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James Hope


James is a commercial property lawyer and the head of the Wiggin property group, with extensive experience advising a wide variety of international clients on their real estate requirements.

“I advise on all aspects of commercial property law, but I work primarily in specialised areas for clients in the film & TV, interactive entertainment, betting & gaming and technology sectors.

The requirements of this role can be fairly novel – whether that’s how to structure a multi-million-pound studio hire agreement, how to draft a location contract for driving tanks over the Sussex countryside, how a country estate can facilitate a music festival, or how an interactive gaming start-up should negotiate lease terms with a tech-hub.

This sector focus means I can help clients quickly identify key points of focus and concern, navigate their way through developments in statute, case law and business practices, and implement effective solutions.”