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Woodfines LLP

LOCKTON HOUSE, CLARENDON ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB2 8FH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01234 411421
Fax:
Fax 01234 413710
DX:
5869 CAMBRIDGE
Email:
Web:
www.woodfines.co.uk

East Anglia: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Cambridge
Corporate and commercial: Cambridge - ranked: tier 3

Woodfines LLP

Woodfines LLP has built a reputation for both domestic and international deals, acting on cross-border matters for companies based in China, India and other jurisdictions. Team head Stephen Oliver has more than 20 years’ experience and is well known for his work on joint ventures, shareholder agreements and many other corporate issues. He is supported by one paralegal. Among Oliver’s many highlights was his work on a joint venture for a company in the property sector that was seeking investment for a multimillion-pound development project. Oliver also acted for a leading UK agricultural business in arranging an international distribution contract for its innovative technology.

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East Anglia: Human resources

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Woodfines LLP (Cambridge)

Woodfines LLP is ‘always efficient and has a keen eye on balancing costs’. The team, led by employment specialist and senior associate Nick Sayer, acts for employers and executives on the full spectrum of employment issues and counts local SMEs, national and international businesses among its clients. The firm’s main industry focus is in road transport, where it advises many operators, but it also advises clients in sectors such as recruitment, manufacturing and software solutions. Geodis UK Limited, Saffron Building Society and Silverbug are clients. In 2016, Sayer advised an employer on the defence of holiday pay test cases brought by union members, and defended a different employer against an unfair dismissal claim related to health and safety issues. Corporate partner Stephen Oliver is also recommended.

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East Anglia: Private client

Family
Family - ranked: tier 4

Woodfines LLP (Cambridge)

At Woodfines LLP, collaborative lawyer and experienced mediator Clare Pilsworth has more than 20 years’ experience in family law. She is a member of the Family Mediation Council and has the Law Society’s Family Law Accreditation. Pilsworth works alongside Resolution-accredited chartered legal executive Jackie Jessiman, who specialises in advanced financial provision and cohabitation law. In one key matter from 2016 the team acted in divorce and financial remedy proceedings involving a marriage of more than 20 years. After separation, the husband developed a severe brain condition that led to a stroke and permanent disability. The proceedings included payments from critical illness policies and resulted in a clean break order for the husband.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Cambridge
Personal tax, trusts and probate: Cambridge - ranked: tier 2

Woodfines LLP

Woodfines LLP has a ‘refreshingly approachable and friendly’ team that includes one of the region’s most experienced practitioners in Alun Butler, who ‘always gets positive responses and meets clients’ needs’. In 2016, he advised numerous owner-managed businesses on tax-efficient structures and private trusts to enable senior employees to maximise IHT and capital gains relief. The ‘cost-effective and efficientKarl Dembicki receives high praise for his specialist advice to vulnerable and elderly clients. He was recently instructed by Professor Simon Baron Cohen to handle the administration of the estate of his late wife.

Leading individuals (region-wide)

Alun Butler - Woodfines LLP

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Elsewhere in East Anglia
Leading individuals (region-wide)

Alun Butler - Woodfines LLP

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Ipswich
Leading individuals (region-wide)

Alun Butler - Woodfines LLP

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Norwich
Leading individuals (region-wide)

Alun Butler - Woodfines LLP

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Peterborough
Leading individuals (region-wide)

Alun Butler - Woodfines LLP

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