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Freeths LLP

Work 0845 634 2540
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745360 MANCHESTER 76

North West: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 3

Freeths LLP

Freeths LLP handles contentious and non-contentious insolvency mandates, acting for a number of national and regional insolvency practitioners. The team defended one of the three directors of Main Realisations Ltd (in liquidation) on a £2m wrongful trading claim against its liquidators and represented the liquidator of GP Aviation Group International who faced a £1.7m challenge from the company directors. The team also advised the joint administrators of Mellwood Construction. Begbies Traynor, KPMG, PwC, Crawfords Accountants and BDO are clients. Litigator and asset recovery specialist Joey Byrne heads the national restructuring and insolvency practice; he is ably supported by Kevin Pinkerton, who is experienced in restructuring, corporate recovery, bankruptcy and insolvency. Director Chris Ali handles transactional restructuring and insolvency matters and is experienced in insolvency-related real estate issues. Senior associate Henry Clappison is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Joey Byrne - Freeths LLP

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North West: Human resources

Employment - ranked: tier 6

Freeths LLP

The ‚Äėvery innovative and entrepreneurial‚Äô Charlotte Rees-John¬†at Freeths LLP¬† provides ‚Äėvery commercial and pragmatic advice and explains things in simple, non-legal language so that people don‚Äôt feel intimidated‚Äô. The team advises a range of clients from the leisure, retail and care sectors on a broad range of matters such as TUPE transactional advice, training and policy review and tribunal claims. Active clients include JM Fitness, Roadchef, Southern Dental and Puregyms.

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North West: Real estate

Commercial property: Manchester
Commercial property: Manchester - ranked: tier 5

Freeths LLP

Freeths LLP handles a range of investment and transactional mandates in the real estate sector. The team includes Ian Tempest, who is noted for his public sector expertise, and Stephen Lewis, who is regularly instructed on site acquisitions and sales, and also has retail sector expertise. Paul Calladine has joined gunnercooke LLP .

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Construction - ranked: tier 5

Freeths LLP

Freeths LLP is active across a range of construction and engineering disputes and procurement work. The team is regularly instructed by large, Spanish EPC contractors in relation to their UK projects and continues to defend Duro Felguera on a £4m claim brought by Severfield in relation to works carried out at the Carrington Power Station. The team is also defending Trokel in a £2m claim brought by a Stadco. Cape plc, De Trafford Estates, Select Property Group and Styles & Wood are also clients. Senior associates Jennie Jones, who is active on contentious and non-contentious work, and Pandora Lougheed, who joined in 2018 from DWF, are also recommended as is consultant David Lorenzo. Department head James Driver handles complex construction and engineering disputes.

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