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Archers Law LLP is ‘an outstanding firm with very good practical knowledge’. The practice is headed by David Adams and includes Daniel Flounders; ‘both are very knowledgeable, approachable and very good with clients’. Highlights included advising Knightingales on the acquisition of a pharmacy.

Endeavour Partnership LLP acts for clients across a range of sectors including offshore, energy, waste management, franchising and sport and leisure. Recent highlights include acting for the seller of a recruitment and placement company based in London. Key figures include practice head Nik Tunley and managing partner Paul Bury, who stands out for his ‘patience, comprehension, and timing’.

Jacksons Lawhas an excellent practice and its people are all highly capable and experienced’. The team advised four shareholders on the sale of a company involved in high street pharmacy and online medication supply businesses. Practice head Tony Wentworth is ‘a lawyer of the highest quality’.

One of the best firms on Teesside’, Tilly Bailey & Irvine fields a ‘quality team that offers an unrivalled level of service and advice’. John Walters and Craig Malarkey ‘form the backbone of the corporate team and offer excellent advice’. Walters recently advised a group of accountants on a new LLP members’ agreement.

Recent work handled by BHP Law includes the creation of an EMI scheme for a property management company. Gary Copeland leads the team.

Nicholas Poole heads the team at Latimer Hinks Solicitors, which acts predominantly for SMEs. Poole is noted for his significant experience of sales and acquisitions in the care home sector.

Elaine McLaine-Wood leads Punch Robson’s practice, which recently advised the lender andpurchaser on the acquisition of a pharmacy worth £2.1m.

Swinburne Maddisonpunches above its weight’, thanks in part to ‘very experienced, capable corporate partners’ Martyn Tennant and Alex Wilby. The team recently acted on the sale of the entire issued share capital of an offshore engineering and equipment hire company.

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