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mfg strengthens commercial litigation offering

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Midlands legal firm mfg Solicitors has strengthened its commercial litigation offering with the appointment of a new consultant solicitor.

Widely respected dispute resolution specialist James Ng has joined mfg and will play a key role in leading the firm’s growth in Birmingham and the wider region.

Based at mfg’s St Paul’s Square offices in central Birmingham, he will handle a variety of corporate, commercial and property matters, whilst also developing the firm’s litigation offering in the automotive, engineering and franchising sectors.

An accredited international commercial mediator who spent part of his 22-year career in the Far East, James will also offer an expert dispute resolution and risk management service for firms doing business in China and East Asia.

Tom Esler, partner at mfg Solicitors said: “James is a tremendous addition to our team and the firm as a whole. He brings truly international credentials and a first-rate reputation and is already making an impact with our new and existing clients.

“We look forward to James helping us to grow not only our practice in Birmingham and in the wider West Midlands, but our national and international reach too.”

James Ng added: “First and foremost, I see mfg as an exciting regional law firm with a superb team of lawyers across all areas. The firm puts its clients first and this is reflected in mfg’s strong growth over the past several years.

“I want to expand our presence in Birmingham where I have practised for many years and bring onboard a range of new clients from different and diverse sectors. My experience of working within the Chinese market will also be vital as we look to advise and support more businesses who are trading in the Far East, or looking to get into the market.”

James, 48, will work closely with Mr Esler and partner, Sam Pedley.

With strong links to the Far East, and as a regular speaker on China-related trade topics, James also plans to launch a new Chinese Business Group, with a programme of events starting later this year to give commercial and networking opportunities to the firm’s Chinese clients.

mfg Solicitors has offices across Worcestershire and Shropshire. Its head office is in Kidderminster with other regional offices in Worcester, Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Telford and Ludlow.