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Mills & Reeve LLP

BOTANIC HOUSE, 100 HILLS ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB2 1PH, ENGLAND
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East Anglia: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Cambridge
Corporate and commercial: Cambridge - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

The Cambridge office of Mills & Reeve LLP is home to to a deep bench of talent including practice head Tom Pickthorn, private equity expert Anthony McGurk and education and investment funds specialist Claire Clarke, who are leading lights in the market. Zickie Lim stands out for her work in in venture capital finance in the technology and life sciences sectors, as do corporate finance partner Stephen Hamilton and newly promoted partner Jonathan Greenwood for M&A deals in the education sector and mid-market corporate work. The firm is frequently involved in high-profile and high-value transactions around Cambridge, across East Anglia and the rest of the UK, as well as handling a large volume of cross-border matters.

Practice head(s):Tom Pickthorn

Other key lawyers:Claire Clarke, Anthony McGurk; Zickie Lim; Stephen Hamilton; Dona Ardeman; Poppy Short; Vanessa Walton

Key Clients

Ridgeons

Ubisense Group plc

Mercia Investments Limited

Mercia Technologies PLC

IQ Capital Partners LLP

Imagen Limited

Kershaw Group holdings Limited

Prior Scientific Instruments Limited

PayPoint plc

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised the family shareholders of Ridgeons on its sale to Huws Gray.
  • Acted for Ubisense on the proposed sale for up to £35m of its RTLS SmartSpace business to a subsidiary of Investcorp Technology Partners subject to shareholders’ consent.
  • Handled the £17m sale of Science Warehouse Limited to Advanced Business Software and Solutions Limited.
  • Advising Mick George Limited on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Frimstone Limited.
  • Acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Kershaw Group Limited by way of a MBO.
Leading individuals

Anthony McGurk - Mills & Reeve LLP

Claire Clarke - Mills & Reeve LLP

Tom Pickthorn - Mills & Reeve LLP

Next Generation Partners

Jonathan Greenwood - Mills & Reeve LLP

The Cambridge office of Mills & Reeve LLP is home to to a deep bench of talent including practice head Tom Pickthorn, private equity expert Anthony McGurk and education and investment funds specialist Claire Clarke, who are leading lights in the market. Zickie Lim stands out for her work in in venture capital finance in the technology and life sciences sectors, as do corporate finance partner Stephen Hamilton and newly promoted partner Jonathan Greenwood for M&A deals in the education sector and mid-market corporate work. The firm is frequently involved in high-profile and high-value transactions around Cambridge, across East Anglia and the rest of the UK, as well as handling a large volume of cross-border matters.

Practice head(s):Tom Pickthorn

Other key lawyers:Claire Clarke, Anthony McGurk; Zickie Lim; Stephen Hamilton; Dona Ardeman; Poppy Short; Vanessa Walton

Key Clients

Ridgeons

Ubisense Group plc

Mercia Investments Limited

Mercia Technologies PLC

IQ Capital Partners LLP

Imagen Limited

Kershaw Group holdings Limited

Prior Scientific Instruments Limited

PayPoint plc

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised the family shareholders of Ridgeons on its sale to Huws Gray.
  • Acted for Ubisense on the proposed sale for up to £35m of its RTLS SmartSpace business to a subsidiary of Investcorp Technology Partners subject to shareholders’ consent.
  • Handled the £17m sale of Science Warehouse Limited to Advanced Business Software and Solutions Limited.
  • Advising Mick George Limited on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Frimstone Limited.
  • Acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Kershaw Group Limited by way of a MBO.

The Cambridge office of Mills & Reeve LLP is home to to a deep bench of talent including practice head Tom Pickthorn, private equity expert Anthony McGurk and education and investment funds specialist Claire Clarke, who are leading lights in the market. Zickie Lim stands out for her work in in venture capital finance in the technology and life sciences sectors, as do corporate finance partner Stephen Hamilton and newly promoted partner Jonathan Greenwood for M&A deals in the education sector and mid-market corporate work. The firm is frequently involved in high-profile and high-value transactions around Cambridge, across East Anglia and the rest of the UK, as well as handling a large volume of cross-border matters.

Practice head(s):Tom Pickthorn

Other key lawyers:Claire Clarke, Anthony McGurk; Zickie Lim; Stephen Hamilton; Dona Ardeman; Poppy Short; Vanessa Walton

Key Clients

Ridgeons

Ubisense Group plc

Mercia Investments Limited

Mercia Technologies PLC

IQ Capital Partners LLP

Imagen Limited

Kershaw Group holdings Limited

Prior Scientific Instruments Limited

PayPoint plc

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised the family shareholders of Ridgeons on its sale to Huws Gray.
  • Acted for Ubisense on the proposed sale for up to £35m of its RTLS SmartSpace business to a subsidiary of Investcorp Technology Partners subject to shareholders’ consent.
  • Handled the £17m sale of Science Warehouse Limited to Advanced Business Software and Solutions Limited.
  • Advising Mick George Limited on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Frimstone Limited.
  • Acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Kershaw Group Limited by way of a MBO.

The Cambridge office of Mills & Reeve LLP is home to to a deep bench of talent including practice head Tom Pickthorn, private equity expert Anthony McGurk and education and investment funds specialist Claire Clarke, who are leading lights in the market. Zickie Lim stands out for her work in in venture capital finance in the technology and life sciences sectors, as do corporate finance partner Stephen Hamilton and newly promoted partner Jonathan Greenwood for M&A deals in the education sector and mid-market corporate work. The firm is frequently involved in high-profile and high-value transactions around Cambridge, across East Anglia and the rest of the UK, as well as handling a large volume of cross-border matters.

Practice head(s):Tom Pickthorn

Other key lawyers:Claire Clarke, Anthony McGurk; Zickie Lim; Stephen Hamilton; Dona Ardeman; Poppy Short; Vanessa Walton

Key Clients

Ridgeons

Ubisense Group plc

Mercia Investments Limited

Mercia Technologies PLC

IQ Capital Partners LLP

Imagen Limited

Kershaw Group holdings Limited

Prior Scientific Instruments Limited

PayPoint plc

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised the family shareholders of Ridgeons on its sale to Huws Gray.
  • Acted for Ubisense on the proposed sale for up to £35m of its RTLS SmartSpace business to a subsidiary of Investcorp Technology Partners subject to shareholders’ consent.
  • Handled the £17m sale of Science Warehouse Limited to Advanced Business Software and Solutions Limited.
  • Advising Mick George Limited on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Frimstone Limited.
  • Acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Kershaw Group Limited by way of a MBO.

The Cambridge office of Mills & Reeve LLP is home to to a deep bench of talent including practice head Tom Pickthorn, private equity expert Anthony McGurk and education and investment funds specialist Claire Clarke, who are leading lights in the market. Zickie Lim stands out for her work in in venture capital finance in the technology and life sciences sectors, as do corporate finance partner Stephen Hamilton and newly promoted partner Jonathan Greenwood for M&A deals in the education sector and mid-market corporate work. The firm is frequently involved in high-profile and high-value transactions around Cambridge, across East Anglia and the rest of the UK, as well as handling a large volume of cross-border matters.

Practice head(s):Tom Pickthorn

Other key lawyers:Claire Clarke, Anthony McGurk; Zickie Lim; Stephen Hamilton; Dona Ardeman; Poppy Short; Vanessa Walton

Key Clients

Ridgeons

Ubisense Group plc

Mercia Investments Limited

Mercia Technologies PLC

IQ Capital Partners LLP

Imagen Limited

Kershaw Group holdings Limited

Prior Scientific Instruments Limited

PayPoint plc

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised the family shareholders of Ridgeons on its sale to Huws Gray.
  • Acted for Ubisense on the proposed sale for up to £35m of its RTLS SmartSpace business to a subsidiary of Investcorp Technology Partners subject to shareholders’ consent.
  • Handled the £17m sale of Science Warehouse Limited to Advanced Business Software and Solutions Limited.
  • Advising Mick George Limited on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Frimstone Limited.
  • Acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Kershaw Group Limited by way of a MBO.

The Cambridge office of Mills & Reeve LLP is home to to a deep bench of talent including practice head Tom Pickthorn, private equity expert Anthony McGurk and education and investment funds specialist Claire Clarke, who are leading lights in the market. Zickie Lim stands out for her work in in venture capital finance in the technology and life sciences sectors, as do corporate finance partner Stephen Hamilton and newly promoted partner Jonathan Greenwood for M&A deals in the education sector and mid-market corporate work. The firm is frequently involved in high-profile and high-value transactions around Cambridge, across East Anglia and the rest of the UK, as well as handling a large volume of cross-border matters.

Practice head(s):Tom Pickthorn

Other key lawyers:Claire Clarke, Anthony McGurk; Zickie Lim; Stephen Hamilton; Dona Ardeman; Poppy Short; Vanessa Walton

Key Clients

Ridgeons

Ubisense Group plc

Mercia Investments Limited

Mercia Technologies PLC

IQ Capital Partners LLP

Imagen Limited

Kershaw Group holdings Limited

Prior Scientific Instruments Limited

PayPoint plc

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised the family shareholders of Ridgeons on its sale to Huws Gray.
  • Acted for Ubisense on the proposed sale for up to £35m of its RTLS SmartSpace business to a subsidiary of Investcorp Technology Partners subject to shareholders’ consent.
  • Handled the £17m sale of Science Warehouse Limited to Advanced Business Software and Solutions Limited.
  • Advising Mick George Limited on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Frimstone Limited.
  • Acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Kershaw Group Limited by way of a MBO.

The Cambridge office of Mills & Reeve LLP is home to to a deep bench of talent including practice head Tom Pickthorn, private equity expert Anthony McGurk and education and investment funds specialist Claire Clarke, who are leading lights in the market. Zickie Lim stands out for her work in in venture capital finance in the technology and life sciences sectors, as do corporate finance partner Stephen Hamilton and newly promoted partner Jonathan Greenwood for M&A deals in the education sector and mid-market corporate work. The firm is frequently involved in high-profile and high-value transactions around Cambridge, across East Anglia and the rest of the UK, as well as handling a large volume of cross-border matters.

Practice head(s):Tom Pickthorn

Other key lawyers:Claire Clarke, Anthony McGurk; Zickie Lim; Stephen Hamilton; Dona Ardeman; Poppy Short; Vanessa Walton

Key Clients

Ridgeons

Ubisense Group plc

Mercia Investments Limited

Mercia Technologies PLC

IQ Capital Partners LLP

Imagen Limited

Kershaw Group holdings Limited

Prior Scientific Instruments Limited

PayPoint plc

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised the family shareholders of Ridgeons on its sale to Huws Gray.
  • Acted for Ubisense on the proposed sale for up to £35m of its RTLS SmartSpace business to a subsidiary of Investcorp Technology Partners subject to shareholders’ consent.
  • Handled the £17m sale of Science Warehouse Limited to Advanced Business Software and Solutions Limited.
  • Advising Mick George Limited on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Frimstone Limited.
  • Acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Kershaw Group Limited by way of a MBO.

Anthony McGurk - Mills & Reeve LLP

Tom Pickthorn - Mills & Reeve LLP

Claire Clarke - Mills & Reeve LLP

Jonathan Greenwood - Mills & Reeve LLP

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Corporate and commercial: Norwich
Corporate and commercial: Norwich - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has a leading corporate and commercial practice both regionally and nationally, and many of its M&A transactions have an international element. In 2018, the firm as a whole acted in matters involving more than 75 jurisdictions the US, China, Canada and Australia. The Norwich office, where Craig Hodgson leads the practice, plays a key role in many of the firm's high-value deals, which include acting for venture capital funds, angel investors, large corporates and growth companies in equity funding rounds, as well as handling significant transactions in sectors such as food, agribusiness, healthcare, technology, financial services and the mid-market.

Practice head(s):Craig Hodgson

Other key lawyers:James Hunter; Natalie Wade; Greg Gibson; Alex Kenworthy; Christina O’Brien

Key Clients

Validus-IVC Limited

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Limited

Hughes of Beaconsfield Group

Robinsons Motor Group

RPC Plc

Simplify Group

Tate & Lyle Sugars

Archant Limited

Ridgeons

Midwich Group plc

Work highlights

  • We acted for the shareholders (and optionholders) of Validus-IVC Limited (a SaaS provider of claims management solutions and the leading subrogation portal in the UK) on its sale to US listed and S&P 500 purchaser Verisk, Inc.
  • We drafted and negotiated two SPAs and tax schedules with input from Bermudian, Canadian and US counsel.  The deal involved the disposal of 6 insurance services companies and 4 captive management companies by Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Limited; an AIM listed Bermuda company.
  • The deal consisted of the £21m disposal of a multi-site Mercedes Benz dealership and other motor franchises based in Beaconsfield and Aylesbury to Vertu Motors plc, the 5th largest motor retailer in the UK.

  • Successfully advised the shareholders of the Robinsons Motor Group on the sale of their Mercedes-Benz franchises to Group 1 Automotive.
  • We acted on the £35m purchase of the entire issued share capital of Plasgran Limited, a specialist plastics recycling business and on the separate but related purchase of the freehold property from the sellers.
Leading individuals

Craig Hodgson - Mills & Reeve LLP

Greg Gibson - Mills & Reeve LLP

James Hunter - Mills & Reeve LLP

Natalie Wade - Mills & Reeve LLP

Next Generation Partners

Alex Kenworthy - Mills & Reeve LLP

Rising stars

Christina O’Brien - Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has a leading corporate and commercial practice both regionally and nationally, and many of its M&A transactions have an international element. In 2018, the firm as a whole acted in matters involving more than 75 jurisdictions the US, China, Canada and Australia. The Norwich office, where Craig Hodgson leads the practice, plays a key role in many of the firm's high-value deals, which include acting for venture capital funds, angel investors, large corporates and growth companies in equity funding rounds, as well as handling significant transactions in sectors such as food, agribusiness, healthcare, technology, financial services and the mid-market.

Practice head(s):Craig Hodgson

Other key lawyers:James Hunter; Natalie Wade; Greg Gibson; Alex Kenworthy; Christina O’Brien

Key Clients

Validus-IVC Limited

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Limited

Hughes of Beaconsfield Group

Robinsons Motor Group

RPC Plc

Simplify Group

Tate & Lyle Sugars

Archant Limited

Ridgeons

Midwich Group plc

Work highlights

  • We acted for the shareholders (and optionholders) of Validus-IVC Limited (a SaaS provider of claims management solutions and the leading subrogation portal in the UK) on its sale to US listed and S&P 500 purchaser Verisk, Inc.
  • We drafted and negotiated two SPAs and tax schedules with input from Bermudian, Canadian and US counsel.  The deal involved the disposal of 6 insurance services companies and 4 captive management companies by Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Limited; an AIM listed Bermuda company.
  • The deal consisted of the £21m disposal of a multi-site Mercedes Benz dealership and other motor franchises based in Beaconsfield and Aylesbury to Vertu Motors plc, the 5th largest motor retailer in the UK.

  • Successfully advised the shareholders of the Robinsons Motor Group on the sale of their Mercedes-Benz franchises to Group 1 Automotive.
  • We acted on the £35m purchase of the entire issued share capital of Plasgran Limited, a specialist plastics recycling business and on the separate but related purchase of the freehold property from the sellers.

Craig Hodgson - Mills & Reeve LLP

James Hunter - Mills & Reeve LLP

Natalie Wade - Mills & Reeve LLP

Greg Gibson - Mills & Reeve LLP

Alex Kenworthy - Mills & Reeve LLP

Christina O’Brien - Mills & Reeve LLP

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Corporate tax
Corporate tax - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has a new head of corporate tax following the retirement of Christopher Townsend, and principal associate Matthew Short now leads the practice. The firm handles corporate and real estate taxation, particularly in relation to large-scale property development, investment and construction projects. Among its clients are charities, multinationals, local authorities, NHS trusts and pension funds. Consultant Robert Kent, who was previously a tax partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, also plays a key role in the practice.

Practice head(s):Matthew Short

Other key lawyers:Robert Kent

Key Clients

Floreat Real Estate

Lendlease

Railways Pension Fund

Urban & Civic plc

Trinity College, Cambridge

Monterey Mushrooms, Inc.

Oxford University Endowment Management

Fidelity UK Real Estate Fund

Work highlights

  • Advice in relation to a significant investment by Tus Holdings (the Tsinghua University-backed science park developer) for the redevelopment of part of Cambridge Science Park.
  • We are instructed upon the sustainable urban extension at Houlton, Rugby on behalf of the landowner.
  • Acquisition of a business park comprising eight high quality detached office buildings located on the Leeds outer Ring Road, 5 miles from the centre, by The Hillview Group, an independent Merchant Bank and alternative Asset Manager.
  • Instructed by Investment Manager, Floreat Real Estate, on the acquisition by a BVI Fund of two office buildings in Bristol and Cardiff for a price in excess of £30m via the purchase of a Jersey registered holding company and on the acquisition financing from Investec Bank.
  • We acted on the purchase of the entire issued share capital of Plasgran Limited, a specialist plastics recycling business and on the separate but related purchase of the freehold property from the sellers.
Rising stars

Matthew Short - Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has a new head of corporate tax following the retirement of Christopher Townsend, and principal associate Matthew Short now leads the practice. The firm handles corporate and real estate taxation, particularly in relation to large-scale property development, investment and construction projects. Among its clients are charities, multinationals, local authorities, NHS trusts and pension funds. Consultant Robert Kent, who was previously a tax partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, also plays a key role in the practice.

Practice head(s):Matthew Short

Other key lawyers:Robert Kent

Key Clients

Floreat Real Estate

Lendlease

Railways Pension Fund

Urban & Civic plc

Trinity College, Cambridge

Monterey Mushrooms, Inc.

Oxford University Endowment Management

Fidelity UK Real Estate Fund

Work highlights

  • Advice in relation to a significant investment by Tus Holdings (the Tsinghua University-backed science park developer) for the redevelopment of part of Cambridge Science Park.
  • We are instructed upon the sustainable urban extension at Houlton, Rugby on behalf of the landowner.
  • Acquisition of a business park comprising eight high quality detached office buildings located on the Leeds outer Ring Road, 5 miles from the centre, by The Hillview Group, an independent Merchant Bank and alternative Asset Manager.
  • Instructed by Investment Manager, Floreat Real Estate, on the acquisition by a BVI Fund of two office buildings in Bristol and Cardiff for a price in excess of £30m via the purchase of a Jersey registered holding company and on the acquisition financing from Investec Bank.
  • We acted on the purchase of the entire issued share capital of Plasgran Limited, a specialist plastics recycling business and on the separate but related purchase of the freehold property from the sellers.

Mills & Reeve LLP has a new head of corporate tax following the retirement of Christopher Townsend, and principal associate Matthew Short now leads the practice. The firm handles corporate and real estate taxation, particularly in relation to large-scale property development, investment and construction projects. Among its clients are charities, multinationals, local authorities, NHS trusts and pension funds. Consultant Robert Kent, who was previously a tax partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, also plays a key role in the practice.

Practice head(s):Matthew Short

Other key lawyers:Robert Kent

Key Clients

Floreat Real Estate

Lendlease

Railways Pension Fund

Urban & Civic plc

Trinity College, Cambridge

Monterey Mushrooms, Inc.

Oxford University Endowment Management

Fidelity UK Real Estate Fund

Work highlights

  • Advice in relation to a significant investment by Tus Holdings (the Tsinghua University-backed science park developer) for the redevelopment of part of Cambridge Science Park.
  • We are instructed upon the sustainable urban extension at Houlton, Rugby on behalf of the landowner.
  • Acquisition of a business park comprising eight high quality detached office buildings located on the Leeds outer Ring Road, 5 miles from the centre, by The Hillview Group, an independent Merchant Bank and alternative Asset Manager.
  • Instructed by Investment Manager, Floreat Real Estate, on the acquisition by a BVI Fund of two office buildings in Bristol and Cardiff for a price in excess of £30m via the purchase of a Jersey registered holding company and on the acquisition financing from Investec Bank.
  • We acted on the purchase of the entire issued share capital of Plasgran Limited, a specialist plastics recycling business and on the separate but related purchase of the freehold property from the sellers.

Matthew Short - Mills & Reeve LLP

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East Anglia: Crime, fraud and licensing

Licensing
Licensing - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

Senior associate Harriet Wells at Mills & Reeve LLP has almost 20 years' experience and leads a dedicated licensing practice that assists clients with alcohol, entertainment, late night refreshment, sexual entertainment, marriage, betting and gaming licences, as well as licensing under the Private Security Industry Act 2001. The firm has a national client base that includes holiday parks, sports clubs, hotels, restaurants and theatres across the UK.

Practice head(s):Harriet Wells

Key Clients

The University of Westminster

Timewell Properties Ltd

De Montford University

The University of East Anglia

Family Amusements Ltd

Norwich City Football Club Plc

The Theatre Royal (Norwich) Trust Ltd

Albanwise Ltd

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Birmingham City University

Work highlights

  • Obtaining a new premises licence for the University’s Little Titchfield Street site following a hard fought hearing before Westminster City Council’s licensing sub-committee.
  • Acting for the University in its application to vary its premises licence for its Harrow campus by way of substantially increasing the area covered by the licence.
  • Advising the owners of Kelling Heath Holiday Park on making various upgrades to the entertainment/restaurant/pub premises on site while the park was closed for the winter.
Leading individuals

Harriet Wells - Mills & Reeve LLP

Senior associate Harriet Wells at Mills & Reeve LLP has almost 20 years' experience and leads a dedicated licensing practice that assists clients with alcohol, entertainment, late night refreshment, sexual entertainment, marriage, betting and gaming licences, as well as licensing under the Private Security Industry Act 2001. The firm has a national client base that includes holiday parks, sports clubs, hotels, restaurants and theatres across the UK.

Practice head(s):Harriet Wells

Key Clients

The University of Westminster

Timewell Properties Ltd

De Montford University

The University of East Anglia

Family Amusements Ltd

Norwich City Football Club Plc

The Theatre Royal (Norwich) Trust Ltd

Albanwise Ltd

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Birmingham City University

Work highlights

  • Obtaining a new premises licence for the University’s Little Titchfield Street site following a hard fought hearing before Westminster City Council’s licensing sub-committee.
  • Acting for the University in its application to vary its premises licence for its Harrow campus by way of substantially increasing the area covered by the licence.
  • Advising the owners of Kelling Heath Holiday Park on making various upgrades to the entertainment/restaurant/pub premises on site while the park was closed for the winter.

Harriet Wells - Mills & Reeve LLP

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East Anglia: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Cambridge
Commercial litigation: Cambridge - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP focuses on contract disputes, notably for technology and life science companies, and procurement challenges on public sector tenders. Commercial litigation and insolvency partner Jamie Wheatley leads the practice in Cambridge, where the firm has a deep bench of principal associates that includes Helen Prandy, who specialises in procurement disputes for a range of clients including government departments, the NHS and pharmaceutical companies; Douglas McDonald, who handles contract disputes for technology companies and life sciences companies, including and cross-border disputes; and Lino Di Lorenzo, who deals with complex commercial and insolvency litigation.

Practice head(s):Jamie Wheatley

Other key lawyers:Helen Prandy; Douglas McDonald; Lino Di Lorenzo

Key Clients

The Law Society

University of East Anglia

Department of Health and Social Care

The Recruit Ventures Group Limited

Aquaterra Energy Limited

QV Foods Limited

Produce World Limited

First Property Group Plc

Lotus Cars Limited

Permastore Limited

Achernar Partners Limited

Indo European Foods Limited

Encon Insulation Limited

JSC “Alfa-Bank”

Process, Inc

SGN Limited

Maynard & Harris Plastics

Norfolk Capital Limited

The Big Prawn Company Limited

The University of Nottingham

Cell Therapy Catapult Limited

 

Work highlights

  • We acted for the claimant in respect of a £9m claim for damages for breach of contract by a major insurer relating to the development and provision of disaster recovery and cloud services.
  • Following a competitive tender process the incumbent supplier, DHL Supply Chain, was unsuccessful and immediately issued proceedings to challenge the outcome of the procurement.
  • Acting for NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group in connection with a series of claims arising out of the Corby Urgent Care Centre.
  • Acting for the Police & Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire defending proceedings issued under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
  • Acting for Skyline in a dispute with a software supplier.
Leading individuals

Jamie Wheatley - Mills & Reeve LLP

Next Generation Partners

Douglas McDonald - Mills & Reeve LLP

Helen Prandy - Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP focuses on contract disputes, notably for technology and life science companies, and procurement challenges on public sector tenders. Commercial litigation and insolvency partner Jamie Wheatley leads the practice in Cambridge, where the firm has a deep bench of principal associates that includes Helen Prandy, who specialises in procurement disputes for a range of clients including government departments, the NHS and pharmaceutical companies; Douglas McDonald, who handles contract disputes for technology companies and life sciences companies, including and cross-border disputes; and Lino Di Lorenzo, who deals with complex commercial and insolvency litigation.

Practice head(s):Jamie Wheatley

Other key lawyers:Helen Prandy; Douglas McDonald; Lino Di Lorenzo

Key Clients

The Law Society

University of East Anglia

Department of Health and Social Care

The Recruit Ventures Group Limited

Aquaterra Energy Limited

QV Foods Limited

Produce World Limited

First Property Group Plc

Lotus Cars Limited

Permastore Limited

Achernar Partners Limited

Indo European Foods Limited

Encon Insulation Limited

JSC “Alfa-Bank”

Process, Inc

SGN Limited

Maynard & Harris Plastics

Norfolk Capital Limited

The Big Prawn Company Limited

The University of Nottingham

Cell Therapy Catapult Limited

 

Work highlights

  • We acted for the claimant in respect of a £9m claim for damages for breach of contract by a major insurer relating to the development and provision of disaster recovery and cloud services.
  • Following a competitive tender process the incumbent supplier, DHL Supply Chain, was unsuccessful and immediately issued proceedings to challenge the outcome of the procurement.
  • Acting for NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group in connection with a series of claims arising out of the Corby Urgent Care Centre.
  • Acting for the Police & Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire defending proceedings issued under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
  • Acting for Skyline in a dispute with a software supplier.

Mills & Reeve LLP focuses on contract disputes, notably for technology and life science companies, and procurement challenges on public sector tenders. Commercial litigation and insolvency partner Jamie Wheatley leads the practice in Cambridge, where the firm has a deep bench of principal associates that includes Helen Prandy, who specialises in procurement disputes for a range of clients including government departments, the NHS and pharmaceutical companies; Douglas McDonald, who handles contract disputes for technology companies and life sciences companies, including and cross-border disputes; and Lino Di Lorenzo, who deals with complex commercial and insolvency litigation.

Practice head(s):Jamie Wheatley

Other key lawyers:Helen Prandy; Douglas McDonald; Lino Di Lorenzo

Key Clients

The Law Society

University of East Anglia

Department of Health and Social Care

The Recruit Ventures Group Limited

Aquaterra Energy Limited

QV Foods Limited

Produce World Limited

First Property Group Plc

Lotus Cars Limited

Permastore Limited

Achernar Partners Limited

Indo European Foods Limited

Encon Insulation Limited

JSC “Alfa-Bank”

Process, Inc

SGN Limited

Maynard & Harris Plastics

Norfolk Capital Limited

The Big Prawn Company Limited

The University of Nottingham

Cell Therapy Catapult Limited

 

Work highlights

  • We acted for the claimant in respect of a £9m claim for damages for breach of contract by a major insurer relating to the development and provision of disaster recovery and cloud services.
  • Following a competitive tender process the incumbent supplier, DHL Supply Chain, was unsuccessful and immediately issued proceedings to challenge the outcome of the procurement.
  • Acting for NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group in connection with a series of claims arising out of the Corby Urgent Care Centre.
  • Acting for the Police & Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire defending proceedings issued under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
  • Acting for Skyline in a dispute with a software supplier.

Mills & Reeve LLP focuses on contract disputes, notably for technology and life science companies, and procurement challenges on public sector tenders. Commercial litigation and insolvency partner Jamie Wheatley leads the practice in Cambridge, where the firm has a deep bench of principal associates that includes Helen Prandy, who specialises in procurement disputes for a range of clients including government departments, the NHS and pharmaceutical companies; Douglas McDonald, who handles contract disputes for technology companies and life sciences companies, including and cross-border disputes; and Lino Di Lorenzo, who deals with complex commercial and insolvency litigation.

