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George Green LLP

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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 advises businesses and entities of all sizes on matters such as management buyouts, acquisitions, disposals and shareholder agreements. Senior partner Paul Bennett is a central figure in the team and predominantly represents family businesses and owner managed business on cross-border transactions. Another key figure is Philip Round who covers the spectrum of corporate transactions for clients in the financial services sector. Private equity specialist Guy Green is also highly recommended. Kam Jahal joined the team from FBC Manby Bowdler LLP.

Practice head(s):Paul Bennett; Philip Round

Other key lawyers:Guy Green; Kam Jahal

Key Clients

Bakkavor Group

Ortus Secured Finance

Pallet-Track Limited

Olive Communications Solutions Limited

Saltus Partners LLP

People Solutions Group Limited

St Philips Care Group

Scrivens Limited

DMW Environmental Safety Limited

Blue Sky Cosmetics UK HQ Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising Bakkavor Foods on the sale of its Anglia Crown division (supplier of hospital meals) to its management.
  • Acted for the shareholders of Connects2 Limited on its sale to AAMP.
  • Assisted the management of Radius Worldwide with its sale to Vistra USA Inc.
  • Advised Saltus Partners LLP on its acqusition of Lorica Wealth Management.
  • Worked for Scrivens Limited on its acqusition of opticians branches from the Co-op.
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

Technology and engineering are two standout sector specialities for George Green LLP. Neil Williams is a key figure in the team, handling contractual disputes, corporate warranty claims as well as shareholder and partnership disputes. Morgan Rees is another name of note and handles shareholder disputes and professional negligence cases.

Practice head(s):Neil Williams; Morgan Rees

Key Clients

thyssenkrupp Materials (UK) Limited

Sims Group UK Limited

Medequip Assistive Technology Limited

Imperial Worldwide Limited

TIA (GB) Limited

Olive Communications Solutions Limited

Inenco Group Limited

Pallet-Track Limited

HOPPE (UK) Limited

AGCO Limited

Work highlights

  • Defended Synergy Biologics’ former CEO against claims of fiduciary duty breaches valued at £50m.
  • Acted for Medequip in a public procurement dispute concerning  the intended award of a 5 year contract to a competitor.
  • Advised TIA on its recovery of loans and uplifts from a manufacturing company, which was pursued through litigation.
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 stands out for its expertise in bridging finance and short-term lending. Other active areas of the practice include real estate finance, acquisition finance, and corporate banking, including advising on the provision of working capital facilities and secured loan facilities.

Practice head(s):Philip Round

Key Clients

Ortus Secured Finance

OakNorth Bank plc

Stondon Capital Limited

CapitalRise Finance Limited

Frontier Development Capital

Work highlights

  • Represented Ortus Secured Finance in its provision of a secured bridging facility to an SPV to acquire a prominent landmark former retail space in Liverpool for conversion into a hotel.
  • Represented Stondon Capital on the provision of a working capital facility for a UK packaging manufacturer.
  • Represented OakNorth Bank on the extension of a secured loan facility to a chain of historic coffee shops.
  • Represented Frontier Development Capital on the provision of funding for a management buyout of the Bowman Stor Group.
  • Acted for Ortus Secured Finance in connection with a bridging facility to a company incorporated in the Netherlands.

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West Midlands: Human resources

Employment - ranked: tier 5

George Green LLP

George Green LLP's team is led by Tim Lang, who also acts as a fee paid employment judge. The group has a particular interest in restrictive covenant and confidentiality litigation, as well as TUPE issues. It also assists employers and senior employees with diverse issues, such as unfair dismissal, discrimination, transfers of undertakings and breach of contract.

Practice head(s):Tim Lang

Other key lawyers:Beverley Smith

Key Clients


Hadley Group

Sims Group UK

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended Centre for Alternative Technology against a whistleblowing and unfair dismissal claim in the Employment Tribunal in Aberystwyth.
  • Providing various clients with GDPR advice including drafting privacy notices, drafting data protection policies and providing advice regarding subject access requests made by employees.

