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James Downey


James is a City trained corporate lawyer and also a successful entrepreneur retaining an interest in a business he co-founded.  He has advised on a wide range of transactions including fundraising and investments, M&A, joint ventures, group reorganisations and general corporate and commercial advisory work for public and private companies.  He also has specialist in-house legal experience supporting fast growth businesses having worked with our partners LegalEdge and for GE Capital.  James qualified as a UK lawyer in 2007 after a career as a Tornado navigator in the RAF.


  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Fundraising, business investments and exits
  • Corporate finance
  • Asset and share sales and purchases
  • Joint ventures
  • Commercial contracts

Work History

  • RAF 1992-2002
  • Eversheds LLP, Leeds, 2005-2007
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, London, 2007-2013
  • Business owner, White Mountain Chalets Limited, 2012-
  • GE Capital (Lawyers on Demand), London 2015-2016
  • Joined Legal Edge 2017 and Peregrine Law 2018

James Downey

Corporate & Commercial

+44 (0)7980 603455

+44 (0)20 3858 0800