Warners Solicitors will be open for business as usual until 5.15pm on Friday 22nd December.  Both of the firm’s offices will then be closed until 9am on Tuesday 2nd January 2024.


James Norman

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James is a Partner in the Commercial Property team. After practicing in the City for 12 years James joined Warners in 2022. He specialises in non-contentious Commercial Property with a focus on Property Development.

James’ approach is commercially-driven, drawing on his previous board director experience at a Real Estate investment group.


  • Purchase of a central London hotel from an offshore entity for the purpose of development into prime apartments.
  • The corporate sale of a commercial property investment company with over 200 let units for circa £40m.
  • Acting on the purchase and financing of several town-centre development sites in the South-East for the construction of between 25 and 102 residential units.
  • Acting on corporate purchases of ‘enveloped’ properties both for investment and development.
  • Significant experience on acting for both borrowers and lenders in relation to both commercial and residential development, bridging and mezzanine finance in relation to sites from 2 to 100+ units.
  • Acting on a large portfolio refinancing for a commercial property investor involving a wide variety of properties all over the Country.
  • Advising property developers on development opportunities and land acquisitions throughout the life of a project: from the taking of options over sites, through to the eventual unit sales and commercial pre-lets.
  • Acting on promotion and development agreements both for developers and landowners.
  • Advising on lease transactions involving retail, industrial and warehouse properties.
  • Advising on joint ventures, share buy-outs and buy-ins and investment structures; mostly for South African-based investors.
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