James advises the firm’s public, housing and third sector clients in relation to corporate, commercial, regulatory and public procurement issues.

He regularly advises clients on complex, high value and high profile projects in the public sector and has a strong track record in helping to develop innovative funding and service delivery models across a range of sectors, including the affordable housing, charity, community renewable energy and sports sectors.

Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession lists James as a “Leader in the Field” in Social Housing, where clients note that he provides “expert knowledge on public procurement.” Clients appreciate that he is “able to impart his expert knowledge in an easy to understand way for his audience.”

The Legal 500 lists James as a “Leading Lawyer” in Social Housing and “Recommended Lawyer” in Charities & Not-for-Profit; EU & Competition, Local Government and Parliamentary & Public Affairs.


James McMorrow is highly experienced in handling regulatory matters, in addition to advising RSLs on constitutional partnerships. "He is a subject matter expert, with a keenly developed knowledge of our sector, the environment in which we operate and the issues we face." "He is very professional and gives clear advice. He is a thoughtful and practical individual."

- Chambers UK 2021

Co-head James McMorrow focuses on corporate, commercial, regulatory and public procurement issues. A source comments: 'James McMorrow and his associates provided detailed advice and suggested wording for our response on a timeous basis.'

- Legal 500 2021

James McMorrow routinely advises social housing clients on regulatory and public procurement matters, as well as handling transactions such as cross-border RSL partnerships. Clients say of him: "James has been extremely supportive over the years and has helped us enormously."

- Chambers UK 2020

“James McMorrow is always adaptable and supportive from start to finish even when the goal posts move.”

- Legal 500 2020


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