James Walton Partner
James Walton Partner


James Walton

James operates a varied practice with a key focus area being the real estate finance sector; James is ranked by the Legal 500 as a leading lawyer in the area of real estate finance.

He has 15 years’ post qualification experience advising lenders, investors, financial institutions, private equity funds and loan servicers on all forms of finance transaction, including senior and mezzanine lending, debt purchasing, restructuring and loan workouts. James has a wealth of experience in advising buyers and sellers on transactions involving the disposal of portfolios of secured and unsecured debt.

He advises a range of large corporate, SMEs, private equity funds and insolvency practitioners on all forms of corporate transactions, including sales and acquisitions, insolvency situations, corporate restructuring and joint ventures, again with a key focus on the real estate sector.

Working closely with RK’s Dispute Resolution Group, James has been involved in numerous high profile litigation cases involving real estate finance issues, securitisation and other forms of complex financial structures.

He is an Associate Member of NARA (The Association of Property and Fixed Charge Receivers) and an Associate Member of R3 (The Association of Business Recovery Professionals) and regularly speaks at seminars and client workshops on issues related to his practice areas.