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Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP

CHARTER COURT, NEWCOMEN WAY, COLCHESTER BUSINESS PARK, COLCHESTER, CO4 9YA, ENGLAND
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Work 0845 543 5700
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Fax 01206 835301
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www.fjg.co.uk

South East: Corporate and commercial

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

Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP

The 'thorough and quick-to-respond' corporate practice of Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP provides 'good value for money' and focuses on M&A transactions, agreements and restructurings in the charity, education, technology and healthcare sectors. The 'friendly-yet-professional' Ashton Carter is recommended. Together with practice lead Tony Fisher, he advised Point Zero Solutions on the acquisition of a competing company and an internal restructuring, and also represented technical solutions provider Adsar during its £480,000 partial sale. Leah Groves specialises in dental M&A work.

Leading individuals

Tony Fisher - Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP

Next generation lawyers

Ashton Carter - Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP

Leah Groves - Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP

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South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Essex
Commercial litigation: Essex - ranked: tier 2

Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP

The commercial litigation practice at Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP  consists of four key solicitors who resolve contractual, professional negligence, regulatory and shareholder disputes. The team serves a number of industries, such as the banking and construction sectors. Consultant solicitor and mediator Christopher Yemm handles personal injury, as well as inheritance and will disputes, while Kevin Boorof 's main focus areas are civil and family law litigation. Lawrence Adams is responsible for tenancy and other types of property litigation. Another niche area of expertise is sports litigation, which is primarily covered by solicitor Jason Torrance. James Burkett retired in 2017.

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South East: Human resources

Immigration
Immigration - ranked: tier 2

Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP

Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP's immigration practice attracts praise for its 'professionalism and experience', with newly promoted partner and practice head Ashlee Campbell considered 'a pioneer in this area'. The firm's track record in this area covers immigration cases under the Legal Aid Scheme; its close relationships with social service departments in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Thurrock as well as charitable organisations such as The Red Cross ensuring a steady stream of Legal Aid work. The practice also handles applications across all tiers of the points based system and entrepreneur applications.

Next generation lawyers

Ashlee Campbell - Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP

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South East: Private client

Family: Essex
Family: Essex - ranked: tier 1

Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP

Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP's family practice uses collaborative law, arbitration and mediation as dispute resolution techniques, and engages in divorce, financial remedy, private and public law children, domestic abuse, international child abduction and cohabitation matters. Arbitrator and team lead Simon Osborn, mediator Kate Taylor, Resolution specialist Charlotte Knappett and public law children expert Rachel Earnshaw are the key members.

Leading individuals

Simon Osborn - Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP

Next generation lawyers

Rachel Earnshaw - Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP

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

Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP

The 'excellent' private client department at Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP is 'one of the most innovative in the Colchester area' and provides 'an extremely good service'. It specialises in representing elderly and vulnerable clients who need support with social services and their home and care needs, while also covering the traditional will, lasting powers of attorney, Court of Protection and long-term care planning advice. The 'extremely competent' department lead Susanne Grimwade, who 'has a firm grasp of her matters and is quick to respond', is recommended. In 2017, she dealt with the administration of the estate, worth over £1m, of a mother who had died young and left two small children; the case involved property repossession proceedings, liquidation of assets and effecting the communication between the trustees and the childrens' estranged father. Associate Amy Burton also handles matters concerning high-value estates. Andrea Godfrey made partner in 2017, and Sarah Rankin became an associate in April 2018.

Next generation lawyers

Amy Burton - Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP

Andrea Godfrey - Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Essex
Commercial property: Essex - ranked: tier 1

Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP

The 'very knowledgeable and responsive' team of 'customer-focused firm' Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP is 'one of the top commercial property practices in Colchester', 'provides an excellent professional service' and 'retains its ownership of customers'. It is best known for its transactional, promotion and option agreements, refinancing, planning, development and leasing expertise covering the healthcare, farming, investment and finance sectors, as well as ports, freight forwarding and haulage. The practice has strong relationships with Royal Bank of Scotland, Svenska Handelsbanken, New Hall School Trust and the Royal Association for Deaf people, while Barclays Bank and NatWest Business Centre were recently added to the client portfolio. 'Trustworthy' department lead Ellen Petersen-Clark and 'professional' leasehold expert Louise Smith are recommended, while Chelmsford-based partner Chris Jones, solicitor Beena Amin and transaction-focused solicitor Leon Pascal are other names to note. Planning consultant Sharon Stone assists with site appraisals and planning applications in a non-legal capacity.

Next generation lawyers

Leon Pascal - Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP

Louise Smith - Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP

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