Practice head(s):Jamie Wheatley

Other key lawyers:Helen Prandy; Douglas McDonald; Lino Di Lorenzo

Key Clients

The Law Society

University of East Anglia

Department of Health and Social Care

The Recruit Ventures Group Limited

Aquaterra Energy Limited

QV Foods Limited

Produce World Limited

First Property Group Plc

Lotus Cars Limited

Permastore Limited

Achernar Partners Limited

Indo European Foods Limited

Encon Insulation Limited

JSC “Alfa-Bank”

Process, Inc

SGN Limited

Maynard & Harris Plastics

Norfolk Capital Limited

The Big Prawn Company Limited

The University of Nottingham

Cell Therapy Catapult Limited

 

Work highlights

  • We acted for the claimant in respect of a £9m claim for damages for breach of contract by a major insurer relating to the development and provision of disaster recovery and cloud services.
  • Following a competitive tender process the incumbent supplier, DHL Supply Chain, was unsuccessful and immediately issued proceedings to challenge the outcome of the procurement.
  • Acting for NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group in connection with a series of claims arising out of the Corby Urgent Care Centre.
  • Acting for the Police & Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire defending proceedings issued under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
  • Acting for Skyline in a dispute with a software supplier.

Mills & Reeve LLP focuses on contract disputes, notably for technology and life science companies, and procurement challenges on public sector tenders. Commercial litigation and insolvency partner Jamie Wheatley leads the practice in Cambridge, where the firm has a deep bench of principal associates that includes Helen Prandy, who specialises in procurement disputes for a range of clients including government departments, the NHS and pharmaceutical companies; Douglas McDonald, who handles contract disputes for technology companies and life sciences companies, including and cross-border disputes; and Lino Di Lorenzo, who deals with complex commercial and insolvency litigation.

Practice head(s):Jamie Wheatley

Other key lawyers:Helen Prandy; Douglas McDonald; Lino Di Lorenzo

Key Clients

The Law Society

University of East Anglia

Department of Health and Social Care

The Recruit Ventures Group Limited

Aquaterra Energy Limited

QV Foods Limited

Produce World Limited

First Property Group Plc

Lotus Cars Limited

Permastore Limited

Achernar Partners Limited

Indo European Foods Limited

Encon Insulation Limited

JSC “Alfa-Bank”

Process, Inc

SGN Limited

Maynard & Harris Plastics

Norfolk Capital Limited

The Big Prawn Company Limited

The University of Nottingham

Cell Therapy Catapult Limited

 

Work highlights

  • We acted for the claimant in respect of a £9m claim for damages for breach of contract by a major insurer relating to the development and provision of disaster recovery and cloud services.
  • Following a competitive tender process the incumbent supplier, DHL Supply Chain, was unsuccessful and immediately issued proceedings to challenge the outcome of the procurement.
  • Acting for NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group in connection with a series of claims arising out of the Corby Urgent Care Centre.
  • Acting for the Police & Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire defending proceedings issued under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
  • Acting for Skyline in a dispute with a software supplier.

Jamie Wheatley - Mills & Reeve LLP

Helen Prandy - Mills & Reeve LLP

Douglas McDonald - Mills & Reeve LLP

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Commercial litigation: Norwich
Commercial litigation: Norwich - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

The broad practice at Mills & Reeve LLP handles complex and high-value regional, national and international contract disputes; corporate disputes, including board disputes, minority shareholder actions and post M&A claims for breach of warranty; fraud cases and investigations, including search and seizure and freezing orders; and the enforcement of restrictive covenants and confidentiality obligations. It also has niche expertise in disputes in the food and drink sector, including matters under the Groceries Supply Code of Practice. Rachel Higgs leads the practice with clients in key sectors including food and agri-business, automotive, energy, health and education, with a focus on mid-market corporates.

Practice head(s):Rachel Higgs

Other key lawyers:Harriet Wells; Jenny Williams

Key Clients

The Law Society

University of East Anglia

Able UK Limited

The Recruit Ventures Group Limited

Aquaterra Energy Limited

QV Foods Limited

Produce World Limited

First Property Group Plc

Lotus Cars Limited

Permastore Limited

Achernar Partners Limited

Indo European Foods Limited

Groupe Pilote SAS

Encon Insulation Limited

JSC “Alfa-Bank”

Process, Inc

SGN Limited

Maynard & Harris Plastics

Norfolk Capital Limited

The Big Prawn Company Limited

The University of Nottingham

Work highlights

  • Advising an oil and gas investment company in relation to royalties and pre-emption rights under joint venture and operating agreements with a number of oil companies operating in Georgia.
  • Acting for the French acquirer of Beetles (UK) Limited on a claim against the vendors of the company for breach of warranty, and defending a claim for payment of a retention sum.
  • Successfully defending Storytime Bakery Limited in claims brought by a competitor, Gelata Limited, for breach of contract.
  • Defending Cell Therapy Catapult Limited, a world leading life sciences company, against a high value claim arising out of a contract for a warehouse management system.
  • Advising QV Foods Limited in relation to a number of seed contracts and contracts for the sale and purchase of potatoes.
Leading individuals

Rachel Higgs - Mills & Reeve LLP

Rising stars

Harriet Wells - Mills & Reeve LLP

Jenny Williams - Mills & Reeve LLP

The broad practice at Mills & Reeve LLP handles complex and high-value regional, national and international contract disputes; corporate disputes, including board disputes, minority shareholder actions and post M&A claims for breach of warranty; fraud cases and investigations, including search and seizure and freezing orders; and the enforcement of restrictive covenants and confidentiality obligations. It also has niche expertise in disputes in the food and drink sector, including matters under the Groceries Supply Code of Practice. Rachel Higgs leads the practice with clients in key sectors including food and agri-business, automotive, energy, health and education, with a focus on mid-market corporates.

Practice head(s):Rachel Higgs

Other key lawyers:Harriet Wells; Jenny Williams

Key Clients

The Law Society

University of East Anglia

Able UK Limited

The Recruit Ventures Group Limited

Aquaterra Energy Limited

QV Foods Limited

Produce World Limited

First Property Group Plc

Lotus Cars Limited

Permastore Limited

Achernar Partners Limited

Indo European Foods Limited

Groupe Pilote SAS

Encon Insulation Limited

JSC “Alfa-Bank”

Process, Inc

SGN Limited

Maynard & Harris Plastics

Norfolk Capital Limited

The Big Prawn Company Limited

The University of Nottingham

Work highlights

  • Advising an oil and gas investment company in relation to royalties and pre-emption rights under joint venture and operating agreements with a number of oil companies operating in Georgia.
  • Acting for the French acquirer of Beetles (UK) Limited on a claim against the vendors of the company for breach of warranty, and defending a claim for payment of a retention sum.
  • Successfully defending Storytime Bakery Limited in claims brought by a competitor, Gelata Limited, for breach of contract.
  • Defending Cell Therapy Catapult Limited, a world leading life sciences company, against a high value claim arising out of a contract for a warehouse management system.
  • Advising QV Foods Limited in relation to a number of seed contracts and contracts for the sale and purchase of potatoes.

Rachel Higgs - Mills & Reeve LLP

Harriet Wells - Mills & Reeve LLP

Jenny Williams - Mills & Reeve LLP

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Debt recovery
Debt recovery - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP operates a simple, fixed-fee collection service for both public and private sector clients handling undefended claims. Legal executive Lynne Lawn handles the majority of the work, with senior associate Harriet Wells, who has more than 35 years' experience in commercial litigation, closely involved in the practice when contentious matters arise.

Other key lawyers:Lynne Lawn; Harriet Wells

Work highlights

  • We were instructed to send a pre-litigation letter to a company debtor to recover an outstanding invoice in the sum of £12,090.
  • We were instructed to send pre-litigation letters to three individual companies for payment of outstanding invoices in respect of services provided by our client.
  • We were instructed to send a pre-litigation letter to the debtor in the sum of £11,962.80.
  • We were instructed to issue a pre-litigation letter and a without prejudice offer letter for an outstanding debt.
  • We are regularly instructed by a client in the health sector to take action to recover their unpaid invoices through pre-litigation letters sent within 24 hours of instruction.
Leading individuals

Lynne Lawn - Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP operates a simple, fixed-fee collection service for both public and private sector clients handling undefended claims. Legal executive Lynne Lawn handles the majority of the work, with senior associate Harriet Wells, who has more than 35 years' experience in commercial litigation, closely involved in the practice when contentious matters arise.

Other key lawyers:Lynne Lawn; Harriet Wells

Work highlights

  • We were instructed to send a pre-litigation letter to a company debtor to recover an outstanding invoice in the sum of £12,090.
  • We were instructed to send pre-litigation letters to three individual companies for payment of outstanding invoices in respect of services provided by our client.
  • We were instructed to send a pre-litigation letter to the debtor in the sum of £11,962.80.
  • We were instructed to issue a pre-litigation letter and a without prejudice offer letter for an outstanding debt.
  • We are regularly instructed by a client in the health sector to take action to recover their unpaid invoices through pre-litigation letters sent within 24 hours of instruction.

Mills & Reeve LLP operates a simple, fixed-fee collection service for both public and private sector clients handling undefended claims. Legal executive Lynne Lawn handles the majority of the work, with senior associate Harriet Wells, who has more than 35 years' experience in commercial litigation, closely involved in the practice when contentious matters arise.

Other key lawyers:Lynne Lawn; Harriet Wells

Work highlights

  • We were instructed to send a pre-litigation letter to a company debtor to recover an outstanding invoice in the sum of £12,090.
  • We were instructed to send pre-litigation letters to three individual companies for payment of outstanding invoices in respect of services provided by our client.
  • We were instructed to send a pre-litigation letter to the debtor in the sum of £11,962.80.
  • We were instructed to issue a pre-litigation letter and a without prejudice offer letter for an outstanding debt.
  • We are regularly instructed by a client in the health sector to take action to recover their unpaid invoices through pre-litigation letters sent within 24 hours of instruction.

Lynne Lawn - Mills & Reeve LLP

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East Anglia: Finance

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has a banking and finance practice with a truly national focus. The real estate finance group, spearheaded by leading light Laura Holdaway, acts for a broad range of lenders and borrowers including banks, debt funds, local authority and governmental bodies, property investors and developers. Acquisition finance and asset-based lending expert Zak Virgin acts for the structured and leveraged finance teams of the main UK clearing banks. Sarah Seed has a national practice for debt capital markets and private placements issuance for not-for-profit clients. William Roles is the overall head of the practice. Principal associates Matthew Howling and Frances Churchard are promising rising stars in the field.

Practice head(s):William Roles

Other key lawyers:Laura Holdaway; Zak Virgin; Matthew Howling; Frances Churchard; Sarah Seed

Key Clients

PNC Financial Services UK Limited

Midwich Limited

Archant Limited

Hill Marshall LLP

University of Cambridge

AgFe

Mick George Group

Mercers’ Company

Homes England

HSBC UK Bank PLC

Work highlights

  • We advised Midwich Limited on a new revolving credit facility from HSBC to support acquisitions.
  • Advising Archant Limited, a longstanding client, on a new revolving credit and overdraft facility.
  • We advised the Hill Marshall LLP/Marshall Group(a joint venture between Marshall Group Properties and Hill Residential) on £20m infrastructure and development financing from Homes England.
  • Advised the University of Cambridge, working jointly with Clifford Chance, on its publicly listed bond issue, which was split between a fixed rate tranche and a CP linked tranche.
  • Advised the Mick George Group on acquisition finance facilities from HSBC to assist with the acquisition of Frimstone Limited, a family-owned aggregates business.
Leading individuals

Laura Holdaway - Mills & Reeve LLP

William Roles - Mills & Reeve LLP

Zak Virgin - Mills & Reeve LLP

Rising stars

Frances Churchard - Mills & Reeve LLP

Matthew Howling - Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has a banking and finance practice with a truly national focus. The real estate finance group, spearheaded by leading light Laura Holdaway, acts for a broad range of lenders and borrowers including banks, debt funds, local authority and governmental bodies, property investors and developers. Acquisition finance and asset-based lending expert Zak Virgin acts for the structured and leveraged finance teams of the main UK clearing banks. Sarah Seed has a national practice for debt capital markets and private placements issuance for not-for-profit clients. William Roles is the overall head of the practice. Principal associates Matthew Howling and Frances Churchard are promising rising stars in the field.

Practice head(s):William Roles

Other key lawyers:Laura Holdaway; Zak Virgin; Matthew Howling; Frances Churchard; Sarah Seed

Key Clients

PNC Financial Services UK Limited

Midwich Limited

Archant Limited

Hill Marshall LLP

University of Cambridge

AgFe

Mick George Group

Mercers’ Company

Homes England

HSBC UK Bank PLC

Work highlights

  • We advised Midwich Limited on a new revolving credit facility from HSBC to support acquisitions.
  • Advising Archant Limited, a longstanding client, on a new revolving credit and overdraft facility.
  • We advised the Hill Marshall LLP/Marshall Group(a joint venture between Marshall Group Properties and Hill Residential) on £20m infrastructure and development financing from Homes England.
  • Advised the University of Cambridge, working jointly with Clifford Chance, on its publicly listed bond issue, which was split between a fixed rate tranche and a CP linked tranche.
  • Advised the Mick George Group on acquisition finance facilities from HSBC to assist with the acquisition of Frimstone Limited, a family-owned aggregates business.

Mills & Reeve LLP has a banking and finance practice with a truly national focus. The real estate finance group, spearheaded by leading light Laura Holdaway, acts for a broad range of lenders and borrowers including banks, debt funds, local authority and governmental bodies, property investors and developers. Acquisition finance and asset-based lending expert Zak Virgin acts for the structured and leveraged finance teams of the main UK clearing banks. Sarah Seed has a national practice for debt capital markets and private placements issuance for not-for-profit clients. William Roles is the overall head of the practice. Principal associates Matthew Howling and Frances Churchard are promising rising stars in the field.

Practice head(s):William Roles

Other key lawyers:Laura Holdaway; Zak Virgin; Matthew Howling; Frances Churchard; Sarah Seed

Key Clients

PNC Financial Services UK Limited

Midwich Limited

Archant Limited

Hill Marshall LLP

University of Cambridge

AgFe

Mick George Group

Mercers’ Company

Homes England

HSBC UK Bank PLC

Work highlights

  • We advised Midwich Limited on a new revolving credit facility from HSBC to support acquisitions.
  • Advising Archant Limited, a longstanding client, on a new revolving credit and overdraft facility.
  • We advised the Hill Marshall LLP/Marshall Group(a joint venture between Marshall Group Properties and Hill Residential) on £20m infrastructure and development financing from Homes England.
  • Advised the University of Cambridge, working jointly with Clifford Chance, on its publicly listed bond issue, which was split between a fixed rate tranche and a CP linked tranche.
  • Advised the Mick George Group on acquisition finance facilities from HSBC to assist with the acquisition of Frimstone Limited, a family-owned aggregates business.

Mills & Reeve LLP has a banking and finance practice with a truly national focus. The real estate finance group, spearheaded by leading light Laura Holdaway, acts for a broad range of lenders and borrowers including banks, debt funds, local authority and governmental bodies, property investors and developers. Acquisition finance and asset-based lending expert Zak Virgin acts for the structured and leveraged finance teams of the main UK clearing banks. Sarah Seed has a national practice for debt capital markets and private placements issuance for not-for-profit clients. William Roles is the overall head of the practice. Principal associates Matthew Howling and Frances Churchard are promising rising stars in the field.

Practice head(s):William Roles

Other key lawyers:Laura Holdaway; Zak Virgin; Matthew Howling; Frances Churchard; Sarah Seed

Key Clients

PNC Financial Services UK Limited

Midwich Limited

Archant Limited

Hill Marshall LLP

University of Cambridge

AgFe

Mick George Group

Mercers’ Company

Homes England

HSBC UK Bank PLC

Work highlights

  • We advised Midwich Limited on a new revolving credit facility from HSBC to support acquisitions.
  • Advising Archant Limited, a longstanding client, on a new revolving credit and overdraft facility.
  • We advised the Hill Marshall LLP/Marshall Group(a joint venture between Marshall Group Properties and Hill Residential) on £20m infrastructure and development financing from Homes England.
  • Advised the University of Cambridge, working jointly with Clifford Chance, on its publicly listed bond issue, which was split between a fixed rate tranche and a CP linked tranche.
  • Advised the Mick George Group on acquisition finance facilities from HSBC to assist with the acquisition of Frimstone Limited, a family-owned aggregates business.

Mills & Reeve LLP has a banking and finance practice with a truly national focus. The real estate finance group, spearheaded by leading light Laura Holdaway, acts for a broad range of lenders and borrowers including banks, debt funds, local authority and governmental bodies, property investors and developers. Acquisition finance and asset-based lending expert Zak Virgin acts for the structured and leveraged finance teams of the main UK clearing banks. Sarah Seed has a national practice for debt capital markets and private placements issuance for not-for-profit clients. William Roles is the overall head of the practice. Principal associates Matthew Howling and Frances Churchard are promising rising stars in the field.

Practice head(s):William Roles

Other key lawyers:Laura Holdaway; Zak Virgin; Matthew Howling; Frances Churchard; Sarah Seed

Key Clients

PNC Financial Services UK Limited

Midwich Limited

Archant Limited

Hill Marshall LLP

University of Cambridge

AgFe

Mick George Group

Mercers’ Company

Homes England

HSBC UK Bank PLC

Work highlights

  • We advised Midwich Limited on a new revolving credit facility from HSBC to support acquisitions.
  • Advising Archant Limited, a longstanding client, on a new revolving credit and overdraft facility.
  • We advised the Hill Marshall LLP/Marshall Group(a joint venture between Marshall Group Properties and Hill Residential) on £20m infrastructure and development financing from Homes England.
  • Advised the University of Cambridge, working jointly with Clifford Chance, on its publicly listed bond issue, which was split between a fixed rate tranche and a CP linked tranche.
  • Advised the Mick George Group on acquisition finance facilities from HSBC to assist with the acquisition of Frimstone Limited, a family-owned aggregates business.

Mills & Reeve LLP has a banking and finance practice with a truly national focus. The real estate finance group, spearheaded by leading light Laura Holdaway, acts for a broad range of lenders and borrowers including banks, debt funds, local authority and governmental bodies, property investors and developers. Acquisition finance and asset-based lending expert Zak Virgin acts for the structured and leveraged finance teams of the main UK clearing banks. Sarah Seed has a national practice for debt capital markets and private placements issuance for not-for-profit clients. William Roles is the overall head of the practice. Principal associates Matthew Howling and Frances Churchard are promising rising stars in the field.

Practice head(s):William Roles

Other key lawyers:Laura Holdaway; Zak Virgin; Matthew Howling; Frances Churchard; Sarah Seed

Key Clients

PNC Financial Services UK Limited

Midwich Limited

Archant Limited

Hill Marshall LLP

University of Cambridge

AgFe

Mick George Group

Mercers’ Company

Homes England

HSBC UK Bank PLC

Work highlights

  • We advised Midwich Limited on a new revolving credit facility from HSBC to support acquisitions.
  • Advising Archant Limited, a longstanding client, on a new revolving credit and overdraft facility.
  • We advised the Hill Marshall LLP/Marshall Group(a joint venture between Marshall Group Properties and Hill Residential) on £20m infrastructure and development financing from Homes England.
  • Advised the University of Cambridge, working jointly with Clifford Chance, on its publicly listed bond issue, which was split between a fixed rate tranche and a CP linked tranche.
  • Advised the Mick George Group on acquisition finance facilities from HSBC to assist with the acquisition of Frimstone Limited, a family-owned aggregates business.

Mills & Reeve LLP has a banking and finance practice with a truly national focus. The real estate finance group, spearheaded by leading light Laura Holdaway, acts for a broad range of lenders and borrowers including banks, debt funds, local authority and governmental bodies, property investors and developers. Acquisition finance and asset-based lending expert Zak Virgin acts for the structured and leveraged finance teams of the main UK clearing banks. Sarah Seed has a national practice for debt capital markets and private placements issuance for not-for-profit clients. William Roles is the overall head of the practice. Principal associates Matthew Howling and Frances Churchard are promising rising stars in the field.

Practice head(s):William Roles

Other key lawyers:Laura Holdaway; Zak Virgin; Matthew Howling; Frances Churchard; Sarah Seed

Key Clients

PNC Financial Services UK Limited

Midwich Limited

Archant Limited

Hill Marshall LLP

University of Cambridge

AgFe

Mick George Group

Mercers’ Company

Homes England

HSBC UK Bank PLC

Work highlights

  • We advised Midwich Limited on a new revolving credit facility from HSBC to support acquisitions.
  • Advising Archant Limited, a longstanding client, on a new revolving credit and overdraft facility.
  • We advised the Hill Marshall LLP/Marshall Group(a joint venture between Marshall Group Properties and Hill Residential) on £20m infrastructure and development financing from Homes England.
  • Advised the University of Cambridge, working jointly with Clifford Chance, on its publicly listed bond issue, which was split between a fixed rate tranche and a CP linked tranche.
  • Advised the Mick George Group on acquisition finance facilities from HSBC to assist with the acquisition of Frimstone Limited, a family-owned aggregates business.

Laura Holdaway - Mills & Reeve LLP

William Roles - Mills & Reeve LLP

Zak Virgin - Mills & Reeve LLP

Matthew Howling - Mills & Reeve LLP

Frances Churchard - Mills & Reeve LLP

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Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP handles the restructuring and sale of businesses and assets within insolvency processes, advises office holders in the UK and overseas on cross-border insolvencies, and undertakes asset recovery actions and other litigation for IPs. Practice head Jamie Wheatley is handling a growing workload of early stage strategic advice in connection with possible insolvency, as well as insolvency and restructuring work arising arising from outsourcing agreements between the public and private sectors. Lino Di Lorenzo specialises in cross-border insolvencies and high-value asset recovery actions.

Practice head(s):Jamie Wheatley

Other key lawyers:Lino Di Lorenzo

Key Clients

McTear Williams & Wood

Moorfields Corporate Recovery

Moore Stephens

Regulator for Social Housing

AIG

Griffins

PNC

Homes and Communities Agency

Work highlights

  • Successfully defending Adam Harris and Kevin Goldfarb (Griffins) as Trustee in Bankruptcy of David Harris in proceedings issued by the bankrupt, a former barrister charged with copyright infringement by the Motion Picture Association of America, in connection with the ownership of property in the estate.
  • Acting for Chris McKay and Andrew McTear as administrators of West Anglia Training Association on all aspects of the administration of West Anglia Training Association Limited, a company which provided apprenticeship programmes and other training programmes
  • Acting for Mrs Taylor in connection with claims threated against her by the trustee in bankruptcy of her former husband, Charles Taylor.
  • Advising Andrew McTear and Chris Williams as liquidators of SAG Solar UK Limited on the collection and realisation of assets and the quantification of all creditors’ claims following the liquidation of a UK solar farms owner, which gave rise to complex contract issues and major jurisdictional questions concerning  the interaction between the Brussels 1 Regulation and EU Insolvency Regulation .
  • Advising Simon Thomas and Geoff Carton-Kelly as liquidator of 1st Class Legal (IS) Limited on a court application on notice to all creditors made in respect of the proper destination of funds held by the company from the proceeds of legal proceedings in the US and its appropriate distribution among different classes of investors.
Leading individuals

Jamie Wheatley - Mills & Reeve LLP

Rising stars

Lino di Lorenzo - Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP handles the restructuring and sale of businesses and assets within insolvency processes, advises office holders in the UK and overseas on cross-border insolvencies, and undertakes asset recovery actions and other litigation for IPs. Practice head Jamie Wheatley is handling a growing workload of early stage strategic advice in connection with possible insolvency, as well as insolvency and restructuring work arising arising from outsourcing agreements between the public and private sectors. Lino Di Lorenzo specialises in cross-border insolvencies and high-value asset recovery actions.

Practice head(s):Jamie Wheatley

Other key lawyers:Lino Di Lorenzo

Key Clients

McTear Williams & Wood

Moorfields Corporate Recovery

Moore Stephens

Regulator for Social Housing

AIG

Griffins

PNC

Homes and Communities Agency

Work highlights

  • Successfully defending Adam Harris and Kevin Goldfarb (Griffins) as Trustee in Bankruptcy of David Harris in proceedings issued by the bankrupt, a former barrister charged with copyright infringement by the Motion Picture Association of America, in connection with the ownership of property in the estate.
  • Acting for Chris McKay and Andrew McTear as administrators of West Anglia Training Association on all aspects of the administration of West Anglia Training Association Limited, a company which provided apprenticeship programmes and other training programmes
  • Acting for Mrs Taylor in connection with claims threated against her by the trustee in bankruptcy of her former husband, Charles Taylor.
  • Advising Andrew McTear and Chris Williams as liquidators of SAG Solar UK Limited on the collection and realisation of assets and the quantification of all creditors’ claims following the liquidation of a UK solar farms owner, which gave rise to complex contract issues and major jurisdictional questions concerning  the interaction between the Brussels 1 Regulation and EU Insolvency Regulation .
  • Advising Simon Thomas and Geoff Carton-Kelly as liquidator of 1st Class Legal (IS) Limited on a court application on notice to all creditors made in respect of the proper destination of funds held by the company from the proceeds of legal proceedings in the US and its appropriate distribution among different classes of investors.

Mills & Reeve LLP handles the restructuring and sale of businesses and assets within insolvency processes, advises office holders in the UK and overseas on cross-border insolvencies, and undertakes asset recovery actions and other litigation for IPs. Practice head Jamie Wheatley is handling a growing workload of early stage strategic advice in connection with possible insolvency, as well as insolvency and restructuring work arising arising from outsourcing agreements between the public and private sectors. Lino Di Lorenzo specialises in cross-border insolvencies and high-value asset recovery actions.

Practice head(s):Jamie Wheatley

Other key lawyers:Lino Di Lorenzo

Key Clients

McTear Williams & Wood

Moorfields Corporate Recovery

Moore Stephens

Regulator for Social Housing

AIG

Griffins

PNC

Homes and Communities Agency

Work highlights

  • Successfully defending Adam Harris and Kevin Goldfarb (Griffins) as Trustee in Bankruptcy of David Harris in proceedings issued by the bankrupt, a former barrister charged with copyright infringement by the Motion Picture Association of America, in connection with the ownership of property in the estate.
  • Acting for Chris McKay and Andrew McTear as administrators of West Anglia Training Association on all aspects of the administration of West Anglia Training Association Limited, a company which provided apprenticeship programmes and other training programmes
  • Acting for Mrs Taylor in connection with claims threated against her by the trustee in bankruptcy of her former husband, Charles Taylor.
  • Advising Andrew McTear and Chris Williams as liquidators of SAG Solar UK Limited on the collection and realisation of assets and the quantification of all creditors’ claims following the liquidation of a UK solar farms owner, which gave rise to complex contract issues and major jurisdictional questions concerning  the interaction between the Brussels 1 Regulation and EU Insolvency Regulation .
  • Advising Simon Thomas and Geoff Carton-Kelly as liquidator of 1st Class Legal (IS) Limited on a court application on notice to all creditors made in respect of the proper destination of funds held by the company from the proceeds of legal proceedings in the US and its appropriate distribution among different classes of investors.

Jamie Wheatley - Mills & Reeve LLP

Lino di Lorenzo - Mills & Reeve LLP

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East Anglia: Human resources

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has a vastly experienced practice led by veteran head of the firm's national employment group David Mills. Nicola Brown has nearly 30 years' experience and focuses on the firm's numerous higher education clients. The firm has the largest employment practice in East Anglia and is a leading player for  technology, mid-market owner-managed, education, health, food and life sciences companies, as well as charities. Stuart Craig is a leading adviser to the health sector. The team also includes experienced principal associate Andrew Secker, and senior associate Lindsey Hill who supports a number of the firm's private clients on employment-related matters.

Practice head(s):David Mills

Other key lawyers:Nicola Brown; James Kidd; Stuart Craig; Melanie James; Andrew Secker; Lindsey Hill; Robyn Gee; Tracy Yates

Testimonials

'Approachability, clarity of communication and very useful regular in-house workshops and seminars for client employment law updates.'

'Patrick Gass quickly understands the nature of our queries and gives clear advice, responding very promptly without delay.'

