James Oxley

Partner and Head of Corporate and Commercial

I am a Partner within the corporate & commercial team, I frequently advise both the private and public sector on commercial and company matters, including the acquisition and disposal of businesses; setting up and running businesses; information law including data protection, freedom of information & confidentiality. I also provide legal guidance on intellectual property rights, including copyright, trademarks (registration, oppositions, and infringement) and passing off, as well as a wide variety of general commercial contracts and sponsorship agreements.


Having previously worked for several City firms, I have a wealth of experience in business sales and acquisitions, advising start-up companies, setting up joint ventures, partnerships, international collaboration arrangements, general company law and constitutional issues.

In addition to my practice experience, I have given seminars and published articles on a broad cross-section of subject areas including company law, the law and its application to web sites, the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.


  • Loughborough University – (BA Hons)
  • College of Law, Guildford – CPE and LPC
  • James qualified as a Solicitor in 2000.

Memberships and Recognition

  • Member of the Law Society of England & Wales


T:020 3096 0825

11 Key points to consider before signing a commercial contract

James Oxley 11 Mar 2022

The corporate and commercial team at Harold Benjamin are frequently asked to review contracts prior to signature. This is sometimes a high-level…

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Data Protection Breaches – 4 Step Action Plan

James Oxley 20 Jan 2022

What should you do for smaller data protection breaches and will you be fined? In May 2018, the birth of the GDPR,…

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