Pinsent Masons

Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Established presence in the Midlands market, with a well-resourced team of solicitors supported by in-house forensic accountants and other specialists. Active in high-end, cross-border cases for multinational, blue-chip clients across a variety of sectors. Regularly acts for clients at all levels of court, including High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court proceedings.

Strengths One client reports: "They are specialists who know what they are doing and deliver, with the right blend of experience and enthusiasm."

Another says: "The team is very responsive and client-focused. They provide commercial advice, weighing up both the pros and cons and giving an opinion on a matter."

Work highlights Advised MML Capital Partners (MML) on a £28 million dispute with the former owners and current shareholders in R-Squared Holding, a company in which MML had invested.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Herring
regularly handles shareholder and transactional disputes, with deep expertise in civil fraud and asset recovery matters. According to a source, "he has good attention to detail and is able to see the strategic side of things and how the case needs to be directed and driven."

Greg Lowson
has great depth of litigation experience and is recognised for his track record in handling a range of complex commercial disputes. He is a solicitor advocate and can also advise clients on mediation proceedings.

Jason Kirwin
is regularly called upon by clients in the manufacturing and engineering sectors to advise on contractual disputes. He also handles shareholder litigation and matters related to alleged fraud. A source describes him as "a good operator who is diligent, hard-working, sensible and realistic."

Jim Richards
is head of the firm's Midlands litigation group. He is highly experienced in commercial disputes, particularly cases where fraud is alleged. A source describes him as "very good to work with," adding that "he is focused on delivering results and adding value for his clients."