James Danaher

Senior Partner, London West End

James joined Streathers as a trainee in 2001, qualifying into the property department where he has been a partner since 2010. James was appointed senior partner in 2021 and he is also the firm’s anti-money laundering compliance and reporting officer and the compliance officer for legal practice.

James advises homeowners, investors, developers and private banks from the UK and overseas on all aspects of residential property including:

  • sales and purchases
  • remortgages
  • transfers of equity
  • exclusivity agreements
  • lease variations
  • licences for alterations
  • ground rent investments
  • auction sales
  • site acquisition
  • plot sales
  • shared ownership

James has built a reputation for keeping clients well-informed, and for advising not only on the legal aspects of the transaction but also the practical and commercial considerations. His focus is primarily on the central London property market, where his calm and proactive approach helps to ensure that transactions reach a successful conclusion.

Recent experience:

  • Acting on the £50m purchase of a large London property
  • Advising an entrepreneur on the £20m acquisition of a new family home
  • Advising on the site acquisition, development and subsequent sale of prestigious properties in the Home Counties
  • Advising a buy to let investor on the purchase of a substantial portfolio of new-build investment properties
  • Acting for private banks in connection with lending to borrowers acquiring London property
  • Advising a commercial investor on the acquisition and subsequent auction sale of a substantial ground rent investment portfolio

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