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George Green LLP

195 HIGH STREET, CRADLEY HEATH, B64 5HW, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01384 410410
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Fax 01384 634237
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20752 CRADLEY HEATH
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Web:
www.georgegreen.co.uk
Cradley Heath, Wolverhampton

West Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the West Midlands
Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the West Midlands - ranked: tier 1

George Green LLP

George Green LLP is particularly active in small-cap M&A; Guy Green and Paul Bennett  advised the Bakkavor Group’s founders and controlling shareholders on the company’s IPO, while Philip Round in Wolverhampton advised Scrivens Limited on its purchase of The Nustye Optical Group. In another highlight, Bennett advised the shareholders of Midshire Business Systems on its sale to Sharp Electronics and Philip Round advised the shareholders of Cygnia Technologies on its sale to Secure Data. Bennett also advised the owner of Cornpoppers on the sale of the company to Kettle Foods. Other clients include the Confederation of British Metalforming, Leonardt Limited and Brooks Forgings.

Leading individuals

Guy Green - George Green LLP

Paul Bennett - George Green LLP

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West Midlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the West Midlands
Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the West Midlands - ranked: tier 1

George Green LLP

George Green LLP¬†is a ‚Äėgood quality, very professional firm more than able to hold its own in substantial commercial disputes against larger firms‚Äô. The team handles a diverse range of work, with particular emphasis on technology and engineering. Neil Williams, who has experience of acting as a supervising solicitor, ‚Äėbrings a calm, measured and realistic approach to his cases‚Äô. He handles product liability cases among other matters involving engineering issues. Morgan Rees¬†(‚Äėa bright, well-organised, hardworking and conscientious litigator who maintains¬†a good command of the detail of his cases‚Äô) and associate James Field¬†(‚Äėbright, and very good in cases with an overlap with employment‚Äô) represented the former CEO of Synergy Biologics in an unfair prejudice claim from his former employer concerning allegations that investment opportunities worth ¬£37m had been diverted. Field and Rees¬† defended Olive Communications Solutions in a claim from a former director and employee regarding an alleged agreement for the company to buy back its own shares. Rees also handles directors‚Äô disqualification proceedings.

Leading individuals

Neil Williams - George Green LLP

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West Midlands: Finance

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

George Green LLP

George Green LLP's¬†Philip Round¬†advised St Philips Care Group on increasing its existing finance facilities with Clydesdale Bank to a total of ¬£31m. OakNorth Bank and Ortus Secured Finance are key clients ‚Äď Round advised the latter on a bridging facility to a BVI company secured over properties in Cornwall, and the former on a development facility structured to be converted as an investment loan on the completion of the project.

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West Midlands: Human resources

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 5

George Green LLP

George Green LLP  is headed by Tim Lang ,  who acts for employers and senior employees unfair dismissals, discrimination cases and  restrictive covenants.

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Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 3

George Green LLP

George Green LLP  is led by James Lowe , who specialises in high profile investigations and prosecutions, predominantly in the waste, manufacturing, retail and construction sectors.

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West Midlands: Private client

Family: elsewhere in the West Midlands
Family: elsewhere in the West Midlands - ranked: tier 4

George Green LLP

George Green LLP is headed by Mark Vandaele  who is an 'excellent technical lawyer' and focuses primarily on divorce proceedings for high net worth individuals, with additional  expertise in advising on pre and post nuptial agreements.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 4

George Green LLP

George Green LLP  is led by Claire Pottinger, who is an expert in tax planning matters and on the general administration of trusts and estates.

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West Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: elsewhere in the West Midlands
Commercial property: elsewhere in the West Midlands - ranked: tier 2

George Green LLP

George Green LLP handles a range of work, with real estate finance one of several bright spots. Kevin Styles advised an Icelandic investor on the purchase of an existing hotel, seeking to use the site to construct apartments and retail units, and PalletTrack on leasing a new depot. Alex Jayne Lowe advised Telent Technology Services on subletting a floor of office space to a subtenant, and Ortus Securted Finance on a secured bridging loan for the £6.5m acquisition of office space in Luton. Also in real estate finance, Paul Woodman (who also handles property sales) advised OakNorth Bank on several development finance facilities to Guernsey companies concerning projects in London. Philip Round handles property finance work concerning the social care sector. Other clients include ThyssenKrupp, which Lowe advised on leasing additional space at its existing premises and the sale of a warehouse. Paul Kettle, who handles a range of transactional work, is also a key contact.

Next generation lawyers

Paul Kettle - George Green LLP

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 4

George Green LLP

George Green LLP's workload covers possession claims, dilapidations litigation, boundary disputes and rights of way litigation. James Coles  represented Scrivens in a dilapidations dispute, arguing that a site would be redeveloped in to homes, rendering any dilapidation irrelevant. Coles' other highlights included represented Orton Group in a boundary and rights of way dispute. Other clients include West Bromwich Commercial, which the firm represents in various professional negligence claims against surveyors; and St Francis Group, which Coles represented in eviction proceedings against a large number of travellers encamped on one of its construction sites.

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