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Aaron & Partners LLP

5-7 GROSVENOR COURT, FOREGATE STREET, CHESTER, CH1 1HG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01244 405555
Fax:
Fax 01244 405566
DX:
19990 CHESTER
Web:
www.aaronandpartners.com
Email:

North West

Top-tier recommendations

Recommendations

  • North West: Crime, fraud and licensing > Licensing

North West: Corporate and commercial

Within Corporate and commercial: Elsewhere in the North West, Aaron & Partners LLP is a first tier firm,

Aaron & Partners LLP remained busy with SME and VC transactions, with representative clients including Meadow Foods, Culina, the North West Fund, and Bentley Motors. Department head Stuart Scott-Goldstone focuses on corporate finance, and Mark Briegal is experienced in company and partnership law.

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North West: Crime, fraud and licensing

Within Licensing, Aaron & Partners LLP is a third tier firm,

At Aaron & Partners LLP, highly recommended advocate Barry Holland acts for clients in the retail, entertainment and hospitality sectors.

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North West: Dispute resolution

Within Commercial litigation: Elsewhere in the North West, Aaron & Partners LLP is a first tier firm,

John Devoy leads Aaron & Partners LLP’s team, whose clients include Sanderson, Welsh Water and BAC Florida Bank. Simon Edwards is also recommended.

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Within Debt recovery, Aaron & Partners LLP is a second tier firm,

Kerry Davies and John Devoy lead on debt recovery matters at Aaron & Partners LLP, with a particular focus on foreign debt collection work. Devoy has ‘experience, flexibility and a willingness to take a long-term approach’.

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North West: Finance

Within Insolvency and corporate recovery, tier 5

Licensed insolvency practitioner Simon Edwards leads Aaron & Partners LLP’s team. Nick Clarke focuses on contentious matters.

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North West: Human resources

Within Employment, Aaron & Partners LLP is a third tier firm,

Aaron & Partners LLP’s department head Helen Watson is defending a client against an unfair dismissal claim brought by various trade unions. Claire Brook is recommended.

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North West: Insurance

Within Professional negligence Professional negligence

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North West: Private client

Within Agriculture and estates, Aaron & Partners LLP is a first tier firm,

Led by Richard Forrester, Aaron & Partners LLP continues to advise owners and tenant farmers on land acquisitions and disposals as well as agricultural tenancies. Recent instructions include acting on behalf of the tenant of an agricultural holding in a £500,000 damages claim against the landlord. Simon Ellis is recommended.

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Within Charities and not-for-profit, Aaron & Partners LLP is a third tier firm,

Simon Ellis is recommended at Aaron & Partners LLP, and recently acted for Sir Bradley Wiggins in the establishment of his charity foundation. The team has particular expertise in matters with a commercial property element.

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Within Contentious trusts and probate, Aaron & Partners LLP is a third tier firm,

Clive Pointon at Aaron & Partners LLP is well known for his Court of Protection work, and recently acted for the wife in a claim to set aside her late husband’s final will on grounds of lack of mental capacity.

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Within Family, Aaron & Partners LLP is a third tier firm,

Headed by Richard Barge, Aaron & Partners LLP’s family team has advised a number of sports personalities in relation to divorce proceedings and financial remedies.

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Within Personal tax, trusts and probate, Aaron & Partners LLP is a second tier firm,

Aaron & Partners LLP’s Clive Pointon has a reputation for Court of Protection work in Chester, and is also experienced in tax planning matters for wealthy individuals.

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North West: Real estate

Within Commercial property: Elsewhere in the North West, Aaron & Partners LLP is a second tier firm,

Aaron & Partners LLP’s Richard Forrester has expertise in the minerals, energy and agricultural sectors. Emma McGlinchey advised a national food retailer client on development schemes.

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Within Planning and environment, tier 4

At Aaron & Partners LLP, David Kerfoot has strong experience in the renewable energy and infrastructure sectors; Richard Forrester leads on environmental matters; and Claire Petricca-Riding has particular expertise in the waste sector.

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Within Property litigation, Aaron & Partners LLP is a third tier firm,

Aaron & Partners LLP has ‘a broad knowledge base and good depth of team’. John Devoy heads the department.

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North West: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Within Intellectual property Intellectual property

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North West: Transport

Within Transport , Aaron & Partners LLP is a third tier firm,

Led by Tim Culpin, Aaron & Partners LLP has specialist expertise in the logistics industry, and handles public inquiries and other regulatory matters.

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