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14th February 2020

SPECIALIST tech law firm Boyes Turner has boosted its growing international capability by adding a highly-experienced dispute resolution director to its team.

James Quinn joins the leading Thames-Valley based business after 12 years in the litigation and arbitration team at Silver Circle firm Herbert Smith Freehills in London. James, who joins as a Director, brings significant experience of handling disputes in the energy, construction, banking and maritime industries as well as general commercial cases and litigation involving technology, in line with Boyes Turner’s well-established reputation in the tech sector in the UK and overseas. In his previous role, he spent several years working in-house on secondments to the dispute resolution teams of two major banks. He also has eight years’ experience of working and advising clients in the Far East on international disputes. His areas of expertise include technology disputes, commercial dispute resolution, arbitration, mediation, and contract and commercial claims James joins a dispute resolution team led by Boyes Turner partner Jonathan Grigg, who will become the firm’s new Managing Partner in April when current CEO Andrew Chalkley steps down to become a consultant for a year before retiring in 2021.

Jonathan said: “We’re delighted to welcome James to our expanding dispute resolution team and he joins at an exciting time for the business as we continue to grow our reputation both domestically and with an expanding range of international clients. “He brings some impressive experience and a strong reputation to our business and will be a valuable addition as we continue to develop the services we offer to clients.” James added: “I’m delighted to have joined Boyes Turner and I’m really looking forward to working in this forward-thinking organisation with its strong reputation, especially in the dynamic tech sector. “There’s already a great team in place here in dispute resolution and the wider business group and I’m excited at the prospect of developing that still further, working with existing clients and attracting new ones from the UK and around the world.”

The latest recruit for the dispute resolution team at Boyes Turner comes after it was again recommended by the prestigious Legal 500 directory in 2019, with Jonathan Grigg also recognised with Leading Lawyer status. In total, 39 lawyers from the Boyes Turner team were recommended by the Legal 500, showing the strength, depth and breadth of the business’ offering to its growing client base. The firm also recently announced the appointment of Kate Eavis as the new head of its corporate team, after a year in which it advised on 35 transactions in the UK and internationally with an aggregate deal value of more than £250m.