Key Clients

Xaar Plc

Mick George

Alere Inc

Olympus Keymed UK Ltd

Baxter Healthcare

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

University of Bedfordshire

University of East Anglia

University of Essex

Work highlights

  • Acting for a major retail client in its sale, in which we assisted with all pre- and post-closing issues affecting a large workforce.
  • Advised on the employment aspects of the sale of Ubisense Group Plc’s RTLs Smart Space business.
  • Advised Aveva Group PLC on several employment matters in advance of the combination of its software business with Schneider Electric.
  • Instructed to advise a multinational employer on a complaint relating to a sexual advance made by a senior employee in an overseas group company to a UK colleague whilst both were in a third country.
  • Helped a higher education client to prepare for a large restructuring exercise involving potential redundancies.
Leading individuals

David Mills - Mills & Reeve LLP

Nicola Brown - Mills & Reeve LLP

Stuart Craig - Mills & Reeve LLP

Rising stars

Andrew Secker - Mills & Reeve LLP

Lindsey Hill - Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has a vastly experienced practice led by veteran head of the firm's national employment group David Mills. Nicola Brown has nearly 30 years' experience and focuses on the firm's numerous higher education clients. The firm has the largest employment practice in East Anglia and is a leading player for  technology, mid-market owner-managed, education, health, food and life sciences companies, as well as charities. Stuart Craig is a leading adviser to the health sector. The team also includes experienced principal associate Andrew Secker, and senior associate Lindsey Hill who supports a number of the firm's private clients on employment-related matters.

Practice head(s):David Mills

Other key lawyers:Nicola Brown; James Kidd; Stuart Craig; Melanie James; Andrew Secker; Lindsey Hill; Robyn Gee; Tracy Yates

Testimonials

'Approachability, clarity of communication and very useful regular in-house workshops and seminars for client employment law updates.'

'Patrick Gass quickly understands the nature of our queries and gives clear advice, responding very promptly without delay.'

Key Clients

Xaar Plc

Mick George

Alere Inc

Olympus Keymed UK Ltd

Baxter Healthcare

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

University of Bedfordshire

University of East Anglia

University of Essex

Work highlights

  • Acting for a major retail client in its sale, in which we assisted with all pre- and post-closing issues affecting a large workforce.
  • Advised on the employment aspects of the sale of Ubisense Group Plc’s RTLs Smart Space business.
  • Advised Aveva Group PLC on several employment matters in advance of the combination of its software business with Schneider Electric.
  • Instructed to advise a multinational employer on a complaint relating to a sexual advance made by a senior employee in an overseas group company to a UK colleague whilst both were in a third country.
  • Helped a higher education client to prepare for a large restructuring exercise involving potential redundancies.

Mills & Reeve LLP has a vastly experienced practice led by veteran head of the firm's national employment group David Mills. Nicola Brown has nearly 30 years' experience and focuses on the firm's numerous higher education clients. The firm has the largest employment practice in East Anglia and is a leading player for  technology, mid-market owner-managed, education, health, food and life sciences companies, as well as charities. Stuart Craig is a leading adviser to the health sector. The team also includes experienced principal associate Andrew Secker, and senior associate Lindsey Hill who supports a number of the firm's private clients on employment-related matters.

Practice head(s):David Mills

Other key lawyers:Nicola Brown; James Kidd; Stuart Craig; Melanie James; Andrew Secker; Lindsey Hill; Robyn Gee; Tracy Yates

Testimonials

'Approachability, clarity of communication and very useful regular in-house workshops and seminars for client employment law updates.'

'Patrick Gass quickly understands the nature of our queries and gives clear advice, responding very promptly without delay.'

Key Clients

Xaar Plc

Mick George

Alere Inc

Olympus Keymed UK Ltd

Baxter Healthcare

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

University of Bedfordshire

University of East Anglia

University of Essex

Work highlights

  • Acting for a major retail client in its sale, in which we assisted with all pre- and post-closing issues affecting a large workforce.
  • Advised on the employment aspects of the sale of Ubisense Group Plc’s RTLs Smart Space business.
  • Advised Aveva Group PLC on several employment matters in advance of the combination of its software business with Schneider Electric.
  • Instructed to advise a multinational employer on a complaint relating to a sexual advance made by a senior employee in an overseas group company to a UK colleague whilst both were in a third country.
  • Helped a higher education client to prepare for a large restructuring exercise involving potential redundancies.

Mills & Reeve LLP has a vastly experienced practice led by veteran head of the firm's national employment group David Mills. Nicola Brown has nearly 30 years' experience and focuses on the firm's numerous higher education clients. The firm has the largest employment practice in East Anglia and is a leading player for  technology, mid-market owner-managed, education, health, food and life sciences companies, as well as charities. Stuart Craig is a leading adviser to the health sector. The team also includes experienced principal associate Andrew Secker, and senior associate Lindsey Hill who supports a number of the firm's private clients on employment-related matters.

Practice head(s):David Mills

Other key lawyers:Nicola Brown; James Kidd; Stuart Craig; Melanie James; Andrew Secker; Lindsey Hill; Robyn Gee; Tracy Yates

Testimonials

'Approachability, clarity of communication and very useful regular in-house workshops and seminars for client employment law updates.'

'Patrick Gass quickly understands the nature of our queries and gives clear advice, responding very promptly without delay.'

Key Clients

Xaar Plc

Mick George

Alere Inc

Olympus Keymed UK Ltd

Baxter Healthcare

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

University of Bedfordshire

University of East Anglia

University of Essex

Work highlights

  • Acting for a major retail client in its sale, in which we assisted with all pre- and post-closing issues affecting a large workforce.
  • Advised on the employment aspects of the sale of Ubisense Group Plc’s RTLs Smart Space business.
  • Advised Aveva Group PLC on several employment matters in advance of the combination of its software business with Schneider Electric.
  • Instructed to advise a multinational employer on a complaint relating to a sexual advance made by a senior employee in an overseas group company to a UK colleague whilst both were in a third country.
  • Helped a higher education client to prepare for a large restructuring exercise involving potential redundancies.

Mills & Reeve LLP has a vastly experienced practice led by veteran head of the firm's national employment group David Mills. Nicola Brown has nearly 30 years' experience and focuses on the firm's numerous higher education clients. The firm has the largest employment practice in East Anglia and is a leading player for  technology, mid-market owner-managed, education, health, food and life sciences companies, as well as charities. Stuart Craig is a leading adviser to the health sector. The team also includes experienced principal associate Andrew Secker, and senior associate Lindsey Hill who supports a number of the firm's private clients on employment-related matters.

Practice head(s):David Mills

Other key lawyers:Nicola Brown; James Kidd; Stuart Craig; Melanie James; Andrew Secker; Lindsey Hill; Robyn Gee; Tracy Yates

Testimonials

'Approachability, clarity of communication and very useful regular in-house workshops and seminars for client employment law updates.'

'Patrick Gass quickly understands the nature of our queries and gives clear advice, responding very promptly without delay.'

Key Clients

Xaar Plc

Mick George

Alere Inc

Olympus Keymed UK Ltd

Baxter Healthcare

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

University of Bedfordshire

University of East Anglia

University of Essex

Work highlights

  • Acting for a major retail client in its sale, in which we assisted with all pre- and post-closing issues affecting a large workforce.
  • Advised on the employment aspects of the sale of Ubisense Group Plc’s RTLs Smart Space business.
  • Advised Aveva Group PLC on several employment matters in advance of the combination of its software business with Schneider Electric.
  • Instructed to advise a multinational employer on a complaint relating to a sexual advance made by a senior employee in an overseas group company to a UK colleague whilst both were in a third country.
  • Helped a higher education client to prepare for a large restructuring exercise involving potential redundancies.

Mills & Reeve LLP has a vastly experienced practice led by veteran head of the firm's national employment group David Mills. Nicola Brown has nearly 30 years' experience and focuses on the firm's numerous higher education clients. The firm has the largest employment practice in East Anglia and is a leading player for  technology, mid-market owner-managed, education, health, food and life sciences companies, as well as charities. Stuart Craig is a leading adviser to the health sector. The team also includes experienced principal associate Andrew Secker, and senior associate Lindsey Hill who supports a number of the firm's private clients on employment-related matters.

Practice head(s):David Mills

Other key lawyers:Nicola Brown; James Kidd; Stuart Craig; Melanie James; Andrew Secker; Lindsey Hill; Robyn Gee; Tracy Yates

Testimonials

'Approachability, clarity of communication and very useful regular in-house workshops and seminars for client employment law updates.'

'Patrick Gass quickly understands the nature of our queries and gives clear advice, responding very promptly without delay.'

Key Clients

Xaar Plc

Mick George

Alere Inc

Olympus Keymed UK Ltd

Baxter Healthcare

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

University of Bedfordshire

University of East Anglia

University of Essex

Work highlights

  • Acting for a major retail client in its sale, in which we assisted with all pre- and post-closing issues affecting a large workforce.
  • Advised on the employment aspects of the sale of Ubisense Group Plc’s RTLs Smart Space business.
  • Advised Aveva Group PLC on several employment matters in advance of the combination of its software business with Schneider Electric.
  • Instructed to advise a multinational employer on a complaint relating to a sexual advance made by a senior employee in an overseas group company to a UK colleague whilst both were in a third country.
  • Helped a higher education client to prepare for a large restructuring exercise involving potential redundancies.

David Mills - Mills & Reeve LLP

Nicola Brown - Mills & Reeve LLP

Stuart Craig - Mills & Reeve LLP

Lindsey Hill - Mills & Reeve LLP

Andrew Secker - Mills & Reeve LLP

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Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

The regulatory practice at Mills & Reeve LLP specialises in regulatory enforcement actions and related advice. It has notable expertise in the education and healthcare sectors, though it recently handled high-profile matters in the construction industry. Head of the regulatory practice Duncan Astill is a leading light and his group is a key component in litigator Jamie Wheatley's national regulatory, public and commercial disputes service line. Principal associate Amanda Narkiewicz is a rising star who regularly handles investigations and prosecutions by police, the HSE and other regulators following incidents of significant injuries and fatalities.

Practice head(s):Duncan Astill; Jamie Wheatley

Other key lawyers:Amanda Narkiewicz

Key Clients

AIG

Adamson Construction Limited

Elysium Healthcare (Farndon) Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing a family-owned construction company prosecuted by the HSE in respect of an accident during building works on domestic premises.
  • Advice and representation in respect of the HSE investigation into the death of a secure mental patient after she jumped from a moving vehicle.
  • Advising the Director of a care home being threatened with prosecution in his personal capacity following a serious injury to an employee who fell down a lift shaft, which was alleged to have been caused by his conduct in failing to approve repairs.
  • Advising client in respect of an investigation into a serious injury to a delivery driver whilst unloading at a garden centre.
  • Urgent and advice and support to a logistics business being investigated by the HSE following a serious injury to a delivery driver whilst unloading.
Leading individuals

Duncan Astill - Mills & Reeve LLP

Rising stars

Amanda Narkiewicz - Mills & Reeve LLP

The regulatory practice at Mills & Reeve LLP specialises in regulatory enforcement actions and related advice. It has notable expertise in the education and healthcare sectors, though it recently handled high-profile matters in the construction industry. Head of the regulatory practice Duncan Astill is a leading light and his group is a key component in litigator Jamie Wheatley's national regulatory, public and commercial disputes service line. Principal associate Amanda Narkiewicz is a rising star who regularly handles investigations and prosecutions by police, the HSE and other regulators following incidents of significant injuries and fatalities.

Practice head(s):Duncan Astill; Jamie Wheatley

Other key lawyers:Amanda Narkiewicz

Key Clients

AIG

Adamson Construction Limited

Elysium Healthcare (Farndon) Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing a family-owned construction company prosecuted by the HSE in respect of an accident during building works on domestic premises.
  • Advice and representation in respect of the HSE investigation into the death of a secure mental patient after she jumped from a moving vehicle.
  • Advising the Director of a care home being threatened with prosecution in his personal capacity following a serious injury to an employee who fell down a lift shaft, which was alleged to have been caused by his conduct in failing to approve repairs.
  • Advising client in respect of an investigation into a serious injury to a delivery driver whilst unloading at a garden centre.
  • Urgent and advice and support to a logistics business being investigated by the HSE following a serious injury to a delivery driver whilst unloading.

The regulatory practice at Mills & Reeve LLP specialises in regulatory enforcement actions and related advice. It has notable expertise in the education and healthcare sectors, though it recently handled high-profile matters in the construction industry. Head of the regulatory practice Duncan Astill is a leading light and his group is a key component in litigator Jamie Wheatley's national regulatory, public and commercial disputes service line. Principal associate Amanda Narkiewicz is a rising star who regularly handles investigations and prosecutions by police, the HSE and other regulators following incidents of significant injuries and fatalities.

Practice head(s):Duncan Astill; Jamie Wheatley

Other key lawyers:Amanda Narkiewicz

Key Clients

AIG

Adamson Construction Limited

Elysium Healthcare (Farndon) Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing a family-owned construction company prosecuted by the HSE in respect of an accident during building works on domestic premises.
  • Advice and representation in respect of the HSE investigation into the death of a secure mental patient after she jumped from a moving vehicle.
  • Advising the Director of a care home being threatened with prosecution in his personal capacity following a serious injury to an employee who fell down a lift shaft, which was alleged to have been caused by his conduct in failing to approve repairs.
  • Advising client in respect of an investigation into a serious injury to a delivery driver whilst unloading at a garden centre.
  • Urgent and advice and support to a logistics business being investigated by the HSE following a serious injury to a delivery driver whilst unloading.

The regulatory practice at Mills & Reeve LLP specialises in regulatory enforcement actions and related advice. It has notable expertise in the education and healthcare sectors, though it recently handled high-profile matters in the construction industry. Head of the regulatory practice Duncan Astill is a leading light and his group is a key component in litigator Jamie Wheatley's national regulatory, public and commercial disputes service line. Principal associate Amanda Narkiewicz is a rising star who regularly handles investigations and prosecutions by police, the HSE and other regulators following incidents of significant injuries and fatalities.

Practice head(s):Duncan Astill; Jamie Wheatley

Other key lawyers:Amanda Narkiewicz

Key Clients

AIG

Adamson Construction Limited

Elysium Healthcare (Farndon) Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing a family-owned construction company prosecuted by the HSE in respect of an accident during building works on domestic premises.
  • Advice and representation in respect of the HSE investigation into the death of a secure mental patient after she jumped from a moving vehicle.
  • Advising the Director of a care home being threatened with prosecution in his personal capacity following a serious injury to an employee who fell down a lift shaft, which was alleged to have been caused by his conduct in failing to approve repairs.
  • Advising client in respect of an investigation into a serious injury to a delivery driver whilst unloading at a garden centre.
  • Urgent and advice and support to a logistics business being investigated by the HSE following a serious injury to a delivery driver whilst unloading.

Duncan Astill - Mills & Reeve LLP

Amanda Narkiewicz - Mills & Reeve LLP

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Immigration
Immigration - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

At Mills & Reeve LLP, principal associate Alex Russell leads the firm's immigration practice, which has a large roster of clients in the education, healthcare, sport, commercial and charity sectors. He has a particular specialism in advising universities on immigration matters. Principal associate Emma Tuck specialises in advising higher education institutions on Tier 4 student immigration matters. Consultant Tracy Yates is recommended for business immigration.

Practice head(s):Alex Russell

Other key lawyers:Emma Tuck; Tracy Yates

Key Clients

Redgate Software Limited

Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Addenbrookes Hospital)

St Ives Plc

King’s College London

Olympus

Alere Toxicology Plc

Baxter Healthcare

Royal Veterinary College

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Work highlights

  • Advised and supported a University in preparing for a Home Office sponsor compliance audit.
  • Provided extensive support to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and more than 40 organisations (including universities, NHS Trusts, companies and charities) and their EU national staff following the Brexit referendum result.
  • Advised a leading free-wire technologies company on registering as a sponsor under the points based system.
  • Advised a UK university on obtaining visas for research staff on externally funded research projects run in conjunction with a third party organisations, including liaising with lawyers in other jurisdictions.
  • Advised a software company on the recruitment of multiple employees under the Tier 2 skilled worker visa category, thereby enabling the company to recruit the talent required to fill key skilled roles.
Leading individuals

Alex Russell - Mills & Reeve LLP

At Mills & Reeve LLP, principal associate Alex Russell leads the firm's immigration practice, which has a large roster of clients in the education, healthcare, sport, commercial and charity sectors. He has a particular specialism in advising universities on immigration matters. Principal associate Emma Tuck specialises in advising higher education institutions on Tier 4 student immigration matters. Consultant Tracy Yates is recommended for business immigration.

Practice head(s):Alex Russell

Other key lawyers:Emma Tuck; Tracy Yates

Key Clients

Redgate Software Limited

Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Addenbrookes Hospital)

St Ives Plc

King’s College London

Olympus

Alere Toxicology Plc

Baxter Healthcare

Royal Veterinary College

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Work highlights

  • Advised and supported a University in preparing for a Home Office sponsor compliance audit.
  • Provided extensive support to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and more than 40 organisations (including universities, NHS Trusts, companies and charities) and their EU national staff following the Brexit referendum result.
  • Advised a leading free-wire technologies company on registering as a sponsor under the points based system.
  • Advised a UK university on obtaining visas for research staff on externally funded research projects run in conjunction with a third party organisations, including liaising with lawyers in other jurisdictions.
  • Advised a software company on the recruitment of multiple employees under the Tier 2 skilled worker visa category, thereby enabling the company to recruit the talent required to fill key skilled roles.

At Mills & Reeve LLP, principal associate Alex Russell leads the firm's immigration practice, which has a large roster of clients in the education, healthcare, sport, commercial and charity sectors. He has a particular specialism in advising universities on immigration matters. Principal associate Emma Tuck specialises in advising higher education institutions on Tier 4 student immigration matters. Consultant Tracy Yates is recommended for business immigration.

Practice head(s):Alex Russell

Other key lawyers:Emma Tuck; Tracy Yates

Key Clients

Redgate Software Limited

Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Addenbrookes Hospital)

St Ives Plc

King’s College London

Olympus

Alere Toxicology Plc

Baxter Healthcare

Royal Veterinary College

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Work highlights

  • Advised and supported a University in preparing for a Home Office sponsor compliance audit.
  • Provided extensive support to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and more than 40 organisations (including universities, NHS Trusts, companies and charities) and their EU national staff following the Brexit referendum result.
  • Advised a leading free-wire technologies company on registering as a sponsor under the points based system.
  • Advised a UK university on obtaining visas for research staff on externally funded research projects run in conjunction with a third party organisations, including liaising with lawyers in other jurisdictions.
  • Advised a software company on the recruitment of multiple employees under the Tier 2 skilled worker visa category, thereby enabling the company to recruit the talent required to fill key skilled roles.

At Mills & Reeve LLP, principal associate Alex Russell leads the firm's immigration practice, which has a large roster of clients in the education, healthcare, sport, commercial and charity sectors. He has a particular specialism in advising universities on immigration matters. Principal associate Emma Tuck specialises in advising higher education institutions on Tier 4 student immigration matters. Consultant Tracy Yates is recommended for business immigration.

Practice head(s):Alex Russell

Other key lawyers:Emma Tuck; Tracy Yates

Key Clients

Redgate Software Limited

Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Addenbrookes Hospital)

St Ives Plc

King’s College London

Olympus

Alere Toxicology Plc

Baxter Healthcare

Royal Veterinary College

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Work highlights

  • Advised and supported a University in preparing for a Home Office sponsor compliance audit.
  • Provided extensive support to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and more than 40 organisations (including universities, NHS Trusts, companies and charities) and their EU national staff following the Brexit referendum result.
  • Advised a leading free-wire technologies company on registering as a sponsor under the points based system.
  • Advised a UK university on obtaining visas for research staff on externally funded research projects run in conjunction with a third party organisations, including liaising with lawyers in other jurisdictions.
  • Advised a software company on the recruitment of multiple employees under the Tier 2 skilled worker visa category, thereby enabling the company to recruit the talent required to fill key skilled roles.

Alex Russell - Mills & Reeve LLP

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Pensions
Pensions - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

The employment law practice at Mills & Reeve LLP in Norwich works closely with the firm's Birmingham office to provide comprehensive advice on both corporate and public sector pension schemes. It has particular expertise on the Local Government Pension Scheme and the NHS Pension Scheme. Consultant Laura Sayer sits on the East Anglia Committee of the Pensions Management Institute and on the public sector sub-committee of the Association of Pension Lawyers.

Other key lawyers:Laura Sayer

Key Clients

The Trustee of the M&H Staff Pension Plan

The Trustees of the Runwood Homes Retirement Benefits Scheme

The Trustee of the Cambridge Colleges Federations Pension Scheme

The Trustee of the Cambridge University Assistants’ Contributory Pension Scheme

Ipswich Buses

The Trustees of the J&H Bunn Pension Plan

Jesus College

NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

Wisdom Pension Trustees Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising a new client on the consolidation of its three final salary schemes in order to achieve economies of scale on advisers’ fees and the administration of the scheme.
  • Advising on an issue arising out of the entity’s former participation in the Local Government Pension Scheme and the accounting treatment of the agreement the entity reached when it left the LGPS.
Leading individuals

Laura Sayer - Mills & Reeve LLP

The employment law practice at Mills & Reeve LLP in Norwich works closely with the firm's Birmingham office to provide comprehensive advice on both corporate and public sector pension schemes. It has particular expertise on the Local Government Pension Scheme and the NHS Pension Scheme. Consultant Laura Sayer sits on the East Anglia Committee of the Pensions Management Institute and on the public sector sub-committee of the Association of Pension Lawyers.

Other key lawyers:Laura Sayer

Key Clients

The Trustee of the M&H Staff Pension Plan

The Trustees of the Runwood Homes Retirement Benefits Scheme

The Trustee of the Cambridge Colleges Federations Pension Scheme

The Trustee of the Cambridge University Assistants’ Contributory Pension Scheme

Ipswich Buses

The Trustees of the J&H Bunn Pension Plan

Jesus College

NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

Wisdom Pension Trustees Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising a new client on the consolidation of its three final salary schemes in order to achieve economies of scale on advisers’ fees and the administration of the scheme.
  • Advising on an issue arising out of the entity’s former participation in the Local Government Pension Scheme and the accounting treatment of the agreement the entity reached when it left the LGPS.

Laura Sayer - Mills & Reeve LLP

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East Anglia: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant
Clinical negligence: defendant - ranked: tier 2

Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP's Norwich office, supported by an extended team in Manchester and London, is part of the firm's nationwide offering for the defence of clinical negligence claims. Experienced litigator Stephen King leads the practice and is national head of the insurance department. The firm's strategy is not to act for NHS Resolution, but to directly represent NHS Trusts, individual practitioners and insurers. It also operates an out-of-hours medico-legal and dento-legal support service Mills & Reeve First Response. Senior associate Matthew Wilson and associate Sophie Briggs are also recommended.

Practice head(s):Stephen King

Key Clients

WRB Underwriting

Virgin Care

Global Diagnostics

Partnerships in Care

Zurich Global

Beazley PLC

Elite

Spire

Merseycare

CFC

Allied World

Leading individuals

Stephen King - Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP's Norwich office, supported by an extended team in Manchester and London, is part of the firm's nationwide offering for the defence of clinical negligence claims. Experienced litigator Stephen King leads the practice and is national head of the insurance department. The firm's strategy is not to act for NHS Resolution, but to directly represent NHS Trusts, individual practitioners and insurers. It also operates an out-of-hours medico-legal and dento-legal support service Mills & Reeve First Response. Senior associate Matthew Wilson and associate Sophie Briggs are also recommended.

Practice head(s):Stephen King

Key Clients

WRB Underwriting

Virgin Care

Global Diagnostics

Partnerships in Care

Zurich Global

Beazley PLC

Elite

Spire

Merseycare

CFC

Allied World

Mills & Reeve LLP's Norwich office, supported by an extended team in Manchester and London, is part of the firm's nationwide offering for the defence of clinical negligence claims. Experienced litigator Stephen King leads the practice and is national head of the insurance department. The firm's strategy is not to act for NHS Resolution, but to directly represent NHS Trusts, individual practitioners and insurers. It also operates an out-of-hours medico-legal and dento-legal support service Mills & Reeve First Response. Senior associate Matthew Wilson and associate Sophie Briggs are also recommended.

Practice head(s):Stephen King

Key Clients

WRB Underwriting

Virgin Care

Global Diagnostics

Partnerships in Care

Zurich Global

Beazley PLC

Elite

Spire

Merseycare

CFC

Allied World

Mills & Reeve LLP's Norwich office, supported by an extended team in Manchester and London, is part of the firm's nationwide offering for the defence of clinical negligence claims. Experienced litigator Stephen King leads the practice and is national head of the insurance department. The firm's strategy is not to act for NHS Resolution, but to directly represent NHS Trusts, individual practitioners and insurers. It also operates an out-of-hours medico-legal and dento-legal support service Mills & Reeve First Response. Senior associate Matthew Wilson and associate Sophie Briggs are also recommended.

Practice head(s):Stephen King

Key Clients

WRB Underwriting

Virgin Care

Global Diagnostics

Partnerships in Care

Zurich Global

Beazley PLC

Elite

Spire

Merseycare

CFC

Allied World

Stephen King - Mills & Reeve LLP

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has the region's largest professional negligence practice, which is led from Norwich by partners Stephen King and Neil Davies. King has specialised in professional and medical negligence for 29 years and he leads the firm's national insurance disputes service line. Davies leads the East of England insurance practice. Principal associate Clare Howard, who also 29 years' experience in this field of law, and senior associates Matthew Wilson and Venetia Hanison are highly recommended.

Practice head(s):Stephen King; Neil Davies

Other key lawyers:Clare Howard; Matthew Wilson; Venetia Hanison

Testimonials

"Quietly sensible, very proficient and pragmatic."

Key Clients

Countrywide plc and group of companies

Canopius Managing Agents Limited

CNA Hardy

Travelers

Pen Underwriting

Collegiate Claims

Aviva Life & Pensions UK Limited

Protek Group Limited

W/R/B Underwriting

Leading individuals

Neil Davies - Mills & Reeve LLP

Stephen King - Mills & Reeve LLP

Rising stars

Clare Howard - Mills & Reeve LLP

Matthew Wilson - Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has the region's largest professional negligence practice, which is led from Norwich by partners Stephen King and Neil Davies. King has specialised in professional and medical negligence for 29 years and he leads the firm's national insurance disputes service line. Davies leads the East of England insurance practice. Principal associate Clare Howard, who also 29 years' experience in this field of law, and senior associates Matthew Wilson and Venetia Hanison are highly recommended.

Practice head(s):Stephen King; Neil Davies

Other key lawyers:Clare Howard; Matthew Wilson; Venetia Hanison

Testimonials

"Quietly sensible, very proficient and pragmatic."

Key Clients

Countrywide plc and group of companies

Canopius Managing Agents Limited

CNA Hardy

Travelers

Pen Underwriting

Collegiate Claims

Aviva Life & Pensions UK Limited

Protek Group Limited

W/R/B Underwriting

Mills & Reeve LLP has the region's largest professional negligence practice, which is led from Norwich by partners Stephen King and Neil Davies. King has specialised in professional and medical negligence for 29 years and he leads the firm's national insurance disputes service line. Davies leads the East of England insurance practice. Principal associate Clare Howard, who also 29 years' experience in this field of law, and senior associates Matthew Wilson and Venetia Hanison are highly recommended.

Practice head(s):Stephen King; Neil Davies

Other key lawyers:Clare Howard; Matthew Wilson; Venetia Hanison

Testimonials

"Quietly sensible, very proficient and pragmatic."

Key Clients

Countrywide plc and group of companies

Canopius Managing Agents Limited

CNA Hardy

Travelers

Pen Underwriting

Collegiate Claims

Aviva Life & Pensions UK Limited

Protek Group Limited

W/R/B Underwriting

Mills & Reeve LLP has the region's largest professional negligence practice, which is led from Norwich by partners Stephen King and Neil Davies. King has specialised in professional and medical negligence for 29 years and he leads the firm's national insurance disputes service line. Davies leads the East of England insurance practice. Principal associate Clare Howard, who also 29 years' experience in this field of law, and senior associates Matthew Wilson and Venetia Hanison are highly recommended.

Practice head(s):Stephen King; Neil Davies

Other key lawyers:Clare Howard; Matthew Wilson; Venetia Hanison

Testimonials

"Quietly sensible, very proficient and pragmatic."

Key Clients

Countrywide plc and group of companies

Canopius Managing Agents Limited

CNA Hardy

Travelers

Pen Underwriting

Collegiate Claims

Aviva Life & Pensions UK Limited

Protek Group Limited

W/R/B Underwriting

Mills & Reeve LLP has the region's largest professional negligence practice, which is led from Norwich by partners Stephen King and Neil Davies. King has specialised in professional and medical negligence for 29 years and he leads the firm's national insurance disputes service line. Davies leads the East of England insurance practice. Principal associate Clare Howard, who also 29 years' experience in this field of law, and senior associates Matthew Wilson and Venetia Hanison are highly recommended.

