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Leading law firm, BDB Pitmans, has bolstered its commercial litigation practice with the hire of partner Jonathan Sachs. He joins from Irwin Mitchell, where he led their national professional negligence practice. Prior to that, he headed the litigation teams at Sprecher Grier Halberstam and Pettman Smith. The appointment is effective immediately.

Qualified in 1990, Jonathan specialises in commercial litigation, fraud and professional negligence. Within the latter, he focuses on claims against solicitors, surveyors and tax professionals and is also a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.

Jonathan has worked in various jurisdictions around the world, including the USA, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Hong Kong, and has carried out settlements in Singapore, Paris and Geneva.

Examples from his case portfolio include advising clients in the High Court and Court of Appeal stages for Frederick v Positive Solutions and acting in Newson-Smith v Al Zawawi in relation to proof and evidence required for a committal application.

Jonathan joins the well-established commercial litigation team at BDB Pitmans which includes nine partners, two consultants and six senior consultants.

Andrew Smith, Managing Partner at BDB Pitmans, comments:

‘With over three decades of international experience in litigation and excellent knowledge of funding and insurance products, Jonathan is rightly regarded as a leading litigator and will be a true asset to BDB Pitmans. In particular, Jonathan is an expert in proactively protecting clients against litigation risks – which perfectly aligns with the holistic service we offer to clients. We are seeing greater demand for dispute resolution across our areas of focus and we look forward to working with Jonathan to meet our clients’ needs.’

Jonathan Sachs comments:

BDB Pitmans has a strong reputation as a collegiate, collaborative firm with a solid geographical reach and broad range of clients with differing dispute resolution needs. We are likely to see an increase in professional negligence claims in the coming years and I look forward to providing the very best support to clients in these matters.’

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