James Larke

James is a solicitor and qualified in 2001. He spent some time in London specialising in commercial property matters before joining the property department at Burley Geach in 2014 where he now specialises in commercial property, estate and farm sales and purchases, complex residential property as well as other property related matters. James combines a solution led approach with excellent technical knowledge.


  • Estate and farm sales and purchases
  • Sales and purchases of commercial property
  • Property finance
  • Land development, including options, overage and planning agreements.
  • Leases of commercial premises
  • Residential property
  • Diversification
  • Rights and covenants

Recent work:

  • Complicated land matters

    Acting for a landowner on the grant of an option, subject to planning permission for a substantial development, with several overage arrangements imposed for the landowner’s benefit.

  • Purchase of a multi let property

    Acting on the purchase of a mixed use multi let property with complex funding arrangements.

  • Sale of a working farm

    Acting on the sale of a working farm with numerous residential dwellings, including the modification of various legal titles to enable the sale to complete.

  • Purchase of development land

    Acting on the purchase of potential development land with a complex joint venture arrangement.

  • Purchase of commercial land

    Acting for a buyer of commercial land where the seller was required to construct a new industrial unit to the buyer’s specification; together with associated build contract and collateral warranties.

  • Refinancing a property portfolio

    Acting for a funder on the refinance of a substantial portfolio of industrial estates and let dwellings.

  • The sale of a bank’s portfolio of securities

    Acting on the sale of a bank’s portfolio of security over multiple development sites.

  • Joint venture purchase

    Acting for a joint venture purchaser of a substantial residential development site from a blue chip company, with overage provisions.

  • Leasehold matters

    Acting for a tenant taking a new lease of prime central London office space.

  • High value property purchase

    Acting on the purchase of a high value London residential property with exchange of contracts secured in less than a week.


  • Conveyancing Quality Scheme
  • Panel membership for all major lenders

Personal interests:

In his spare time James enjoys spending time with his family in the Hampshire countryside.

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