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DAC Beachcroft LLP

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Sydney Fulda

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Commercial dispute resolution.


Manchester based partner specialising in commercial litigation, insolvency, fraud/asset recovery and a trained mediator. Sydney is a prominent and respected commercial litigator in the Manchester business arena and beyond and has featured prominently in the Legal 500 and Chambers legal directories for a number of years. Sydney acts for a wide range of clients including public and private companies, partnerships, directors, partners, professionals and office holders, as well as entrepreneurs, in a wide variety of disputes and difficult situations. Sydney’s experience includes contractual disputes, shareholder and partnership issues, emergency freezing and seizing injunctions, regulatory investigations, professional negligence, stock broking, banking and insolvency disputes (corporate and personal) fraud claims, investigations and asset and debt recoveries. Sydney is also experienced in mediations (he is a qualified mediator), arbitrations and adjudications and is appointed as a supervising solicitor on search and seizure orders.


Trained Livingstones 1986-1989; solicitor at Alsop Wilkinson 1989-1991; associate then partner and head of litigation at Berg Legal 1991-2010; partner at Halliwells 2010; partner at Davies Arnold Cooper (DAC Beachcroft LLP) 2010-date.


Insolvency Lawyers Association.


Manchester Polytechnic LLB (Hons) 2:1 1985.


Football (Derby County) and sports in general; walking, family, travel, cars and history.

North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Manchester

Within: Leading individuals

Sydney Fulda - DAC Beachcroft LLP

Within: Commercial litigation: Manchester

DAC Beachcroft LLP's  ‘excellent’ department handles complex shareholder, contract, professional negligence, fraud and insolvency cases, acting for individual and business clients across the TMT, healthcare and insurance sectors. Highlights included representing the Right Honourable Charles Clarke in claims against Mirror Group Newspapers arising from the unlawful obtaining and misuse of private and confidential information, and representing DHL Management Services in relation to a series of anti-suit injunctions. Irlam Wharf Properties, Make Positive, RSA and Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust are also clients. Department head Jan Levinson handles IT and outsourcing disputes as well as property claims and corporate matters, often with a cross-border element. Harald Loeffler regularly advises on misrepresentation, unlawful interference with contract and other economic torts, and professional negligence cases, while Sydney Fulda has a ‘wealth of experience’ in complex commercial cases. Senior associates Vicki Bates, who handles disputes involving insolvency practitioners, Andrew Martin, who specialises in shareholder, sports and licensing disputes, and Joanne Dumphy, who handles IT, insurance and healthcare cases, are also key members of the team.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

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

As part of the firm’s Northern team, DAC Beachcroft LLP’s practice includes team head Jan Levinson, Sydney Fulda and Harald Loeffler, all of whom split their time between Leeds and Manchester. The group is active in the healthcare space and Levinson focuses on IT and outsourcing disputes; he recently acted for Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in a contract dispute with its IT product licence provider. Lynne Young Associates, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are also clients. Leeds-based associate Tim Dennis regularly advises on procurement disputes.

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