Practice head(s):Stephen King; Neil Davies

Other key lawyers:Clare Howard; Matthew Wilson; Venetia Hanison

Testimonials

"Quietly sensible, very proficient and pragmatic."

Key Clients

Countrywide plc and group of companies

Canopius Managing Agents Limited

CNA Hardy

Travelers

Pen Underwriting

Collegiate Claims

Aviva Life & Pensions UK Limited

Protek Group Limited

W/R/B Underwriting

Mills & Reeve LLP has the region's largest professional negligence practice, which is led from Norwich by partners Stephen King and Neil Davies. King has specialised in professional and medical negligence for 29 years and he leads the firm's national insurance disputes service line. Davies leads the East of England insurance practice. Principal associate Clare Howard, who also 29 years' experience in this field of law, and senior associates Matthew Wilson and Venetia Hanison are highly recommended.

Practice head(s):Stephen King; Neil Davies

Other key lawyers:Clare Howard; Matthew Wilson; Venetia Hanison

Testimonials

"Quietly sensible, very proficient and pragmatic."

Key Clients

Countrywide plc and group of companies

Canopius Managing Agents Limited

CNA Hardy

Travelers

Pen Underwriting

Collegiate Claims

Aviva Life & Pensions UK Limited

Protek Group Limited

W/R/B Underwriting

Neil Davies - Mills & Reeve LLP

Stephen King - Mills & Reeve LLP

Matthew Wilson - Mills & Reeve LLP

Clare Howard - Mills & Reeve LLP

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East Anglia: Private client

Agriculture and estates
Agriculture and estates - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

At Mills & Reeve LLP, Michael Aubrey in Cambridge is joint head of the firm’s food and agribusiness sector group and has a national reputation as an expert on all areas of agricultural law. Tim Ryan in Norwich acts for landowner clients on multimillion-pound, complex collaboration, promotion, option and contribution agreements as well as in relation to general acquisitions and disposals. Amanda Tagg handles matters relating to agricultural land diversification. These three standout practitioners, backed by an experienced junior team, give the firm a prominent role in some of the largest and most complex deals nationally in the agricultural and landed estates sector.

Practice head(s):Michael Aubrey; Tim Ryan

Other key lawyers:Amanda Tagg; Matthew Hesketh; Paula Mostari; Sarah Pateman

Key Clients

Barclays Bank Plc

Kilverstone Estate

John Innes Foundation

Christ Church Oxford

Trinity College Cambridge

Greenyard (formerly Univeg)

Farmcare

The Countryside Restoration Trust

Albanwise Ltd

Northumbrian Water

Work highlights

  • Acting for the Bank in connection with transactions where the Borrower had to be separately advised due to the high values of the properties.
Leading individuals

Amanda Tagg - Mills & Reeve LLP

Michael Aubrey - Mills & Reeve LLP

Tim Ryan - Mills & Reeve LLP

At Mills & Reeve LLP, Michael Aubrey in Cambridge is joint head of the firm’s food and agribusiness sector group and has a national reputation as an expert on all areas of agricultural law. Tim Ryan in Norwich acts for landowner clients on multimillion-pound, complex collaboration, promotion, option and contribution agreements as well as in relation to general acquisitions and disposals. Amanda Tagg handles matters relating to agricultural land diversification. These three standout practitioners, backed by an experienced junior team, give the firm a prominent role in some of the largest and most complex deals nationally in the agricultural and landed estates sector.

Practice head(s):Michael Aubrey; Tim Ryan

Other key lawyers:Amanda Tagg; Matthew Hesketh; Paula Mostari; Sarah Pateman

Key Clients

Barclays Bank Plc

Kilverstone Estate

John Innes Foundation

Christ Church Oxford

Trinity College Cambridge

Greenyard (formerly Univeg)

Farmcare

The Countryside Restoration Trust

Albanwise Ltd

Northumbrian Water

Work highlights

  • Acting for the Bank in connection with transactions where the Borrower had to be separately advised due to the high values of the properties.

At Mills & Reeve LLP, Michael Aubrey in Cambridge is joint head of the firm’s food and agribusiness sector group and has a national reputation as an expert on all areas of agricultural law. Tim Ryan in Norwich acts for landowner clients on multimillion-pound, complex collaboration, promotion, option and contribution agreements as well as in relation to general acquisitions and disposals. Amanda Tagg handles matters relating to agricultural land diversification. These three standout practitioners, backed by an experienced junior team, give the firm a prominent role in some of the largest and most complex deals nationally in the agricultural and landed estates sector.

Practice head(s):Michael Aubrey; Tim Ryan

Other key lawyers:Amanda Tagg; Matthew Hesketh; Paula Mostari; Sarah Pateman

Key Clients

Barclays Bank Plc

Kilverstone Estate

John Innes Foundation

Christ Church Oxford

Trinity College Cambridge

Greenyard (formerly Univeg)

Farmcare

The Countryside Restoration Trust

Albanwise Ltd

Northumbrian Water

Work highlights

  • Acting for the Bank in connection with transactions where the Borrower had to be separately advised due to the high values of the properties.

At Mills & Reeve LLP, Michael Aubrey in Cambridge is joint head of the firm’s food and agribusiness sector group and has a national reputation as an expert on all areas of agricultural law. Tim Ryan in Norwich acts for landowner clients on multimillion-pound, complex collaboration, promotion, option and contribution agreements as well as in relation to general acquisitions and disposals. Amanda Tagg handles matters relating to agricultural land diversification. These three standout practitioners, backed by an experienced junior team, give the firm a prominent role in some of the largest and most complex deals nationally in the agricultural and landed estates sector.

Practice head(s):Michael Aubrey; Tim Ryan

Other key lawyers:Amanda Tagg; Matthew Hesketh; Paula Mostari; Sarah Pateman

Key Clients

Barclays Bank Plc

Kilverstone Estate

John Innes Foundation

Christ Church Oxford

Trinity College Cambridge

Greenyard (formerly Univeg)

Farmcare

The Countryside Restoration Trust

Albanwise Ltd

Northumbrian Water

Work highlights

  • Acting for the Bank in connection with transactions where the Borrower had to be separately advised due to the high values of the properties.

Michael Aubrey - Mills & Reeve LLP

Tim Ryan - Mills & Reeve LLP

Amanda Tagg - Mills & Reeve LLP

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Charities and not-for-profit
Charities and not-for-profit - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP acts for some of the UK's biggest charities and in 2018 it was appointed as the key adviser to the £6bn Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. The charities and social enterprise group in Cambridge is led by Neil Burton and advises on philanthropy and legacies as well as corporate, regulatory, employment and property matters. It is a key adviser to numerous religious charities, health charities, education institutions and research organisations. Finance partner Sarah Seed, whose charity fundraising practice introduced the first ever university alumni bond, plays a central role in the practice.

Practice head(s):Neil Burton

Other key lawyers:Sarah Seed; Dona Ardeman

Testimonials

'The team has an ability to clearly understand our likely position and response to matters and in doing so providing cognisant advice, saving effort and potential error. Providing a fast response and ensuring that an appropriate and knowledgeable adviser is available.'

'All individuals provide a truly personable service. The team provides clear and knowledgeable advice; they focus on the matters at hand without dismissing potential complications and have never sought to complicate or draw out any matter.'

Key Clients

Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

Royal Society of Chemistry

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Frances Crick Institute

Work highlights

  • Advising the board of Children’s Investment Fund Foundation on a range of governance/charity law issues (liaising with the Charity Commission/trustee training & horizon scanning), and setting up a number of sub-charities in the UK and overseas.
  • Advising The Institution of Engineering and Technology on a range of charity law and constitutional matters (inc special trusts, linked charities fundraising and legacy issues), and advising on trading subsidiaries, governance and corporate issues associated tax aspects.
  • Advising Royal Society of Chemistry on a range of governance issues (including dealing with special trusts) and regulatory issues – equality, member disciplinary and GDPR.
  • Advising a UK charity with a large global workforce on a series of cases whereby employees working around the world are claiming rights under UK law.
Leading individuals

Neil Burton - Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP acts for some of the UK's biggest charities and in 2018 it was appointed as the key adviser to the £6bn Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. The charities and social enterprise group in Cambridge is led by Neil Burton and advises on philanthropy and legacies as well as corporate, regulatory, employment and property matters. It is a key adviser to numerous religious charities, health charities, education institutions and research organisations. Finance partner Sarah Seed, whose charity fundraising practice introduced the first ever university alumni bond, plays a central role in the practice.

Practice head(s):Neil Burton

Other key lawyers:Sarah Seed; Dona Ardeman

Testimonials

'The team has an ability to clearly understand our likely position and response to matters and in doing so providing cognisant advice, saving effort and potential error. Providing a fast response and ensuring that an appropriate and knowledgeable adviser is available.'

'All individuals provide a truly personable service. The team provides clear and knowledgeable advice; they focus on the matters at hand without dismissing potential complications and have never sought to complicate or draw out any matter.'

Key Clients

Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

Royal Society of Chemistry

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Frances Crick Institute

Work highlights

  • Advising the board of Children’s Investment Fund Foundation on a range of governance/charity law issues (liaising with the Charity Commission/trustee training & horizon scanning), and setting up a number of sub-charities in the UK and overseas.
  • Advising The Institution of Engineering and Technology on a range of charity law and constitutional matters (inc special trusts, linked charities fundraising and legacy issues), and advising on trading subsidiaries, governance and corporate issues associated tax aspects.
  • Advising Royal Society of Chemistry on a range of governance issues (including dealing with special trusts) and regulatory issues – equality, member disciplinary and GDPR.
  • Advising a UK charity with a large global workforce on a series of cases whereby employees working around the world are claiming rights under UK law.

Mills & Reeve LLP acts for some of the UK's biggest charities and in 2018 it was appointed as the key adviser to the £6bn Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. The charities and social enterprise group in Cambridge is led by Neil Burton and advises on philanthropy and legacies as well as corporate, regulatory, employment and property matters. It is a key adviser to numerous religious charities, health charities, education institutions and research organisations. Finance partner Sarah Seed, whose charity fundraising practice introduced the first ever university alumni bond, plays a central role in the practice.

Practice head(s):Neil Burton

Other key lawyers:Sarah Seed; Dona Ardeman

Testimonials

'The team has an ability to clearly understand our likely position and response to matters and in doing so providing cognisant advice, saving effort and potential error. Providing a fast response and ensuring that an appropriate and knowledgeable adviser is available.'

'All individuals provide a truly personable service. The team provides clear and knowledgeable advice; they focus on the matters at hand without dismissing potential complications and have never sought to complicate or draw out any matter.'

Key Clients

Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

Royal Society of Chemistry

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Frances Crick Institute

Work highlights

  • Advising the board of Children’s Investment Fund Foundation on a range of governance/charity law issues (liaising with the Charity Commission/trustee training & horizon scanning), and setting up a number of sub-charities in the UK and overseas.
  • Advising The Institution of Engineering and Technology on a range of charity law and constitutional matters (inc special trusts, linked charities fundraising and legacy issues), and advising on trading subsidiaries, governance and corporate issues associated tax aspects.
  • Advising Royal Society of Chemistry on a range of governance issues (including dealing with special trusts) and regulatory issues – equality, member disciplinary and GDPR.
  • Advising a UK charity with a large global workforce on a series of cases whereby employees working around the world are claiming rights under UK law.

Neil Burton - Mills & Reeve LLP

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Contentious trusts and probate
Contentious trusts and probate - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has the largest contentious trusts and probate team in East Anglia, in which all of the lawyers are ACTAPS members. The practice led by David Catchpole deals with disputes concerning the validity of wills, actions involving trustees and executors, Inheritance Act claims and related matters concerning lifetime transactions, as well as handling contested legacy matters for charities. The firm handles high-value matters involving estates with up to £50m in assets. Associate Lucy Mitchell is also recommended.

Practice head(s):David Catchpole

Other key lawyers:Lucy Mitchell

Leading individuals

David Catchpole - Mills & Reeve LLP

Rising stars

Lucy Mitchell - Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has the largest contentious trusts and probate team in East Anglia, in which all of the lawyers are ACTAPS members. The practice led by David Catchpole deals with disputes concerning the validity of wills, actions involving trustees and executors, Inheritance Act claims and related matters concerning lifetime transactions, as well as handling contested legacy matters for charities. The firm handles high-value matters involving estates with up to £50m in assets. Associate Lucy Mitchell is also recommended.

Practice head(s):David Catchpole

Other key lawyers:Lucy Mitchell

Mills & Reeve LLP has the largest contentious trusts and probate team in East Anglia, in which all of the lawyers are ACTAPS members. The practice led by David Catchpole deals with disputes concerning the validity of wills, actions involving trustees and executors, Inheritance Act claims and related matters concerning lifetime transactions, as well as handling contested legacy matters for charities. The firm handles high-value matters involving estates with up to £50m in assets. Associate Lucy Mitchell is also recommended.

Practice head(s):David Catchpole

Other key lawyers:Lucy Mitchell

David Catchpole - Mills & Reeve LLP

Lucy Mitchell - Mills & Reeve LLP

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Family
Family - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP advises on the full range of family law issues from cross-border finances matters involving business assets and trusts to complex children cases. It has the largest practice in the region and frequently acts for high-net-worth individuals locally, nationally and internationally. Practice heads Caitlin Jenkins in Cambridge, Nick Stone in Norwich and consultant Roger Bamber call on the firm's leading agriculture, private tax, employment, conveyancing and corporate teams to provide a holistic service in complex cases.

Practice head(s):Caitlin Jenkins; Nick Stone; Roger Bamber

Other key lawyers:George Sprague; Frances Bailey; Rachel Brand

Testimonials

'The whole team is very helpful, kind and supportive.'

'The attention to detail in very complex cases is impressive.'

Sensible, practical advice is given kindly - good communication skills, particularly when communicating with hostile and difficult personality types.'

'Hannah Wilson is calm, kind, efficient and very sensible but also understands when her client might be finding things hard and has a lovely way with people.'

'Ania Tarasiewicz is a walking encyclopaedia on complex cases. Also very calm, kind, efficient and supportive.'

Work highlights

  • Nick Stone acted for the wife to be in the negotiation and drafting of a pre-nuptial agreement in a case where the parties’ combined assets were c. £20m.
  • Acting for a husband in a High Court financial remedy case with substantial property portfolios and several businesses, and significant income, plus pensions and a family trust.
  • Acting in a case involving a senior executive in a global company with issues around multiple properties, complex income, and pension issues.
  • Acting for a husband, a founder of a listed company, on a financial settlement with complex trust structures and significant assets overseas.
Leading individuals

Caitlin Jenkins - Mills & Reeve LLP

Nick Stone - Mills & Reeve LLP

Next Generation Partners

Frances Bailey - Mills & Reeve LLP

George Sprague - Mills & Reeve LLP

Rising stars

Rachel Brand - Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP advises on the full range of family law issues from cross-border finances matters involving business assets and trusts to complex children cases. It has the largest practice in the region and frequently acts for high-net-worth individuals locally, nationally and internationally. Practice heads Caitlin Jenkins in Cambridge, Nick Stone in Norwich and consultant Roger Bamber call on the firm's leading agriculture, private tax, employment, conveyancing and corporate teams to provide a holistic service in complex cases.

Practice head(s):Caitlin Jenkins; Nick Stone; Roger Bamber

Other key lawyers:George Sprague; Frances Bailey; Rachel Brand

Testimonials

'The whole team is very helpful, kind and supportive.'

'The attention to detail in very complex cases is impressive.'

Sensible, practical advice is given kindly - good communication skills, particularly when communicating with hostile and difficult personality types.'

'Hannah Wilson is calm, kind, efficient and very sensible but also understands when her client might be finding things hard and has a lovely way with people.'

'Ania Tarasiewicz is a walking encyclopaedia on complex cases. Also very calm, kind, efficient and supportive.'

Work highlights

  • Nick Stone acted for the wife to be in the negotiation and drafting of a pre-nuptial agreement in a case where the parties’ combined assets were c. £20m.
  • Acting for a husband in a High Court financial remedy case with substantial property portfolios and several businesses, and significant income, plus pensions and a family trust.
  • Acting in a case involving a senior executive in a global company with issues around multiple properties, complex income, and pension issues.
  • Acting for a husband, a founder of a listed company, on a financial settlement with complex trust structures and significant assets overseas.

Mills & Reeve LLP advises on the full range of family law issues from cross-border finances matters involving business assets and trusts to complex children cases. It has the largest practice in the region and frequently acts for high-net-worth individuals locally, nationally and internationally. Practice heads Caitlin Jenkins in Cambridge, Nick Stone in Norwich and consultant Roger Bamber call on the firm's leading agriculture, private tax, employment, conveyancing and corporate teams to provide a holistic service in complex cases.

Practice head(s):Caitlin Jenkins; Nick Stone; Roger Bamber

Other key lawyers:George Sprague; Frances Bailey; Rachel Brand

Testimonials

'The whole team is very helpful, kind and supportive.'

'The attention to detail in very complex cases is impressive.'

Sensible, practical advice is given kindly - good communication skills, particularly when communicating with hostile and difficult personality types.'

'Hannah Wilson is calm, kind, efficient and very sensible but also understands when her client might be finding things hard and has a lovely way with people.'

'Ania Tarasiewicz is a walking encyclopaedia on complex cases. Also very calm, kind, efficient and supportive.'

Work highlights

  • Nick Stone acted for the wife to be in the negotiation and drafting of a pre-nuptial agreement in a case where the parties’ combined assets were c. £20m.
  • Acting for a husband in a High Court financial remedy case with substantial property portfolios and several businesses, and significant income, plus pensions and a family trust.
  • Acting in a case involving a senior executive in a global company with issues around multiple properties, complex income, and pension issues.
  • Acting for a husband, a founder of a listed company, on a financial settlement with complex trust structures and significant assets overseas.

Mills & Reeve LLP advises on the full range of family law issues from cross-border finances matters involving business assets and trusts to complex children cases. It has the largest practice in the region and frequently acts for high-net-worth individuals locally, nationally and internationally. Practice heads Caitlin Jenkins in Cambridge, Nick Stone in Norwich and consultant Roger Bamber call on the firm's leading agriculture, private tax, employment, conveyancing and corporate teams to provide a holistic service in complex cases.

Practice head(s):Caitlin Jenkins; Nick Stone; Roger Bamber

Other key lawyers:George Sprague; Frances Bailey; Rachel Brand

Testimonials

'The whole team is very helpful, kind and supportive.'

'The attention to detail in very complex cases is impressive.'

Sensible, practical advice is given kindly - good communication skills, particularly when communicating with hostile and difficult personality types.'

'Hannah Wilson is calm, kind, efficient and very sensible but also understands when her client might be finding things hard and has a lovely way with people.'

'Ania Tarasiewicz is a walking encyclopaedia on complex cases. Also very calm, kind, efficient and supportive.'

Work highlights

  • Nick Stone acted for the wife to be in the negotiation and drafting of a pre-nuptial agreement in a case where the parties’ combined assets were c. £20m.
  • Acting for a husband in a High Court financial remedy case with substantial property portfolios and several businesses, and significant income, plus pensions and a family trust.
  • Acting in a case involving a senior executive in a global company with issues around multiple properties, complex income, and pension issues.
  • Acting for a husband, a founder of a listed company, on a financial settlement with complex trust structures and significant assets overseas.

Caitlin Jenkins - Mills & Reeve LLP

Nick Stone - Mills & Reeve LLP

Frances Bailey - Mills & Reeve LLP

George Sprague - Mills & Reeve LLP

Rachel Brand - Mills & Reeve LLP

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Cambridge
Personal tax, trusts and probate: Cambridge - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP's private wealth practice frequently handles the affairs of ultra-high-net-worth clients, among which are family offices and business owners, landowners, trusts and charities. Partner Chris Belcher leads the firm-wide practice and principal associate Alex Hunt specialises in complex international tax planning, particularly pre-arrival advice, as well as the taxation of residential property holding structures such as offshore trusts. Associate Emma Watton  is also recommended for succession planning. In 2018, the firm acted for an estate with assets in the region of £500m.

Practice head(s):Chris Belcher

Other key lawyers:Alex Hunt; Lucy Howard; Emma Watton

Leading individuals

Chris Belcher - Mills & Reeve LLP

Rising stars

Alex Hunt - Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP's private wealth practice frequently handles the affairs of ultra-high-net-worth clients, among which are family offices and business owners, landowners, trusts and charities. Partner Chris Belcher leads the firm-wide practice and principal associate Alex Hunt specialises in complex international tax planning, particularly pre-arrival advice, as well as the taxation of residential property holding structures such as offshore trusts. Associate Emma Watton  is also recommended for succession planning. In 2018, the firm acted for an estate with assets in the region of £500m.

Practice head(s):Chris Belcher

Other key lawyers:Alex Hunt; Lucy Howard; Emma Watton

Mills & Reeve LLP's private wealth practice frequently handles the affairs of ultra-high-net-worth clients, among which are family offices and business owners, landowners, trusts and charities. Partner Chris Belcher leads the firm-wide practice and principal associate Alex Hunt specialises in complex international tax planning, particularly pre-arrival advice, as well as the taxation of residential property holding structures such as offshore trusts. Associate Emma Watton  is also recommended for succession planning. In 2018, the firm acted for an estate with assets in the region of £500m.

Practice head(s):Chris Belcher

Other key lawyers:Alex Hunt; Lucy Howard; Emma Watton

Mills & Reeve LLP's private wealth practice frequently handles the affairs of ultra-high-net-worth clients, among which are family offices and business owners, landowners, trusts and charities. Partner Chris Belcher leads the firm-wide practice and principal associate Alex Hunt specialises in complex international tax planning, particularly pre-arrival advice, as well as the taxation of residential property holding structures such as offshore trusts. Associate Emma Watton  is also recommended for succession planning. In 2018, the firm acted for an estate with assets in the region of £500m.

Practice head(s):Chris Belcher

Other key lawyers:Alex Hunt; Lucy Howard; Emma Watton

Chris Belcher - Mills & Reeve LLP

Alex Hunt - Mills & Reeve LLP

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Norwich
Personal tax, trusts and probate: Norwich - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has the deepest bench of private client partners in Norwich. The firm has several leading lights including practice head Virginia Edgecombe, who handles complex and high-value probate and tax matters; Lauren Parker, who acts for landed estates and other high-net-worth individuals; Gregory Laming, who frequently advises UK-based and international clients with foreign domiciles and residence status, and trust companies resident in the Crown Dependencies; and senior partner Justin Ripman, who handles strategic and tax matters for landed estates across the UK.

Practice head(s):Virginia Edgecombe

Other key lawyers:David Catchpole; Justin Ripman; Gregory Laming; Lauren Parker; Elizabeth Field; Alexandra Clark

Leading individuals

Justin Ripman - Mills & Reeve LLP

Lauren Parker - Mills & Reeve LLP

Virginia Edgecombe - Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has the deepest bench of private client partners in Norwich. The firm has several leading lights including practice head Virginia Edgecombe, who handles complex and high-value probate and tax matters; Lauren Parker, who acts for landed estates and other high-net-worth individuals; Gregory Laming, who frequently advises UK-based and international clients with foreign domiciles and residence status, and trust companies resident in the Crown Dependencies; and senior partner Justin Ripman, who handles strategic and tax matters for landed estates across the UK.

Practice head(s):Virginia Edgecombe

Other key lawyers:David Catchpole; Justin Ripman; Gregory Laming; Lauren Parker; Elizabeth Field; Alexandra Clark

Mills & Reeve LLP has the deepest bench of private client partners in Norwich. The firm has several leading lights including practice head Virginia Edgecombe, who handles complex and high-value probate and tax matters; Lauren Parker, who acts for landed estates and other high-net-worth individuals; Gregory Laming, who frequently advises UK-based and international clients with foreign domiciles and residence status, and trust companies resident in the Crown Dependencies; and senior partner Justin Ripman, who handles strategic and tax matters for landed estates across the UK.

Practice head(s):Virginia Edgecombe

Other key lawyers:David Catchpole; Justin Ripman; Gregory Laming; Lauren Parker; Elizabeth Field; Alexandra Clark

Mills & Reeve LLP has the deepest bench of private client partners in Norwich. The firm has several leading lights including practice head Virginia Edgecombe, who handles complex and high-value probate and tax matters; Lauren Parker, who acts for landed estates and other high-net-worth individuals; Gregory Laming, who frequently advises UK-based and international clients with foreign domiciles and residence status, and trust companies resident in the Crown Dependencies; and senior partner Justin Ripman, who handles strategic and tax matters for landed estates across the UK.

Practice head(s):Virginia Edgecombe

Other key lawyers:David Catchpole; Justin Ripman; Gregory Laming; Lauren Parker; Elizabeth Field; Alexandra Clark

Mills & Reeve LLP has the deepest bench of private client partners in Norwich. The firm has several leading lights including practice head Virginia Edgecombe, who handles complex and high-value probate and tax matters; Lauren Parker, who acts for landed estates and other high-net-worth individuals; Gregory Laming, who frequently advises UK-based and international clients with foreign domiciles and residence status, and trust companies resident in the Crown Dependencies; and senior partner Justin Ripman, who handles strategic and tax matters for landed estates across the UK.

Practice head(s):Virginia Edgecombe

Other key lawyers:David Catchpole; Justin Ripman; Gregory Laming; Lauren Parker; Elizabeth Field; Alexandra Clark

Virginia Edgecombe - Mills & Reeve LLP

Lauren Parker - Mills & Reeve LLP

Justin Ripman - Mills & Reeve LLP

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East Anglia: Public sector

Education
Education - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

At Mills & Reeve LLP, Gary Attle is head of the firm's national education practice group with a special focus on clients in London, Cambridge and the south east. HE legislation, governance, equality law, public and administrative law, freedom of information, data protection, litigation and liability issues are all covered. Head of projects and construction Raith Pickup is a leading light for student accommodation projects and Andrew Wood is a key partner for projects and finance in the HE sector. Employment specialist Nicola Brown and charity law expert Sarah Seed are also recommended.

Practice head(s):Gary Attle

Other key lawyers:Raith Pickup; Andrew Wood; Nicola Brown; Sarah Seed; Tim Allsop; Richard Noble; Neil Burton; Jonathan Greenwood; Poppy Short; Alex Russell

Key Clients

The University of Northampton

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

University College London

University of Exeter

Kingston University

University of Durham

University of York

University of Surrey

University of Cambridge

St John’s College Cambridge

The Royal Veterinary College

Trinity College, Cambridge

Queen Mary University of London

Work highlights

  • Advising universities on their requirement to register with their new regulator, the Office for Students (OfS).
  • Acting for a number of higher education institutions in relation to a significant number of complaints and potential claims by students arising from strike action by lecturers in 2018.
  • The sale of part of the The University of Northampton’s old campus in Northampton for demolition and redevelopment for 800 dwellings by Persimmon Homes
  • Advising London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on the transfer to it of two MRC research units in the Gambia and Uganda.
  • Advising University College London on its strategic options for student accommodation at its Stratford campus, including s106 planning issues and funding options, as part of a wider Design, Build, Finance and Operation project with the university at its Pool St West site.
Leading individuals

Gary Attle - Mills & Reeve LLP

Raith Pickup - Mills & Reeve LLP

Rising stars

Poppy Short - Mills & Reeve LLP

At Mills & Reeve LLP, Gary Attle is head of the firm's national education practice group with a special focus on clients in London, Cambridge and the south east. HE legislation, governance, equality law, public and administrative law, freedom of information, data protection, litigation and liability issues are all covered. Head of projects and construction Raith Pickup is a leading light for student accommodation projects and Andrew Wood is a key partner for projects and finance in the HE sector. Employment specialist Nicola Brown and charity law expert Sarah Seed are also recommended.

Practice head(s):Gary Attle

Other key lawyers:Raith Pickup; Andrew Wood; Nicola Brown; Sarah Seed; Tim Allsop; Richard Noble; Neil Burton; Jonathan Greenwood; Poppy Short; Alex Russell

Key Clients

The University of Northampton

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

University College London

University of Exeter

Kingston University

University of Durham

University of York

University of Surrey

University of Cambridge

St John’s College Cambridge

The Royal Veterinary College

Trinity College, Cambridge

Queen Mary University of London

Work highlights

  • Advising universities on their requirement to register with their new regulator, the Office for Students (OfS).
  • Acting for a number of higher education institutions in relation to a significant number of complaints and potential claims by students arising from strike action by lecturers in 2018.
  • The sale of part of the The University of Northampton’s old campus in Northampton for demolition and redevelopment for 800 dwellings by Persimmon Homes
  • Advising London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on the transfer to it of two MRC research units in the Gambia and Uganda.
  • Advising University College London on its strategic options for student accommodation at its Stratford campus, including s106 planning issues and funding options, as part of a wider Design, Build, Finance and Operation project with the university at its Pool St West site.

