James Hunter

Position: Partner
Phone: +(44)(0)1603 693267
Mobile: +44 (0) 7836 500 153
Fax: +(44)(0)1603 626370
Offices:Norwich

What can I do for you?

I am a partner in our corporate team. The thing that I like most about my job is working alongside clients to shape and then conclude their deals. The first step is always getting to know our client's business and understanding their commercial drivers.  

Supporting my clients’ ambitions

Working on a deal and meeting a demanding timetable requires energy and teamwork. It also requires a commercial and pragmatic approach. We work hard from the outset, listening to our clients and making sure our approach and our team are tailored to their needs and their objective. We focus on issues that are important and will make a difference.

My role is to lead our team and be the first port of call for our client on all issues. I have a track record of delivering transactions on time, on budget and always in a way that is client focused. A recent transaction that I enjoyed was helping a financial services client that was buying a group that included overseas companies. We worked alongside our client's in-house team and their lawyers in other countries to push forward the documents and to achieve a coordinated and favourable outcome. All the time, we were able to maintain constructive working relationships with the other law firms involved (and their clients) to ensure that the newly merged businesses got off to a flying start with their working relationship and spirit of collaboration intact.

What do others say?

Ask our competitors and our clients and they will all say we are straight talking but approachable and friendly. Chambers UK and the Legal 500 both rank our eastern region corporate finance team on its own in first place. We are described in Chambers UK as being a "national leader" outside London for our corporate work. The other main legal directory, Legal500, recently ranked us as Regional Corporate and Commercial Firm of the Year. They also say we have "unmatched strength in depth".  I am described as having "a strong streak of pragmatism and remains unflustered" as well as being "certainly excellent".

What else should you know?

In addition to my role in the firm's national corporate practice, I am head of our Norwich office, responsible for driving forward the whole of our business in this important and diverse market.