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Linder Myers

Work 0800 042 0700
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Chester, Lytham, Manchester, Shrewsbury

North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Manchester
Commercial litigation: Manchester - ranked: tier 5

Linder Myers

Linder Myers’ expertise spans shareholder and partnership cases, high-value professional negligence claims, and contractual, banking and property-related disputes. Team head Peter Kaye brings ‘a wealth of experience’ and is adept at complex High Court and County Court litigation cases, and often acts for overseas clients on complex, cross-jurisdiction issues. William O’Neill and senior associate Paul Magee are also recommended.

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North West: Human resources

Employment - ranked: tier 5

Linder Myers (Manchester)

The ‘clever, responsive and thoughtfulAlan Lewis heads the team at Linder Myers; he has considerable experience representing employers and senior employees on a wide range of Employment Tribunal and High Court disputes. The team regularly acts for SMEs especially in the medical and legal sectors. Active clients include RJ Gill Solicitors, National Federation of Occupational Pensioners and the National Association of Retired Police Officers.

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Employment: employee/union firms
Employment: employee/union firms - ranked: tier 2

Linder Myers (Manchester, Preston)

Linder Myers has a developing niche claimant practice that is ‘going from strength to strength’. Alan Lewis is a ‘leading light’ who can ‘analytically assess the most difficult cases and always remain focused on the big picture’. Lewis has an excellent reputation for working for directors, senior executives and individual solicitors in employment disputes with their employers. He also assists numerous firms of solicitors with their employment law issues.

Leading individuals

Alan Lewis - Linder Myers

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North West: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant
Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 4

Linder Myers (Chester, Lytham St Annes, Manchester)

At Linder Myers the ‘careful but compassionate’ Sarah Sedge specialises in ophthalmology, cosmetic surgery, obstetrics and general surgery cases. It fields a large and specialist team that advises on the full spectrum of complex claims and works closely with its Court of Protection department. Areas of specialism include high-value brain injury and birth injury claims coupled with delayed diagnosis and GP negligence cases. Julia Bridges and Sion Wynne are also recommended. Former head of department Trevor Ward has joined Knights Professional Services Limited.

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Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 3

Linder Myers (Manchester)

Linder Myers’ ‘unique selling point is its personal attention to every detail coupled with a wonderful compassionate attitude to the claimant’. Its excellent niche occupational disease practice, which specialises in asbestos cases is singled out for particular praise. Jon Andrews has a ‘dogged yet affable determination to support each client in their claim; he is a star performer, a great negotiator and is very tenacious in the pursuit of a successful resolution of the most difficult cases’. Andrews is adept at handling all aspects of mesothelioma claims in addition to asbestos-related lung claims. Another key member of the ‘compassionate and efficient team’ is the ‘diligentSheila Costello who ‘works hard for her clients and gets good results’. Andrew McBride’s strength lies in brain and catastrophic injury cases. Other core strengths include motorcycle accidents and the team works closely with its Court of Protection department to provide long-term support to severely injured clients.

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North West: Private client

Family - ranked: tier 3

Linder Myers (Chester, Lytham, Manchester, Preston)

The ‘efficient team’ at Linder Myers is led by Tony Broadley and attracts praise for its ‘prompt responses. The practice, which acts for high-net-worth individuals in England and Wales, includes a qualified arbitrator, a collaborative law specialist and two children panel members, and has a particular strength in childcare proceedings as well as regularly advising on cross-jurisdictional family matters. It also advises on financial settlements involving complex police pension schemes and acts for more than 20 police federations in England and Wales.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 2

Linder Myers (Chester, Lytham, Manchester)

The team at Linder Myers is adept at handling the full array of trusts and estates work and regularly advises on tax planning and estate matters for farmers and landowners, in addition to handling issues affecting the elderly. Andrew Cusworth is experienced in advising on tax planning, wills and trusts. He is also a panel deputy in the Court of Protection and acts as a litigation friend for individuals with impaired mental capacity, in addition to being a trustee of a number of charitable trusts.

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