Our Team


James R Wynne

Commercial Consultant

James obtained his BA at the University of Natal in 1992 and his LLB at the same institution in 1994. James completed his articles at one of the large corporate firms and was admitted as an attorney in 1997.


James joined JFA Inc as a consultant in 2012 and works predominantly in the field of corporate and commercial law. He advises on company law matter, general commercial law and drafts contracts. He combines an analytical, problem-solving approach with good communication and planning skills, and holistic thinking. James has worked both in the formal practice of law and outside thereof, in the corporate sector and brings with him a wealth of legal experience coupled with the benefit of empirical corporate experience.

James started out in one of the major corporate law firms and gained experience in all the major areas of law before focusing on corporate and commercial law. He moved to the in-house legal division of one of the large auditing firms, working with other professional services such as tax and audit as part of a multi-disciplinary professional services environment. He then worked overseas (Switzerland) as in-house legal counsel for an international company before returning to South Africa.

James is also a trained commercial mediator having completed the Commercial Mediator Skills Course presented by the University of Stellenbosch in 2014. James is a committed advocate of mediation as a means of dispute resolution and provides an independent, facilitative role so as to arrive at quick and cost effective settlement. James’ strong legal background combined with additional experience in professional services and management, gives him a broader focus and a more business-orientated approach. While he specializes in commercial law, his experience in non-legal environments makes him a legal generalist who can problem-solve effectively.

James is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys challenging hikes, mountaineering and kloofing when not engaged in professional matters.

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Situated in Cape Town, South Africa, Jason Freel & Associates
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