tarling > Ashtons Legal > Norwich NR7, England > Lawyer Profile

Ashtons Legal

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial




James trained at Steeles Law Solicitors qualifying in 2001 and becoming a partner in 2005. James joined Ashtons Legal as a partner in 2015.

James specialises in advising on corporate transactions and in advising innovative technology companies. He has a wealth of experience in guiding businesses through complex contractual matters to find practical commercial solutions.

James is also known for his experience in advising clients on intellectual property, data protection and privacy issues. James helps businesses develop compliant processes and is able to lead more complex data management issues including managing data breaches.
James also has particular experience within the motorsport industry with clients valuing his detailed understanding of the technical and sporting regulations governing the sport working with suppliers, competitors and sponsors.




Law Society


University of Kent – Law Degree 1998
College of Law – LPC 1999

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

Ashtons Legal joins the ranking due to partner James Tarling‘s growing workload for clients in the technology sector. Tarling has more than 20 years’ experience in data protection and information law, and he also acts for companies in the automotive and motorsport industries and for clients providing IT services in the public and private healthcare sectors. Among his clients are start-ups and high-profile established businesses providing new technologies such as machine learning and near-field communications.

East Anglia > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Norwich

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James TarlingAshtons Legal

At Ashtons Legal, key partner James Tarling acts for a broad range of local businesses in corporate transactions, and has a specialist focus innovative high-growth technology companies. He is highly regarded for his advice on issues such as GDPR and regulatory compliance. The firm has a leading franchising practice in which John Chambers and Damian Humphrey are the driving forces. They act for both UK and overseas clients, and the firm is an adviser to around 15% of all domestic franchise networks.