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James Lowe

Partner

James specialises in regulatory law, representing clients across a range of sectors

"James is held in high regard and described by market sources as “very diligent in everything he does” He represents businesses and individuals across a spectrum of different industries including retail, food and healthcare"

Chambers UK

Experience

  • Advised employees of a major interested party at the Hillsborough Inquests. The investigations were complex, lengthy and sensitive in nature.
  • Represented numerous companies in respect of fatal accident investigations, Coroners’ inquests, and prosecutions for health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter, and gross negligence manslaughter. James provides clear strategic advice on handling the investigation and has vast experience in this area.
  • James represented a company involved in work on the Grenfell Tower block prior to the fire. He advised the company during the police investigation and throughout the data collection process. James frequently advises clients during inspections, visits and raids by regulators.
  • Advised and represented a Michelin star chef in respect of an investigation and prosecution following the death of a diner.
  • James has significant expertise in respect of food fraud and regularly handles investigations and prosecutions brought by local authorities and the Food Standards Agency. He successfully represented an individual in the recent Russell Hume investigation securing confirmation of no further action against his client.
  • Advised a waste operator who was investigated by the Environment Agency and subsequently charged with environmental permitting breaches and successfully defended a complex and significant proceeds of crime application.
  • Advised numerous companies throughout the Covid pandemic on compliance issues successfully challenging regulatory notices.
  • Represented a championship Race Circuit in relation to a Noise Abatement Notice leading to satisfactory renegotiated terms to the notice.

"James Lowe… represents businesses and individuals across a spectrum of different industries, including retail, food and healthcare. A source says: "He is one of the best regulatory lawyers I have worked with, and is very good at understanding the client's business perspective."

Chambers UK

Career

After gaining his law degree at Aberystwyth University in 1999, James completed an LLM at UCL in 2000. He joined international law firm DLA Piper as a trainee in 2001 and trained and qualified with the firm, working as a Senior Associate in the Corporate Defence team for many years.

James has worked at Higgs & Sons in the Black Country before moving to Harrison Clark Rickerbys where he was voted Worcestershire Law Society’s Solicitor of the Year in 2015 and became a partner in 2016. He then moved to George Green LLP to set up the firm’s regulatory offering before joining Wright Hassall in 2021. 

Interests

Outside work James enjoys cricket and is a member of Warwickshire County Cricket Club. He is a keen fly fisherman, travelling far and wide when time permits to enjoy the sport offered by the country’s finest chalk streams.

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