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Ellisons Solicitors

HEADGATE COURT, HEAD STREET, COLCHESTER, CO1 1NP, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01206 764477
Fax:
Fax 01206 764455
DX:
3601 COLCHESTER
Email:
Web:
www.ellisonssolicitors.com

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Essex
Corporate and commercial: Essex - ranked: tier 2

Ellisons Solicitors (Colchester)

The corporate and commercial practice at Ellisons Solicitors delivers a ‘superb service’. Head of department Seamus Clifford and Paul Forsyth advise on various matters, but especially sales, acquisitions and restructurings. Apart from M&A, Forsyth also holds expertise in shareholder, partnership and general commercial agreements. Clifford advised East of England Co-operative Society’s acquisition of the share capital in Ben’s Woodbridge. The shareholders of Cadman Cranes and of Arcwest are also among the firm’s clients.

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Paul Forsyth - Ellisons Solicitors

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South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Essex
Commercial litigation: Essex - ranked: tier 3

Ellisons Solicitors (Colchester)

The ‘well-established and respected’ commercial litigation department at Ellisons Solicitors delivers ‘excellent service and technically brilliant advice’, particularly in the banking and debt recovery space. An uptick in multi-jurisdictional mandates included Graeme Wallington (who ‘combines considerable experience and understanding of litigation with great attention to detail’) representing Procurus in a High Court claim against a German shipping company. Other highlights for Wallington and solicitor Ceri Rogers included the handling of debt recovery for The Book Service and legal support given to Gray Dawes Travel during contractual litigation with an IT supplier. Head of department Lee Pearce regularly advises the MOD’s Defence Infrastructure Organisation during possession claims regarding property licensed to army personnel. The team welcomed ‘outstanding solicitor’ Scott Porter from Kennedys.

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Ceri Rogers - Ellisons Solicitors

Scott Porter - Ellisons Solicitors

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South East: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant
Personal injury: defendant - ranked: tier 4

Ellisons Solicitors (Colchester)

The personal injury department of Ellisons Solicitors is based in Colchester and is headed by catastrophic injury lawyer Robert Jones, who mainly handles spinal cord, amputation and brain injury claims. Louise Bland specialises in motor claims, coverage advice and agreements with the Motor Insurers’ Bureau. Other areas of work for the team include employers’ and public liability claims as well as chronic pain syndrome cases. Associate Natalie Simpkins is another name to note. Previous clients include Markerstudy Insurance Company, Liberty Syndicate Management, Zenith Insurance and Metroline.

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South East: Private client

Family: Essex
Family: Essex - ranked: tier 2

Ellisons Solicitors (Colchester, Clacton on Sea, Frinton on Sea)

The ‘straightforward, sensible and practical’ family law department at the ‘respected firmEllisons Solicitors is ‘particularly good at financial divorce work and Children Act matters’. The ‘confident and focusedNicola Coates in Frinton on Sea leads the practice with ‘an outstanding wealth of legal and practical experience as well as amazing client skills’. Also recommended are ‘highly approachable’ chartered legal executive Jane Snook and ‘imaginative’ associate Lisa Dawson in Colchester, whose ‘grasp of detail and facts’ enables her to represent clients in contact and residence disputes and who has further experience in cohabitation and pre-nuptial agreements, as well as injunctions, child protection and TOLATA matters. Solicitor MaryCarmel Langley is the lead contact for Children Act proceedings.

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Lisa Dawson - Ellisons Solicitors

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Essex
Personal tax, trusts and probate: Essex - ranked: tier 3

Ellisons Solicitors (Colchester)

Ellisons Solicitors’ private client department spans Colchester, Clacton on Sea, Frinton and Dovercourt. Managing partner Tim Logan undertakes both non-contentious and contentious wills, administration, probate, inheritance tax planning, trusts, assets, Court of Protection and lasting powers of attorney work, while Jeanette Hollington specialises in personal injury trusts and acting in the interest of vulnerable or handicapped clients. Associate solicitor Gina Westbrook is the key contact for the Clacton office, handling a similar range of matters to Logan and also providing legal assistance in this field to dementia patients. Most of the clients are high-net-worth individuals and their relatives or representatives.

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Gina Westbrook - Ellisons Solicitors

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Essex
Commercial property: Essex - ranked: tier 2

Ellisons Solicitors (Colchester)

The commercial property department at Ellisons Solicitors advises on site and investment property transactions, leases, secured lending as well as landlord and tenant matters. Toby Kramers has further expertise in auction sales and purchases. Guy Longhurst advised a private client on the £4m refinancing of his property portfolio by Handelsbanken, while Philip Roberts advised a lending institution on an approximate £3m secured loan to an individual who purchased a share in a vineyard partnership as well as a related agreement on the letting of vines. Together with associate Louise Harrison, Longhurst also assisted Greyread with the acquisition and final plot sales of a site which contained listed building issues. Another highlight for Roberts was the acquisition of an office site for Crown House Homes and its subsequent residential development, with a total value of £6m. Other active clients are DSV Group Companies, RBS and East of England Co-op.

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Philip Roberts - Ellisons Solicitors

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