At Mills & Reeve LLP, Gary Attle is head of the firm's national education practice group with a special focus on clients in London, Cambridge and the south east. HE legislation, governance, equality law, public and administrative law, freedom of information, data protection, litigation and liability issues are all covered. Head of projects and construction Raith Pickup is a leading light for student accommodation projects and Andrew Wood is a key partner for projects and finance in the HE sector. Employment specialist Nicola Brown and charity law expert Sarah Seed are also recommended.

Practice head(s):Gary Attle

Other key lawyers:Raith Pickup; Andrew Wood; Nicola Brown; Sarah Seed; Tim Allsop; Richard Noble; Neil Burton; Jonathan Greenwood; Poppy Short; Alex Russell

Key Clients

The University of Northampton

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

University College London

University of Exeter

Kingston University

University of Durham

University of York

University of Surrey

University of Cambridge

St John’s College Cambridge

The Royal Veterinary College

Trinity College, Cambridge

Queen Mary University of London

Work highlights

  • Advising universities on their requirement to register with their new regulator, the Office for Students (OfS).
  • Acting for a number of higher education institutions in relation to a significant number of complaints and potential claims by students arising from strike action by lecturers in 2018.
  • The sale of part of the The University of Northampton’s old campus in Northampton for demolition and redevelopment for 800 dwellings by Persimmon Homes
  • Advising London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on the transfer to it of two MRC research units in the Gambia and Uganda.
  • Advising University College London on its strategic options for student accommodation at its Stratford campus, including s106 planning issues and funding options, as part of a wider Design, Build, Finance and Operation project with the university at its Pool St West site.

At Mills & Reeve LLP, Gary Attle is head of the firm's national education practice group with a special focus on clients in London, Cambridge and the south east. HE legislation, governance, equality law, public and administrative law, freedom of information, data protection, litigation and liability issues are all covered. Head of projects and construction Raith Pickup is a leading light for student accommodation projects and Andrew Wood is a key partner for projects and finance in the HE sector. Employment specialist Nicola Brown and charity law expert Sarah Seed are also recommended.

Practice head(s):Gary Attle

Other key lawyers:Raith Pickup; Andrew Wood; Nicola Brown; Sarah Seed; Tim Allsop; Richard Noble; Neil Burton; Jonathan Greenwood; Poppy Short; Alex Russell

Key Clients

The University of Northampton

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

University College London

University of Exeter

Kingston University

University of Durham

University of York

University of Surrey

University of Cambridge

St John’s College Cambridge

The Royal Veterinary College

Trinity College, Cambridge

Queen Mary University of London

Work highlights

  • Advising universities on their requirement to register with their new regulator, the Office for Students (OfS).
  • Acting for a number of higher education institutions in relation to a significant number of complaints and potential claims by students arising from strike action by lecturers in 2018.
  • The sale of part of the The University of Northampton’s old campus in Northampton for demolition and redevelopment for 800 dwellings by Persimmon Homes
  • Advising London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on the transfer to it of two MRC research units in the Gambia and Uganda.
  • Advising University College London on its strategic options for student accommodation at its Stratford campus, including s106 planning issues and funding options, as part of a wider Design, Build, Finance and Operation project with the university at its Pool St West site.

At Mills & Reeve LLP, Gary Attle is head of the firm's national education practice group with a special focus on clients in London, Cambridge and the south east. HE legislation, governance, equality law, public and administrative law, freedom of information, data protection, litigation and liability issues are all covered. Head of projects and construction Raith Pickup is a leading light for student accommodation projects and Andrew Wood is a key partner for projects and finance in the HE sector. Employment specialist Nicola Brown and charity law expert Sarah Seed are also recommended.

Practice head(s):Gary Attle

Other key lawyers:Raith Pickup; Andrew Wood; Nicola Brown; Sarah Seed; Tim Allsop; Richard Noble; Neil Burton; Jonathan Greenwood; Poppy Short; Alex Russell

Key Clients

The University of Northampton

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

University College London

University of Exeter

Kingston University

University of Durham

University of York

University of Surrey

University of Cambridge

St John’s College Cambridge

The Royal Veterinary College

Trinity College, Cambridge

Queen Mary University of London

Work highlights

  • Advising universities on their requirement to register with their new regulator, the Office for Students (OfS).
  • Acting for a number of higher education institutions in relation to a significant number of complaints and potential claims by students arising from strike action by lecturers in 2018.
  • The sale of part of the The University of Northampton’s old campus in Northampton for demolition and redevelopment for 800 dwellings by Persimmon Homes
  • Advising London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on the transfer to it of two MRC research units in the Gambia and Uganda.
  • Advising University College London on its strategic options for student accommodation at its Stratford campus, including s106 planning issues and funding options, as part of a wider Design, Build, Finance and Operation project with the university at its Pool St West site.

At Mills & Reeve LLP, Gary Attle is head of the firm's national education practice group with a special focus on clients in London, Cambridge and the south east. HE legislation, governance, equality law, public and administrative law, freedom of information, data protection, litigation and liability issues are all covered. Head of projects and construction Raith Pickup is a leading light for student accommodation projects and Andrew Wood is a key partner for projects and finance in the HE sector. Employment specialist Nicola Brown and charity law expert Sarah Seed are also recommended.

Practice head(s):Gary Attle

Other key lawyers:Raith Pickup; Andrew Wood; Nicola Brown; Sarah Seed; Tim Allsop; Richard Noble; Neil Burton; Jonathan Greenwood; Poppy Short; Alex Russell

Key Clients

The University of Northampton

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

University College London

University of Exeter

Kingston University

University of Durham

University of York

University of Surrey

University of Cambridge

St John’s College Cambridge

The Royal Veterinary College

Trinity College, Cambridge

Queen Mary University of London

Work highlights

  • Advising universities on their requirement to register with their new regulator, the Office for Students (OfS).
  • Acting for a number of higher education institutions in relation to a significant number of complaints and potential claims by students arising from strike action by lecturers in 2018.
  • The sale of part of the The University of Northampton’s old campus in Northampton for demolition and redevelopment for 800 dwellings by Persimmon Homes
  • Advising London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on the transfer to it of two MRC research units in the Gambia and Uganda.
  • Advising University College London on its strategic options for student accommodation at its Stratford campus, including s106 planning issues and funding options, as part of a wider Design, Build, Finance and Operation project with the university at its Pool St West site.

Gary Attle - Mills & Reeve LLP

Raith Pickup - Mills & Reeve LLP

Poppy Short - Mills & Reeve LLP

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Health
Health - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has more than 300 health sector clients nationally, and many of them call on the services of partners in the firm's Cambridge and Norwich offices. It acts for leading NHS trusts, independent healthcare providers, commissioning groups, government bodies, charities and investors in the sector. The key partners in East Anglia are regulatory enforcement specialist Duncan Astill, health and care M&A expert Natalie Wade and technology and contracts adviser Peter Wainman.

Other key lawyers:Duncan Astill; Natalie Wade; Peter Wainman

Key Clients

Bupa Dental Care

The British Medical Association

Department of Health and Social Care

University College London Hospitals

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Various East of England CCGs

Cleveland Clinic

Work highlights

  • Supporting a health business owner on disposal of assets whose performance isn’t meeting set benchmarks.
  • Assisted with Bupa Dental’s purchase of Avsan, a group of 16 dental practices across England and Scotland, in a complex transaction involving share purchases, asset purchases, a number of partnership deals, as well as issues relating to the group spanning two legal systems.
  • Advising a private equity-backed veterinary group, which continues to expand by acquiring practices and practice groups across the UK, through share, asset and group purchases.
  • Working on a scheme with the Scottish Government to buy out GP premises across Scotland and lease them back to GPs on favourable terms.
  • Advising the Department of Health and the NHS Business Services Authority on the IT procurements forming part of its Future Operating Model project – a comprehensive overhaul of the existing NHS national logistics supply chain, which manages spend of several billion pounds per annum
Leading individuals

Natalie Wade - Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has more than 300 health sector clients nationally, and many of them call on the services of partners in the firm's Cambridge and Norwich offices. It acts for leading NHS trusts, independent healthcare providers, commissioning groups, government bodies, charities and investors in the sector. The key partners in East Anglia are regulatory enforcement specialist Duncan Astill, health and care M&A expert Natalie Wade and technology and contracts adviser Peter Wainman.

Other key lawyers:Duncan Astill; Natalie Wade; Peter Wainman

Key Clients

Bupa Dental Care

The British Medical Association

Department of Health and Social Care

University College London Hospitals

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Various East of England CCGs

Cleveland Clinic

Work highlights

  • Supporting a health business owner on disposal of assets whose performance isn’t meeting set benchmarks.
  • Assisted with Bupa Dental’s purchase of Avsan, a group of 16 dental practices across England and Scotland, in a complex transaction involving share purchases, asset purchases, a number of partnership deals, as well as issues relating to the group spanning two legal systems.
  • Advising a private equity-backed veterinary group, which continues to expand by acquiring practices and practice groups across the UK, through share, asset and group purchases.
  • Working on a scheme with the Scottish Government to buy out GP premises across Scotland and lease them back to GPs on favourable terms.
  • Advising the Department of Health and the NHS Business Services Authority on the IT procurements forming part of its Future Operating Model project – a comprehensive overhaul of the existing NHS national logistics supply chain, which manages spend of several billion pounds per annum

Mills & Reeve LLP has more than 300 health sector clients nationally, and many of them call on the services of partners in the firm's Cambridge and Norwich offices. It acts for leading NHS trusts, independent healthcare providers, commissioning groups, government bodies, charities and investors in the sector. The key partners in East Anglia are regulatory enforcement specialist Duncan Astill, health and care M&A expert Natalie Wade and technology and contracts adviser Peter Wainman.

Other key lawyers:Duncan Astill; Natalie Wade; Peter Wainman

Key Clients

Bupa Dental Care

The British Medical Association

Department of Health and Social Care

University College London Hospitals

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Various East of England CCGs

Cleveland Clinic

Work highlights

  • Supporting a health business owner on disposal of assets whose performance isn’t meeting set benchmarks.
  • Assisted with Bupa Dental’s purchase of Avsan, a group of 16 dental practices across England and Scotland, in a complex transaction involving share purchases, asset purchases, a number of partnership deals, as well as issues relating to the group spanning two legal systems.
  • Advising a private equity-backed veterinary group, which continues to expand by acquiring practices and practice groups across the UK, through share, asset and group purchases.
  • Working on a scheme with the Scottish Government to buy out GP premises across Scotland and lease them back to GPs on favourable terms.
  • Advising the Department of Health and the NHS Business Services Authority on the IT procurements forming part of its Future Operating Model project – a comprehensive overhaul of the existing NHS national logistics supply chain, which manages spend of several billion pounds per annum

Mills & Reeve LLP has more than 300 health sector clients nationally, and many of them call on the services of partners in the firm's Cambridge and Norwich offices. It acts for leading NHS trusts, independent healthcare providers, commissioning groups, government bodies, charities and investors in the sector. The key partners in East Anglia are regulatory enforcement specialist Duncan Astill, health and care M&A expert Natalie Wade and technology and contracts adviser Peter Wainman.

Other key lawyers:Duncan Astill; Natalie Wade; Peter Wainman

Key Clients

Bupa Dental Care

The British Medical Association

Department of Health and Social Care

University College London Hospitals

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Various East of England CCGs

Cleveland Clinic

Work highlights

  • Supporting a health business owner on disposal of assets whose performance isn’t meeting set benchmarks.
  • Assisted with Bupa Dental’s purchase of Avsan, a group of 16 dental practices across England and Scotland, in a complex transaction involving share purchases, asset purchases, a number of partnership deals, as well as issues relating to the group spanning two legal systems.
  • Advising a private equity-backed veterinary group, which continues to expand by acquiring practices and practice groups across the UK, through share, asset and group purchases.
  • Working on a scheme with the Scottish Government to buy out GP premises across Scotland and lease them back to GPs on favourable terms.
  • Advising the Department of Health and the NHS Business Services Authority on the IT procurements forming part of its Future Operating Model project – a comprehensive overhaul of the existing NHS national logistics supply chain, which manages spend of several billion pounds per annum

Natalie Wade - Mills & Reeve LLP

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East Anglia: Real estate

Commercial property: Cambridge
Commercial property: Cambridge - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has a large commercial property practice that handles regional, national and international property transactions for blue-chip clients. It has a nationally recognised specialist real estate finance team, led from Cambridge by Charles Staveley, who acts for institutional pension funds, management houses, property companies, and onshore and offshore investors. Key partner Vincenzo Maggio handles investment work and landlord and tenant matters, particularly those involving science parks. The firm's development work in the higher education sector is led by partner Michelle Cookson, while Christine De Ferrars Green handles large development projects for clients such as Urban&Civic and Keepmoat Homes. Nick Finlayson-Brown, who is now head of the Cambridge office, Richard Noble and Tim Allsop are also key partners in the practice.

Practice head(s):Beverley Firth

Other key lawyers:Charles Staveley; Vincenzo Maggio; Michelle Cookson; Christine de Ferrars Green; Nick Finlayson-Brown; Richard Noble; Tim Allsop; Amanda Tagg; Joanna Davies; Laura Ludlow; Sarah Cooke; Nick Harris; Tom Nash; Christopher Pike

Key Clients

Floreat Real Estate

St John’s College, Cambridge

Railways Pension Fund

University of Cambridge

Brookgate

Marshall Group Properties

Howard Group

The University of Northampton

Lendlease

Autolus Limited

Pigeon Group

O&H Properties

Hillview Group

Family Mosaic

Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Axis Land Partnerships Limited

Hill Residential

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Keepmoat Homes

Ipswich Borough Council

Work highlights

  • Advising  on a series of development land transactions and finance arrangements for commercial development at the Enterprise Campus and residential development within the first neighbourhood at Alconbury Weald, which will provide at least 5,000 new homes and 3m square feet of commercial space.
  • Advising the University of Cambridge on its proposals for the Old Press/ Mill Lane site, which is a compelling project and once in a generation opportunity to be involved in reshaping and regenerating two city blocks in the heart of Cambridge.
  • Working together with St John's College Cambridge, Turnstone Estates and Savills on the speculative development and letting of a new office building comprising 63,704 sq ft  Grade A office and R&D space at the Maurice Wilkes Building on St John’s Innovation Park in Cambridge.
  • Supported biopharmaceutical company Autolus Limited with its move into the BBC's former offices in White City (known as MediaWorks), having previously acted for them on their existing premises at Forest House which forms part of Imperial College's "ThinkSpace" campus.
  • Instructed by investment manager Floreat Real Estate on the acquisition by a BVI fund of two office buildings in Bristol and Cardiff for a price in excess of £30m via the purchase of a Jersey registered holding company and on the acquisition financing from Investec Bank.
Leading individuals

Charles Staveley - Mills & Reeve LLP

Christine de Ferrars Green - Mills & Reeve LLP

Michelle Cookson - Mills & Reeve LLP

Nick Finlayson-Brown - Mills & Reeve LLP

Next Generation Partners

Vincenzo Maggio - Mills & Reeve LLP

Rising stars

Christopher Pike - Mills & Reeve LLP

Tom Nash - Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has a large commercial property practice that handles regional, national and international property transactions for blue-chip clients. It has a nationally recognised specialist real estate finance team, led from Cambridge by Charles Staveley, who acts for institutional pension funds, management houses, property companies, and onshore and offshore investors. Key partner Vincenzo Maggio handles investment work and landlord and tenant matters, particularly those involving science parks. The firm's development work in the higher education sector is led by partner Michelle Cookson, while Christine De Ferrars Green handles large development projects for clients such as Urban&Civic and Keepmoat Homes. Nick Finlayson-Brown, who is now head of the Cambridge office, Richard Noble and Tim Allsop are also key partners in the practice.

Practice head(s):Beverley Firth

Other key lawyers:Charles Staveley; Vincenzo Maggio; Michelle Cookson; Christine de Ferrars Green; Nick Finlayson-Brown; Richard Noble; Tim Allsop; Amanda Tagg; Joanna Davies; Laura Ludlow; Sarah Cooke; Nick Harris; Tom Nash; Christopher Pike

Key Clients

Floreat Real Estate

St John’s College, Cambridge

Railways Pension Fund

University of Cambridge

Brookgate

Marshall Group Properties

Howard Group

The University of Northampton

Lendlease

Autolus Limited

Pigeon Group

O&H Properties

Hillview Group

Family Mosaic

Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Axis Land Partnerships Limited

Hill Residential

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Keepmoat Homes

Ipswich Borough Council

Work highlights

  • Advising  on a series of development land transactions and finance arrangements for commercial development at the Enterprise Campus and residential development within the first neighbourhood at Alconbury Weald, which will provide at least 5,000 new homes and 3m square feet of commercial space.
  • Advising the University of Cambridge on its proposals for the Old Press/ Mill Lane site, which is a compelling project and once in a generation opportunity to be involved in reshaping and regenerating two city blocks in the heart of Cambridge.
  • Working together with St John's College Cambridge, Turnstone Estates and Savills on the speculative development and letting of a new office building comprising 63,704 sq ft  Grade A office and R&D space at the Maurice Wilkes Building on St John’s Innovation Park in Cambridge.
  • Supported biopharmaceutical company Autolus Limited with its move into the BBC's former offices in White City (known as MediaWorks), having previously acted for them on their existing premises at Forest House which forms part of Imperial College's "ThinkSpace" campus.
  • Instructed by investment manager Floreat Real Estate on the acquisition by a BVI fund of two office buildings in Bristol and Cardiff for a price in excess of £30m via the purchase of a Jersey registered holding company and on the acquisition financing from Investec Bank.

Mills & Reeve LLP has a large commercial property practice that handles regional, national and international property transactions for blue-chip clients. It has a nationally recognised specialist real estate finance team, led from Cambridge by Charles Staveley, who acts for institutional pension funds, management houses, property companies, and onshore and offshore investors. Key partner Vincenzo Maggio handles investment work and landlord and tenant matters, particularly those involving science parks. The firm's development work in the higher education sector is led by partner Michelle Cookson, while Christine De Ferrars Green handles large development projects for clients such as Urban&Civic and Keepmoat Homes. Nick Finlayson-Brown, who is now head of the Cambridge office, Richard Noble and Tim Allsop are also key partners in the practice.

Practice head(s):Beverley Firth

Other key lawyers:Charles Staveley; Vincenzo Maggio; Michelle Cookson; Christine de Ferrars Green; Nick Finlayson-Brown; Richard Noble; Tim Allsop; Amanda Tagg; Joanna Davies; Laura Ludlow; Sarah Cooke; Nick Harris; Tom Nash; Christopher Pike

Key Clients

Floreat Real Estate

St John’s College, Cambridge

Railways Pension Fund

University of Cambridge

Brookgate

Marshall Group Properties

Howard Group

The University of Northampton

Lendlease

Autolus Limited

Pigeon Group

O&H Properties

Hillview Group

Family Mosaic

Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Axis Land Partnerships Limited

Hill Residential

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Keepmoat Homes

Ipswich Borough Council

Work highlights

  • Advising  on a series of development land transactions and finance arrangements for commercial development at the Enterprise Campus and residential development within the first neighbourhood at Alconbury Weald, which will provide at least 5,000 new homes and 3m square feet of commercial space.
  • Advising the University of Cambridge on its proposals for the Old Press/ Mill Lane site, which is a compelling project and once in a generation opportunity to be involved in reshaping and regenerating two city blocks in the heart of Cambridge.
  • Working together with St John's College Cambridge, Turnstone Estates and Savills on the speculative development and letting of a new office building comprising 63,704 sq ft  Grade A office and R&D space at the Maurice Wilkes Building on St John’s Innovation Park in Cambridge.
  • Supported biopharmaceutical company Autolus Limited with its move into the BBC's former offices in White City (known as MediaWorks), having previously acted for them on their existing premises at Forest House which forms part of Imperial College's "ThinkSpace" campus.
  • Instructed by investment manager Floreat Real Estate on the acquisition by a BVI fund of two office buildings in Bristol and Cardiff for a price in excess of £30m via the purchase of a Jersey registered holding company and on the acquisition financing from Investec Bank.

Mills & Reeve LLP has a large commercial property practice that handles regional, national and international property transactions for blue-chip clients. It has a nationally recognised specialist real estate finance team, led from Cambridge by Charles Staveley, who acts for institutional pension funds, management houses, property companies, and onshore and offshore investors. Key partner Vincenzo Maggio handles investment work and landlord and tenant matters, particularly those involving science parks. The firm's development work in the higher education sector is led by partner Michelle Cookson, while Christine De Ferrars Green handles large development projects for clients such as Urban&Civic and Keepmoat Homes. Nick Finlayson-Brown, who is now head of the Cambridge office, Richard Noble and Tim Allsop are also key partners in the practice.

Practice head(s):Beverley Firth

Other key lawyers:Charles Staveley; Vincenzo Maggio; Michelle Cookson; Christine de Ferrars Green; Nick Finlayson-Brown; Richard Noble; Tim Allsop; Amanda Tagg; Joanna Davies; Laura Ludlow; Sarah Cooke; Nick Harris; Tom Nash; Christopher Pike

Key Clients

Floreat Real Estate

St John’s College, Cambridge

Railways Pension Fund

University of Cambridge

Brookgate

Marshall Group Properties

Howard Group

The University of Northampton

Lendlease

Autolus Limited

Pigeon Group

O&H Properties

Hillview Group

Family Mosaic

Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Axis Land Partnerships Limited

Hill Residential

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Keepmoat Homes

Ipswich Borough Council

Work highlights

  • Advising  on a series of development land transactions and finance arrangements for commercial development at the Enterprise Campus and residential development within the first neighbourhood at Alconbury Weald, which will provide at least 5,000 new homes and 3m square feet of commercial space.
  • Advising the University of Cambridge on its proposals for the Old Press/ Mill Lane site, which is a compelling project and once in a generation opportunity to be involved in reshaping and regenerating two city blocks in the heart of Cambridge.
  • Working together with St John's College Cambridge, Turnstone Estates and Savills on the speculative development and letting of a new office building comprising 63,704 sq ft  Grade A office and R&D space at the Maurice Wilkes Building on St John’s Innovation Park in Cambridge.
  • Supported biopharmaceutical company Autolus Limited with its move into the BBC's former offices in White City (known as MediaWorks), having previously acted for them on their existing premises at Forest House which forms part of Imperial College's "ThinkSpace" campus.
  • Instructed by investment manager Floreat Real Estate on the acquisition by a BVI fund of two office buildings in Bristol and Cardiff for a price in excess of £30m via the purchase of a Jersey registered holding company and on the acquisition financing from Investec Bank.

Mills & Reeve LLP has a large commercial property practice that handles regional, national and international property transactions for blue-chip clients. It has a nationally recognised specialist real estate finance team, led from Cambridge by Charles Staveley, who acts for institutional pension funds, management houses, property companies, and onshore and offshore investors. Key partner Vincenzo Maggio handles investment work and landlord and tenant matters, particularly those involving science parks. The firm's development work in the higher education sector is led by partner Michelle Cookson, while Christine De Ferrars Green handles large development projects for clients such as Urban&Civic and Keepmoat Homes. Nick Finlayson-Brown, who is now head of the Cambridge office, Richard Noble and Tim Allsop are also key partners in the practice.

Practice head(s):Beverley Firth

Other key lawyers:Charles Staveley; Vincenzo Maggio; Michelle Cookson; Christine de Ferrars Green; Nick Finlayson-Brown; Richard Noble; Tim Allsop; Amanda Tagg; Joanna Davies; Laura Ludlow; Sarah Cooke; Nick Harris; Tom Nash; Christopher Pike

Key Clients

Floreat Real Estate

St John’s College, Cambridge

Railways Pension Fund

University of Cambridge

Brookgate

Marshall Group Properties

Howard Group

The University of Northampton

Lendlease

Autolus Limited

Pigeon Group

O&H Properties

Hillview Group

Family Mosaic

Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Axis Land Partnerships Limited

Hill Residential

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Keepmoat Homes

Ipswich Borough Council

Work highlights

  • Advising  on a series of development land transactions and finance arrangements for commercial development at the Enterprise Campus and residential development within the first neighbourhood at Alconbury Weald, which will provide at least 5,000 new homes and 3m square feet of commercial space.
  • Advising the University of Cambridge on its proposals for the Old Press/ Mill Lane site, which is a compelling project and once in a generation opportunity to be involved in reshaping and regenerating two city blocks in the heart of Cambridge.
  • Working together with St John's College Cambridge, Turnstone Estates and Savills on the speculative development and letting of a new office building comprising 63,704 sq ft  Grade A office and R&D space at the Maurice Wilkes Building on St John’s Innovation Park in Cambridge.
  • Supported biopharmaceutical company Autolus Limited with its move into the BBC's former offices in White City (known as MediaWorks), having previously acted for them on their existing premises at Forest House which forms part of Imperial College's "ThinkSpace" campus.
  • Instructed by investment manager Floreat Real Estate on the acquisition by a BVI fund of two office buildings in Bristol and Cardiff for a price in excess of £30m via the purchase of a Jersey registered holding company and on the acquisition financing from Investec Bank.

Mills & Reeve LLP has a large commercial property practice that handles regional, national and international property transactions for blue-chip clients. It has a nationally recognised specialist real estate finance team, led from Cambridge by Charles Staveley, who acts for institutional pension funds, management houses, property companies, and onshore and offshore investors. Key partner Vincenzo Maggio handles investment work and landlord and tenant matters, particularly those involving science parks. The firm's development work in the higher education sector is led by partner Michelle Cookson, while Christine De Ferrars Green handles large development projects for clients such as Urban&Civic and Keepmoat Homes. Nick Finlayson-Brown, who is now head of the Cambridge office, Richard Noble and Tim Allsop are also key partners in the practice.

Practice head(s):Beverley Firth

Other key lawyers:Charles Staveley; Vincenzo Maggio; Michelle Cookson; Christine de Ferrars Green; Nick Finlayson-Brown; Richard Noble; Tim Allsop; Amanda Tagg; Joanna Davies; Laura Ludlow; Sarah Cooke; Nick Harris; Tom Nash; Christopher Pike

Key Clients

Floreat Real Estate

St John’s College, Cambridge

Railways Pension Fund

University of Cambridge

Brookgate

Marshall Group Properties

Howard Group

The University of Northampton

Lendlease

Autolus Limited

Pigeon Group

O&H Properties

Hillview Group

Family Mosaic

Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Axis Land Partnerships Limited

Hill Residential

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Keepmoat Homes

Ipswich Borough Council

Work highlights

  • Advising  on a series of development land transactions and finance arrangements for commercial development at the Enterprise Campus and residential development within the first neighbourhood at Alconbury Weald, which will provide at least 5,000 new homes and 3m square feet of commercial space.
  • Advising the University of Cambridge on its proposals for the Old Press/ Mill Lane site, which is a compelling project and once in a generation opportunity to be involved in reshaping and regenerating two city blocks in the heart of Cambridge.
  • Working together with St John's College Cambridge, Turnstone Estates and Savills on the speculative development and letting of a new office building comprising 63,704 sq ft  Grade A office and R&D space at the Maurice Wilkes Building on St John’s Innovation Park in Cambridge.
  • Supported biopharmaceutical company Autolus Limited with its move into the BBC's former offices in White City (known as MediaWorks), having previously acted for them on their existing premises at Forest House which forms part of Imperial College's "ThinkSpace" campus.
  • Instructed by investment manager Floreat Real Estate on the acquisition by a BVI fund of two office buildings in Bristol and Cardiff for a price in excess of £30m via the purchase of a Jersey registered holding company and on the acquisition financing from Investec Bank.

Mills & Reeve LLP has a large commercial property practice that handles regional, national and international property transactions for blue-chip clients. It has a nationally recognised specialist real estate finance team, led from Cambridge by Charles Staveley, who acts for institutional pension funds, management houses, property companies, and onshore and offshore investors. Key partner Vincenzo Maggio handles investment work and landlord and tenant matters, particularly those involving science parks. The firm's development work in the higher education sector is led by partner Michelle Cookson, while Christine De Ferrars Green handles large development projects for clients such as Urban&Civic and Keepmoat Homes. Nick Finlayson-Brown, who is now head of the Cambridge office, Richard Noble and Tim Allsop are also key partners in the practice.

