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James is a Partner in the specialist licensing and regulatory team and has more than 10 years of experience in this area of law.
He is recognised by Chambers and Partners for his expertise in issues involving health and safety (UK wide), but he also has considerable experience of handling issues relating to:
- food safety and hygiene
- environmental law
- water and waste
- animal welfare
- pricing, product liability and product recall
- trading law
- advertising and promotions
- statutory nuisance
- Coroner’s Inquests.
James acts for national and local businesses and individuals and has represented clients in many industry sectors. He has particular expertise in manufacturing, heavy industry, food businesses, retail, brewing and licensed trade, property businesses and health care.
He regularly speaks at seminars and events, and writes articles on a wide range of issues.
James Lowe departed Higgs & Sons to join Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ licensing and regulatory group. He acts for local authorities and retailers, and sources say that “he has an eye for detail.”
Chambers and Partners 2014
Sources praise James Lowe of Harrison Clark Rickerbys LLP for his “great skill” of dealing with the HSE “in an assertive but inoffensive manner.” He joined the firm from Higgs & Sons in 2013. He undertakes health and safety work in areas such as transport, retail, manufacturing and food and leisure.
Chambers and Partners 2013
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As a SME manufacturing in the UK, we were very pleased to have James represent the Company in a complex Health and Safety case. He provided first rate advice, always responding promptly and effectively to any situation.
As well as offering great expertise in Health and Safety, he is very well connected in his field and was able to provide an extensive range of specialist contacts to offer detailed expert advice where required. It was a pleasure to work with James, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to any prospective clients.
Peter Watts of TRP Polymer Solutions Limited
James Lowe of Harrison Clark Rickerbys delivers high-quality health and safety advice to a broad spectrum of clients and is praised for the way in which he “takes a genuine interest in finding the solution for the client.” Sources say: “He is extremely personable and client-friendly.”
As a small business owner,dealing with food safety and hygiene issues can be a minefield. Having contacted James, he responded quickly providing sound advice, and was clearly skilled in this subject area. More importantly, he gave me a workable approach to resolving my issues, that both complied with legal and regulatory guidelines, and gave me confidence to move forward. He conveys an astute business sense, and I would most definitely recommend him to anyone looking for this type of expertise.
Heath Thomas at Harrison Clark Rickerbys is a ‘cutting-edge practitioner’; and James Lowe, who joined the team as a senior associate in April 2013, is an ‘expert’ in regulatory law and ‘works tirelessly and thinks laterally to find the most positive angle’. The firm’s long list of clients includes The Restaurant Group, The Sargeant Partnership, Aston Villa FC, and Birmingham City Council.
The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2014 Rankings
We are an International Retailer currently trading in 15 countries in Europe. We have worked with James for over 10 years, during that time he has provided extensive support and knowledge on product/retail legislation which has been invaluable as we have expanded into new markets. He has a keen understanding of the retail world and an extensive net of contacts around the world who are quick to react when assistance is needed. His technical legal knowledge is excellent and his will do attitude a pleasure to work with. We consider him to be one of our key providers of legal advice/assistance to our company.
Head of Global Product Safety Compliance at an International Retailer
James represented me in a regulatory dispute with a local authority, he was professional, personable, and had a deep understanding of the sector. I would have no hesitation recommending James.
I instructed James on many occasions over a period of 7 or 8 years. James consistently provided 1st class expertise and service on a range of regulatory topics. He became our preferred advisor on regulatory law; his abiltiy to bring about a positive outcome to any sceanrio really is top drawer. James has a sixth-sense for knowing what needs to be done, and this makes him extemely easy to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending James.
Elliott Frazer – Head of Business Standards, DSG Retail Limited
I used James on a variety of regulatory issues over a period of three years and always found him to offer sensible, practical advice with a rapid response time.
Former Company Secretary of Blacks Leisure Group PLC