James Norton is a partner in the real estate department at Fladgate.

He advises on a wide range of commercial property matters with a particular focus on the acquisition, disposal and management of real estate investments, corporate headquarters and development sites.

James currently acts for a number of leading property funds and asset managers including Capreon and Ares Management, and regularly advises on transactions involving office, retail, leisure and industrial properties.

His practice also includes representing major occupiers on their real estate needs and his clients include market leading blue-chip companies in sectors including international consultancy and defence.

James also spent some time on secondment after qualification within Royal Mail’s property strategy team, gaining a useful insight into the needs and challenges facing large scale operators.