About Me

I'm a partner in our London office, specialising in real estate and hotel finance, both in the UK and internationally. I have extensive experience of advising lenders and borrowers in relation to a broad range of real estate assets on senior debt, mezzanine debt and preferential equity transactions.

I regularly work with a broad range of lenders, including domestic and international banks, debt funds, insurers and family offices and advise a number of major property and hotel groups, both on transactions and on key strategic projects.

I am particularly well known in the leisure and hospitality industry and have over 20 years' experience working with clients in this field. I have extensive knowledge of hotel operating agreements and non-disturbance agreements. I regularly speak at and chair industry conferences and events on key issues affecting the sector.


  • Southampton University, LL.B (Hons)
  • Guildford School of Law, Legal Practice Course (Distinction)


  • Solicitors Regulation Authority in 1999
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'James Salford has a wealth of experience dealing with project financing, with a particular focus on the hotels and leisure industry. He is described by clients as 'very competent and experienced. He knows the hotel sector well.''

Chambers UK 2020

'James Salford 'provides excellent service,' according to clients. He is well regarded for his experience advising a range of clients on real estate financing transactions. He is particularly noted for his expertise in the leisure and hospitality sector.'

Legal 500 UK 2020

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