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RadcliffesLeBrasseur

85 FLEET STREET, LONDON, EC4Y 1AE, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7222 7040
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Fax 020 7222 6208
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www.rlb-law.com
Cardiff, Leeds, London

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: white-collar crime
Fraud: white-collar crime - ranked: tier 4

RadcliffesLeBrasseur

RadcliffesLeBrasseur has ‘a small, but perfectly formed team’ that advises corporate clients in relation to the internal investigations and proceedings instituted by regulatory and prosecuting bodies such as the SFO, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), FCA and HMRC. It has recently advised on cases of breach of fiduciary duty and money laundering. Nigel West  heads the team, supported by Anil Rajani who is ‘a most effective and bright lawyer who thinks strategically with the end result always in mind’. Rajani has ‘decades of experience in this field and a stellar reputation’. Stuart Lindley is also recommended.

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London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline
Professional discipline - ranked: tier 1

RadcliffesLeBrasseur

With offices in London, Leeds and Cardiff, RadcliffesLeBrasseur has specialist teams for corporate investigations, healthcare professionals (including doctors and dentists) and solicitors regulation. Alex Leslie  is the head of the healthcare professionals team and his main area of work is advising professionals working in the NHS on regulatory, disciplinary, employment and ethical issues; and Nigel West  is the commercial litigation and solicitors regulation head and advises legal professionals and practices on the disciplinary process surrounding Solicitors Regulation Authority investigations and Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) proceedings and appeals. Other names to note are Susanna Heley, who specialises in regulatory law and professional disciplinary work for solicitors and other legal professionals; Stewart Duffy , whose specialist work involves regulatory and disciplinary matters for doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals; and consultant Linda Lee, who frequently acts in SDT proceedings. 

Leading individuals

Alex Leslie - RadcliffesLeBrasseur

Nigel West - RadcliffesLeBrasseur

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London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate
Contentious trusts and probate - ranked: tier 4

RadcliffesLeBrasseur

RadcliffesLeBrasseur's Nigel West  is a ‘highly experienced senior lawyer who brings a wealth of experience, common sense and commercial judgement to litigation and works hard to find a satisfactory solution to the client’s case’. The ‘very client-focused’ Jonathan Shankland is recommended for his ‘excellent tax knowledge’. The team acts on behalf of executors, administrators, beneficiaries and dependents on high-value and complex trusts and estates both in the UK and overseas.

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Court of protection
Court of protection - ranked: tier 3

RadcliffesLeBrasseur

RadcliffesLeBrasseur's ‘knowledgeable and approachable’ team includes the ‘very practical’ Andrew Parsons and ‘highly competent’ Jonathan Shankland. The team has been involved in a number of high-profile cases and vulnerable person matters for both private clients and institutional clients.

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Family
Family - ranked: tier 4

RadcliffesLeBrasseur

RadcliffesLeBrasseur  fields a team that is ‘very hot on procedure, legal principles and running cases effectively in a cost effective way’. Caroline Penfold  heads up a ‘strong team’. Penfold is ‘completely on top of the detail of the case’. Newly-promoted partnerCarina Smith  ‘is not only superbly knowledgeable but she also possesses a great balance between complete professionalism and a caring attitude’. Consultant Christopher Butler  is also recommended. It is ‘building a reputation based on sound advice and hard work’ and is attracting good quality family finance and children work.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 2

RadcliffesLeBrasseur

RadcliffesLeBrasseur  has a ‘big name in this area and a strong reputation which is very much deserved. It offers very high-level advice and client delivery for both UK and international clients’. Jonathan Shankland  is ‘highly responsive, proactive and leads from the front - he is willing to go that extra mile and it is very clear that clients hold him in very high esteem’. Victoria Fairley  is ‘steady and meticulous’. Hetty Maher  has an ‘intricate and detailed knowledge of complex legislation’. Senior associate Tulin Hamit  is ‘excellent commercially - she cares about the detail’. The team advises on a wide range of issues for its clients from traditional landed estates, to UK and international entrepreneurs both offshore and onshore.

Leading individuals

Jonathan Shankland - RadcliffesLeBrasseur

Victoria Fairley - RadcliffesLeBrasseur

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London: Public sector

Healthcare
Healthcare - ranked: tier 3

RadcliffesLeBrasseur

RadcliffesLeBrasseur ’s expertise spans inquests, Court of Protection proceedings, Care Quality Commission regulatory work, and mental health law. Andrew Parsons  ‘has great judgment and gives advice that is ‘spot on’ when clients are really in trouble’; he has represented Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust in a judicial review before the Senior Coroner for Westminster on a case concerning a fatal overdose of a mental health patient on Trust premises. Alexandra Johnstone  is known for her in-depth knowledge of mental health law and handles inquests for a number of care homes and mental health hospitals. Recently promoted partner Marianne Frall is ‘first-rate’ and currently advices Central & North West London NHS on a number of matters relating to the Grenfell Tower fire. Julia Appleton  focuses on matters relating to consent, confidentiality and mental health. Graeme Irvine joined in September 2017 from an in-house position at the Royal College of Nursing and is also name to note.

Leading individuals

Andrew Parsons - RadcliffesLeBrasseur

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London: Real estate

Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 4

RadcliffesLeBrasseur

RadcliffesLeBrasseur specialises in enfranchisement, dilapidations and landlord repair obligations, property management and family trusts. The group also has a reputation for property disputes relating to care homes, private hospitals and practitioners’ surgeries, acting for clients including NHS Foundation Trusts and MDDUS Property. The six-partner team is led by practice head Simon Hartley who ‘works hard and knows how to achieve outstanding results’. Hartley recently worked with brokers Clear Insurance Management on the development of a new type of insurance policy covering commercial tenants’ terminal dilapidations liability. In a further highlight, the team assisted client Drum Income Plus with matters including lease renewals at its Gosforth Shopping Centre. Partner Jane Emberton is ‘excellent and highly recommended’.

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Residential property
Residential property - ranked: tier 3

RadcliffesLeBrasseur

Karen Mayne heads the practice at RadcliffesLeBrasseur and has particular expertise in residential property purchases, sales and lettings. Other core strengths for Mayne include individual and collective enfranchisement and property-related financing and secured lending. Christopher Keough is a further name to note and excels in landlord and tenant matters, namely lease extensions, assignment of claims and leasehold reform.

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