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James Snaith

LLP Partner
T: 023 8048 2254

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  • Marinas
  • Building contracts
  • Property development

About James

I have a detailed knowledge of my specialist areas and can grasp complex issues quickly but in a way which goes to the hub of the business rationale behind and commercial realities for a transaction.

I advise on :

  • the drafting and negotiation of all types of construction contract and associated documents including performance bonds, guarantees, collateral warranties and deeds of novation;
  • the drafting and negotiation of professional appointments and associated documents relating to the construction industry;
  • the negotiation and agreement of all documentation relating to warranties including leases, land transfers, mooring licences and agreements, statutory and other consents (including from the Crown) required for the development and operation of marinas;
  • development issues related to marinas, commercial and residential development including in respect of development agreements, option agreements, overage agreements and pre-emption agreements.

Published Works

I have published numerous articles and contributions to books and provided a dissertation to the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers on collateral warranties.

Work Highlights

I advised on building contract issues in respect of the new hotel and golf course at the Ageas Bowl in 2011.  I have advised on the property issues relating to the joint venture for the establishment of a new marina in Cornwall in 2013.

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