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Berwins

2 NORTH PARK ROAD, HARROGATE, HG1 5PA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01423 509000
Fax:
Fax 01423 503213
DX:
25505 HARROGATE-2
Email:
Web:
www.berwin.co.uk
Harrogate, Leeds

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 6

Berwins

Noteworthy individuals in Berwins’ practice include Paul Berwin , solicitor Sam Crich  and director Mike Patterson . The team is particularly prominent in the digital and technology sectors with a substantial local client base; examples include Berwin & Berwin, Humpit Hummus and Vital Technologies.

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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

Berwins

Berwins attracts praise for 'putting the client at the center of everything that they do' and for offering 'timely, detailed, insightful advice' that 'represents true value for money'. The Harrogate-based practice, led by Mike Patterson, acts primarily for SMEs, owner managed businesses and senior employee and directors of SMEs. Patterson was recently promoted to Director and has been highlighted for his 'stand out ability to articulate often complex and detailed information in an understandable and practical manner'. With a 'wealth of experience' senior partner Paul Berwin is another key name to note in this area. The team acts for Belzona Polymerics in ongoing advice and disputes and recently advised suit makers Berwin & Berwin on the implications of TUPE in respect of its employees and concessions within various department stores across the UK.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Private client

Family: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Family: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 2

Berwins

Berwins handles the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious family law matters and is considered to be a 'standout practice in Harrogate'.  Sarah Smith leads the team which 'shines through for its quality and depth' and is particularly well known for its expertise in collaborative law.  The team also frequently represents clients in financial matters involving company interests, foreign assets, pensions and trusts, as well as in drafting pre- and post-nuptial agreements and in children law work. The team is also instructed in cohabitation disputes and TOLATA claims. Key names to note include Stephen Root who benefits from over 30 years of experience and associate  Danielle Day.

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

Berwins

The Harrogate-based private client team at Berwins regularly handles a spectrum of tax, trust, probate and court of protection matters. The recently promoted Gareth Marland heads up the practice which also includes the highly regarded Julie Jewers. The department frequently acts for high net worth individuals and estates, as well vulnerable and elderly, and regularly receives referrals from charities and care services.

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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 5

Berwins

Berwins’ department has notable expertise in development transactions and agriculture-related mandates; clients include Commercial Development Projects, Pearl Northern Developments and Folk2Folk. Senior associate Jennifer Kirkhope leads the practice and specialises in advising commercial developers and landlords. Other noteworthy names include senior associate Allan Stewart, director and head of the residential property team Jo Randall and senior consultant Richard Wheeldon.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 4

Berwins

Berwins ‘provides an excellent and comprehensive service that utilises its insight and experience and responds in an effective and proactive manner’. The group specialises in advising software companies and digital marketing agencies; Trimble UK and Anthony Hodges Consulting are examples. Paul Berwin leads the department and ‘provides prompt and practical guidance to clients thanks to his depth of knowledge and ability to make proactive suggestions that hit all the points clients require’; he specialises in digital law. Clients also praise recently promoted director Mike Patterson, who is ‘highly experienced in commercial agreements’ and ‘excellent’ litigation-focused senior associate Andrew Mawdsley.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Berwins

Berwins ‘really takes the time to understand its clients’ needs, operations and expectations from both a legal and commercial perspective’ and ‘uses its insight and experience to reach the best possible outcome’. Paul Berwin is ‘prompt, effective and practical’ and leads the team, which focuses on trade mark applications and licensing matters, particularly on the contentious side. Clients include Gap Systems, TwentySix, Black Sheep Brewery and Anthony Hodges Consulting.

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