Practice head(s):Beverley Firth

Other key lawyers:Charles Staveley; Vincenzo Maggio; Michelle Cookson; Christine de Ferrars Green; Nick Finlayson-Brown; Richard Noble; Tim Allsop; Amanda Tagg; Joanna Davies; Laura Ludlow; Sarah Cooke; Nick Harris; Tom Nash; Christopher Pike

Key Clients

Floreat Real Estate

St John’s College, Cambridge

Railways Pension Fund

University of Cambridge

Brookgate

Marshall Group Properties

Howard Group

The University of Northampton

Lendlease

Autolus Limited

Pigeon Group

O&H Properties

Hillview Group

Family Mosaic

Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Axis Land Partnerships Limited

Hill Residential

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Keepmoat Homes

Ipswich Borough Council

Work highlights

  • Advising  on a series of development land transactions and finance arrangements for commercial development at the Enterprise Campus and residential development within the first neighbourhood at Alconbury Weald, which will provide at least 5,000 new homes and 3m square feet of commercial space.
  • Advising the University of Cambridge on its proposals for the Old Press/ Mill Lane site, which is a compelling project and once in a generation opportunity to be involved in reshaping and regenerating two city blocks in the heart of Cambridge.
  • Working together with St John's College Cambridge, Turnstone Estates and Savills on the speculative development and letting of a new office building comprising 63,704 sq ft  Grade A office and R&D space at the Maurice Wilkes Building on St John’s Innovation Park in Cambridge.
  • Supported biopharmaceutical company Autolus Limited with its move into the BBC's former offices in White City (known as MediaWorks), having previously acted for them on their existing premises at Forest House which forms part of Imperial College's "ThinkSpace" campus.
  • Instructed by investment manager Floreat Real Estate on the acquisition by a BVI fund of two office buildings in Bristol and Cardiff for a price in excess of £30m via the purchase of a Jersey registered holding company and on the acquisition financing from Investec Bank.

Mills & Reeve LLP has a large commercial property practice that handles regional, national and international property transactions for blue-chip clients. It has a nationally recognised specialist real estate finance team, led from Cambridge by Charles Staveley, who acts for institutional pension funds, management houses, property companies, and onshore and offshore investors. Key partner Vincenzo Maggio handles investment work and landlord and tenant matters, particularly those involving science parks. The firm's development work in the higher education sector is led by partner Michelle Cookson, while Christine De Ferrars Green handles large development projects for clients such as Urban&Civic and Keepmoat Homes. Nick Finlayson-Brown, who is now head of the Cambridge office, Richard Noble and Tim Allsop are also key partners in the practice.

Practice head(s):Beverley Firth

Other key lawyers:Charles Staveley; Vincenzo Maggio; Michelle Cookson; Christine de Ferrars Green; Nick Finlayson-Brown; Richard Noble; Tim Allsop; Amanda Tagg; Joanna Davies; Laura Ludlow; Sarah Cooke; Nick Harris; Tom Nash; Christopher Pike

Key Clients

Floreat Real Estate

St John’s College, Cambridge

Railways Pension Fund

University of Cambridge

Brookgate

Marshall Group Properties

Howard Group

The University of Northampton

Lendlease

Autolus Limited

Pigeon Group

O&H Properties

Hillview Group

Family Mosaic

Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Axis Land Partnerships Limited

Hill Residential

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Keepmoat Homes

Ipswich Borough Council

Work highlights

  • Advising  on a series of development land transactions and finance arrangements for commercial development at the Enterprise Campus and residential development within the first neighbourhood at Alconbury Weald, which will provide at least 5,000 new homes and 3m square feet of commercial space.
  • Advising the University of Cambridge on its proposals for the Old Press/ Mill Lane site, which is a compelling project and once in a generation opportunity to be involved in reshaping and regenerating two city blocks in the heart of Cambridge.
  • Working together with St John's College Cambridge, Turnstone Estates and Savills on the speculative development and letting of a new office building comprising 63,704 sq ft  Grade A office and R&D space at the Maurice Wilkes Building on St John’s Innovation Park in Cambridge.
  • Supported biopharmaceutical company Autolus Limited with its move into the BBC's former offices in White City (known as MediaWorks), having previously acted for them on their existing premises at Forest House which forms part of Imperial College's "ThinkSpace" campus.
  • Instructed by investment manager Floreat Real Estate on the acquisition by a BVI fund of two office buildings in Bristol and Cardiff for a price in excess of £30m via the purchase of a Jersey registered holding company and on the acquisition financing from Investec Bank.

Christine de Ferrars Green - Mills & Reeve LLP

Charles Staveley - Mills & Reeve LLP

Michelle Cookson - Mills & Reeve LLP

Nick Finlayson-Brown - Mills & Reeve LLP

Vincenzo Maggio - Mills & Reeve LLP

Tom Nash - Mills & Reeve LLP

Christopher Pike - Mills & Reeve LLP

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Commercial property: Norwich
Commercial property: Norwich - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has a large real estate practice that handles regional, national and international work. Its work encompasses development projects, landlord and tenant matters, real estate aspects of corporate transactions, investments and finance, and major projects in the renewable energy and utilities sectors. Caroline Dean, who focuses on development work for landowners, and Carina Cobbold, who specialises in mixed-use development sites, joint venture agreements, corporate real estate and large-scale projects, are the lead partners. Associate Lisa-Marie Kennedy, Anna Aldous and Zoe Cooke are rising stars in the practice.

Practice head(s):Caroline Dean; Carina Cobbold

Other key lawyers:Lisa-Marie Kennedy; Zoe Cooke; Anna Aldous

Testimonials

'Mills & Reeve have served our group well over a number of years and have always been ready able and willing to serve our business. One strength is they seek to understand our business requirements and question our understanding of our instructions. Consistency of staff and key people is also very important and saves time and cost to us both. We have used other firms of solicitors, but have found that Mills & Reeve caters for our needs better than others.'

'Carina Cobbold is a stand out partner who has acted for our group for many years. Her level of knowledge and understanding are excellent, but her methodical explanation of complex concepts within deals is second to none. This approach does filter down into her team. Anna Aldous shares many of the same qualities.'

Key Clients

Anglia Innovation Partners LLP (Norwich Research Park)

Archant Group

Asco UK Limited

Brown Family (Holt)

Central Trust

Cinnamon Collection Limited

City College Norwich

Clifford Estate Company Limited

Colman Family Trust

Countrywide Legal Indemnities Limited

Department of Health

Diocese of East Anglia

Easton & Otley College

Family Mosaic (to be called Peabody Developments Limited)

Fitzmaurice Holdings Limited

Giraffe Concepts Limited

Group Lotus plc

John Innes Centre

John Wood Group plc

Joseph King Group

The Kilverstone Trust

Land Registry

Lendlease

Midwich Limited

Norwich City Football Club plc

Norwich Preservation Trust

Norwich School

Nurse Plus & Carer Plus (UK) Limited

Oasis Dental Care Limited

Ortona Group

Quadram Institute

Randall & Quilter Investments Limited

Repton Developments Limited (owned by Norfolk County Council)

Serruys Property Company Limited

Southwold Town Council

St Edmunds Society

Timewell Properties Limited

The Forum Trust

University of East Anglia

University of Suffolk

Upton Trust (Red Lodge, Suffolk)

WR & PJ Tann

Work highlights

  • Acting for a consortium of landowners in Norfolk on a landowners agreement, cross-options and promotion and option agreement with a master developer which is also to be the housebuilder for 50% of the site.
  • Instructed by a developer group in respect of their emerging site work, which comprises promotion and option agreements with various landowners (in the absence of a consortium agreement), which seek to achieve consistent objectives across all landowners, equalisation as to value, use, proceeds and costs, with tranche drawdown and synchronised approvals in the promotion agreements and in some cases with the option of the landowners participating by way of a joint venture entity.
  • Instructed on the St James development site which is split into two zones and under the current masterplan, once fully developed, will comprise nine large multi-storey/occupant commercial units, 400 residential units, gym, hotel, riverside walk, footbridge and parking.
  • Acting in a £31m corporate acquisition involving the purchase of shares to secure an underlying property investment portfolio comprising 15 operating fuel filling stations and five ancillary residential properties.
  • The negotiation of a development agreement for lease, lease, full suite of building warranties and appointments and a licence for alterations for T K Maxx lifestyle store.
Leading individuals

Carina Cobbold - Mills & Reeve LLP

Caroline Dean - Mills & Reeve LLP

Next Generation Partners

Anna Aldous - Mills & Reeve LLP

Lisa-Marie Kennedy - Mills & Reeve LLP

Zoe Cooke - Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has a large real estate practice that handles regional, national and international work. Its work encompasses development projects, landlord and tenant matters, real estate aspects of corporate transactions, investments and finance, and major projects in the renewable energy and utilities sectors. Caroline Dean, who focuses on development work for landowners, and Carina Cobbold, who specialises in mixed-use development sites, joint venture agreements, corporate real estate and large-scale projects, are the lead partners. Associate Lisa-Marie Kennedy, Anna Aldous and Zoe Cooke are rising stars in the practice.

Practice head(s):Caroline Dean; Carina Cobbold

Other key lawyers:Lisa-Marie Kennedy; Zoe Cooke; Anna Aldous

Testimonials

'Mills & Reeve have served our group well over a number of years and have always been ready able and willing to serve our business. One strength is they seek to understand our business requirements and question our understanding of our instructions. Consistency of staff and key people is also very important and saves time and cost to us both. We have used other firms of solicitors, but have found that Mills & Reeve caters for our needs better than others.'

'Carina Cobbold is a stand out partner who has acted for our group for many years. Her level of knowledge and understanding are excellent, but her methodical explanation of complex concepts within deals is second to none. This approach does filter down into her team. Anna Aldous shares many of the same qualities.'

Key Clients

Anglia Innovation Partners LLP (Norwich Research Park)

Archant Group

Asco UK Limited

Brown Family (Holt)

Central Trust

Cinnamon Collection Limited

City College Norwich

Clifford Estate Company Limited

Colman Family Trust

Countrywide Legal Indemnities Limited

Department of Health

Diocese of East Anglia

Easton & Otley College

Family Mosaic (to be called Peabody Developments Limited)

Fitzmaurice Holdings Limited

Giraffe Concepts Limited

Group Lotus plc

John Innes Centre

John Wood Group plc

Joseph King Group

The Kilverstone Trust

Land Registry

Lendlease

Midwich Limited

Norwich City Football Club plc

Norwich Preservation Trust

Norwich School

Nurse Plus & Carer Plus (UK) Limited

Oasis Dental Care Limited

Ortona Group

Quadram Institute

Randall & Quilter Investments Limited

Repton Developments Limited (owned by Norfolk County Council)

Serruys Property Company Limited

Southwold Town Council

St Edmunds Society

Timewell Properties Limited

The Forum Trust

University of East Anglia

University of Suffolk

Upton Trust (Red Lodge, Suffolk)

WR & PJ Tann

Work highlights

  • Acting for a consortium of landowners in Norfolk on a landowners agreement, cross-options and promotion and option agreement with a master developer which is also to be the housebuilder for 50% of the site.
  • Instructed by a developer group in respect of their emerging site work, which comprises promotion and option agreements with various landowners (in the absence of a consortium agreement), which seek to achieve consistent objectives across all landowners, equalisation as to value, use, proceeds and costs, with tranche drawdown and synchronised approvals in the promotion agreements and in some cases with the option of the landowners participating by way of a joint venture entity.
  • Instructed on the St James development site which is split into two zones and under the current masterplan, once fully developed, will comprise nine large multi-storey/occupant commercial units, 400 residential units, gym, hotel, riverside walk, footbridge and parking.
  • Acting in a £31m corporate acquisition involving the purchase of shares to secure an underlying property investment portfolio comprising 15 operating fuel filling stations and five ancillary residential properties.
  • The negotiation of a development agreement for lease, lease, full suite of building warranties and appointments and a licence for alterations for T K Maxx lifestyle store.

Mills & Reeve LLP has a large real estate practice that handles regional, national and international work. Its work encompasses development projects, landlord and tenant matters, real estate aspects of corporate transactions, investments and finance, and major projects in the renewable energy and utilities sectors. Caroline Dean, who focuses on development work for landowners, and Carina Cobbold, who specialises in mixed-use development sites, joint venture agreements, corporate real estate and large-scale projects, are the lead partners. Associate Lisa-Marie Kennedy, Anna Aldous and Zoe Cooke are rising stars in the practice.

Practice head(s):Caroline Dean; Carina Cobbold

Other key lawyers:Lisa-Marie Kennedy; Zoe Cooke; Anna Aldous

Testimonials

'Mills & Reeve have served our group well over a number of years and have always been ready able and willing to serve our business. One strength is they seek to understand our business requirements and question our understanding of our instructions. Consistency of staff and key people is also very important and saves time and cost to us both. We have used other firms of solicitors, but have found that Mills & Reeve caters for our needs better than others.'

'Carina Cobbold is a stand out partner who has acted for our group for many years. Her level of knowledge and understanding are excellent, but her methodical explanation of complex concepts within deals is second to none. This approach does filter down into her team. Anna Aldous shares many of the same qualities.'

Key Clients

Anglia Innovation Partners LLP (Norwich Research Park)

Archant Group

Asco UK Limited

Brown Family (Holt)

Central Trust

Cinnamon Collection Limited

City College Norwich

Clifford Estate Company Limited

Colman Family Trust

Countrywide Legal Indemnities Limited

Department of Health

Diocese of East Anglia

Easton & Otley College

Family Mosaic (to be called Peabody Developments Limited)

Fitzmaurice Holdings Limited

Giraffe Concepts Limited

Group Lotus plc

John Innes Centre

John Wood Group plc

Joseph King Group

The Kilverstone Trust

Land Registry

Lendlease

Midwich Limited

Norwich City Football Club plc

Norwich Preservation Trust

Norwich School

Nurse Plus & Carer Plus (UK) Limited

Oasis Dental Care Limited

Ortona Group

Quadram Institute

Randall & Quilter Investments Limited

Repton Developments Limited (owned by Norfolk County Council)

Serruys Property Company Limited

Southwold Town Council

St Edmunds Society

Timewell Properties Limited

The Forum Trust

University of East Anglia

University of Suffolk

Upton Trust (Red Lodge, Suffolk)

WR & PJ Tann

Work highlights

  • Acting for a consortium of landowners in Norfolk on a landowners agreement, cross-options and promotion and option agreement with a master developer which is also to be the housebuilder for 50% of the site.
  • Instructed by a developer group in respect of their emerging site work, which comprises promotion and option agreements with various landowners (in the absence of a consortium agreement), which seek to achieve consistent objectives across all landowners, equalisation as to value, use, proceeds and costs, with tranche drawdown and synchronised approvals in the promotion agreements and in some cases with the option of the landowners participating by way of a joint venture entity.
  • Instructed on the St James development site which is split into two zones and under the current masterplan, once fully developed, will comprise nine large multi-storey/occupant commercial units, 400 residential units, gym, hotel, riverside walk, footbridge and parking.
  • Acting in a £31m corporate acquisition involving the purchase of shares to secure an underlying property investment portfolio comprising 15 operating fuel filling stations and five ancillary residential properties.
  • The negotiation of a development agreement for lease, lease, full suite of building warranties and appointments and a licence for alterations for T K Maxx lifestyle store.

Mills & Reeve LLP has a large real estate practice that handles regional, national and international work. Its work encompasses development projects, landlord and tenant matters, real estate aspects of corporate transactions, investments and finance, and major projects in the renewable energy and utilities sectors. Caroline Dean, who focuses on development work for landowners, and Carina Cobbold, who specialises in mixed-use development sites, joint venture agreements, corporate real estate and large-scale projects, are the lead partners. Associate Lisa-Marie Kennedy, Anna Aldous and Zoe Cooke are rising stars in the practice.

Practice head(s):Caroline Dean; Carina Cobbold

Other key lawyers:Lisa-Marie Kennedy; Zoe Cooke; Anna Aldous

Testimonials

'Mills & Reeve have served our group well over a number of years and have always been ready able and willing to serve our business. One strength is they seek to understand our business requirements and question our understanding of our instructions. Consistency of staff and key people is also very important and saves time and cost to us both. We have used other firms of solicitors, but have found that Mills & Reeve caters for our needs better than others.'

'Carina Cobbold is a stand out partner who has acted for our group for many years. Her level of knowledge and understanding are excellent, but her methodical explanation of complex concepts within deals is second to none. This approach does filter down into her team. Anna Aldous shares many of the same qualities.'

Key Clients

Anglia Innovation Partners LLP (Norwich Research Park)

Archant Group

Asco UK Limited

Brown Family (Holt)

Central Trust

Cinnamon Collection Limited

City College Norwich

Clifford Estate Company Limited

Colman Family Trust

Countrywide Legal Indemnities Limited

Department of Health

Diocese of East Anglia

Easton & Otley College

Family Mosaic (to be called Peabody Developments Limited)

Fitzmaurice Holdings Limited

Giraffe Concepts Limited

Group Lotus plc

John Innes Centre

John Wood Group plc

Joseph King Group

The Kilverstone Trust

Land Registry

Lendlease

Midwich Limited

Norwich City Football Club plc

Norwich Preservation Trust

Norwich School

Nurse Plus & Carer Plus (UK) Limited

Oasis Dental Care Limited

Ortona Group

Quadram Institute

Randall & Quilter Investments Limited

Repton Developments Limited (owned by Norfolk County Council)

Serruys Property Company Limited

Southwold Town Council

St Edmunds Society

Timewell Properties Limited

The Forum Trust

University of East Anglia

University of Suffolk

Upton Trust (Red Lodge, Suffolk)

WR & PJ Tann

Work highlights

  • Acting for a consortium of landowners in Norfolk on a landowners agreement, cross-options and promotion and option agreement with a master developer which is also to be the housebuilder for 50% of the site.
  • Instructed by a developer group in respect of their emerging site work, which comprises promotion and option agreements with various landowners (in the absence of a consortium agreement), which seek to achieve consistent objectives across all landowners, equalisation as to value, use, proceeds and costs, with tranche drawdown and synchronised approvals in the promotion agreements and in some cases with the option of the landowners participating by way of a joint venture entity.
  • Instructed on the St James development site which is split into two zones and under the current masterplan, once fully developed, will comprise nine large multi-storey/occupant commercial units, 400 residential units, gym, hotel, riverside walk, footbridge and parking.
  • Acting in a £31m corporate acquisition involving the purchase of shares to secure an underlying property investment portfolio comprising 15 operating fuel filling stations and five ancillary residential properties.
  • The negotiation of a development agreement for lease, lease, full suite of building warranties and appointments and a licence for alterations for T K Maxx lifestyle store.

Mills & Reeve LLP has a large real estate practice that handles regional, national and international work. Its work encompasses development projects, landlord and tenant matters, real estate aspects of corporate transactions, investments and finance, and major projects in the renewable energy and utilities sectors. Caroline Dean, who focuses on development work for landowners, and Carina Cobbold, who specialises in mixed-use development sites, joint venture agreements, corporate real estate and large-scale projects, are the lead partners. Associate Lisa-Marie Kennedy, Anna Aldous and Zoe Cooke are rising stars in the practice.

Practice head(s):Caroline Dean; Carina Cobbold

Other key lawyers:Lisa-Marie Kennedy; Zoe Cooke; Anna Aldous

Testimonials

'Mills & Reeve have served our group well over a number of years and have always been ready able and willing to serve our business. One strength is they seek to understand our business requirements and question our understanding of our instructions. Consistency of staff and key people is also very important and saves time and cost to us both. We have used other firms of solicitors, but have found that Mills & Reeve caters for our needs better than others.'

'Carina Cobbold is a stand out partner who has acted for our group for many years. Her level of knowledge and understanding are excellent, but her methodical explanation of complex concepts within deals is second to none. This approach does filter down into her team. Anna Aldous shares many of the same qualities.'

Key Clients

Anglia Innovation Partners LLP (Norwich Research Park)

Archant Group

Asco UK Limited

Brown Family (Holt)

Central Trust

Cinnamon Collection Limited

City College Norwich

Clifford Estate Company Limited

Colman Family Trust

Countrywide Legal Indemnities Limited

Department of Health

Diocese of East Anglia

Easton & Otley College

Family Mosaic (to be called Peabody Developments Limited)

Fitzmaurice Holdings Limited

Giraffe Concepts Limited

Group Lotus plc

John Innes Centre

John Wood Group plc

Joseph King Group

The Kilverstone Trust

Land Registry

Lendlease

Midwich Limited

Norwich City Football Club plc

Norwich Preservation Trust

Norwich School

Nurse Plus & Carer Plus (UK) Limited

Oasis Dental Care Limited

Ortona Group

Quadram Institute

Randall & Quilter Investments Limited

Repton Developments Limited (owned by Norfolk County Council)

Serruys Property Company Limited

Southwold Town Council

St Edmunds Society

Timewell Properties Limited

The Forum Trust

University of East Anglia

University of Suffolk

Upton Trust (Red Lodge, Suffolk)

WR & PJ Tann

Work highlights

  • Acting for a consortium of landowners in Norfolk on a landowners agreement, cross-options and promotion and option agreement with a master developer which is also to be the housebuilder for 50% of the site.
  • Instructed by a developer group in respect of their emerging site work, which comprises promotion and option agreements with various landowners (in the absence of a consortium agreement), which seek to achieve consistent objectives across all landowners, equalisation as to value, use, proceeds and costs, with tranche drawdown and synchronised approvals in the promotion agreements and in some cases with the option of the landowners participating by way of a joint venture entity.
  • Instructed on the St James development site which is split into two zones and under the current masterplan, once fully developed, will comprise nine large multi-storey/occupant commercial units, 400 residential units, gym, hotel, riverside walk, footbridge and parking.
  • Acting in a £31m corporate acquisition involving the purchase of shares to secure an underlying property investment portfolio comprising 15 operating fuel filling stations and five ancillary residential properties.
  • The negotiation of a development agreement for lease, lease, full suite of building warranties and appointments and a licence for alterations for T K Maxx lifestyle store.

Mills & Reeve LLP has a large real estate practice that handles regional, national and international work. Its work encompasses development projects, landlord and tenant matters, real estate aspects of corporate transactions, investments and finance, and major projects in the renewable energy and utilities sectors. Caroline Dean, who focuses on development work for landowners, and Carina Cobbold, who specialises in mixed-use development sites, joint venture agreements, corporate real estate and large-scale projects, are the lead partners. Associate Lisa-Marie Kennedy, Anna Aldous and Zoe Cooke are rising stars in the practice.

Practice head(s):Caroline Dean; Carina Cobbold

Other key lawyers:Lisa-Marie Kennedy; Zoe Cooke; Anna Aldous

Testimonials

'Mills & Reeve have served our group well over a number of years and have always been ready able and willing to serve our business. One strength is they seek to understand our business requirements and question our understanding of our instructions. Consistency of staff and key people is also very important and saves time and cost to us both. We have used other firms of solicitors, but have found that Mills & Reeve caters for our needs better than others.'

'Carina Cobbold is a stand out partner who has acted for our group for many years. Her level of knowledge and understanding are excellent, but her methodical explanation of complex concepts within deals is second to none. This approach does filter down into her team. Anna Aldous shares many of the same qualities.'

Key Clients

Anglia Innovation Partners LLP (Norwich Research Park)

Archant Group

Asco UK Limited

Brown Family (Holt)

Central Trust

Cinnamon Collection Limited

City College Norwich

Clifford Estate Company Limited

Colman Family Trust

Countrywide Legal Indemnities Limited

Department of Health

Diocese of East Anglia

Easton & Otley College

Family Mosaic (to be called Peabody Developments Limited)

Fitzmaurice Holdings Limited

Giraffe Concepts Limited

Group Lotus plc

John Innes Centre

John Wood Group plc

Joseph King Group

The Kilverstone Trust

Land Registry

Lendlease

Midwich Limited

Norwich City Football Club plc

Norwich Preservation Trust

Norwich School

Nurse Plus & Carer Plus (UK) Limited

Oasis Dental Care Limited

Ortona Group

Quadram Institute

Randall & Quilter Investments Limited

Repton Developments Limited (owned by Norfolk County Council)

Serruys Property Company Limited

Southwold Town Council

St Edmunds Society

Timewell Properties Limited

The Forum Trust

University of East Anglia

University of Suffolk

Upton Trust (Red Lodge, Suffolk)

WR & PJ Tann

Work highlights

  • Acting for a consortium of landowners in Norfolk on a landowners agreement, cross-options and promotion and option agreement with a master developer which is also to be the housebuilder for 50% of the site.
  • Instructed by a developer group in respect of their emerging site work, which comprises promotion and option agreements with various landowners (in the absence of a consortium agreement), which seek to achieve consistent objectives across all landowners, equalisation as to value, use, proceeds and costs, with tranche drawdown and synchronised approvals in the promotion agreements and in some cases with the option of the landowners participating by way of a joint venture entity.
  • Instructed on the St James development site which is split into two zones and under the current masterplan, once fully developed, will comprise nine large multi-storey/occupant commercial units, 400 residential units, gym, hotel, riverside walk, footbridge and parking.
  • Acting in a £31m corporate acquisition involving the purchase of shares to secure an underlying property investment portfolio comprising 15 operating fuel filling stations and five ancillary residential properties.
  • The negotiation of a development agreement for lease, lease, full suite of building warranties and appointments and a licence for alterations for T K Maxx lifestyle store.

Carina Cobbold - Mills & Reeve LLP

Caroline Dean - Mills & Reeve LLP

Anna Aldous - Mills & Reeve LLP

Zoe Cooke - Mills & Reeve LLP

Lisa-Marie Kennedy - Mills & Reeve LLP

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

The projects and construction practice at Mills & Reeve LLP in Cambridge is the largest in the region and handles a diverse range of large projects in sectors such as education, waste-to-energy, infrastructure, healthcare, food and agri-business. Among its clients are major contractors, local authorities and leading developers. The group handles the full range of procurement and state aid matters, contract negotiation and drafting, review of technical documents, project management and dispute resolution. Stuart Thompson leads the practice, in which principal associates Alison Garrett for disputes and Alexandra Pike and Robert Weatherley for  non-contentious matters stand out.

Practice head(s):Stuart Thompson

Other key lawyers:Alexandra Pike; Alison Garrett; Robert Weatherley; Gary Rushworth; Emma Nash

Testimonials

'Mills & Reeve are currently assisting us with a complex construction matter. They have been innovative in their ideas to problem-solving and also persistent in resolving matters.'

'Stuart Thompson is innovative with his ideas and is able to communicate complex matters in a simplistic form to assist client understanding. He is engaging and keen to ensure matters are progressed.'

Key Clients

University of Cambridge

Urban & Civic

Knapp Limited

Pickstock

North West Cambridge

Howard Group

Geocisa

Marshall Group

BWSC

Cantillon

Work highlights

  • We were the lead legal adviser for the University and worked with it on the procurement of a number of its new developments within the Region.
  • We are lead adviser on significant projects across the region including: 5,000 new homes, commercial space and four schools at Alconbury Weald; 6,200 new homes, 4 schools and 8 GP surgeries at RadioStation Rugby; 6,500 new homes and 600 new units of care home use at Waterbeach.
  • We are the sole provider of legal advice to Knapp UK Limited, which designs, installs and commissions automation systems for the food, pharmaceutical and clothing industry.
  • Injunction issued against the issue of Practical Completion of the development pending a decision on whether room sizes within the development were smaller than anticipated and if so, whether this would amount to a breach of contract capable of preventing practical completion.
  • Acting on Phase II of the Eddington development in Cambridge, which will result in the construction of over 1000 homes and new academic and commercial facilities.
Leading individuals

Stuart Thompson - Mills & Reeve LLP

Next Generation Partners

Alexandra Pike - Mills & Reeve LLP

Alison Garrett - Mills & Reeve LLP

Robert Weatherley - Mills & Reeve LLP

Rising stars

Emma Nash - Mills & Reeve LLP

Gary Rushworth - Mills & Reeve LLP

The projects and construction practice at Mills & Reeve LLP in Cambridge is the largest in the region and handles a diverse range of large projects in sectors such as education, waste-to-energy, infrastructure, healthcare, food and agri-business. Among its clients are major contractors, local authorities and leading developers. The group handles the full range of procurement and state aid matters, contract negotiation and drafting, review of technical documents, project management and dispute resolution. Stuart Thompson leads the practice, in which principal associates Alison Garrett for disputes and Alexandra Pike and Robert Weatherley for  non-contentious matters stand out.

