James Taylor

Partner - Head of Residential Property Department

My name is James and I am one of the Partners at AST Hampsons.  Having  joined the firm initially as a Trainee Solicitor in 2005, I now head up our Residential Property Department.  I am also actively involved in the management of the firm and enjoy making sure that the firm evolves and moves with the times but also always maintains its original heart and spirit.

I have been told that I am an approachable and efficient Solicitor who goes the extra mile for the client and, more importantly, that I am someone who cares about the client.  For me, good communication is everything and I enjoy working as a team with all parties involved in the transaction to achieve the end goal.  I am proud to have grown the department over the years and I am very proud of my team who are all very loyal and hard working. 

I deal with all property matters, both in the local area and further afield.  I also have specialist knowledge in new build property (to include Help to Buy), whether acting for the individual buyer from one of the Country’s main builders, or for the Developer and being involved in the initial purchase of the land and site set up and then the eventual plot sales.  My other area of expertise is in shared ownership property, which can be an area some Solicitors are not as confident in. 

I enjoy dealing with any property matters in such a way as to make the transaction as stress free and enjoyable as possible.  After all, this is most likely to be one of the largest and exciting financial transactions you will make in your life so why not let me and my team at AST help to navigate your way smoothly through the process. 

Out of work I enjoy both playing and watching tennis, I am a member of the Lancashire Country Cricket Club, I enjoy music and I can also often be found walking around our beautiful local countryside with my dog, Olive. 

If you would like to speak to either myself or a member of my team, we would be more than happy to explain the processes available to you so you can make an informed choice before proceeding.  I would also guarantee that any quote provided includes no hidden costs as it is important that you can budget properly.