A leading Warwickshire law firm has welcomed a Legal 500 recommended lawyer as its new head of dispute resolution.

Jag Sandher has joined Blythe Liggins in Leamington after relocating from Berkshire, where he was the Head of Litigation for a well-respected regional firm and brings with him a wealth of experience, including successes in the High Court.

The father-of-two, who was born and raised in Coventry, has handled a number of high-profile cases during his career and is looking forward to bringing his expertise to the firm.

He said: “I’m delighted to join the expert team at Blythe Liggins and excited by my new role as the Head of Dispute Resolution. Blythe Liggins have an excellent client base and I look forward to assisting them to resolve their disputes, whether through the Courts or by alternative dispute resolution.

“The work is very varied, which means my case load can differ from one day to the next, and that’s one of the attractions and challenges of the role. I am also incredibly fortunate that I have inherited a very experienced team of litigators with a wealth of knowledge.

“The other bonus for me is being back in the Midlands. It really does feel like ‘coming home’ as I’m originally from Coventry and now I’ll be raising my family in the area, too.”

Among Jag’s previous cases was the successful resolution of a £4 million construction dispute centred on the purchase of a part-built development in South London.

He explained: “My client was in the process of purchasing the site but a dispute broke out in respect of a misrepresentation by the vendor about the way in which the foundations of the building had been constructed.”

“There was also a dispute in respect of a collateral contract where the vendor was required to continue works on site whilst the due diligence and legal work continued.

“Ultimately, the claim was settled following our disclosure of circa 3,000 pages of documents and drawings. It was an excellent result and one which pitted me against a large city firm.”

David Lester, senior partner at Blythe Liggins, said: “We’re all delighted to welcome Jag. He joins us with a hugely impressive CV and our clients will be able to benefit from his many years of experience and expertise in dispute resolution.”

Blythe Liggins is a full service firm of solicitors which also specialises in corporate and commercial law, sports law, charity, personal injury and medical negligence, property, family law, employment, wills, probate and mediation.

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