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Pinsent Masons

Litigation

2 ranked lawyersBand 1MidlandsUK 2022 View ranking table

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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 source notes: "The team is responsive, available and good at giving concise, commercial and pragmatic advice."

"I have been pleased with their service, responsiveness and clarity of thought and strategy," a client reports.

Work highlights

Defended Watches of Switzerland against a breach of contract claim brought by an overseas supplier, as well as handling the company's £2.2 million counterclaim disputing the contractual terms and oral agreements between the parties.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Herring regularly handles shareholder and transactional disputes, with deep expertise in civil fraud and asset recovery matters.
"Andrew Herring is excellent and I get the feeling he can handle anything. He gives issues his full attention, communicates issues well and is pragmatic and timely." "He is a really innovative thinker and finds interesting ways to go about cases."

Jim Richards is head of the firm's Midlands litigation group. He is highly experienced in commercial disputes, particularly cases where breach of contract or fraud is alleged.

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Midlands

Litigation


Andrew Herring
Band 4
Jim Richards
Band 3