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The team at Addleshaw Goddard LLP advised Network Rail on light issues concerning a jointly owned development site adjoining the railway in Vauxhall. Department head Charles Jagger is β€˜bright and thoughtful’ and legal director Andy Feehan is β€˜excellent’.

Clients of the β€˜first-rate’ department at DLA Piper UK LLP include Barclays Bank, Liverpool Football Club, Picton Capital and Universities Superannuation Scheme. The β€˜experienced’ team is led by Steven Jennings in Manchester and Martin Griffiths in Liverpool.

Eversheds LLP β€˜provides fast, commercially-focused advice’ to clients including Manchester Airports Group, WM Morrison Supermarkets, Network Rail Infrastructure and BAE Systems. The β€˜excellent’ James Batham heads the department, which includes David McGuirk, who is a β€˜strong negotiator, and is able to quickly assess his clients’ appetite for risk’.

The β€˜expert’ department at Hill Dickinson LLP is led by Kevin Lee, who is noted for his β€˜in-depth knowledge’. Clients include Iceland Foods, Electricity Northwest, IGas Energy and National Express Group. Also recommended are the β€˜very experienced’ Ralph Bullivant, Craig Walker and senior associate Phil Parker.

DWF provides β€˜committed, conscientious, dedicated and professional level of service’ to clients including EE, Premier Inn Hotels (Whitbread), Speedy Hire Group and Adidas. Alan Walker heads the team, which includes Jeremy Steele, Lynn James and Graeme Dixon.

The team at Pannone Corporate LLP is β€˜very astute and knowledgeable’ and is able to β€˜work collaboratively to achieve an end result’. Conviviality Retail, DB Schenker Rail UK and Dee Valley Water are clients. David Brown is β€˜highly experienced’ and senior associate SeΓ‘n Hackett is β€˜an exceptional property litigator’.

Brabners LLP possesses a β€˜high level of expertise’ and advises on residential, commercial and agricultural disputes. The β€˜excellent’ Rachel Watkin heads the property litigation team, which includes Jeff Lewis and Stuart Irons.

Key clients of DAC Beachcroft LLP include Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council, Royal Mail Group, Lend Lease and Intu Shopping Centres. The team delivers β€˜excellent response times’. Associates Rachael Reynolds and Simon Kelly are recommended.

At Pinsent Masons LLP, the β€˜brilliant’ Nicola Buchanan and senior associate Stuart McCann act for national clients including Aldi Stores, Balfour Beatty Group, The University of Manchester and Aviva Group.

Shoosmiths LLP’s clients include The Emerson Group, Allied London and Boots UK. Recommended individuals include Wayne Nash and senior associate Kirsty Black, who joined from Browne Jacobson LLP in June 2015. Matthew Forrest joined TLT as a legal director.

Clients of Weightmans LLP include The Co-operative Group, Royal Mail Group, Peel Holdings and Bruntwood. Sian Evans heads the team, and associate Peter Hall β€˜gives a lot of thought to his cases’.

Irwin Mitchell acts for clients including Canal & River Trust, Decathlon UK and General Medical Council. Team head Chris Perrin is β€˜a strong all-round litigator’.

Senior associate Helen Hoath is recommended at Squire Patton Boggs. Clients include River Street Capital and Mortgage Express.

The β€˜skilled’ and β€˜professional’ team at TLT β€˜understand the needs of the client’. Matthew Forrest joined from Shoosmiths LLP in June 2015. James Chadwick heads the team.

The β€˜approachable’ and β€˜accessible’ team at Forbes Solicitors has β€˜in-depth industry knowledge and presents this in an understandable format’. Trust Inns and Henry Alty are clients. Tom Smith heads the team, which includes Robin Stephens.

Guy Lightowler leads the department at Gorvins Solicitors, which acts for clients including Ritrama UK, Avonside Roofing and Indupart.

Niche outfit J B Leitch Ltd advises residential freehold investment companies and residential block management companies. The firm delivers β€˜exemplary response times’ and includes Jonathan Leitch and Phil Parkinson, who β€˜consistently comes out with fresh and innovative ideas, and is an excellent communicator’.

The team at Kuit Steinart Levy LLP is led by the β€˜astute’ Andrew Weinberg. Associate Daniel Stern is also recommended.

Director Debbie Whiteley leads the team at Nexus Solicitors Limited, which is noted for its β€˜awareness of the commercial realities and not simply the theory’.

Trowers & Hamlins LLP delivers an β€˜exceptional service’. Guy Willetts is recommended.

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