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Freeths LLP

CUMBERLAND COURT, 80 MOUNT STREET, NOTTINGHAM, NG1 6HH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0115 936 9369
Fax:
Fax 0115 859 9600
DX:
10039 NOTTINGHAM
Email:
Web:
www.freeths.co.uk

Graham Greenfield

Tel:
Work 0845 274 6904
Email:
Freeths LLP

Work Department

Commercial litigation.

Position

Head of commercial litigation department and also head of the insolvency unit, Graham is widely recognised as one of the East Midlands’ leading insolvency lawyers with over 26 years’ experience in this field. He has acted nationally and internationally and has complimentary experience in banking litigation. Graham frequently represents a wide portfolio of insolvency practitioner clients acting regularly for many of the larger firms of accountants as well as the quality smaller firms. Graham’s commercial litigation experience is vast, including representing clients all the way up to the Court of Appeal. He regularly deals with complex, commercial, financial and professional negligence matters and has a depth and breadth of knowledge that is commensurate with his many years of experience.

Career

Articled Freeths; qualified 1987; partner 1991.

Education

Gedling School; Nottingham University.


East Midlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Nottingham and Derby

Within: Commercial litigation: Nottingham and Derby

Phenomenal in every respect’, Freeths LLP has ‘a strong and respected presence in the East Midlands’, fielding a ‘close-knit team’ that impresses with its ‘outstanding depth of knowledge’. The group is ‘very well-regarded in insolvency matters’, but also excels in instructions pertaining to breach of contract, professional negligence and breach of trust, as well as complex tax schemes and commercial fraud in a domestic or cross-jurisdictional context. The practice is led by Graham Greenfield, who has ‘vast depth of experience and knowledge’, Jonathan Jefferies and the ‘outstandingGuy Berwick, and includes ‘conscientious’ associate Jade Flint, who ‘is a safe pair of hands’. Greenfield and Flint represented two defendants in connection with proceedings brought by Towergate Financial concerning the sale of shares to the claimant. Other mandates included acting for Bio Dynamic in potential claims against Veolia Environmental in relation to the delivery of incorrectly categorized waste to one of Bio Dynamic’s anaerobic digestion plants, causing the plant to be closed by the Animal and Plant Health Agency, leading to substantial loss of profit. The Administrators of Central Nottinghamshire Clinical Services, The Way Ahead Group and Bell & Chennells are additional clients.

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East Midlands: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

The ‘highly knowledgeable’ group at Freeths LLP handles the full spectrum of restructuring, corporate recovery and insolvency work, with particular expertise in complex investigatory work and anti-avoidance and asset realisation cases. Nil-asset cases with significant deficiencies and corresponding forensic work are also areas of focus for the practice, which is headed by Simon Baigent and includes Graham Greenfield, whose ‘vast depth of experience and knowledge’ together with his ‘calm and considered demeanour’ inspires ‘complete confidence in his abilities’. Clients include Mazars, Elwell Watchorn Saxton and PKF Cooper Parry Group.

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