James Hutchinson


T: 020 7469 0408
E: j.hutchinson@beale-law.com

James Hutchinson

Brunel University (LLB) College of Law, London, Legal Practice Course

England and Wales 2003
Ireland 2019

Partner in Beale and Company


Main areas of expertise

James is a corporate partner and heads our Corporate department. James trained at the firm, before moving to the Corporate Finance team at Pinsent Masons. He subsequently rejoined the firm and became a partner in 2011.

He has a broad corporate practice which covers mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. He specialises in acting for clients in the construction, technology and financial advisor sectors. His experience includes advising on acquisitions and disposals, reorganisations, joint ventures, MBOs, shareholders’ agreements, LLP agreements, client bank purchases in the regulated IFA market, corporate governance and high value technology contracts.

He works closely with our Insurance team advising on W&I insurance matters and our Projects team in relation to public procurement.

James acts for clients ranging from international PLCs to owner-managed businesses. A considerable proportion of his transactions are cross border, particularly US/UK. His team uses the latest technology to project manage and streamline transactions, using our in-house deal hub, online due diligence platform and AI development.

James is a member of the Association of Partnership Practitioners, the Procurement Lawyers’ Association, the Society of Computers and Law and the City of London Law Society.