Practice head(s):Stuart Thompson

Other key lawyers:Alexandra Pike; Alison Garrett; Robert Weatherley; Gary Rushworth; Emma Nash

Testimonials

'Mills & Reeve are currently assisting us with a complex construction matter. They have been innovative in their ideas to problem-solving and also persistent in resolving matters.'

'Stuart Thompson is innovative with his ideas and is able to communicate complex matters in a simplistic form to assist client understanding. He is engaging and keen to ensure matters are progressed.'

Key Clients

University of Cambridge

Urban & Civic

Knapp Limited

Pickstock

North West Cambridge

Howard Group

Geocisa

Marshall Group

BWSC

Cantillon

Work highlights

  • We were the lead legal adviser for the University and worked with it on the procurement of a number of its new developments within the Region.
  • We are lead adviser on significant projects across the region including: 5,000 new homes, commercial space and four schools at Alconbury Weald; 6,200 new homes, 4 schools and 8 GP surgeries at RadioStation Rugby; 6,500 new homes and 600 new units of care home use at Waterbeach.
  • We are the sole provider of legal advice to Knapp UK Limited, which designs, installs and commissions automation systems for the food, pharmaceutical and clothing industry.
  • Injunction issued against the issue of Practical Completion of the development pending a decision on whether room sizes within the development were smaller than anticipated and if so, whether this would amount to a breach of contract capable of preventing practical completion.
  • Acting on Phase II of the Eddington development in Cambridge, which will result in the construction of over 1000 homes and new academic and commercial facilities.

The projects and construction practice at Mills & Reeve LLP in Cambridge is the largest in the region and handles a diverse range of large projects in sectors such as education, waste-to-energy, infrastructure, healthcare, food and agri-business. Among its clients are major contractors, local authorities and leading developers. The group handles the full range of procurement and state aid matters, contract negotiation and drafting, review of technical documents, project management and dispute resolution. Stuart Thompson leads the practice, in which principal associates Alison Garrett for disputes and Alexandra Pike and Robert Weatherley for  non-contentious matters stand out.

Practice head(s):Stuart Thompson

Other key lawyers:Alexandra Pike; Alison Garrett; Robert Weatherley; Gary Rushworth; Emma Nash

Testimonials

'Mills & Reeve are currently assisting us with a complex construction matter. They have been innovative in their ideas to problem-solving and also persistent in resolving matters.'

'Stuart Thompson is innovative with his ideas and is able to communicate complex matters in a simplistic form to assist client understanding. He is engaging and keen to ensure matters are progressed.'

Key Clients

University of Cambridge

Urban & Civic

Knapp Limited

Pickstock

North West Cambridge

Howard Group

Geocisa

Marshall Group

BWSC

Cantillon

Work highlights

  • We were the lead legal adviser for the University and worked with it on the procurement of a number of its new developments within the Region.
  • We are lead adviser on significant projects across the region including: 5,000 new homes, commercial space and four schools at Alconbury Weald; 6,200 new homes, 4 schools and 8 GP surgeries at RadioStation Rugby; 6,500 new homes and 600 new units of care home use at Waterbeach.
  • We are the sole provider of legal advice to Knapp UK Limited, which designs, installs and commissions automation systems for the food, pharmaceutical and clothing industry.
  • Injunction issued against the issue of Practical Completion of the development pending a decision on whether room sizes within the development were smaller than anticipated and if so, whether this would amount to a breach of contract capable of preventing practical completion.
  • Acting on Phase II of the Eddington development in Cambridge, which will result in the construction of over 1000 homes and new academic and commercial facilities.

The projects and construction practice at Mills & Reeve LLP in Cambridge is the largest in the region and handles a diverse range of large projects in sectors such as education, waste-to-energy, infrastructure, healthcare, food and agri-business. Among its clients are major contractors, local authorities and leading developers. The group handles the full range of procurement and state aid matters, contract negotiation and drafting, review of technical documents, project management and dispute resolution. Stuart Thompson leads the practice, in which principal associates Alison Garrett for disputes and Alexandra Pike and Robert Weatherley for  non-contentious matters stand out.

Practice head(s):Stuart Thompson

Other key lawyers:Alexandra Pike; Alison Garrett; Robert Weatherley; Gary Rushworth; Emma Nash

Testimonials

'Mills & Reeve are currently assisting us with a complex construction matter. They have been innovative in their ideas to problem-solving and also persistent in resolving matters.'

'Stuart Thompson is innovative with his ideas and is able to communicate complex matters in a simplistic form to assist client understanding. He is engaging and keen to ensure matters are progressed.'

Key Clients

University of Cambridge

Urban & Civic

Knapp Limited

Pickstock

North West Cambridge

Howard Group

Geocisa

Marshall Group

BWSC

Cantillon

Work highlights

  • We were the lead legal adviser for the University and worked with it on the procurement of a number of its new developments within the Region.
  • We are lead adviser on significant projects across the region including: 5,000 new homes, commercial space and four schools at Alconbury Weald; 6,200 new homes, 4 schools and 8 GP surgeries at RadioStation Rugby; 6,500 new homes and 600 new units of care home use at Waterbeach.
  • We are the sole provider of legal advice to Knapp UK Limited, which designs, installs and commissions automation systems for the food, pharmaceutical and clothing industry.
  • Injunction issued against the issue of Practical Completion of the development pending a decision on whether room sizes within the development were smaller than anticipated and if so, whether this would amount to a breach of contract capable of preventing practical completion.
  • Acting on Phase II of the Eddington development in Cambridge, which will result in the construction of over 1000 homes and new academic and commercial facilities.

The projects and construction practice at Mills & Reeve LLP in Cambridge is the largest in the region and handles a diverse range of large projects in sectors such as education, waste-to-energy, infrastructure, healthcare, food and agri-business. Among its clients are major contractors, local authorities and leading developers. The group handles the full range of procurement and state aid matters, contract negotiation and drafting, review of technical documents, project management and dispute resolution. Stuart Thompson leads the practice, in which principal associates Alison Garrett for disputes and Alexandra Pike and Robert Weatherley for  non-contentious matters stand out.

Practice head(s):Stuart Thompson

Other key lawyers:Alexandra Pike; Alison Garrett; Robert Weatherley; Gary Rushworth; Emma Nash

Testimonials

'Mills & Reeve are currently assisting us with a complex construction matter. They have been innovative in their ideas to problem-solving and also persistent in resolving matters.'

'Stuart Thompson is innovative with his ideas and is able to communicate complex matters in a simplistic form to assist client understanding. He is engaging and keen to ensure matters are progressed.'

Key Clients

University of Cambridge

Urban & Civic

Knapp Limited

Pickstock

North West Cambridge

Howard Group

Geocisa

Marshall Group

BWSC

Cantillon

Work highlights

  • We were the lead legal adviser for the University and worked with it on the procurement of a number of its new developments within the Region.
  • We are lead adviser on significant projects across the region including: 5,000 new homes, commercial space and four schools at Alconbury Weald; 6,200 new homes, 4 schools and 8 GP surgeries at RadioStation Rugby; 6,500 new homes and 600 new units of care home use at Waterbeach.
  • We are the sole provider of legal advice to Knapp UK Limited, which designs, installs and commissions automation systems for the food, pharmaceutical and clothing industry.
  • Injunction issued against the issue of Practical Completion of the development pending a decision on whether room sizes within the development were smaller than anticipated and if so, whether this would amount to a breach of contract capable of preventing practical completion.
  • Acting on Phase II of the Eddington development in Cambridge, which will result in the construction of over 1000 homes and new academic and commercial facilities.

Stuart Thompson - Mills & Reeve LLP

Alexandra Pike - Mills & Reeve LLP

Robert Weatherley - Mills & Reeve LLP

Alison Garrett - Mills & Reeve LLP

Emma Nash - Mills & Reeve LLP

Gary Rushworth - Mills & Reeve LLP

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Environment & planning
Environment & planning - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

The Cambridge office of Mills & Reeve LLP handles substantial and high-profile national and, increasingly, international projects for investors, institutional and local authority funds, national developers, strategic land owners, major corporates, and education and healthcare providers. Peter Seaborn, who handles the promotion of high-profile projects, and Beverley Firth, who has a national reputation for her work on new settlements and strategic land, are the lead partners. They lead a deep bench of talent that includes principal associate Caroline Bywater, who joined from RPC in 2018; senior associates Howard Felstead and Saskia Molekamp who handle residential development and estates matters; and rising star associate Jack Barnes Robinson.

Practice head(s):Peter Seaborn

Other key lawyers:Beverley Firth; Caroline Bywater; Howard Felstead; Saskia Molekamp; Jack Barnes Robinson

Key Clients

Urban&Civic

Countryside Properties

O&H Group

Marshall Group Properties Ltd

Brookgate

University of Cambridge

Trinity College

Taylor Wimpey

South Kesteven District Council

Dunsfold Airport Ltd

Work highlights

  • We are advising the promoters on the promotion of an urban extension to Cambridge comprising 1,200 dwellings and other commercial and community uses.
  • We are advising on the promotion of Dunsfold Park, a new settlement in Surrey, which included helping the client defend the grant of planning permission in the High Court in light of third party challenges.
  • Our client has been selected by the MOD to be the developer of its land holdings on this new settlement, which will bring forward approximately 11,000 homes for the Cambridge area.
  • We are advising Trinity College on major redevelopment proposals to the Cambridge Science Park comprising the permission of new office accommodation.
  • We are advising on the promotion of a residential led 2,300 unit urban extension to St Neots.
Leading individuals

Beverley Firth - Mills & Reeve LLP

Peter Seaborn - Mills & Reeve LLP

Rising stars

Howard Felstead - Mills & Reeve LLP

Jack Barnes Robinson - Mills & Reeve LLP

Saskia Molekamp - Mills & Reeve LLP

The Cambridge office of Mills & Reeve LLP handles substantial and high-profile national and, increasingly, international projects for investors, institutional and local authority funds, national developers, strategic land owners, major corporates, and education and healthcare providers. Peter Seaborn, who handles the promotion of high-profile projects, and Beverley Firth, who has a national reputation for her work on new settlements and strategic land, are the lead partners. They lead a deep bench of talent that includes principal associate Caroline Bywater, who joined from RPC in 2018; senior associates Howard Felstead and Saskia Molekamp who handle residential development and estates matters; and rising star associate Jack Barnes Robinson.

Practice head(s):Peter Seaborn

Other key lawyers:Beverley Firth; Caroline Bywater; Howard Felstead; Saskia Molekamp; Jack Barnes Robinson

Key Clients

Urban&Civic

Countryside Properties

O&H Group

Marshall Group Properties Ltd

Brookgate

University of Cambridge

Trinity College

Taylor Wimpey

South Kesteven District Council

Dunsfold Airport Ltd

Work highlights

  • We are advising the promoters on the promotion of an urban extension to Cambridge comprising 1,200 dwellings and other commercial and community uses.
  • We are advising on the promotion of Dunsfold Park, a new settlement in Surrey, which included helping the client defend the grant of planning permission in the High Court in light of third party challenges.
  • Our client has been selected by the MOD to be the developer of its land holdings on this new settlement, which will bring forward approximately 11,000 homes for the Cambridge area.
  • We are advising Trinity College on major redevelopment proposals to the Cambridge Science Park comprising the permission of new office accommodation.
  • We are advising on the promotion of a residential led 2,300 unit urban extension to St Neots.

The Cambridge office of Mills & Reeve LLP handles substantial and high-profile national and, increasingly, international projects for investors, institutional and local authority funds, national developers, strategic land owners, major corporates, and education and healthcare providers. Peter Seaborn, who handles the promotion of high-profile projects, and Beverley Firth, who has a national reputation for her work on new settlements and strategic land, are the lead partners. They lead a deep bench of talent that includes principal associate Caroline Bywater, who joined from RPC in 2018; senior associates Howard Felstead and Saskia Molekamp who handle residential development and estates matters; and rising star associate Jack Barnes Robinson.

Practice head(s):Peter Seaborn

Other key lawyers:Beverley Firth; Caroline Bywater; Howard Felstead; Saskia Molekamp; Jack Barnes Robinson

Key Clients

Urban&Civic

Countryside Properties

O&H Group

Marshall Group Properties Ltd

Brookgate

University of Cambridge

Trinity College

Taylor Wimpey

South Kesteven District Council

Dunsfold Airport Ltd

Work highlights

  • We are advising the promoters on the promotion of an urban extension to Cambridge comprising 1,200 dwellings and other commercial and community uses.
  • We are advising on the promotion of Dunsfold Park, a new settlement in Surrey, which included helping the client defend the grant of planning permission in the High Court in light of third party challenges.
  • Our client has been selected by the MOD to be the developer of its land holdings on this new settlement, which will bring forward approximately 11,000 homes for the Cambridge area.
  • We are advising Trinity College on major redevelopment proposals to the Cambridge Science Park comprising the permission of new office accommodation.
  • We are advising on the promotion of a residential led 2,300 unit urban extension to St Neots.

The Cambridge office of Mills & Reeve LLP handles substantial and high-profile national and, increasingly, international projects for investors, institutional and local authority funds, national developers, strategic land owners, major corporates, and education and healthcare providers. Peter Seaborn, who handles the promotion of high-profile projects, and Beverley Firth, who has a national reputation for her work on new settlements and strategic land, are the lead partners. They lead a deep bench of talent that includes principal associate Caroline Bywater, who joined from RPC in 2018; senior associates Howard Felstead and Saskia Molekamp who handle residential development and estates matters; and rising star associate Jack Barnes Robinson.

Practice head(s):Peter Seaborn

Other key lawyers:Beverley Firth; Caroline Bywater; Howard Felstead; Saskia Molekamp; Jack Barnes Robinson

Key Clients

Urban&Civic

Countryside Properties

O&H Group

Marshall Group Properties Ltd

Brookgate

University of Cambridge

Trinity College

Taylor Wimpey

South Kesteven District Council

Dunsfold Airport Ltd

Work highlights

  • We are advising the promoters on the promotion of an urban extension to Cambridge comprising 1,200 dwellings and other commercial and community uses.
  • We are advising on the promotion of Dunsfold Park, a new settlement in Surrey, which included helping the client defend the grant of planning permission in the High Court in light of third party challenges.
  • Our client has been selected by the MOD to be the developer of its land holdings on this new settlement, which will bring forward approximately 11,000 homes for the Cambridge area.
  • We are advising Trinity College on major redevelopment proposals to the Cambridge Science Park comprising the permission of new office accommodation.
  • We are advising on the promotion of a residential led 2,300 unit urban extension to St Neots.

The Cambridge office of Mills & Reeve LLP handles substantial and high-profile national and, increasingly, international projects for investors, institutional and local authority funds, national developers, strategic land owners, major corporates, and education and healthcare providers. Peter Seaborn, who handles the promotion of high-profile projects, and Beverley Firth, who has a national reputation for her work on new settlements and strategic land, are the lead partners. They lead a deep bench of talent that includes principal associate Caroline Bywater, who joined from RPC in 2018; senior associates Howard Felstead and Saskia Molekamp who handle residential development and estates matters; and rising star associate Jack Barnes Robinson.

Practice head(s):Peter Seaborn

Other key lawyers:Beverley Firth; Caroline Bywater; Howard Felstead; Saskia Molekamp; Jack Barnes Robinson

Key Clients

Urban&Civic

Countryside Properties

O&H Group

Marshall Group Properties Ltd

Brookgate

University of Cambridge

Trinity College

Taylor Wimpey

South Kesteven District Council

Dunsfold Airport Ltd

Work highlights

  • We are advising the promoters on the promotion of an urban extension to Cambridge comprising 1,200 dwellings and other commercial and community uses.
  • We are advising on the promotion of Dunsfold Park, a new settlement in Surrey, which included helping the client defend the grant of planning permission in the High Court in light of third party challenges.
  • Our client has been selected by the MOD to be the developer of its land holdings on this new settlement, which will bring forward approximately 11,000 homes for the Cambridge area.
  • We are advising Trinity College on major redevelopment proposals to the Cambridge Science Park comprising the permission of new office accommodation.
  • We are advising on the promotion of a residential led 2,300 unit urban extension to St Neots.

The Cambridge office of Mills & Reeve LLP handles substantial and high-profile national and, increasingly, international projects for investors, institutional and local authority funds, national developers, strategic land owners, major corporates, and education and healthcare providers. Peter Seaborn, who handles the promotion of high-profile projects, and Beverley Firth, who has a national reputation for her work on new settlements and strategic land, are the lead partners. They lead a deep bench of talent that includes principal associate Caroline Bywater, who joined from RPC in 2018; senior associates Howard Felstead and Saskia Molekamp who handle residential development and estates matters; and rising star associate Jack Barnes Robinson.

Practice head(s):Peter Seaborn

Other key lawyers:Beverley Firth; Caroline Bywater; Howard Felstead; Saskia Molekamp; Jack Barnes Robinson

Key Clients

Urban&Civic

Countryside Properties

O&H Group

Marshall Group Properties Ltd

Brookgate

University of Cambridge

Trinity College

Taylor Wimpey

South Kesteven District Council

Dunsfold Airport Ltd

Work highlights

  • We are advising the promoters on the promotion of an urban extension to Cambridge comprising 1,200 dwellings and other commercial and community uses.
  • We are advising on the promotion of Dunsfold Park, a new settlement in Surrey, which included helping the client defend the grant of planning permission in the High Court in light of third party challenges.
  • Our client has been selected by the MOD to be the developer of its land holdings on this new settlement, which will bring forward approximately 11,000 homes for the Cambridge area.
  • We are advising Trinity College on major redevelopment proposals to the Cambridge Science Park comprising the permission of new office accommodation.
  • We are advising on the promotion of a residential led 2,300 unit urban extension to St Neots.

The Cambridge office of Mills & Reeve LLP handles substantial and high-profile national and, increasingly, international projects for investors, institutional and local authority funds, national developers, strategic land owners, major corporates, and education and healthcare providers. Peter Seaborn, who handles the promotion of high-profile projects, and Beverley Firth, who has a national reputation for her work on new settlements and strategic land, are the lead partners. They lead a deep bench of talent that includes principal associate Caroline Bywater, who joined from RPC in 2018; senior associates Howard Felstead and Saskia Molekamp who handle residential development and estates matters; and rising star associate Jack Barnes Robinson.

Practice head(s):Peter Seaborn

Other key lawyers:Beverley Firth; Caroline Bywater; Howard Felstead; Saskia Molekamp; Jack Barnes Robinson

Key Clients

Urban&Civic

Countryside Properties

O&H Group

Marshall Group Properties Ltd

Brookgate

University of Cambridge

Trinity College

Taylor Wimpey

South Kesteven District Council

Dunsfold Airport Ltd

Work highlights

  • We are advising the promoters on the promotion of an urban extension to Cambridge comprising 1,200 dwellings and other commercial and community uses.
  • We are advising on the promotion of Dunsfold Park, a new settlement in Surrey, which included helping the client defend the grant of planning permission in the High Court in light of third party challenges.
  • Our client has been selected by the MOD to be the developer of its land holdings on this new settlement, which will bring forward approximately 11,000 homes for the Cambridge area.
  • We are advising Trinity College on major redevelopment proposals to the Cambridge Science Park comprising the permission of new office accommodation.
  • We are advising on the promotion of a residential led 2,300 unit urban extension to St Neots.

Beverley Firth - Mills & Reeve LLP

Peter Seaborn - Mills & Reeve LLP

Jack Barnes Robinson - Mills & Reeve LLP

Howard Felstead - Mills & Reeve LLP

Saskia Molekamp - Mills & Reeve LLP

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has a national real estate disputes practice that operates through all of its UK offices but is led from Norwich by leading light Richard Hanson. In 2018, the firm hired another standout partner in Richard New, formerly of Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, who is an expert in the field of business rates and handles multimillion-pound cases for major lenders and blue-chip corporates. One client describes New as 'very impressive and knowledgeable'. James Hordern, who handled a £16m dispute for an agricultural investment company, and Julian Steed are highly recommended.

Practice head(s):Richard Hanson

Other key lawyers:Richard New; James Hordern; Julian Steed

Key Clients

Countrywide Legal Indemnities Limited

Railways Pension Nominees Limited

Orchard Street Special Funds

Liberty Corporate Capital Ltd

Praxis (Holdings) Limited

Lend Lease

Urban & Civic Group

O & H Properties Ltd

South Kensington Estate

Hill Residential

Work highlights

  • An ongoing arbitration relating to the operation of heat supplied by biomass boilers, which are held under tenancy agreements and supply heat to poultry sheds operated by the landlord; the dispute involves complex questions in connection with the interpretation of the leases, the incorporation of relevant implied terms and technical issues relating to the functioning of the machinery.
  • Defence of a private prosecution in the Magistrates’ Court for noise nuisance brought under s82 of the Environmental Protection Act; the alleged noise nuisance arises out of the demolition of a car park at Audley Square, Mayfair.

  • Act for the landowner in an application to register land as a town and village green.
  • The dispute concerned an option to purchase land belonging to the client; the land was earmarked for future use by the client (a small company which had recently been acquired wholesale by the major petrol retailer, also a client) in connection with its own petrol and retail sales operations on a major trunk road.
  • Acting to obtain possession of the main administrative building occupied by protestors during a key end of term set of events and obtaining possession orders and arranging vacation of the site.
Leading individuals

Richard Hanson - Mills & Reeve LLP

Richard New - Mills & Reeve LLP

Next Generation Partners

James Hordern - Mills & Reeve LLP

Julian Steed - Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has a national real estate disputes practice that operates through all of its UK offices but is led from Norwich by leading light Richard Hanson. In 2018, the firm hired another standout partner in Richard New, formerly of Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, who is an expert in the field of business rates and handles multimillion-pound cases for major lenders and blue-chip corporates. One client describes New as 'very impressive and knowledgeable'. James Hordern, who handled a £16m dispute for an agricultural investment company, and Julian Steed are highly recommended.

Practice head(s):Richard Hanson

Other key lawyers:Richard New; James Hordern; Julian Steed

Key Clients

Countrywide Legal Indemnities Limited

Railways Pension Nominees Limited

Orchard Street Special Funds

Liberty Corporate Capital Ltd

Praxis (Holdings) Limited

Lend Lease

Urban & Civic Group

O & H Properties Ltd

South Kensington Estate

Hill Residential

Work highlights

  • An ongoing arbitration relating to the operation of heat supplied by biomass boilers, which are held under tenancy agreements and supply heat to poultry sheds operated by the landlord; the dispute involves complex questions in connection with the interpretation of the leases, the incorporation of relevant implied terms and technical issues relating to the functioning of the machinery.
  • Defence of a private prosecution in the Magistrates’ Court for noise nuisance brought under s82 of the Environmental Protection Act; the alleged noise nuisance arises out of the demolition of a car park at Audley Square, Mayfair.

  • Act for the landowner in an application to register land as a town and village green.
  • The dispute concerned an option to purchase land belonging to the client; the land was earmarked for future use by the client (a small company which had recently been acquired wholesale by the major petrol retailer, also a client) in connection with its own petrol and retail sales operations on a major trunk road.
  • Acting to obtain possession of the main administrative building occupied by protestors during a key end of term set of events and obtaining possession orders and arranging vacation of the site.

Mills & Reeve LLP has a national real estate disputes practice that operates through all of its UK offices but is led from Norwich by leading light Richard Hanson. In 2018, the firm hired another standout partner in Richard New, formerly of Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, who is an expert in the field of business rates and handles multimillion-pound cases for major lenders and blue-chip corporates. One client describes New as 'very impressive and knowledgeable'. James Hordern, who handled a £16m dispute for an agricultural investment company, and Julian Steed are highly recommended.

Practice head(s):Richard Hanson

Other key lawyers:Richard New; James Hordern; Julian Steed

Key Clients

Countrywide Legal Indemnities Limited

Railways Pension Nominees Limited

Orchard Street Special Funds

Liberty Corporate Capital Ltd

Praxis (Holdings) Limited

Lend Lease

Urban & Civic Group

O & H Properties Ltd

South Kensington Estate

Hill Residential

Work highlights

  • An ongoing arbitration relating to the operation of heat supplied by biomass boilers, which are held under tenancy agreements and supply heat to poultry sheds operated by the landlord; the dispute involves complex questions in connection with the interpretation of the leases, the incorporation of relevant implied terms and technical issues relating to the functioning of the machinery.
  • Defence of a private prosecution in the Magistrates’ Court for noise nuisance brought under s82 of the Environmental Protection Act; the alleged noise nuisance arises out of the demolition of a car park at Audley Square, Mayfair.

  • Act for the landowner in an application to register land as a town and village green.
  • The dispute concerned an option to purchase land belonging to the client; the land was earmarked for future use by the client (a small company which had recently been acquired wholesale by the major petrol retailer, also a client) in connection with its own petrol and retail sales operations on a major trunk road.
  • Acting to obtain possession of the main administrative building occupied by protestors during a key end of term set of events and obtaining possession orders and arranging vacation of the site.

Mills & Reeve LLP has a national real estate disputes practice that operates through all of its UK offices but is led from Norwich by leading light Richard Hanson. In 2018, the firm hired another standout partner in Richard New, formerly of Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, who is an expert in the field of business rates and handles multimillion-pound cases for major lenders and blue-chip corporates. One client describes New as 'very impressive and knowledgeable'. James Hordern, who handled a £16m dispute for an agricultural investment company, and Julian Steed are highly recommended.

Practice head(s):Richard Hanson

Other key lawyers:Richard New; James Hordern; Julian Steed

Key Clients

Countrywide Legal Indemnities Limited

Railways Pension Nominees Limited

Orchard Street Special Funds

Liberty Corporate Capital Ltd

Praxis (Holdings) Limited

Lend Lease

Urban & Civic Group

O & H Properties Ltd

South Kensington Estate

Hill Residential

Work highlights

  • An ongoing arbitration relating to the operation of heat supplied by biomass boilers, which are held under tenancy agreements and supply heat to poultry sheds operated by the landlord; the dispute involves complex questions in connection with the interpretation of the leases, the incorporation of relevant implied terms and technical issues relating to the functioning of the machinery.
  • Defence of a private prosecution in the Magistrates’ Court for noise nuisance brought under s82 of the Environmental Protection Act; the alleged noise nuisance arises out of the demolition of a car park at Audley Square, Mayfair.

  • Act for the landowner in an application to register land as a town and village green.
  • The dispute concerned an option to purchase land belonging to the client; the land was earmarked for future use by the client (a small company which had recently been acquired wholesale by the major petrol retailer, also a client) in connection with its own petrol and retail sales operations on a major trunk road.
  • Acting to obtain possession of the main administrative building occupied by protestors during a key end of term set of events and obtaining possession orders and arranging vacation of the site.

Mills & Reeve LLP has a national real estate disputes practice that operates through all of its UK offices but is led from Norwich by leading light Richard Hanson. In 2018, the firm hired another standout partner in Richard New, formerly of Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, who is an expert in the field of business rates and handles multimillion-pound cases for major lenders and blue-chip corporates. One client describes New as 'very impressive and knowledgeable'. James Hordern, who handled a £16m dispute for an agricultural investment company, and Julian Steed are highly recommended.

Practice head(s):Richard Hanson

Other key lawyers:Richard New; James Hordern; Julian Steed

Key Clients

Countrywide Legal Indemnities Limited

Railways Pension Nominees Limited

Orchard Street Special Funds

Liberty Corporate Capital Ltd

Praxis (Holdings) Limited

Lend Lease

Urban & Civic Group

O & H Properties Ltd

South Kensington Estate

Hill Residential

Work highlights

  • An ongoing arbitration relating to the operation of heat supplied by biomass boilers, which are held under tenancy agreements and supply heat to poultry sheds operated by the landlord; the dispute involves complex questions in connection with the interpretation of the leases, the incorporation of relevant implied terms and technical issues relating to the functioning of the machinery.
  • Defence of a private prosecution in the Magistrates’ Court for noise nuisance brought under s82 of the Environmental Protection Act; the alleged noise nuisance arises out of the demolition of a car park at Audley Square, Mayfair.

  • Act for the landowner in an application to register land as a town and village green.
  • The dispute concerned an option to purchase land belonging to the client; the land was earmarked for future use by the client (a small company which had recently been acquired wholesale by the major petrol retailer, also a client) in connection with its own petrol and retail sales operations on a major trunk road.
  • Acting to obtain possession of the main administrative building occupied by protestors during a key end of term set of events and obtaining possession orders and arranging vacation of the site.

