Freeths Birmingham Grow Team

Freeths LLP has bolstered its Dispute Management team in Birmingham with the appointment of Associate Solicitor, James Modley, from Shoosmiths LLP and the retention of Lauren Davies as an Assistant Solicitor.


James Modley and Lauren Davies


James has experience in representing FTSE 100 companies, SME’s and high net worth individuals where he has assisted them in avoiding, resolving and if necessary, litigating a range of disputes. In addition to providing general dispute management advice, James specialises in advising high net worth individuals, sports stars and celebrities alike in relation to reputational management issues. Within this field, he is expert in the misuse of private information including the prosecution of "phone hacking" claims against MGN Limited, where he was instrumental in recovering significant damages for his clients.

In addition, the team has also seen its former trainee solicitor, Lauren Davies qualify as an Assistant Solicitor. Lauren specialises in contractual disputes within a domestic but also international context. She provides valuable support on substantial negligence claims against solicitors and other professionals. Richard Coates, Partner and Head of Dispute Management in Birmingham, said: "We are delighted to welcome James and Lauren to the team.  James brings with him a wealth of experience to expand the team’s already extensive litigation offering. Lauren and James are part of our commitment to recruit and retain the highest calibre lawyers in the city and, as a result, the team continues to see fantastic growth, providing first class advice to our impressive range of clients. 

Their appointments come at the time Freeths LLP is celebrating its tenth year in Birmingham. James and Lauren join an ambitious and innovative team within an expanding national firm, which has seen continued significant year on year growth."

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