James Needham is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group in Birmingham, specialising in commercial development, investment and real-estate finance.
Needham advises on all stages of the development process, including strategic land, site assembly, pre-lets and forward sales.
He also works with property investors on acquisitions and disposals and managing their existing stock to protect the value of their investments.
Needham leads our real-estate finance team nationally. We act both for major commercial lenders on property-based funding transactions and for borrowers seeking funding whether by secured debt or interim development finance.
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A developer can commit the offence of ‘knowingly permitting’ the deposit of waste by its contractor, despite having no knowledge that the deposit was in breach of an environmental permit.
The case of Hershaw and ors v Sheffield City Council is a reminder to employers to be careful about how and what they communicate to their employees.
Analysis from The Lawyer
Compliance and corporate governance codes for large financial institutions will undoubtedly include provisions to regulate high pay in the future
There’s more to the ABS model than attracting the man in the street and procuring external investment. Partners at the big corporate firms, take note…