Richard Hanson - Mills & Reeve LLP

Richard New - Mills & Reeve LLP

James Hordern - Mills & Reeve LLP

Julian Steed - Mills & Reeve LLP

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East Anglia: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Biotechnology
Biotechnology - ranked: tier 2

Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP operates a full-service multi-disciplinary practice for life sciences companies. Its clients include global organisations as well as small and mid-sized biotech companies, universities and research institutes. Led by James Fry, the practice draws on the experience of IP consultant Alasdair Poore and corporate finance partner Zickie Lim, as well as lawyers in the firm's employment, pensions, immigration and litigation groups.

Practice head(s):James Fry

Other key lawyers:Alasdair Poore; Zickie Lim

Key Clients

ALK Abello

Autolus

Alere / Abbott / Axis Diagnostics

Diurnal Group

Sphere Fluidics

Calypso Biotech

ECO Animal Health

Kidney Research UK

IQ Capital Funs

Livingbridge

University of Exeter

Wellcome Sanger Institute

Atlantic Healthcare

British Association of Dermatologists

Francis Crick Institute

L. D. Collins & Co

MAP Biopharma

Aberystwyth University

Horizon Discovery

Work highlights

  • Advising this Danish global pharma group on UK product compliance issues generally, including e-commerce, privacy, advertising, branding and pharma/medical device regulation.
  • We have assisted this client generally on commercial and IP matters this year, and, in particular, on its suite of supply chain and market access agreements.
  • We advised this Cambridge based  life sciences business (formerly spun out of the University of Cambridge) on its £5m fundraising.
  • We assist the Alere Group, a global diagnostics corporation, on a range of commercial and HR matters.
  • Calypso is an early stage oncology therapeutic company and we have assisted on a range of CRO/pharmaceutical product development agreements and IP matters.

Mills & Reeve LLP operates a full-service multi-disciplinary practice for life sciences companies. Its clients include global organisations as well as small and mid-sized biotech companies, universities and research institutes. Led by James Fry, the practice draws on the experience of IP consultant Alasdair Poore and corporate finance partner Zickie Lim, as well as lawyers in the firm's employment, pensions, immigration and litigation groups.

Practice head(s):James Fry

Other key lawyers:Alasdair Poore; Zickie Lim

Key Clients

ALK Abello

Autolus

Alere / Abbott / Axis Diagnostics

Diurnal Group

Sphere Fluidics

Calypso Biotech

ECO Animal Health

Kidney Research UK

IQ Capital Funs

Livingbridge

University of Exeter

Wellcome Sanger Institute

Atlantic Healthcare

British Association of Dermatologists

Francis Crick Institute

L. D. Collins & Co

MAP Biopharma

Aberystwyth University

Horizon Discovery

Work highlights

  • Advising this Danish global pharma group on UK product compliance issues generally, including e-commerce, privacy, advertising, branding and pharma/medical device regulation.
  • We have assisted this client generally on commercial and IP matters this year, and, in particular, on its suite of supply chain and market access agreements.
  • We advised this Cambridge based  life sciences business (formerly spun out of the University of Cambridge) on its £5m fundraising.
  • We assist the Alere Group, a global diagnostics corporation, on a range of commercial and HR matters.
  • Calypso is an early stage oncology therapeutic company and we have assisted on a range of CRO/pharmaceutical product development agreements and IP matters.

Mills & Reeve LLP operates a full-service multi-disciplinary practice for life sciences companies. Its clients include global organisations as well as small and mid-sized biotech companies, universities and research institutes. Led by James Fry, the practice draws on the experience of IP consultant Alasdair Poore and corporate finance partner Zickie Lim, as well as lawyers in the firm's employment, pensions, immigration and litigation groups.

Practice head(s):James Fry

Other key lawyers:Alasdair Poore; Zickie Lim

Key Clients

ALK Abello

Autolus

Alere / Abbott / Axis Diagnostics

Diurnal Group

Sphere Fluidics

Calypso Biotech

ECO Animal Health

Kidney Research UK

IQ Capital Funs

Livingbridge

University of Exeter

Wellcome Sanger Institute

Atlantic Healthcare

British Association of Dermatologists

Francis Crick Institute

L. D. Collins & Co

MAP Biopharma

Aberystwyth University

Horizon Discovery

Work highlights

  • Advising this Danish global pharma group on UK product compliance issues generally, including e-commerce, privacy, advertising, branding and pharma/medical device regulation.
  • We have assisted this client generally on commercial and IP matters this year, and, in particular, on its suite of supply chain and market access agreements.
  • We advised this Cambridge based  life sciences business (formerly spun out of the University of Cambridge) on its £5m fundraising.
  • We assist the Alere Group, a global diagnostics corporation, on a range of commercial and HR matters.
  • Calypso is an early stage oncology therapeutic company and we have assisted on a range of CRO/pharmaceutical product development agreements and IP matters.

Mills & Reeve LLP operates a full-service multi-disciplinary practice for life sciences companies. Its clients include global organisations as well as small and mid-sized biotech companies, universities and research institutes. Led by James Fry, the practice draws on the experience of IP consultant Alasdair Poore and corporate finance partner Zickie Lim, as well as lawyers in the firm's employment, pensions, immigration and litigation groups.

Practice head(s):James Fry

Other key lawyers:Alasdair Poore; Zickie Lim

Key Clients

ALK Abello

Autolus

Alere / Abbott / Axis Diagnostics

Diurnal Group

Sphere Fluidics

Calypso Biotech

ECO Animal Health

Kidney Research UK

IQ Capital Funs

Livingbridge

University of Exeter

Wellcome Sanger Institute

Atlantic Healthcare

British Association of Dermatologists

Francis Crick Institute

L. D. Collins & Co

MAP Biopharma

Aberystwyth University

Horizon Discovery

Work highlights

  • Advising this Danish global pharma group on UK product compliance issues generally, including e-commerce, privacy, advertising, branding and pharma/medical device regulation.
  • We have assisted this client generally on commercial and IP matters this year, and, in particular, on its suite of supply chain and market access agreements.
  • We advised this Cambridge based  life sciences business (formerly spun out of the University of Cambridge) on its £5m fundraising.
  • We assist the Alere Group, a global diagnostics corporation, on a range of commercial and HR matters.
  • Calypso is an early stage oncology therapeutic company and we have assisted on a range of CRO/pharmaceutical product development agreements and IP matters.

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

The information technology practice at Mills & Reeve LLP handles a busy workload that includes major IT projects for central government and healthcare providers, as well as handling a range of matters for established technology businesses, regulators and charities. Kevin Calder leads the firm-wide technology and life sciences sector group and frequently acts for government departments in major IT projects. He is also the first point of contact for clients such as Cambridge Mechatronics. Peter Wainman leads the health technology sector group and also acts as relationship partner for key technology company clients including Arm. Associate Sophie Burton-Jones leads the delivery of projects for clients such as Redgate Software.

Practice head(s):Kevin Calder; Peter Wainman

Other key lawyers:Sophie Burton-Jones

Key Clients

Arm

Department of Health

Redgate Software

General Dental Council

Cambridge Mechatronics

Financial Conduct Authority

Niche Health

Health and Social Care Northern Ireland

HM Land Registry

Feedback plc

Work highlights

  • Continues to act for Arm on key IT contracts, working closely with the in-house legal team and IT team; in 2018, as well as a large volume of ongoing contract support, our input has included working on the negotiations to implement a new consultancy services framework to provide global support to Arm.
  • The team has been advising this designer of mobile phone camera technology for many years, having previously negotiated some of the business’s key customer contracts including licences for patented technology for inclusion in the latest smart phones.
  • the firm were appointed in 2018 following a competitive tendering exercise to be the external legal advisers to HM Land Registry; our work has included advising on the contract for the development and implementation of an HR, procurement and finance system for use nationally.
  • Continue to advise this successful software business on a major project to redevelop its EULA and customer terms; key contracts with high profile customers; the acquisition of software businesses.
  • Advised the GDC on a procurement for an IT system relating to their move to new premises in Birmingham.
Leading individuals

Kevin Calder - Mills & Reeve LLP

Peter Wainman - Mills & Reeve LLP

Rising stars

Sophie Burton-Jones - Mills & Reeve LLP

The information technology practice at Mills & Reeve LLP handles a busy workload that includes major IT projects for central government and healthcare providers, as well as handling a range of matters for established technology businesses, regulators and charities. Kevin Calder leads the firm-wide technology and life sciences sector group and frequently acts for government departments in major IT projects. He is also the first point of contact for clients such as Cambridge Mechatronics. Peter Wainman leads the health technology sector group and also acts as relationship partner for key technology company clients including Arm. Associate Sophie Burton-Jones leads the delivery of projects for clients such as Redgate Software.

Practice head(s):Kevin Calder; Peter Wainman

Other key lawyers:Sophie Burton-Jones

Key Clients

Arm

Department of Health

Redgate Software

General Dental Council

Cambridge Mechatronics

Financial Conduct Authority

Niche Health

Health and Social Care Northern Ireland

HM Land Registry

Feedback plc

Work highlights

  • Continues to act for Arm on key IT contracts, working closely with the in-house legal team and IT team; in 2018, as well as a large volume of ongoing contract support, our input has included working on the negotiations to implement a new consultancy services framework to provide global support to Arm.
  • The team has been advising this designer of mobile phone camera technology for many years, having previously negotiated some of the business’s key customer contracts including licences for patented technology for inclusion in the latest smart phones.
  • the firm were appointed in 2018 following a competitive tendering exercise to be the external legal advisers to HM Land Registry; our work has included advising on the contract for the development and implementation of an HR, procurement and finance system for use nationally.
  • Continue to advise this successful software business on a major project to redevelop its EULA and customer terms; key contracts with high profile customers; the acquisition of software businesses.
  • Advised the GDC on a procurement for an IT system relating to their move to new premises in Birmingham.

The information technology practice at Mills & Reeve LLP handles a busy workload that includes major IT projects for central government and healthcare providers, as well as handling a range of matters for established technology businesses, regulators and charities. Kevin Calder leads the firm-wide technology and life sciences sector group and frequently acts for government departments in major IT projects. He is also the first point of contact for clients such as Cambridge Mechatronics. Peter Wainman leads the health technology sector group and also acts as relationship partner for key technology company clients including Arm. Associate Sophie Burton-Jones leads the delivery of projects for clients such as Redgate Software.

Practice head(s):Kevin Calder; Peter Wainman

Other key lawyers:Sophie Burton-Jones

Key Clients

Arm

Department of Health

Redgate Software

General Dental Council

Cambridge Mechatronics

Financial Conduct Authority

Niche Health

Health and Social Care Northern Ireland

HM Land Registry

Feedback plc

Work highlights

  • Continues to act for Arm on key IT contracts, working closely with the in-house legal team and IT team; in 2018, as well as a large volume of ongoing contract support, our input has included working on the negotiations to implement a new consultancy services framework to provide global support to Arm.
  • The team has been advising this designer of mobile phone camera technology for many years, having previously negotiated some of the business’s key customer contracts including licences for patented technology for inclusion in the latest smart phones.
  • the firm were appointed in 2018 following a competitive tendering exercise to be the external legal advisers to HM Land Registry; our work has included advising on the contract for the development and implementation of an HR, procurement and finance system for use nationally.
  • Continue to advise this successful software business on a major project to redevelop its EULA and customer terms; key contracts with high profile customers; the acquisition of software businesses.
  • Advised the GDC on a procurement for an IT system relating to their move to new premises in Birmingham.

The information technology practice at Mills & Reeve LLP handles a busy workload that includes major IT projects for central government and healthcare providers, as well as handling a range of matters for established technology businesses, regulators and charities. Kevin Calder leads the firm-wide technology and life sciences sector group and frequently acts for government departments in major IT projects. He is also the first point of contact for clients such as Cambridge Mechatronics. Peter Wainman leads the health technology sector group and also acts as relationship partner for key technology company clients including Arm. Associate Sophie Burton-Jones leads the delivery of projects for clients such as Redgate Software.

Practice head(s):Kevin Calder; Peter Wainman

Other key lawyers:Sophie Burton-Jones

Key Clients

Arm

Department of Health

Redgate Software

General Dental Council

Cambridge Mechatronics

Financial Conduct Authority

Niche Health

Health and Social Care Northern Ireland

HM Land Registry

Feedback plc

Work highlights

  • Continues to act for Arm on key IT contracts, working closely with the in-house legal team and IT team; in 2018, as well as a large volume of ongoing contract support, our input has included working on the negotiations to implement a new consultancy services framework to provide global support to Arm.
  • The team has been advising this designer of mobile phone camera technology for many years, having previously negotiated some of the business’s key customer contracts including licences for patented technology for inclusion in the latest smart phones.
  • the firm were appointed in 2018 following a competitive tendering exercise to be the external legal advisers to HM Land Registry; our work has included advising on the contract for the development and implementation of an HR, procurement and finance system for use nationally.
  • Continue to advise this successful software business on a major project to redevelop its EULA and customer terms; key contracts with high profile customers; the acquisition of software businesses.
  • Advised the GDC on a procurement for an IT system relating to their move to new premises in Birmingham.

Kevin Calder - Mills & Reeve LLP

Peter Wainman - Mills & Reeve LLP

Sophie Burton-Jones - Mills & Reeve LLP

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has a large roster of regional, national and international clients in the technology, life sciences, automotive, food and agriculture, education and sport sectors. Its work includes corporate support, IP protection and commercialisation, R&D and collaboration contracts, branding, technology transfer, licensing and contentious matters. The practice is led from Leeds but the firm's Cambridge office houses key lawyers in consultant and patent attorney Alasdair Poore, IP and life sciences partner James Fry and principal associate Nicola Hanglin who is a Registered Trade Mark Attorney and leads the firm’s trade mark filing and prosecution practice.

Practice head(s):Alasdair Poore; Kevin Calder

Other key lawyers:James Fry; Claire O’Brien; Richard Plaistowe; Nicola Hanglin

Testimonials

'An experienced team that have the breadth to cover all legal aspects of intellectual property challenges in the life science sector both in the UK and through their network of associates worldwide.'

'Alasdair Poore really gets into the detail, really tries to understand the issue, and is client friendly.'

'James Fry always gives pragmatic advice.'

Key Clients

Xaar PLC

Bernard Matthews Foods Limited

IELTS Australia Pty Limited, the British Council, and University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate

Queen Mary University of London

AVEVA Group PLC

Department for Education

Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman

Sagentia

University of Nottingham

Ninja Theory Limited

University of West London

Nottingham Trent University

Birmingham City University

K&S Partners

Sphere Fluidics

Calypso Biotech

Kidney Research UK

Wellcome Sanger Institute

Aberystwyth University

University of Exeter

MAP Biopharma

Health Data Research UK

Diurnal Group

King’s College London

Work highlights

  • We manage the IELTS international trade mark portfolio on behalf of the IELTS Partners which consists of approximately 80 trade mark applications and registrations in around 135 jurisdictions (including ARIPO, OAPI, International and EU trade mark registrations).
  • Mills & Reeve acted for the sellers in relation to the acquisition by Huws Gray of Ridgeons, a Cambridge-based timber and builders merchant trading throughout East Anglia, with several trading arms, such as PlumbStock and Anglia Tool Centre, a transaction which established the UK’s largest independent builders’ merchant;  IP, in particular the Ridgeons trade mark portfolio, was material to the transaction.
  • Calypso is an early stage oncology therapeutic company and we have assisted on a range of CRO/pharmaceutical product development agreements and IP matters.
  • Our IP team initially advised on a trade mark claim, and implemented a strategy to secure trade mark protection for the UK company in opposition to a US company’s trade mark registrations .
  • We manage all of AVEVA’s international trade mark portfolio, which covers in various jurisdictions, including the EU, the USA, Australia, India, China, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Russia.
Leading individuals

Alasdair Poore - Mills & Reeve LLP

James Fry - Mills & Reeve LLP

Rising stars

Nicola Hanglin - Mills & Reeve LLP

Richard Plaistowe - Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP has a large roster of regional, national and international clients in the technology, life sciences, automotive, food and agriculture, education and sport sectors. Its work includes corporate support, IP protection and commercialisation, R&D and collaboration contracts, branding, technology transfer, licensing and contentious matters. The practice is led from Leeds but the firm's Cambridge office houses key lawyers in consultant and patent attorney Alasdair Poore, IP and life sciences partner James Fry and principal associate Nicola Hanglin who is a Registered Trade Mark Attorney and leads the firm’s trade mark filing and prosecution practice.

Practice head(s):Alasdair Poore; Kevin Calder

Other key lawyers:James Fry; Claire O’Brien; Richard Plaistowe; Nicola Hanglin

Testimonials

'An experienced team that have the breadth to cover all legal aspects of intellectual property challenges in the life science sector both in the UK and through their network of associates worldwide.'

'Alasdair Poore really gets into the detail, really tries to understand the issue, and is client friendly.'

'James Fry always gives pragmatic advice.'

Key Clients

Xaar PLC

Bernard Matthews Foods Limited

IELTS Australia Pty Limited, the British Council, and University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate

Queen Mary University of London

AVEVA Group PLC

Department for Education

Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman

Sagentia

University of Nottingham

Ninja Theory Limited

University of West London

Nottingham Trent University

Birmingham City University

K&S Partners

Sphere Fluidics

Calypso Biotech

Kidney Research UK

Wellcome Sanger Institute

Aberystwyth University

University of Exeter

MAP Biopharma

Health Data Research UK

Diurnal Group

King’s College London

Work highlights

  • We manage the IELTS international trade mark portfolio on behalf of the IELTS Partners which consists of approximately 80 trade mark applications and registrations in around 135 jurisdictions (including ARIPO, OAPI, International and EU trade mark registrations).
  • Mills & Reeve acted for the sellers in relation to the acquisition by Huws Gray of Ridgeons, a Cambridge-based timber and builders merchant trading throughout East Anglia, with several trading arms, such as PlumbStock and Anglia Tool Centre, a transaction which established the UK’s largest independent builders’ merchant;  IP, in particular the Ridgeons trade mark portfolio, was material to the transaction.
  • Calypso is an early stage oncology therapeutic company and we have assisted on a range of CRO/pharmaceutical product development agreements and IP matters.
  • Our IP team initially advised on a trade mark claim, and implemented a strategy to secure trade mark protection for the UK company in opposition to a US company’s trade mark registrations .
  • We manage all of AVEVA’s international trade mark portfolio, which covers in various jurisdictions, including the EU, the USA, Australia, India, China, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Russia.

Mills & Reeve LLP has a large roster of regional, national and international clients in the technology, life sciences, automotive, food and agriculture, education and sport sectors. Its work includes corporate support, IP protection and commercialisation, R&D and collaboration contracts, branding, technology transfer, licensing and contentious matters. The practice is led from Leeds but the firm's Cambridge office houses key lawyers in consultant and patent attorney Alasdair Poore, IP and life sciences partner James Fry and principal associate Nicola Hanglin who is a Registered Trade Mark Attorney and leads the firm’s trade mark filing and prosecution practice.

Practice head(s):Alasdair Poore; Kevin Calder

Other key lawyers:James Fry; Claire O’Brien; Richard Plaistowe; Nicola Hanglin

Testimonials

'An experienced team that have the breadth to cover all legal aspects of intellectual property challenges in the life science sector both in the UK and through their network of associates worldwide.'

'Alasdair Poore really gets into the detail, really tries to understand the issue, and is client friendly.'

'James Fry always gives pragmatic advice.'

Key Clients

Xaar PLC

Bernard Matthews Foods Limited

IELTS Australia Pty Limited, the British Council, and University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate

Queen Mary University of London

AVEVA Group PLC

Department for Education

Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman

Sagentia

University of Nottingham

Ninja Theory Limited

University of West London

Nottingham Trent University

Birmingham City University

K&S Partners

Sphere Fluidics

Calypso Biotech

Kidney Research UK

Wellcome Sanger Institute

Aberystwyth University

University of Exeter

MAP Biopharma

Health Data Research UK

Diurnal Group

King’s College London

Work highlights

  • We manage the IELTS international trade mark portfolio on behalf of the IELTS Partners which consists of approximately 80 trade mark applications and registrations in around 135 jurisdictions (including ARIPO, OAPI, International and EU trade mark registrations).
  • Mills & Reeve acted for the sellers in relation to the acquisition by Huws Gray of Ridgeons, a Cambridge-based timber and builders merchant trading throughout East Anglia, with several trading arms, such as PlumbStock and Anglia Tool Centre, a transaction which established the UK’s largest independent builders’ merchant;  IP, in particular the Ridgeons trade mark portfolio, was material to the transaction.
  • Calypso is an early stage oncology therapeutic company and we have assisted on a range of CRO/pharmaceutical product development agreements and IP matters.
  • Our IP team initially advised on a trade mark claim, and implemented a strategy to secure trade mark protection for the UK company in opposition to a US company’s trade mark registrations .
  • We manage all of AVEVA’s international trade mark portfolio, which covers in various jurisdictions, including the EU, the USA, Australia, India, China, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Russia.

Mills & Reeve LLP has a large roster of regional, national and international clients in the technology, life sciences, automotive, food and agriculture, education and sport sectors. Its work includes corporate support, IP protection and commercialisation, R&D and collaboration contracts, branding, technology transfer, licensing and contentious matters. The practice is led from Leeds but the firm's Cambridge office houses key lawyers in consultant and patent attorney Alasdair Poore, IP and life sciences partner James Fry and principal associate Nicola Hanglin who is a Registered Trade Mark Attorney and leads the firm’s trade mark filing and prosecution practice.

Practice head(s):Alasdair Poore; Kevin Calder

Other key lawyers:James Fry; Claire O’Brien; Richard Plaistowe; Nicola Hanglin

Testimonials

'An experienced team that have the breadth to cover all legal aspects of intellectual property challenges in the life science sector both in the UK and through their network of associates worldwide.'

'Alasdair Poore really gets into the detail, really tries to understand the issue, and is client friendly.'

'James Fry always gives pragmatic advice.'

Key Clients

Xaar PLC

Bernard Matthews Foods Limited

IELTS Australia Pty Limited, the British Council, and University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate

Queen Mary University of London

AVEVA Group PLC

Department for Education

Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman

Sagentia

University of Nottingham

Ninja Theory Limited

University of West London

Nottingham Trent University

Birmingham City University

K&S Partners

Sphere Fluidics

Calypso Biotech

Kidney Research UK

Wellcome Sanger Institute

Aberystwyth University

University of Exeter

MAP Biopharma

Health Data Research UK

Diurnal Group

King’s College London

Work highlights

  • We manage the IELTS international trade mark portfolio on behalf of the IELTS Partners which consists of approximately 80 trade mark applications and registrations in around 135 jurisdictions (including ARIPO, OAPI, International and EU trade mark registrations).
  • Mills & Reeve acted for the sellers in relation to the acquisition by Huws Gray of Ridgeons, a Cambridge-based timber and builders merchant trading throughout East Anglia, with several trading arms, such as PlumbStock and Anglia Tool Centre, a transaction which established the UK’s largest independent builders’ merchant;  IP, in particular the Ridgeons trade mark portfolio, was material to the transaction.
  • Calypso is an early stage oncology therapeutic company and we have assisted on a range of CRO/pharmaceutical product development agreements and IP matters.
  • Our IP team initially advised on a trade mark claim, and implemented a strategy to secure trade mark protection for the UK company in opposition to a US company’s trade mark registrations .
  • We manage all of AVEVA’s international trade mark portfolio, which covers in various jurisdictions, including the EU, the USA, Australia, India, China, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Russia.

James Fry - Mills & Reeve LLP

Alasdair Poore - Mills & Reeve LLP

Nicola Hanglin - Mills & Reeve LLP

Richard Plaistowe - Mills & Reeve LLP

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Sport
Sport - ranked: tier 1

Mills & Reeve LLP

The national sports team at Mills & Reeve LLP is led from Manchester and London but the Cambridge and Norwich offices house significant expertise in regulatory matters, image rights, tax and private client matters. The firm acts for high-profile sports personalities and teams, particularly in football, and gained new clients in 2018 in cycling, golf, rugby league, tennis and mountaineering. Tax partner Chris Belcher commercial and IP partner Greg Gibson and IP principal associate Richard Plaistowe are the key contacts.

Other key lawyers:Chris Belcher; Richard Plaistowe; Greg Gibson; Edward Hadcock

Key Clients

The Rangers Football Limited

The Court of Arbitration for Sport

The Professional Footballers’ Association

Laffer Abogados

James Milner

League Football Education

Great Manchester Sports Partnership

OmniSports Limited

Super League

Manchester County FA

Preston North End FC

Pro Legal Agency

White Rose Sports Ventures

Entertainment Today

British Cycling

Work highlights

  • We carried out a detailed review of the operational activities and governance of the MTT group to ensure current compliance with relevant aspects of charity law and best practice.
  • We advised the Club’s new owners on the exit of former CEO, Jez George.
  • We provide on-going advice to HTFC regarding image rights deal with certain players; this includes acting for HTFC in negotiations with the players’ legal representatives, agents and/or accountants.
  • Advising CUFC in relation to the proposed redevelopment of its current stadium to include a new larger stadium with new homes to help build a new community in this part of Cambridge.
  • We were instructed jointly by the International Hockey Federation, in Lausanne, Switzerland and the World Grand Masters Association to facilitate the merger of two worldwide hockey competitions into one new body, World Masters Hockey.

The national sports team at Mills & Reeve LLP is led from Manchester and London but the Cambridge and Norwich offices house significant expertise in regulatory matters, image rights, tax and private client matters. The firm acts for high-profile sports personalities and teams, particularly in football, and gained new clients in 2018 in cycling, golf, rugby league, tennis and mountaineering. Tax partner Chris Belcher commercial and IP partner Greg Gibson and IP principal associate Richard Plaistowe are the key contacts.

Other key lawyers:Chris Belcher; Richard Plaistowe; Greg Gibson; Edward Hadcock

Key Clients

The Rangers Football Limited

The Court of Arbitration for Sport

The Professional Footballers’ Association

Laffer Abogados

James Milner

League Football Education

Great Manchester Sports Partnership

OmniSports Limited

Super League

Manchester County FA

Preston North End FC

Pro Legal Agency

White Rose Sports Ventures

Entertainment Today

British Cycling

Work highlights

  • We carried out a detailed review of the operational activities and governance of the MTT group to ensure current compliance with relevant aspects of charity law and best practice.
  • We advised the Club’s new owners on the exit of former CEO, Jez George.
  • We provide on-going advice to HTFC regarding image rights deal with certain players; this includes acting for HTFC in negotiations with the players’ legal representatives, agents and/or accountants.
  • Advising CUFC in relation to the proposed redevelopment of its current stadium to include a new larger stadium with new homes to help build a new community in this part of Cambridge.
  • We were instructed jointly by the International Hockey Federation, in Lausanne, Switzerland and the World Grand Masters Association to facilitate the merger of two worldwide hockey competitions into one new body, World Masters Hockey.

The national sports team at Mills & Reeve LLP is led from Manchester and London but the Cambridge and Norwich offices house significant expertise in regulatory matters, image rights, tax and private client matters. The firm acts for high-profile sports personalities and teams, particularly in football, and gained new clients in 2018 in cycling, golf, rugby league, tennis and mountaineering. Tax partner Chris Belcher commercial and IP partner Greg Gibson and IP principal associate Richard Plaistowe are the key contacts.

Other key lawyers:Chris Belcher; Richard Plaistowe; Greg Gibson; Edward Hadcock

Key Clients

The Rangers Football Limited

The Court of Arbitration for Sport

The Professional Footballers’ Association

Laffer Abogados

James Milner

League Football Education

Great Manchester Sports Partnership

OmniSports Limited

Super League

Manchester County FA

Preston North End FC

Pro Legal Agency

White Rose Sports Ventures

Entertainment Today

British Cycling

Work highlights

  • We carried out a detailed review of the operational activities and governance of the MTT group to ensure current compliance with relevant aspects of charity law and best practice.
  • We advised the Club’s new owners on the exit of former CEO, Jez George.
  • We provide on-going advice to HTFC regarding image rights deal with certain players; this includes acting for HTFC in negotiations with the players’ legal representatives, agents and/or accountants.
  • Advising CUFC in relation to the proposed redevelopment of its current stadium to include a new larger stadium with new homes to help build a new community in this part of Cambridge.
  • We were instructed jointly by the International Hockey Federation, in Lausanne, Switzerland and the World Grand Masters Association to facilitate the merger of two worldwide hockey competitions into one new body, World Masters Hockey.

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