After graduating with an LLB Honours degree from the University of Leeds, Jim gained a Masters Degree in Law.
He qualified as a solicitor in 1970 following completion of his training contract with a commercial practice in central Manchester.
He was subsequently appointed a lecturer in law at the University of Keele where he stayed for a period of four years.
He then returned to general practice before joining Jim Waldron as partner in Waldron & Schofield in January 1982 until their practice merged with McHale & Co in October 2011.
Jim specialises in commercial property and also wills and probate.
He is a keen cyclist and walker.