James Hopgood

James is an Associate Solicitor in the Corporate and Commercial team and works from the Norwich office.

James has worked with clients from household names to start-up businesses delivering advice on a range of business matters including business sales and purchases, services agreements, and banking arrangements. He has also advised on a range of technical issues including, most recently, data protection.

James joined Spire in July 2019 after training and working for a number of years with a well regarded regional commercial firm. Before that, James studied law at the University of Durham where he graduated with Bachelors and Masters Degrees in law, obtaining a distinction in the latter.

In his spare time James enjoys running, photography and travel.

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Shout out to James Hopgood and Roger Margand. Both are very pragmatic and responsive business partners for us to have. Deadlines are always met and there is never a sign of frustration from either of them.
Legal 500, 2022