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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

Freeths LLP handles a range of issues including international dispute resolution and arbitration, trusts, estates and private litigation, pensions matters, competition litigation and insurance sector claims. James Hartley, who has expertise in litigation funding, heads the team, which includes Lindsey Clegg, who is frequently instructed in cross-border commercial disputes, and legal director Stephen Lewis, who has particular expertise in insurance litigation. The team benefits from the addition of senior associate Laura Short, a trusts and estates dispute specialist, who joined from Jones Myers LLP.

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Commercial litigation: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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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