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WESTMINSTER, ST MARK'S COURT, TEESDALE BUSINESS PARK, STOCKTON-ON-TEES, TS17 6QP, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01642 610300
Fax:
Fax 01642 610330
DX:
723015 STOCKTON-ON-TEES10
Email:
Web:
www.endeavourpartnership.com

North: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Elsewhere in the North
Corporate and commercial: Elsewhere in the North - ranked: tier 1

Endeavour Partnership LLP

Endeavour Partnership LLP’s corporate and commercial team is a regular fixture on high-value cross-border transactions and is adept at handling commercial contracts for a broad client base including large corporates, SMEs, individual shareholders, start-ups, banks, corporate financiers and investors. 'Very knowledgeable and responsive’ team head Nik Tunley predominately deals with transactional work; he was joined by Nigel Williams, from  Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP  in February 2018, who handles joint ventures, MBOs, start-ups and refinancing matters, and has particular expertise in acting for clients in the chemical and manufacturing sectors. The practice also acts for clients in the energy, waste management, franchising, retail and leisure sectors. Managing partner Paul Bury and senior associate Martin McKinnell are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Paul Bury - Endeavour Partnership LLP

Next generation lawyers

Martin McKinnell - Endeavour Partnership LLP

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North: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the North
Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the North - ranked: tier 1

Endeavour Partnership LLP

The ‘strong’ team at Endeavour Partnership LLP stands out for its ‘commercial acumen’. The team has experienced particular growth in disputes in the construction sector where ‘sharp mind’ Alex Smith, who is also noted as being ‘hardworking and tactically astute’, regularly leads on construction and real estate-related disputes. He acted in a number of adjudications and enforcement proceedings arising from disputes over several developments. ‘Highly intelligent and business-focused’ commercial disputes and insolvency team head Lee Bramley is ‘well connected in the Teesside business community and gets to the nub of a case quickly’; he is best known for handling contentious insolvency work, including winding up petitions, as well as advising on claims against directors and assisting company directors faced with disqualification proceedings. The ‘experienced and well-respected’ Ged Flanagan is the key contact for contractual and tortious disputes; he was promoted to the partnership in August 2017 and also handles international arbitral proceedings, including those pertaining to Iran business matters, and mediation. Other instructions include family partnership and shareholder disputes.

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North: Finance

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

Endeavour Partnership LLP

Endeavour Partnership LLP ‘provides an excellent service’ and has a strong profile for contentious insolvency matters, particularly those involving the recovery of monies for creditors. The contentious sphere is a key area of expertise for team head Lee Bramley, who regularly receives instructions from insolvency practitioners. Other key individuals include Stephen Elliott, who has expertise in handling insolvency-related employment issues, as well as Jamie Brown and Nik Tunley. Brown is best known for dealing with property matters arising from insolvency scenarios and Tunley’s focus on non-contentious insolvency work leads to regular instructions from insolvency practitioners acting as administrators and liquidators. Tunley also acts for clients seeking to acquire the assets of insolvent companies.

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North: Human resources

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

Endeavour Partnership LLP

At Endeavour Partnership LLP, the ‘level of service is excellent and the knowledge is top-notch’. Team head Stephen Elliott ‘is able to explain complex issues in a way that is readily understandable by clients’ and advises them on various contentious and non-contentious employment law matters including data protection and pension issues. In an illustration of its work for education sector clients and professional services firms, the team defended a North East-based consultancy business against disability discrimination claims brought by a former employee, and assisted Galileo Multi-Academy Trust with various employment and pension law issues pertaining to the formation of a new multi-academy trust and the conversion to academy status of 11 primary schools in East Cleveland. Solicitors Laura Kirkpatrick and Jessica Maine are the main contacts for data protection issues.

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North: Real estate

Commercial property: elsewhere in the North
Commercial property: elsewhere in the North - ranked: tier 1

Endeavour Partnership LLP

Endeavour Partnership LLP is ‘impressively responsive’ and handles the full range of property, development, leisure and property finance transactions. Simon Wake heads the team and frequently acts for developers, owners of licensed premises and primary healthcare providers. He continues to advise a developer on the development of a large-scale visitor attraction in North Yorkshire. In other significant work, he advised a client on a development and lease agreement for the region’s first indoor snow centre. Jamie Brown is rated for his ‘very good knowledge of industrial property’, in addition to handling agricultural and renewable energy-related work. He is well equipped to guide clients through high-value transactions and has recently been involved in the development of one of North Yorkshire’s largest holiday parks, assisting the client with infrastructure agreements and site acquisitions. Solicitor Amie Leyden is noted for her expertise in franchisee landlord and tenant matters.

Leading individuals

Simon Wake - Endeavour Partnership LLP

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