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James Williams, Senior Associate

James Williams

Senior Associate


Swedish and German (basic)

Practice notes

James is an senior associate in our Finance team in Manchester acting in relation to (i) contentious and non-contentious corporate recovery and insolvency, (ii) new lending and refinancing and (iii) personal insolvency matters. James has specialisms in insolvency matters in the following fields: partnerships, agriculture, construction, real estate, charities and education.

He advises on all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency law and works with insolvency practitioners and receivers to provide advice in relation to the terms of their appointment and conduct of the business and property while in office. He advises banks in relation to new lending and refinancing and the recovery options available to them. James also specialises in board advisory and transactional matters, including advice on restructuring, turnaround and director’s duties.

He acts for a number of corporate clients, clearing banks, private equity providers and insolvency practitioners.

James has written a number of articles which have been published in Corporate Rescue and Insolvency (Lexis).

James graduated from Durham University with a 2:1 degree in Politics (European Studies) in 2007 and spent a year aboard studying at the University of Uppsala and at the Försvarshögskolan in Stockholm. Following this, James achieved a distinction in the Graduate Diploma in Law and a distinction on the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in York and was awarded a first class Law degree.