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North West: Crime, fraud and licensing

Within Crime: fraud, Pannone, part of Slater & Gordon is a first tier firm,

With a ‘fantastic track record for fraud cases' recent highlights for Pannone, part of Slater & Gordon include advising on a high-profile pension fraud. The ‘brilliant' Anthony Barnfather is ‘a real go-getter' and ‘an asset to his clients'. With experience in advising on investigations and prosecutions by the Serious Fraud Office, HM Revenue and Customs, and Environment Agency, Helen Simm is also recommended.

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Within Crime: general, Pannone, part of Slater & Gordon is a first tier firm,

A ‘leading team for crime matters', Pannone, part of Slater & Gordon is led by the ‘first-class' Anthony Barnfather, who ‘always strives to get the best for his clients'. The firm is renowned for its expertise in corporate crime, representing senior management and major corporates in internal investigations and enforcement proceedings.

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North West: Human resources

Within Employment, Pannone, part of Slater & Gordon is a third tier firm,

The ‘very bright' Jim Lister and Laura D’Arcy are recommended at Pannone, part of Slater & Gordon.

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Within Health and safety, Pannone, part of Slater & Gordon is a third tier firm,

The ‘very well-prepared' department at Pannone, part of Slater & Gordon provides a full range of health and safety advice, including on fatalities, fire safety and environmental crime. Anthony Barnfather heads the team and Helen Simm is ‘exceptional'. Lee Hughes joined Osborn Abas Hunt.

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North West: Insurance

Within Clinical negligence: claimant, Pannone, part of Slater & Gordon is a first tier firm,

Pannone, part of Slater & Gordon’s ‘outstanding clinical negligence team' is ‘certainly one of the best in the North West'. Led by the ‘superb' Stephen Jones, it was instructed on a number of severe cases regarding birth injury and brain injury claims. The firm’s ‘array of experts' includes Gill Edwards (‘excellent with clients'); Jenny Urwin (‘tough, determined and effective'); and Julia Hamilton (‘has excellent judgement'). Claire Horton joined from John Pickering and Partners, which became part of Slater & Gordon in March 2013.

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Within Personal injury: claimant, Pannone, part of Slater & Gordon is a first tier firm,

With an ‘outstanding track record', the department at Pannone, part of Slater & Gordon is led by the ‘brilliant' Richard Scorer. Its expertise spans catastrophic injury and abuse cases, actions against the police, and human rights law. Alicia Rendell heads the industrial accident and disease team, which includes the ‘excellent' Pauline Chandler, and the highly recommended Carol Jackson. Deirdre Healy plans to join Irwin Mitchell as a consultant in November 2014.

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Within Professional negligence, Pannone, part of Slater & Gordon is a second tier firm,

Led by Michael Kennedy , who is recommended by clients, the team at Pannone, part of Slater & Gordon ‘demonstrates excellent and detailed knowledge'. Particularly strong on claims from the financial sector, the team has been instructed on claims arising out of investment in various sustainable energy schemes. Kit Sorrell left for Regulatory Legal Solicitors.

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North West: Overview

North West: Private client

Within Family, Pannone, part of Slater & Gordon is a second tier firm,

The ‘first-rate team' at Pannone, part of Slater & Gordon ‘delivers a top quality service' and ‘has an excellent reputation, particularly for divorce work'. Liz Cowell’s ‘judgement cuts through the fog', and team head Andrew Newbury is ‘superb'.

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Within Personal tax, trusts and probate, Pannone, part of Slater & Gordon is a first tier firm,

Liz Braude heads the team at Pannone, part of Slater & Gordon, with Lucy Nicol leading the Court of Protection unit. Gillian Hitchen is recommended.

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North West: Real estate

Within Commercial property: Manchester, Pannone, part of Slater & Gordon is a second tier firm,

Pannone, part of Slater & Gordon has strong focuses on the public and transport sectors and regeneration work. The team advised Cheshire West & Chester on a business district redevelopment, and Centro on a heavy rail station project. Stephen Lintott, ‘commercial and technically very strong', leads the team, which includes Stephen Chalcraft, Stephen Crook and Samantha Blackburn, who ‘understands the housing sector'. Penny Cranston left for Shoosmiths LLP.

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Within Planning and environment, tier 4

Pannone, part of Slater & Gordon restructured its team, with David Delaney departing to head Aaron & Partners LLP’s planning function. Associate Susan Ehlinger is now the key contact, and is ‘an excellent lawyer who provides first-class service'. Keith Davison left the firm in June 2013 to set up niche environmental practice ELM Law.

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