Commercial litigator Rebecca Latus has joined James Legal.
Her skills and experience will enhance the specialist business-related legal advice offered by James Legal, which has offices in East Hull and Beverley.
Latus advises on everything from contract disputes to negligence issues, shareholder and partnership disputes, financial mis-selling and guarantee liability.
Having qualified as a lawyer in 2006, she has previously worked for firms including DLA Piper in Sheffield and Rollits in Hull, where she was an associate. She has experience of handling complex, ‘multi-track’ cases.
Commenting on her appointment, Latus said that she enjoys a good argument, is quite competitive and likes to win, but she also believes in building close relationships with clients and working out how to solve a particular problem together.
She explained: “Getting to know them in this way is always important for good lawyers, but particularly so when it comes to fighting someone’s corner and trying to achieve a practical and amicable outcome for them wherever possible.”
Her previous legal successes have included a high-profile hire dispute case that was heard at the Court of Appeal.
She also acts as a trustee for the Hull Youth Support Trust outside of work. Latus said: “The charity is focused on young enterprise and is aimed at supporting start-ups from the area.”
“I think it’s important to give something back and help people succeed in an area that hasn’t always been particularly enterprising.”
James Legal has been shortlisted in the Law Firm of the Year: Small category of the Yorkshire Legal Awards for the second year running.