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Aaron & Partners LLP

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North West

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  • North West: Crime, fraud and licensing > Licensing

North West

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

With ‘excellent specialist knowledge', Aaron & Partners LLP is noted for its experience in the logistics and regulatory sectors. Tim Culpin specialises in compliance management systems and public inquiries.Brabners LLP is focused on the transport, distribution and logistics sector. It advised Jenkins Shipping Company on logistics arrangements with International Paper Limited. Rupert Gill is singled out for praise.

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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 acts for owner-managed businesses and start-ups on a wide range of corporate finance and transactional matters. Stuart Scott-Goldstone continues to advise The North West Fund and its investees on fund raisings and exits, and Mark Briegal’s work included M&A mandates for professional services clients. Clare Gray left to join Knights Solicitors LLP.

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North West: Crime, fraud and licensing

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

Consultant Barry Holland is recommended at Aaron & Partners LLP, where clients include Majestic Wine Warehouse, David Pluck Bookmakers and The Trafford Centre.

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North West: Dispute resolution

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

Aaron & Partners LLP’s John Devoy is praised for his ‘in-depth specialist knowledge'. The practice recently advised Welsh Water on disputes regarding historically free water supplies. Other clients including BAC Florida Bank, Sanderson and South Gloucestershire Council.

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

Aaron & Partners LLP’s key contacts are Kerry Davies and John Devoy.

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North West: Finance

Within Insolvency and corporate recovery, tier 5

Aaron & Partners LLP’s key contacts are insolvency practitioner Simon Edwards, and Nick Clarke, who specialises in contentious matters.

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North West: Human resources

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

Key clients for the team at Aaron & Partners LLP include North of England Zoological Society (Chester Zoo), Severndale Special Needs School and Shrewsbury Town Football Club. Team head Helen Watson is ‘excellent', and Claire Brook is ‘commercially minded'.

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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,

Aaron & Partners LLP continues to act for both owners and tenant farmers on land acquisitions, disposals and agricultural tenancies, advising clients such as Denbighshire County Council, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and Mostyn Estates. Team head Richard Forrester is recommended, as is Simon Ellis.

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

Aaron & Partners LLP’s ‘top-notch' team advised Coleg Harlech WEA on the implications of a merger with another educational institution. Simon Ellis heads the team.

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

Aaron & Partners LLP advises on a range of high-value contentious matters. The ‘experienced' Clive Pointon leads the team.

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

Aaron & Partners LLP has ‘excellent industry knowledge' and ‘strong client care skills'. Team head Richard Barge is recommended.

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

Clive Pointon, team head at Aaron & Partners LLP, is ‘very knowledgeable and an excellent communicator'.

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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 clients include Welsh Water, Mostyn Estates and Denbighshire County Council. Practice head Richard Forrester has ‘formidable knowledge and experience of property matters'; and Simon Ellis is ‘a property lawyer par excellence and always deals with transactions swiftly and efficiently'. Emma McGlinchey has represented a major food retailer on development schemes.

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Within Planning and environment, tier 4

David Delaney joined Aaron & Partners LLP as head of planning from Pannone, part of Slater & Gordon in July 2013 to replace David Kerfoot, who left the firm. Environment team-leader Claire Petricca-Riding is ‘always 100% committed to her clients', and Richard Forrester has ‘formidable knowledge and invaluable experience dealing with utility regulators'.

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

Aaron & Partners LLP recently advised clients on issues such as service charges, possessions, and dilapidation claims. John Devoy leads the team.

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North West: TMT

Within Intellectual property Intellectual property

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