James is a Partner and Head of Property at Vardags. He has an industry reputation for his astounding drive, rigour, and care for his clients; he specialises in complex, high and ultra high-value, and high-profile cases, including acquisitions, disposals, restructurings, and lease management.
James is an expert on the prime and super-prime London residential markets and frequently deals with highly complex, high-value, and high-profile cases. James is completely commited to his clients, working tirelessly for them, and is known for undertaking extremely thorough investigations into properties with incredible speed. The advice he provides is both brilliant and sensible, his solutions clever and practical, even when working under pressure.
James is renowned in the industry for his unparalleled drive and enthusiasm in acting for individuals, trustees, and corporations from around the world. His work involves advising clients on their acquisitions, disposals, ownership restructurings (including trusts and de-envelopments) and lease extensions and renewals. James’ ability to skilfully identify and simplify complex issues is invaluable in his work, which often involves multiple jurisdictions and sophisticated structures.
James is ranked as a "notable practitioner" in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2018: "James Bunker works on high-value London property deals, and his clients also benefit from his experience in property structuring and de-enveloping." James was also featured as a Top Recommended Individual in the Spears 500, where he was described by a leading buying agent as “utterly brilliant.”
James read Law at The University of Reading and graduated in 2000. He went on to study for the LPC at The College of Law in Guildford.
James trained and qualified at a West End firm, before continuing his professional development at several leading City-based private client firms. He joined Vardags as the Head of Property.
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“James is superb and he always delivers the speed, efficiency and service level our clients expect.”Jo Eccles, Managing Director, SP Property Group
“[James Bunker] - utterly brilliant.”Alex Stroud, Property Consultant
“[James Bunker] is always the first on my list when asked by vendors, buyers or even friends if I can recommend a lawyer.”Harry Berry, Henry and James Estate Agents, Belgravia
“James is absolutely first class. He is head and shoulders above many who work at the top end of the London property market.”Arthur Lintell, Knight Frank