The Legal 500

Aaron & Partners LLP

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North West

Transport - ranked: tier 3

Aaron & Partners LLP (Chester)

Tim Culpin leads the team at Aaron & Partners LLP, which advises on logistics, regulatory matters and public inquiries.

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North West: Corporate and commercial

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

Aaron & Partners LLP (Chester)

Aaron & Partners LLP advised the shareholders of PROjEN on its sale to Capita Group, and acted for the shareholders of Textlocal on its £13.2m sale to IMImobile. Team head Stuart Scott-Goldstone is recommended alongside Mark Briegal, who is experienced in partnership law.

Leading individuals

Stuart Scott-Goldstone - Aaron & Partners LLP

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North West: Crime, fraud and licensing

Licensing - ranked: tier 3

Aaron & Partners LLP (Chester)

Consultant Barry Holland heads the department at Aaron & Partners LLP, and has ‘huge experience’. The firm acted for clients such as Amber Lounge, intu Trafford Centre, EventCity, Peel Hotels, and Media City Salford.

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North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Elsewhere in the North West
Commercial litigation: Elsewhere in the North West - ranked: tier 1

Aaron & Partners LLP (Chester)

Aaron & Partners LLP covers complex and high-value shareholder and partnership disputes, property litigation and professional negligence, and energy and construction cases. Nick Clarke and David Harries head the team. John Devoy is ‘very pragmatic and commercially minded, and is well liked and respected by clients’.

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North West: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 5

Aaron & Partners LLP (Chester )

Aaron & Partners LLPstands out for the quality of its advice and the wisdom of the team’. Simon Edwards has ‘an exceptional ability to analyse a situation and advise on various options before guiding you through the chosen solution’. Team head Nick Clarke has ‘exceptional business acumen, and a willingness to think very hard about difficult issues in order to get to the best outcome’.

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North West: Human resources

Employment - ranked: tier 2

Aaron & Partners LLP (Chester)

With ‘excellent industry knowledgeAaron & Partners LLP provides ‘speedy assistance’ and ‘always has the client’s interests at heart’. It is instructed by clients such as North of England Zoological Society (Chester Zoo), Severndale Special Needs School, Ysgol Bryn Elian School, Knights of Old Limited, and SMS Mevac (UK). The three-partner department is led by Helen Watson, who is ‘very professional’. Claire Brook is ‘very personable’.

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North West: Private client

Agriculture and estates
Agriculture and estates - ranked: tier 1

Aaron & Partners LLP (Chester, Manchester)

Aaron & Partners LLP advises owners and tenant farmers on matters including disposals, acquisitions and agricultural tenancies. David Harries and Simon Ellis are recommended.

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Contentious trusts and probate
Contentious trusts and probate - ranked: tier 3

Aaron & Partners LLP (Manchester, Chester)

The team at Aaron & Partners LLP has ‘a significant presence’ in the market, and is led by Clive Pointon, who has ‘in-depth expertise’.

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Family - ranked: tier 3

Aaron & Partners LLP (Chester)

Aaron & Partners LLP’s practice is led by the ‘excellent’ Richard Barge, and includes Lorraine Saunders, who is also recommended.

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

Aaron & Partners LLP (Chester)

Aaron & Partners LLP’s ‘excellent’ team is led by Clive Pointon and noted for high-value tax and estate planning work.

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North West: Real estate

Commercial property: Elsewhere in the North West
Commercial property: Elsewhere in the North West - ranked: tier 2

Aaron & Partners LLP (Chester)

Aaron & Partners LLP was instructed by Mostyn Estates on the £1.25m acquisition of a business park in Ellesmere Port. Team head Simon Ellis is recommended alongside Richard Forrester, who is experienced in matters involving mines and minerals, waste management and renewable energy.

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Planning and environment
Planning and environment - ranked: tier 3

Aaron & Partners LLP (Chester)

Richard Forrester heads the team at Aaron & Partners LLP, which advises intu Trafford Centre on planning matters, and acted for Renewable Energy Holdings on a planning application for the construction and operation of a wind turbine generating station. David Delaney is also recommended. Former environment head Claire Petricca-Riding joined Brabners LLP in April 2015.

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