Jim advises on all aspects of commercial property and maintains a particular interest in commercial and residential developments. He regularly acts for landlords and tenants in the negotiation of leases for retail, office, industrial and hotel accommodation, as well as advising on the management of such properties, including the negotiation of rent reviews and lease renewals. Jim has advised both GB and US funds on the proposed acquisition of Northern Ireland loan portfolios. He is also well versed in leading due diligence exercises, having been involved in the financing of various major Northern Ireland property assets by GB and NI banks.
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Recognised as a Leading Individual by the Legal 500 2018 for Northern Ireland: Commercial Property
Recognised for expertise in Northern Ireland Business Tenancies legislation and commercial lease rent reviews and has lectured on these subjects to the RICS in NI.
Recognised as a leader in Northern Ireland Real Estate in the Legal 500 (a “joy to work with”, according to the 2015 edition) and in Chambers UK.
|2017||Keystone Law (NI) | Senior Solicitor|
|1990-2017||Cleaver Fulton Ranking | Assistant Solicitor, Associate then Partner and Director|
|1989-1990||Collyer Bristow | Assistant Solicitor|
|1989||Qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales|