Partner, Head of Property
Following the appointment of Pinsent Masons’ Property Team to our Legal Panel we have been very impressed with the level of service we have received across all aspects of our UK Real Estate Portfolio. The team, headed up by James Crookes, splits their resource between their London and Leeds offices, which provides a good level of accessibility to the legal team, whilst providing a cost benefit overlay for our more standard work. The team adopts a commercial and responsive approach, which enables our Fund Managers the ability to operate efficiently on time critical projects
Gareth Dickinson - Head of Property, Royal London Asset Management
James has many years’ experience of commercial real estate, with a particular focus on undertaking investment and asset management work. He has acted for clients on a wide variety of acquisitions, disposals, fundings, developments and lettings, including major portfolio transactions, joint ventures and complex financing models.
James also specialises in developing and implementing innovative service delivery models, which maximise efficiency and consistency of approach for our clients.
James is responsible for our Real Estate relationships with a broad range of investors including UK and European institutions, fund managers, private equity houses and property companies.
Partner, Head of Risk Advisory Services
Jim was the head of the firmwide Litigation, Regulatory and Tax practice until November 2022 when he was promoted to be Group Head of the Firm’s Risk Advisory Services Group.
James advises on the creation, protection and commercialisation of all aspects of intellectual property, information technology and data protection.
John delivers project advisory and dispute resolution services to clients in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He now predominantly provides commercial, strategic and risk management advice on distressed infrastructure and process engineering projects in the UK and overseas.