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Freeths LLP

WEST ONE, WELLINGTON STREET, LEEDS, LS1 1BA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0845 077 9570
Fax:
Fax 0845 077 9571
Email:
Web:
www.freeths.co.uk

James Hartley

Tel:
Work 07920 701822
Email:
Web:
www.freeths.co.uk/people/james-hartley/
Freeths LLP

Work Department

Commercial dispute resolution.

Position

Litigation and arbitration partner, with a focus on high-value and ‘high stakes’ matters. Currently handling a number of significant cases, including a major Group Action, several high value finance/banking litigation cases, competition litigation and professional negligence cases.

He regularly advises commercial clients on complex litigation risk management solutions, including funding and risk transfer/insurance. He is well respected in the London litigation funding market.

Career

Professional career with UK and international law firms – Freeths, DLA and CMS. CEDR accredited mediator. Publications of note: numerous articles on litigation risk management and funding.

Education

Abbey Grange C of E High School, Leeds; University of Central Lancashire (Law degree); Chester College of Law.

Leisure

Golf, family.


Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Within: Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

James Hartley heads the department at Freeths LLP, which also fields Lindsey Clegg, who has ‘excellent attention to detail’; Hartley’s work includes group actions, competition work, finance litigation and professional negligence claims while Clegg regularly works on cross-border litigation. Hartley recently acted for over 550 sub-postmasters in a claim against the Post Office regarding damages incurred following a failure of the computer system resulting in staff having to repay sums in the form of alleged shortfalls, and Clegg represented Onur Air in proceedings arising from the catastrophic mid-flight failure of an aircraft engine leased by the client. Peerless Europe, North Tyneside Council and Travis Perkins Group are also clients.

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