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Freemans Solicitors has a reputation for providing high-quality work to both the business community and individual clients.

The firm: Freemans Solicitors was established in 1995 by Howard Freeman. The firm grew organically and in 2015 it merged with Sasto and Klinger and now has a total staff exceeding 50. It conducts both private and legal aid work.

Types of work undertaken: Property (commercial and residential): Freemans' commercial and residential conveyancing team acts for a variety of clients, including developers, investors and lenders acquiring, disposing and lending against the security of land and buildings. Freemans has the legal expertise to negotiate, draft and produce the often complex documentation that will establish responsibilities and control costs, in order to maximise the value of clients' properties. The department has a reputation for acting quickly, competently and having a real understanding of the 'deal' from a client's perspective.

Civil litigation and commercial drafting: the firm has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial litigation, property litigation, building disputes, insolvency, probate and inheritance disputes and company/shareholders disputes and has conducted cases in all civil courts, the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal, and in mediations and arbitrations. It's client base ranges from private individuals to large corporations and offshore companies. It is also able to provide advice and assistance in relation to drafting of documents, including shareholders' agreements, service contracts, joint venture agreements, partnership agreements, terms of business and asset purchase agreements.

Employment: the specialist employment department deals with all employment matters from the drafting of contracts and advising on settlement agreements to litigation in the courts and the employment tribunals. The firm acts for employers and employees and can advise on employment claims arising from unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, harassment, bullying and victimisation, and employment issues on the transfer of the business to a new owner.

Children and family matters: the family department has a reputation for high-quality service and breadth of expertise. It is particularly well known for its work in the field of international family law, an area in which it is considered to be a market leader. The firm has a number of specialist solicitors and has been involved in a number of high-profile cases involving cross-border disputes, including in the Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union, which has helped to shape the law. It also is well known for acting for parents and children involved with social services. The firm's financial team have a developing reputation in representing high-net-worth clients. Freemans Solicitors are members of the Law Society Children and Family Law panels, and are Resolution-accredited.

Immigration: the team of specialists are highly experienced in all areas of immigration and nationality law including business immigration. It is very adept at assisting high-net-worth individuals and businesses, especially in Central London. Clients include large businesses and manufacturing companies which are leaders in Europe and the Middle East. The team is able to achieve exceptional results for clients and has assisted tier 1 entrepreneurs, tier 1 investors and tier 2 work permit applicants. It has obtained sponsorship licences for employers and assisted sole representatives of overseas companies. Freemans lawyers are experts in human rights and European law rights, appeals and judicial review applications in connection with transfers and negotiating image rights on the behalf of clients.

Crime: the criminal team has considerable experience across a wide range of criminal offences, many high profile, including, inter alia, serious drugs, murder, terrorism, extradition, VAT fraud, money laundering, driving cases involving death, drink drive, sexual offences, investigations by the DSS, DWP,MHRA and NMC. It offers specialist advocacy services in all cases before Magistrates, Crown Court and criminal appeal courts.

Regulatory: the firm offers a specialist regulatory service to businesses and individuals. The firm advises on environmental, trading standards, and health and safety maters. Advice and assistance is provided to professionals subject to investigation or disciplinary proceedings by their regulator.

Wills and probate: the firm offers an efficient service for the preparation of wills and lasting powers of attorney, which can, if necessary, include a visit you your home. It provides a professional and sympathetic service, after a death, in dealing with the administration of the deceased's estate in accordance with the terms of the will, or if there is no will, in accordance with the intestacy rules. It also deals with post-death variations by way of the preparation of deeds of variation, deeds of family arrangement or disclaimer.

  • Number of UK partners: 13
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 13
  • Breakdown of work %
  • Property: 47
  • Crime: 19
  • Family: 17
  • Civil litigation: 11
  • Immigration: 5
  • Wills and probate: 1

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