James is a member of the Property Litigation Association and is listed in Chambers & Partners 2016 as a leading individual of Real Estate Litigation and The Legal 500 2016 as a recommended lawyer.
James focuses on contentious property matters including advising on dilapidations, forfeiture, rent review, lease renewals, breach of covenant, rent arrears recovery, service charge disputes and possession actions. He is highly experienced in advising landlords and tenants on the exercise of break notices and the consequences thereto.
James also has extensive experience advising on adverse possession and regularly advises private clients on disputes in the areas of restrictive covenants, rights of way, nuisance and boundaries.
James studied at University of West of England, Bristol.
James is a member of the The Law Society and the Property Litigation Association.
James is listed as a recommended lawyer for Property Litigation in The Legal 500 2016.
The Legal 500 UK 2016
James Picknell has extensive expertise in insolvency matters, forfeiture, lease renewals and breach of covenant issues. Sources describe him as "pragmatic, very detailed in his knowledge and very proactive."
Chambers & Partners UK 2017