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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
DX:
10507 SHEFFIELD
Email:
Web:
www.freeths.co.uk

James Berry

Tel:
Work 0845 404 4177
Email:
Web:
www.freeths.co.uk/people/james-berry/
Freeths LLP

Work Department

Commercial Dispute Managment

Position

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James leads the Dispute Resolution team at Freeths’ Sheffield office which prides itself on building long-term client 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, enforcement of restrictive covenants, claims arising from the sale and purchase of businesses, 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 of dealing with High Court litigation particularly in the context of handling interim injunction applications, unfair prejudice proceedings and high value/commercially sensitive contractual disputes. He is an active proponent of alternative dispute resolution including mediation, expert determination and negotiation and 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 working with senior board members of companies across SMEs, PLCs, AIM and Fortune 500 – with a proven track record of success and particular emphasis on client care and delivering a high quality service.

Career

James started his career with Irwin Mitchell LLP where he qualified in 2009 and then became a Partner in May 2017. James subsequently joined Freeths LLP as a Partner in April 2018.

Leisure

Triathlon, Golf, Skiing.


Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Within: Next Generation Partners

James Berry - Freeths LLP

Within: Commercial litigation: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Freeths LLP handles a variety of contentious matters ranging from shareholder and partnership disputes to public procurement challenges, contractual claims, insolvency matters and reputation management work. James Hartley, who splits his time between the Leeds and Sheffield offices, heads up the team alongside the 'super smart' James Berry, who attracts praise for being 'very personable and quick on the uptake' and focuses on the manufacturing, construction and technology sectors. Senior associate Mark Gudgeon acts for clients in a range of commercial disputes including public procurement challenges.

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