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James is located at:

Southampton Office
Mountbatten House
Grosvenor Square
SO15 2JU
DX: 96882


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Southampton-based Tom Alder heads Lester Aldridge LLP‘s real estate team, which handles the full range of commercial property work in areas including housebuilding, finance, and management... The team was strengthened by the summer 2021 arrivals of partners James Realff and Bethan Dodd. Realff is experienced in all aspects of commercial property.Close quote

James is a Partner in the Southampton Real Estate Team and advises on all aspects of commercial property transactions including:

  • freehold acquisitions and disposals;
  • commercial land development;
  • landlord and tenant matters;
  • the sale and purchase of agricultural land; and
  • ecumenical property matters.

James is well known for his down-to-earth and engaging manner as well as his informed and commercial advice. He has been involved in a number of significant transactions including the purchase of multi-let retail and industrial estates, a shopping centre in Chatham and numerous brownfield sites for development as regional distribution centres for retailers. In addition, James has experience in the acquisition, disposal and financing of rural land as well as property portfolio management for large religious institutions.


James trained at an international law firm and joined Lester Aldridge from a national law firm in 2021.

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