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James Simpson

James Simpson - Partner


James is a Partner in the Cambridge Real Estate Team and is a member of the firm's Banking and Finance Group.


James advises on a full range of non-contentious Real Estate matters including investment and development site acquisition/disposals, negotiation of all types of pre-let agreements, option agreements, property funding, corporate support work and a broad range of leasehold work.


James graduated with an Upper Second Class Honours Degree in Economics at University College London before completing his Legal Practice Course at the College of Law. James qualified as a solicitor at a City of London Law Firm in 1996 before joining Hewitsons Real Estate team in 2000.

Additional information

A Leading Lawyer in Legal 500 Client’s Guide to the Legal Profession 2020 and in Chambers & Partners UK Guide to the Legal Profession 2019.

Hewitsons LLP

Hewitsons LLP

Number of Years Experience

23 years

Date of Qualification


Latest testimonials

"It goes without saying - thank you Trish and David for your excellent work - it is no wonder why you are top of our solicitor list!"
Mr S - Property Acquisition

"Friendly, efficient, pragmatic, sound, cost effective advice."

Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"A particular pleasure to work with James Simpson and Michael Russell, a steadier and more effective two pairs of hands it would be hard to match. Both have consistently proven their superior experience above their counterparts in acquisitions on our behalf."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

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