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Yorkshire and the Humber

Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 3

Langleys Solicitors LLP (York)

Associate solicitor David Chant leads the ‘excellent’ transport practice at Langleys Solicitors LLP and acts for clients within the road and rail sector. The department advises haulage companies and bus operators in respect of operator licensing issues, including in public inquiries before the Traffic Commissioner. Recent highlights include advising a large transport operator at a public inquiry called in relation to a former transport manager, and assisting another client in an overloading incident that required a submission to the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency. Chant is also instructed by clients who operate heavy goods vehicles to advise on matters such as driver hours, changes to licenses, and the granting of licenses. Chris Price has his own practice representing principal insured clients in the transport sector with personal injury claims brought by employees.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire
Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 4

Langleys Solicitors LLP (York)

Christian Hunt leads the team at York-based Langleys Solicitors LLP, which handles a wide range of M&A matters for a client base ranging from international corporates to regional owner-managed businesses. Recent highlights include assisting the shareholders of adept4 with its £7m sale to Pinnacle Technology; handling Turbine Efficiency’s £4m sale to Core Capital, which included a group refinancing; and assisting two shareholders of Right Angle Marketing with an MBO. Bauer Consumer Media, Crompton Lamps, Korbond Industries and The Inspired Branding Group are also clients. Assistant solicitor Fiona Kingscott, who joined in January 2017 from an in-house position with the University of Leeds, focuses on commercial law and non-contentious IP.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 3

Langleys Solicitors LLP (York)

The team at York-based Langleys Solicitors LLP is ‘very experienced’ and has ‘excellent commercial understanding’. Practice head James Henson has a broad commercial disputes practice, with particular expertise in disputes involving foreign jurisdiction and freezing injunctions; he acts for European institutions, corporate clients and high-net-worth individuals. The group is representing the European Commission, on behalf of the EU, in a dispute with two liquidators and two creditors concerning the ownership of unspent EU grants held in escrow and the European bank accounts of two insolvent companies. Other work includes representing Hunters Property Group in disputes arising from franchising arrangements. Lisa Stephenson and Adrian Lyon are the also noted. Darren Morgan joined Blacks Solicitors LLP.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Human resources

Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 4

Langleys Solicitors LLP (York)

Langleys Solicitors LLP’s practice is headed by Mini Setty, a diversity and equality specialist who acts for clients from a range of sectors, including transport, retail, financial services and education. The firm handles a variety of contentious and non-contentious employment issues, and is focusing on strengthening its business immigration expertise. Tribunal work continues to be a key area of activity, as does assisting employers on issues arising from breaches of restrictive covenants.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant
Personal injury: defendant - ranked: tier 2

Langleys Solicitors LLP (York)

Langleys Solicitors LLP is on the panels of a number of insurers, including NFU Mutual and Brit Global Specialty, and is increasingly called upon to handle claims arising from catastrophic injury. Key work in 2016 included defending a claim brought by a cyclist who suffered an injury when he was unseated from his bicycle due to a depression in the road, causing him to lose control and collide with a wall. David Thompson heads the insurance law practice and is noted for his expertise in coverage and policy indemnity issues. Also recommended are Huw Edwards, who leads on motor claims, and regulatory head Rebecca Howitt, who regularly handles employers’ and public liability cases.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Private client

Agriculture and estates
Agriculture and estates - ranked: tier 2

Langleys Solicitors LLP (York)

Langleys Solicitors LLP handles a range of agricultural matters, with a particular specialism in succession issues arising from the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986, as well as matters concerning gravel extraction and potash mining. The practice has been especially active in renewable energy matters involving solar panel arrays, wind turbines and anaerobic digesters. Andrew Fearn regularly handles sales and purchases of high-value farms and estates, and assists farming businesses with partnership matters, formations, disputes and exits. Other key figures include David Wood, who is noted for his expertise in agricultural property relief for inheritance tax purposes, and Françoise Vandale, who has a notable focus on agricultural, renewables and minerals related property work.

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Family: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Family: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 3

Langleys Solicitors LLP (York)

Langleys Solicitors LLP fields separate family and children law teams, which collectively inspire confidence for their strength in public law and care proceedings and for their ‘great attention to detail’. Headed by Mark Day (‘an absolute expert in his field’), the family law practice handles a range of divorce issues, including those with an agricultural element, substantial business and corporate interests, or divorces involving complex trust and cross-border issues. Day also has a strong track record handling collaborative matters, and is assisted by Sheelagh Coles (‘she approaches cases collaboratively but isn’t afraid to fight her client’s corner when needed’), who focuses on private and public children law cases.

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

Langleys Solicitors LLP (York)

In Langleys Solicitors LLP’s York office, associate Serena Brotherton advises on all elements of non-contentious private client work, including landed estates and trust issues; Hugh Thompson handles inheritance tax planning, wills and succession planning and estate administration; Edward Allen is recommended for estate planning and probate issues; and Chelsea Martin has experience in care home fee funding and mental capacity issues alongside trust and will expertise. Clients of the group include agricultural businesses, high-net-worth individuals and family-owned businesses. Andrew Gowar joined from Harrowells Solicitors.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate

Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 4

Langleys Solicitors LLP (York)

Langleys Solicitors LLPcompares extremely well’ to its competition. Practice head Tim Cross provides ‘excellent advice, knows his subject, gets the job done and is a pleasure to deal with’. Cross, who has expertise in development, investment and retail matters, recently advised Yorkshire-based chain W Boyes & Co on leases for several stores, and assisted the UK subsidiary of Käthe Wohlfahrt with a 25-year lease for a new York-based retail shop, Emma Warner, who specialises in landlord and tenant and estate management issues, property finance, and freehold disposals and acquisitions, advised a hotel group on the sale of a hotel to developers for residential development.

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