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Pitmans LLP

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Established for over 150 years, Pitmans Law achieves outstanding outcomes for clients. For corporates, Pitmans offers a wide range of commercial law services. The firm also delivers a variety of private wealth services for private clients. Pitmans corporate clients range from large, globally-listed companies to entrepreneurs, and its private client base includes corporate executives, high-net-worth individuals and family offices. As a founding member of Interact Law, a global network of specialist legal firms, the firm offers a seamless service worldwide for clients' international needs. Pitmans offers the highest standards of personable client care, quality advice and professionalism at a competitive price from its regional HQ in Reading and additional offices in London and Southampton.

The firm: Services include: banking and finance, commercial, corporate, debt recovery, dispute resolution, employment, insurance, intellectual property, matrimonial and family, pensions, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, wills, tax and trusts.

Sectors: banking, charity and not-for-profit, energy, hospitality, real estate, retail, TMT, and transport.

Types of work undertaken: Banking and finance: handles corporate and bank lending, corporate restructuring, acquisition and corporate finance, property acquisition, development and investment finance, receivables, asset and trade finance, invoice discount and factoring finance, business and personal security, and derivatives.

Corporate: company formations, M&A, takeovers, MBOs, private equity, AIM and Official List, joint ventures, restructurings, share option schemes, financial services and general commercial work.

Debt recovery: chasing of debts; letters of demand; issue and service of court proceedings; enforcement of judgment; and statutory demands.

Dispute resolution: domestic and international commercial disputes; specialises in company and shareholder disputes, banking and finance, construction, employment, insurance, property and trades.

Employment: advises employees and employers on all matters from recruitment to restrictive covenants, termination to dismissals, disputes and claims in the employment tribunal.

IT: licensing of software, outsourcing, SaaS and cloud computing; advises on contentious IT matters, including the supply of goods and services, and contractor disputes.

Insurance: acts for corporates, insurers and claims handlers on complex cases including international disputes, product recalls, injury, fraud and property damage claims.

Intellectual property: specialises in design right, copyright and trade mark disputes, advice relating to protection and exploitation of IP, and the management of trade mark and design right portfolios.

Matrimonial: a fully integrated service including divorce and finance, civil partnerships, children contact disputes, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation and separation agreements, trust of land claims and Inheritance Act claims.

Pensions: one of the largest teams in the South; advises employers and trustees on all aspects of occupational pension schemes; specialises in corporate pensions, dispute resolution and restructuring.

Planning: contentious and non-contentious advice, working with local authorities, successfully negotiating s106 planning obligations, brownfield redevelopment work and planning enforcement.

Real estate: provides integrated acquisition, planning and new homes service for residential developers; also has extensive experience advising banks financing institutions, hoteliers, landowners, local authorities, occupiers, retailers and utilities.

Restructuring and insolvency: advises on all individual and corporate restructuring or refinancing matters using a network of banks, financiers, brokers and insolvency professionals.

Wills, tax and trusts: domicile and residence planning, establishment of UK and overseas trusts, tax planning, wills and probate, trust and estate disputes, and enduring powers of attorney.

  • Number of partners: 40
  • Total staff: 200
  • Breakdown of work %

  • Planning and Real Estate: 30
  • Corporate and commercial: 18
  • Dispute resolution: 19
  • Employment: 3
  • Defendant Insurance: 3
  • Matrimonial: 5
  • Pensions: 8
  • Private tax and family business: 5
  • Restructuring and insolvency : 10

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