James specialises in non-contentious construction matters and has experience of acting for contractors, developers, consultants and funders in various projects in the UK, throughout the Middle East and in Australia. His experience covers drafting and negotiating building contracts, consultancy agreements, warranties and also ancillary documents such as performance bonds, parent company guarantees, supply contracts and facility management contracts.
James has run the London Marathon (twice) and has played rugby in Wales, England and Australia.
James studied at the University of Wales and the College of Law in Chester. Legal career: Wragge & Co, Minter Ellison (Brisbane and Sydney) and Trowers and Hamlins (Dubai). While in the Middle East James also worked at the largest law firm in the region and worked in-house for a government developer. James has now relocated back to his native country of Wales and joined Acuity in 2014.
"He clearly knows his subject matter and is able to unravel very complex legal issues to deliver solutions to his clients."Chambers UK
Non-contentious practitioner James Williams advises on a wide range of contractual matters and is a particular expert in regeneration and development schemes. "James is a knowledgeable, reassuring and hands-on lawyer," according to one source, while another interviewee notes: "He clearly knows his subject matter and is able to unravel very complex legal issues to deliver solutions to his clients."Chambers UK
Team head James Williams and senior associate Jonathan Culley provide ‘an excellent service and clear guidance.Legal 500
Case Studies - 19 January 2015
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News - 19 March 2018
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News - 18 January 2018
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News - 04 May 2017
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