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Ben James

Senior Associate

Ben specialises in all areas of residential conveyancing.

"Wright Hassall is small enough so that they are very personable and approachable yet large enough to have all the expertise needed"

Legal 500


No two properties are the same and some of the more unusual transactions Ben has been involved in include the sale and purchase of a church, sale and purchase of farm land, and staircasing in shared ownership properties.

"Wright Hassall LLP’s work is ‘on a par with the big London firms’."

Legal 500


After reading English Language and Linguistics at Lancaster University and graduating in 2010, Ben undertook the GDL law conversion course and then the LPC at The College of Law in Chester. He completed his training contract at Higgs LLP, qualifying as a solicitor in 2015.

He has since specialised in residential property working at firms in Worcestershire and Solihull, including heading up a small department at the latter, before joining Wright Hassall as a Senior Associate in 2022.


  • Deputy Chair – Birmingham Law Society Property & Development Committee


Outside of work, Ben enjoys going to the gym, writing (he is the author of two books), reading, playing golf (badly), learning Spanish and travelling.

Meet the team

Meet the team
Carol O'Leary - Head of Conveyancing
Carol O'Leary Partner – Head of Residential Property