About Me

I'm a Senior Associate in our Commercial law practice in London, and a member of the leadership team of our international Hotels, Hospitality & Leisure group.

I help hospitality, leisure and retail businesses expand into new markets and channels. A specialist in franchising, distribution and hotel management agreements, I also advise on the supply chain arrangements which sit behind these businesses.

You'll find me recommended in the legal directories for Franchising and for Hospitality & Leisure.


  • MA (Cantab), Spanish & French - St. Catharine's College, Cambridge (2010).
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) - Kaplan Law School (2014).


  • Solicitors Regulation Authority in 2017.
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'James Fowler has extensive knowledge of the industry and a meticulous approach to legal challenges which was outstanding. He navigated complex matters, ensuring our interests were well protected. Collaborating with James was seamless. He was responsive, keeping me informed throughout the process and providing timely support.'

Legal 500, 2024

'James is always on the spot and able to comprehend and implement my commercial needs'.

Chambers and Partners UK, 2024

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