James Burgess LL.B (Hons)

Direct Dial: 01226 215219 | E-mail: jburgess@mkbsolicitors.co.uk

James qualified as a solicitor in September 2004, having trained at a UK Top 100 law firm in the North East of England.  In 2006, James joined a niche commercial practice in Newcastle upon Tyne, specialising in all aspects of commercial property, before joining another UK Top 100 law firm based in the North East of England.

James joined MKB in June 2011 and specialises in commercial and residential property (including both commercial and residential development), together with company and commercial matters.


James has significant experience across all aspects of commercial and residential property, including landlord and tenant work, acquisition and disposal (individual and multiple sites), portfolio and estate management, commercial development, secured lending and property and development finance.  He also has a broad experience of company and commercial practice and frequently advises in connection with matters relating to commercial contracts, transactional positioning and the disposal or acquisition of businesses and companies.

Since joining MKB in 2011 James has on average year on year handled 75 to 100 commercial property transactions, 200 to 250 residential property transactions (including development and investment transactions, often being commercial in nature) and 50 to 60 company/commercial transactions.  However, in more recent years and months James has begun dedicating the majority of his time to commercial property and company/commercial matters, so that at the time of writing (October 2018) the work type percentages undertaken in connection with his practice are approximately 85 percent commercial property (including commercial and residential development matters) and company/commercial and 15 percent residential property.  This work balance reflects James’ training background and he is delighted to be focussing upon development of the firm’s commercial practice, having been appointed Head of Department in 2018.

Client Comments: –

“Professional yet very friendly service from Legal Team handling a house sale, purchase and Legal Charge.  James Burgess took time to speak to me personally and explain legalities connected with the services being offered by MKB”. 

“A superb service provided by James Burgess and his team.  Constantly kept up to date and the transaction was completed efficiently.  Would not use anyone else after such a positive experience.  Thank you very much!”. 

“James was very attentive and we knew he had our best interests in hand.  Made buying and selling a lot less stressful knowing we had an excellent team supporting us”.