James Leighton

James Leighton

Director, Solicitor

James is a solicitor in the firm’s commercial department and undertakes a wide range of contentious and non-contentious work.

From a contentious perspective, James has experience in dealing with a variety of different claims from small claims all the way through to multi-million pound cross-jurisdictional disputes. James has experience in commercial litigation, consumer credit litigation, contentious probate disputes and intellectual property litigation. James is committed to getting the best results for his clients in a cost effective manner.

James also undertakes non-contentious work, working closely with businesses to draft documentation such as terms and conditions, sale contracts, service contracts and much more. James also has experience in assisting businesses to comply with strict regulatory frameworks, a recent example being to assist a pay day loan lender on its compliance with the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and the Financial Conduct Authority guidance.

James has acted for a number of global brands and companies all over the world alongside SMEs and individuals. James takes the time to learn about, and understand his client’s goals, so that client’s objectives can be met in the most efficient way.


"I just wanted to say thank you for all your help - it's been so easy to work with you" - ZC
"I’ve been really glad you have been steering this and I don’t think we’d have got here without your support." - RC
"When I knew that I needed the support of a lawyer to deal with my issue, I was extremely nervous as I did have a bad experience before, dealing with an Inheritance issue. However, I should have not worried. From the first call, James Leighton has been such a great support and replied to all communication within a couple of hours. His knowledge was invaluable, and I will most certainly recommend James and the entire staff at Bennett Oakley. Thank you so much for all your help and support James." - CR
"Thank you again for all your help you have been brilliant I can’t thank you enough for you work and kindness" - TM