James Lappin, Partner, Dispute Resolution
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I have a commercial practice encompassing business disputes, professional negligence claims and sports law. I am one of the leading experts in the UK practising in these fields with almost 20 years' experience.
For over a decade now, I have been recognised in the legal directories and described as a "standout lawyer who offers excellent commercial advice in high-stakes disputes" who "never misses the important details" and is "thorough, pragmatic and commercially focused".
According to Chambers & Partners, clients say I am "thorough, approachable and provide an exemplary service".
Best Lawyers, the respected international peer review guide to the world's top legal experts, features me as one of the finest litigation lawyers in Manchester.
I am frequently instructed by corporates, large PLCs and individuals in cases spanning different aspects of my expertise, including disputes involving alleged fraud, dishonesty and corruption, and cases with an international and cross border aspect. I have acted in leading cases across my areas of expertise.
I have substantial experience of heavyweight and often urgent applications, including for freezing and other interim relief, and I have attended well over 50 mediations.
I am married to Kathryn and we have two wonderful children. Other memorable life achievements include completing my 800 meter swimming badge at the age of 6, playing off a single figure golf handicap since my mid-teens and completing the Snowdonia Marathon in 3 hours 31 minutes !