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Eversheds Sutherland

James Southworth

Manchester, UK UK Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Banking Litigation
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James Southworth is adept at handling contentious proceedings for leading national banks and is head of the firm's financial disputes team across its Northern offices. He is skilled in managing regulatory disputes and investigations as well as high-value litigation relating to mis-selling, negligence and breaches of contract.
"An excellent tactician who is very good at reading between the lines and spotting the weak points." "He is extremely charming, an effective communicator and brings clients with him because he inspires confidence."
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James is a partner in our litigation and dispute management group.

He has extensive experience in dispute resolution and regulatory work in the financial services sector, including breach of mandate and conversion claims, security enforcement disputes, commercial fraud, asset and sales finance disputes, investigations and contentious regulatory work. He also handles general commercial litigation, including breach of commercial contracts, warranty claims and director, shareholder and partnership disputes.

James is involved in managing key relationships with financial institutions and has considerable experience across retail, commercial and investment banking.

James has spent 8 months on secondment to the litigation & regulatory team at Barclays Bank and his experience prior to joining Eversheds included acting for a major international bank in the Sumitomo High Court litigation involving a claim for over $1 billion resulting from the activities of a rogue commodities trader in the 1990s.

James has also acted for HSBC, Citi, BNP Paribas, Morgan Stanley and Credit Agricole.

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James Southworth

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