James Nelson

James is a second-year Trainee Solicitor based in the High Wycombe office. He is currently completing his third seat in the Commercial Property department where he assists on several matters, including acquisitions and disposals of freehold and leasehold properties, commercial lease negotiations and licensing work.

James also has experience from his first seat in the Residential Property team, where he worked on freehold and leasehold sale and purchase transactions, as well as remortgages and Transfers of Equity. During James’ second seat in the Personal Injury team, he assisted on several matters involving sensitive and complex accidents.

James completed his (Graduate Entry) LLB at City Law School in London and then went on to complete the LPC at University of Law in Guildford. Alongside his studies, James worked as a Criminal Litigation Paralegal at Blaser Mills, involving himself in the preparation of legal defence documents and assessing materials from the prosecution to identify viable defences.

Prior to undertaking his law degree, James worked for a business consultancy firm based in London – implementing change management and strategic move management projects for a vast range of commercial and public sector clients.

Life as a Trainee:

“You hit the ground running from day one- conducting research, finding appropriate solutions to problems and being given responsibility on multiple cases. Blaser Mills’ appeal to me was twofold– I wanted to be part of a firm that was modernising and growing on the one hand, whilst maintaining its culture and reputation on the other. The culture of the firm combines approachability with professionalism. Partners, associates and support staff are openly willing to provide guidance and support when needed.”

Career History:

  • 2016: Trainee Solicitor, Blaser Mills LLP
  • 2015: LPC, University of Law (Guildford), Commendation
  • 2014-2016: Criminal Litigation Paralegal, Blaser Mills LLP
  • 2013-2015: GeLLB (Hons), City Law School, City University London
  • 2011-2013: Business Consultancy, London
  • 2008-2011: BA (Hons) Modern History, University of Westminster