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Pitmans LLP

47 CASTLE STREET, READING, BERKSHIRE, RG1 7SR, ENGLAND
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Work +44 345 222 9222
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Fax +44 118 958 5097
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www.pitmans.com

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Hampshire
Corporate and commercial: Hampshire - ranked: tier 4

Pitmans LLP (Southampton)

Pitmans LLP undertook several high-value transactions and acquisitions in 2015, with head Sean Kelly and Oliver Kelly playing central roles in many of these deals. Clients include Red Funnel Group Ferries, Altitude Partners LLP and Panoramic Growth Equity.

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Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 3

Pitmans LLP (Reading)

Pitmans LLP advised on numerous acquisitions and disposals throughout 2015, and has notable strength in the banking, automotive and technology sectors. Andrew Peddie has strong expertise in joint ventures, equity fundraisings and reorganisations, alongside transactional M&A, and Roger Gregory has significant cross-border experience for clients across Europe and the US. Highlights included acting for the sellers of ITP Group and its subsidiaries. Other clients include Starflight Aviation, Ridgeway Group and New York Bakery Company.

Leading individuals

Andrew Peddie - Pitmans LLP

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South East: Crime, fraud and licensing

Licensing
Licensing - ranked: tier 3

Pitmans LLP (Southampton)

Jonathan Gray leads the team at Pitmans LLP, which acts for clients including Ideal Collection, Delicious Dining and the Natural Environment Research Council.

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South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Hampshire
Commercial litigation: Hampshire - ranked: tier 3

Pitmans LLP (Southampton)

Pitmans LLP acted for JDI Dating in a contractual dispute with a customer service outsourcing company. Other clients include HCR Group and Cranbourne Holdings. Practice head Rick Munro and director Sylvia Yendall are recommended.

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Commercial litigation: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Commercial litigation: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 1

Pitmans LLP (Reading)

Highlights for Pitmans LLP’s ‘responsive, commercially savvy and client-friendly’ group included acting for XMA in High Court proceedings brought by InTechnology totalling £1.2m. Tim Clark heads the practice, which includes insolvency practitioner Suzanne Brooker, ‘responsive, flexible strategic thinker’ Phil Smith, and Sue O’Brien, who has notable cross-border experience. Other clients include Thames Water, Westcoast and Toshiba.

Leading individuals

Tim Clark - Pitmans LLP

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Debt recovery
Debt recovery - ranked: tier 3

Pitmans LLP (Reading)

Suzanne Brooker heads the ‘approachable’ and ‘responsive’ group at Pitmans LLP, which acts for commercial and corporate entities as well as regulatory and public bodies.

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South East: Finance

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Pitmans LLP (Reading)

Pitmans LLP’s ‘excellent’ team provides ‘exemplary and trusted’ advice and has a ‘wide skillset’, including a developing Islamic finance capability which saw the firm’s appointment to the legal panel of Habib Bank AG Zurich. Department head Patrick Long is ‘very responsive’ and ‘appropriately supported by a suitably qualified and knowledgeable team’, which includes Stephanie Perry and director Mark Metcalfe. Other clients include Santander and Handelsbanken.

Leading individuals

Patrick Long - Pitmans LLP

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Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 1

Pitmans LLP (Reading, Southampton)

Suzanne Brooker leads Pitmans LLP’s team of ‘consummate lawyers, who have a remarkable depth of knowledge and experience’. Brooker ‘brings an encyclopaedic knowledge and commercial acumen to the table’. Clients include KPMG, Wilkins Kennedy and Quantuma.

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South East: Human resources

Employment: Hampshire
Employment: Hampshire - ranked: tier 3

Pitmans LLP (Southampton)

At Pitmans LLP, practice head Jonathan Gray defended Ideal Leisure in an unfair dismissal and discrimination claim. Other clients include Frazer Nash Research.

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Employment: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Employment: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 2

Pitmans LLP (Reading)

Pitmans LLP provides ‘high-quality’ advice to a client base ranging from start-ups to foreign corporates within the technology, automotive and retail sectors. Mark Symons and Angela Shields recently assisted White Knight Laundry Services with the sale of its business to Berendsen.

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Immigration
Immigration - ranked: tier 2

Pitmans LLP (Reading)

Director Andrew Souter is the key name at Pitmans LLP, which has a strong focus on the technology sector. Areas of expertise include sponsorship compliance and assistance with acquiring Schengen visas. Richard Devall joined IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) in April 2016.

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Pensions
Pensions - ranked: tier 1

Pitmans LLP (Reading)

At Pitmans LLP, David Hosford is praised for his ‘clear and succinct advice on difficult matters’. Director Symon Rowley specialises in pension scheme documentation and is also recommended. Clients include Ryanair UK Pension Plan and The Jockey Club Racehorses Pension Scheme.

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South East: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant
Personal injury: defendant - ranked: tier 3

Pitmans LLP (Reading)

The ‘excellent’ group at Pitmans LLP includes Ferhat Choudri, who is praised for his ‘technical expertise and market knowledge’.

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence - ranked: tier 3

Pitmans LLP (Reading)

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South East: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 4

Pitmans LLP (Reading)

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Hampshire
Commercial property: Hampshire - ranked: tier 3

Pitmans LLP (Southampton, Portsmouth)

At Pitmans LLP, practice head John Newtonresponds quickly with clear advice’; he recently advised Red Funnel Ferries on its £25m redevelopment of the East Cowes waterfront. Other clients include Lloyds Bank and The Lantern Community.

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Commercial property: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Commercial property: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 1

Pitmans LLP (Reading)

Pitmans LLP advises on residential developments, social housing and finance matters; recent highlights include handling the £17m acquisition of land from ten separate owners, as well as its onward sale to Bellway Homes. Andrew Davies and Delphine Mehouas are ‘flexible, strategic thinkers’.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 3

Pitmans LLP (Reading)

Pitmans LLP’s David Gwillim has niche expertise in marine engineering and was recently involved in a long-running dispute concerning a capital dredging contract in Venezuela.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 3

Pitmans LLP (Reading)

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Planning
Planning - ranked: tier 2

Pitmans LLP (Reading)

Pitmans LLP is highly regarded for its work for developers and house builders. Christina Daniels regularly acts for longstanding client Bewley Homes on s106 planning obligations.

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 4

Pitmans LLP (Reading)

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South East: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 1

Pitmans LLP (Reading)

Pitmans LLP is singled out for its ‘astute litigation strategy’. The group advises regional technology companies and start-ups on various issues including IP, litigation and employment. Phil Smith and Tim Clark acted for XMA in a contract termination dispute with InTechnology.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Pitmans LLP (Reading)

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 2

Pitmans LLP (Reading)

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