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News Commercial Contracts 28th Sep 2022

Freeths bolsters commercial practice with strategic appointment

National leading law firm Freeths has expanded its highly successful commercial offering with the appointment of Consultant Roger Gough. He joins from DLA Piper.

With more than 25 years’ experience, Roger advises clients regionally, nationally and internationally on commercial contracts for the supply of goods and services with particular expertise in trading and supply agreements in the manufacturing and retail sectors as well as warehousing and transport contracts in the logistics sector.

At Freeths, Roger, who joins as a consultant based in Sheffield, will help support and continue to grow the firm’s national commercial practice.

Iain Bowler, National Head of Commercial said: “I am delighted that Roger has joined the Freeths’ commercial team, based in Sheffield.  We identified our Northern offices:  Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool as important locations for us to grow our national Commercial team, so it is fantastic to be able to announce Roger’s arrival from DLA Piper. 

“Roger is a highly rated commercial lawyer with huge experience of advising on a wide range of complex commercial transactions. He is well known and very well respected in Sheffield and beyond. Roger joins Freeths as part of our fast-growing Northern commercial practice.  Along with Mark Lumley who also joined the commercial team in Leeds this month, Roger and Mark’s appointments underpin our intention to become a regional heavyweight in commercial law in Yorkshire over the next two to three years.”  

Partner and Head of Freeths’ Sheffield Corporate team, Peter Crawford continued: “Roger is a highly experienced practitioner, who is very well regarded in the marketplace. His appointment further increases the range of capabilities we can offer clients and underlines our intention to be the leading commercial law firm in the region. We are looking forward to introducing Roger to the businesses that we are fortunate to work with across South Yorkshire and beyond.” 

Roger Gough added: “It’s exciting to be joining Freeths as it continues to see growth and success year on year. It’s a busy and interesting time for commercial lawyers as clients face challenges to their supply chain and unexpected costs. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to support our clients navigating this landscape.”

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