James Freeman

Role: Solicitor
Dept: Litigation
Location: Preston
Direct Dial: 01772 904259

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James is a litigator specialising in commercial property matters.  Based in our Preston office, James advises clients on a wide range of landlord and tenant issues including breach of contract, break clauses, business lease renewal and lease surrender, dilapidations claims, forfeiture and relief from forfeiture, recovery of land or premises from unauthorised occupiers and service charges.

James understands that both landlords and tenants require pragmatic commercial advice -  not just a summary of the law – and strives to ensure all clients achieve the best possible outcome.


James is experienced in a range of commercial and civil disputes, and specialises in advising commercial property landlords and tenants.


James joined Napthens from the Lancaster branch of Simpson Millar in 2019, having qualified as a Solicitor at BSG Solicitors in Preston.

More about James Freeman

What would go into your Room 101? 

Love Island

Name your favourite book/ film?

Catch 22/Apocalypse Now

Who would be your ultimate 3 dinner guests?

Rory Best, Andrew Neil, Ken Burns

If you had an alternative career what would be your fantasy job? 

Playing 'Number 8' for Ulster and Ireland