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Ashtons Legal

WATERFRONT HOUSE, WHERRY QUAY, IPSWICH, IP4 1AS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01473 232425
Fax:
Fax 01473 230505
DX:
3221 IPSWICH
Email:
Web:
www.ashtonslegal.co.uk

James Griffiths

Tel:
Work 01473 261319
Email:
Web:
www.ashtonslegal.co.uk/our-people/james-griffiths
Ashtons Legal

Work Department

Commercial Property

Position

Partner

Career

James trained with Ashtons LEgal, qualified as a Solicitor into Commercial Property in 2000 and was made a Partner in 2005.  James became Business Unit Director for Commercial Property in 2015, and Head of Group for Property in 2017.

James is Head of our Commercial Property team and specialises in commercial property work including:

  • The sale and purchase of freehold and leasehold premises
  • Investment properties
  • Development sites
  • Property finance work
  • Landlord and tenant matters
  • Other associated property issues.

Languages

English

Member

Law Society

Education

Leicester University 1993 to 1996 – History degree - 2(i).
College of Law, London 1996 to 1997 – Common Professional Exam.
College of Law, London 1997 to 1998 – Legal Practice Course – Commendation.


East Anglia: Real estate

Commercial property: Ipswich

Within: Commercial property: Ipswich

The commercial property practice at Ashtons Legal operates as a single unity across all of the firm's offices in East Anglia and is led from Ipswich by experienced partner James Griffiths. His practice encompasses the sale and purchase of freehold and leasehold premises, advice on investment properties, property finance transactions, development projects, and landlord/tenant matters. He has the support of associate Simon Burnip whose recent work includes the purchase of a development site that was simultaneously sold off to a pub operator, and which included a lease for a major hotel operator. Associate Alexandra Chater is also recommended.

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