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Freeths LLP

FIFTH FLOOR, 3 ST PAUL'S PLACE, 129 NORFOLK STREET, SHEFFIELD, S1 2JE, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0845 077 9696
Fax:
Fax 0845 077 9603
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10507 SHEFFIELD
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Web:
www.freeths.co.uk

James Berry

Tel:
Work 0845 404 4177
Email:
Freeths LLP

Work Department

Commercial Dispute Managment

Position

James leads the Dispute Resolution team at Freeths’ Sheffield office which prides itself on building long-term relationships by being outcome-driven and providing commercial and pragmatic advice.

James advises a diverse range of clients with a particular focus on the manufacturing, construction and technology sectors. He deals with a wide variety of commercial disputes including complex IT issues, shareholder disputes, claims arising from sale and purchase agreements, warranty claims, professional negligence claims and commercial contract disputes. The Legal 500 recognises that he “works stupendously hard and is clever and easy to work with“.

James has extensive experience in handling interim injunction applications and is an active proponent of mediation. He also has experience of dealing with international claims involving companies who are based overseas including Australia, India, Pakistan, France and the US, dealt with through court proceedings and arbitration.

He has considerable experience of dealing with senior board members of companies across SMEs, PLCs, AIM and Fortune 500 – alongside a proven track record of performance and success with a focus on client care.


Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Within: Next generation lawyers

James Berry - Freeths LLP

Within: Commercial litigation: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Key names in Freeths LLP’s recently expanded Sheffield practice include team head James Hartley, who also works in the Leeds office; James Berry, who joined from Irwin Mitchell in 2018; senior associate Mark Gudgeon, who joined from CMS Sheffield; and associate Lisa Greenstreet, who has experience in the manufacturing and retail sectors. In a recent highlight, Hartley acted for over 550 postmasters in litigation against the Post Office relating to damages incurred following the failure of its computer system resulting in staff having to repay sums in the form of alleged shortfalls. Travis Perkins Group, Aldo, Peerless Europe and North Tyneside Council are also clients.

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