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Eversheds Sutherland welcomes ex-Government Head of Costs

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    Eversheds Sutherland has welcomed James Barrett as the new Senior Costs Lawyer to its Global Costs Litigation team. Based in the UK, James joins Eversheds Sutherland from Lampton 360 where he was a Business Manager. He was formerly Head of Costs at the UK Government’s Legal Department (GLD) where he advised on high profile cases such as the Iraq war and Guantanamo Bay.

    His expertise includes cases at County Court, High Court and Supreme Court level. James also has experience in public sector audit, compliance, litigation and business development, including business support systems, policies and procedures. The Global Costs Litigation team is uniquely placed to provide the wider litigation team with a competitive advantage. It is comprised of five fully qualified Costs Lawyers, and a Solicitor specialising in costs work.

    Glenn Newberry, Legal Director and Head of Costs, Eversheds Sutherland, commented:

    “James brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the public and private sectors covering statute and common law and having advised on a variety of challenging and high profile cases.

    “As we continue to undertake a great portfolio of complex and challenging work advising on commercial litigation and funding, costs recovery and case and costs management, I am confident James’s skills and experience will be a superb asset to the team.”

    James Barrett, commented:

    “I’m delighted to join the team and very much look forward to the challenges ahead. I’m pleased to have the opportunity to work with highly skilled professionals in costs litigation and to support the team in raising the profile of Eversheds Sutherland, as expert leaders in the sector and the profession as a whole.”

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