Rebecca latest addition to James Legal team

Rebecca Latus is relishing the opportunity that joining fast-expanding firm James Legal represents.

The experienced commercial litigator will further enhance the specialist business-related legal advice offered by James Legal, which has offices in east Hull and Beverley and has just been shortlisted in the ‘Law Firm of the Year: Small’ category of the prestigious Yorkshire Legal Awards for the second year running.

Having qualified as a lawyer in 2006, she has previously worked for firms including DLA Piper in Sheffield and Rollitts in Hull, where she was an associate. She has extensive experience of handling complex, ‘multi-track’ cases.

Asked what motivates her, she said: “I enjoy a good argument and I’m quite competitive and like to win!”

You wouldn’t think so if you meet her though because, like all of the James Legal team, she has a very approachable, likeable personality.

She explained: I also really enjoy building close relationships with clients and working out how we can solve a particular problem together. 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.”

Outside of work, Rebecca is a staunch rugby league fan (though she’s not revealing which team!) and really enjoys cooking, baking, yoga and spending time with family and friends. She lives in Elloughton near Brough with her husband Grant and their one-year-old son.