James Souter

United Kingdom Chapter

Charles Russell Speechlys, Partner | London, United Kingdom


James specialises in all disputes relating to the use and occupation of land. He also has a significant advisory practice aimed at dispute avoidance. He has a wide-ranging client base which includes developers, investors, corporate, leisure and retail occupiers and high net worth individuals. He has considerable experience acting for clients in the higher courts and specialist property tribunals. James is recognised as an expert in the field of leasehold enfranchisement which has been developed through acting for one of the largest London estates as well as other landlords and a wide variety of tenants. He jointly heads the firm’s Enfranchisement group comprising 20 lawyers across three UK offices.

James is also recognised as an expert on rights of light and has developed a significant practice advising developers on this and other neighbourly matters. His work in this field is regularly…

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James Souter

CTBUH Designated Expert


United Kingdom Chapter, Board Member (2023 – Present)