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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

At George Green LLP, Mark Vandaele handles all aspects of relationship breakdown for married couples, civil partners, cohabitees and those with children. Vandaele's experience includes company disputes arising within divorce proceedings, and he regularly advises clients with businesses valued in excess of £5m. He is also active in private law Children Act work, including cases where a guardian needs to be appointed.

Practice head(s):Mark Vandaele


'Mark Vandaele is a dedicated and tough children solicitor always fighting for what his client wants. He is enthusiastic and full of energy for his clients which is always a comfort for the client'.

'Mark Vandaele has been supportive and always given truthful advice although it might not have been what I wanted to hear. Everything he said happened'.

'Mark Vandaele has huge knowledge and experience but is brilliant at passing that knowledge and experience on to clients in terms that are easily digestible'.

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

George Green LLP

George Green LLP, whose team primarily acts for local business owners/managers, generates a wide range of mandates. The work includes the administration of estates, wills, powers of attorney and Court of Protection matters. Led by practice head Claire Pottinger, the team also advises on the setting up and administration of trusts, including pilot trusts for insurance and death benefit planning.

Practice head(s):Claire Pottinger

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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 provides comprehensive advice on a range of matters including sales and acquisitions, landlord and tenant issues, secured lending transactions and development-related real estate work. Practice head Kevin Styles advises occupiers, developers and investors on a local and national level, while associate Paul Kettle focuses on leasing and real estate transactions.

Practice head(s):Kevin Styles

Other key lawyers:Alex-Jayne Lowe; Paul Woodman; Philip Round; Paul Kettle

Key Clients

St Francis Group

Scrivens Limited

Telent Technology Services Limited and Telent Limited

Eriks Industrial Services

C G Murray & Son Limited

Ortus Secured Finance I Limited and OSF (UK) I Limited

Dudley College of Technology

W Brindley (Garages) Limited

ThyssenKrupp UK Plc

ThyssenKrupp Materials (UK) Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Ortus Secured Finance in relation to a £4m facility secured over Liverpool landmark retail space.
  • Advised a world leading non-stick coating technology company on a development agreement for the lease of large industrial unit.
  • Advised Stondon Capital on a working capital facility to a UK subsidiary of one of the world’s largest packaging manufacturers, secured over large factory premises.
  • Acting for ThyssenKrupp Materials UK in connection with the negotiation of a 10-year renewal lease from an institutional pension scheme landlord.
  • Advised a property company and care home provider on the acquisition of a residential development let to 26 individual tenants.
Leading individuals

Kevin Styles - George Green LLP

Rising stars

Paul Kettle - George Green LLP

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 5

George Green LLP

Based in Wolverhampton, George Green LLP is regularly involved in disputes relating to landlord and tenant matters. Led by James Coles, the team assists corporate and industrial tenants with dilapidations claims and lease renewals, and acts for landlords on repossession, disrepair claims, debt collection and forfeiture applications.

Practice head(s):James Coles

Key Clients


Calthorpe Estates Limited

Eriks Industrial Services Ltd

Sims Group UK Ltd

Telent Technology Services Ltd

Thyssenkrupp Materials (UK) Ltd

Birmingham Properties Group

Greggs Plc

West Bromwich Building Society

Scrivens Opticians

Work highlights

  • Advising Scrivens on a dilapidations dispute.
  • Acting for Greggs in relation to the nationwide residential property portfolio, including repossession, disrepair claims and debt collection.
  • Acting for landlord developer in respect of a forfeiture application against a tenant that committed numerous breaches of its retail lease.
  • Representing owners of commercial properties and a commercial vehicle repair business in defence of a repossession claim by Lloyds Bank.
  • Advising Calthorpe Estates on the recovery of a portfolio of arrears.

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