James Dakin

James Dakin

Co-founder and Partner


+44 (0)7733 264 800

James is a finance expert who likes to operate as a member of the strategic team and get straight to the issues that matter. For much of his career he acted for big banks and institutional borrowers, and more recently has worked with private firms and start-ups involved in commercial property and its funding.

He gets a real sense of satisfaction working for smaller organisations because the results of his efforts directly benefit his clients. Helping dynamic, entrepreneurial, imaginative people to achieve their ambitions gives James the opportunity to test his knowledge, both legal and commercial, every day.

What James's clients say...

Newmanor Law are a pleasure to work with. James provides pragmatic, commercial advice and has contributed greatly to both the Hallcroft Investment Club strategy and our processes. Highly recommended!

Ian Stockdale
Director, Hallcroft Finance

I am a residential developer who recently completed the construction of luxury apartments in the London Borough of Bromley. The real estate and real estate finance team at Newmanor, in particular James, Karen, Edmund and Mandy, assisted with the development lease for the site, the financing for the development and the long leases for the apartments. The service provided was excellent. The team do what they say, they push the transaction and then tell me where we are up to. Very responsive and all for a genuine fixed fee. I am happy to recommend Newmanor Law’s services.

Bob Dickman
Director, Orchard House (Bickley) Limited

We needed to complete two mezzanine development loans within two weeks to hit the CBILS deadline. Newmanor got the job done, without cutting any corners. We provide relatively small mezzanine development loans. We need expert lawyers, but at a price that fits with our loan size. Newmanor’s fixed fee approach gives us and our clients comfort that legal bills won’t spiral out of control.

Ed Marley-Shaw
CEO, Clearwell Capital

Publications authored by James

Belated Christmas lunch

Commercial property lenders beware: Companies House fraud is on the rise

News Round-Up – July 2022