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Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP is recognised for its expertise in the dairy, food, engineering, renewable and technology sectors acting for a client roster that includes Pipers Crisps, Seven Seas, Bostonair Group, East Coast Construction and Henderson Insurance Brokers. In a recent highlight, practice head and MBO specialist Andrew Funnell led advice to the shareholders of Heron Food Group on its sale to B&M; he also assisted the shareholders of Pattesons Glass with its takeover by Industrial Packaging Group. Other noteworthy names include senior consultant Martin Whitehead, who is recommended for agricultural work; M&A specialist Mark Pearson-Kendall, commercial team head Marie Kell, who advised H&R Healthcare on its acquisition of shares in Pretty Legs Holdings; and Nicholas Scott, who handles corporate finance projects. The department also work closely with its York office, which fields M&A expert Philip Ashworth and Matthew Smith.

As ‘one of the best practices in the city’, Gosschalks ‘puts its clients at the forefront of everything it does’ with ‘an ability to present advice in a way that is clear, concise and easily digestible’ thanks to ‘a team of knowledgeable and thorough solicitors’. Nigel Beckwith, who is ‘always driving for the best deal for the client with an enthusiasm that can’t be matched’, leads the group and is highly regarded for his sale and purchase transactional expertise and knowledge of partnership issues particularly in the medical sector. In a recent highlight, Beckwith advised the shareholders of Humberside Aggregates on its £9m sale to Breedon Southern; the team also assisted the sellers with the sale of Nexus Telecom to Elitele.com for £10m. Paul Plaxton led the latter and is a key name for high-value M&A work, restructurings, reorganisations and demergers. Other noteworthy individuals include the ‘highly professional, efficient and exceptionally diligent’ Andrew Tarbutt, finance and commercial expert Simon Lunt and James Phinn, who focuses on supply, trading and licensing agreements.

John Flanagan heads the department at Rollits LLP, which is recognised for its expertise in the food, social enterprise, education, energy and family-owned business sectors; its client roster includes Cranswick, City College Coventry and Rix Petroleum. Flanagan’s recent work includes advising the shareholders of Quickline Communications on its disposal of shares to Satellite Solutions Worldwide, assisting Henley College Coventry and City College Coventry with their merger to create Coventry College, and handling McCann Chemicals’ acquisition of Hunter Chemicals. Richard Field is a key name for M&A, disposals, joint venture agreements and shareholder agreements; he is also active in the education and charity sectors.

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