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Roythornes Solicitors

8-12 THE ROPEWALK, NOTTINGHAM, NG1 5DT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0115 948 4555
Fax:
Fax 0115 945 4416
DX:
10033 NOTTINGHAM
Email:
Web:
www.roythorne.co.uk

East Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Elsewhere in the East Midlands
Corporate and commercial: Elsewhere in the East Midlands - ranked: tier 3

Roythornes Solicitors (Spalding)

The team at Roythornes Solicitors provides ‘commercial knowledge, attention to detail and good response times’, and is renowned for its food industry expertise. Peter Seary advised several purchasers on acquisitions including clients Air Techniques, Fold Hill Foods and Lincolnshire Field Products, which acquired DOP Solutions, Pointer Pet Products and Produce World Group’s brassica growing and marketing business, respectively. Other highlights included a restructuring of a farming partnership and assisting Lark Energy with corporate and corporate finance aspects of the construction of one of the largest solar farms in the UK to date; the latter also involved transferring the project into solar renewables bonds. ‘Patient’ and ‘responsive’ practice head Martin Jinks and Julia Seary are recommended. Peter Bennett has retired.

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East Midlands: Insurance

Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant
Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 4

Roythornes Solicitors (Spalding)

The ‘excellent, knowledgeable, empathetic and thorough’ group at Roythornes Solicitors handles claims ranging from accidents at work, travel claims and road traffic accidents to negligent cosmetic and dental treatments. The team acted for an individual in an Athens Convention claim pertaining to injuries suffered during a boat excursion, and represented a junior division football player in a claim following a negligent tackle and multiple leg fractures. Claims against the Ministry of Defence are another area of work; the team represented a soldier who suffered a freezing injury to his feet as a result of a lack of adequate clothing provided by the army. Victoria Stevenson, who leads the ‘thriving’ department is a ‘clear-thinking, balanced and efficient communicator’, and associate Robert Dempsey ‘sees through to the key issues, knows what works and gets good results’.

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East Midlands: Private client

Agriculture and estates
Agriculture and estates - ranked: tier 1

Roythornes Solicitors (Nottingham, Spalding)

Roythornes Solicitors’ ‘first-class’ practice houses ‘very personable and professional industry leaders’, advising on matters ranging from tax and succession planning to land transfers. Julie Robinson heads the department, which also includes Alan Plummer, Vember Mortlock and Peter Cusick. Much of the team’s work includes assisting landowners with commercial property transactions, corporate deals and restructurings. The group handled a freehold farmland purchase involving transfer of over thirty titles, multiple sub-agreements regulating the family-owned business and an agreement with a third-party contractor. It also drafted a share farming agreement between two businesses operating across 15 sites.

Leading individuals

Alan Plummer - Roythornes Solicitors

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Contentious trusts and probate
Contentious trusts and probate - ranked: tier 2

Roythornes Solicitors (Spalding)

Standout regional firmRoythornes Solicitors houses an ‘excellent’ team, which assists farmers, landowners and high-net-worth individuals with a range of contentious matters such as proprietary estoppel claims and Inheritance Act disputes. Handling generational issues in historic trusts, Court of Protection matters, and disputes for vulnerable individuals, trustees and will executors are other areas of specialism. The ‘committed and practicalTim Russ is ‘level-headed and sensible’ and makes ‘realistic assessment of his clients’ cases’, and associate Sarah Whitehurst is an ‘experienced and empathetic solicitor, who always seeks the best results for her clients’.

Leading individuals

Tim Russ - Roythornes Solicitors

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Family
Family - ranked: tier 3

Roythornes Solicitors (Spalding)

Clients in the farming industry form a large proportion of the roster at Roythornes Solicitors, where lawyers handle a range of matrimonial disputes and relationship breakdown issues, which frequently involve negotiating arrangements for business and property assets. The team recently represented a spouse in Children Act proceedings and handled the divorce of a married couple who traded together as a limited company. Nick Ingrey is the name to note.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 1

Roythornes Solicitors (Nottingham, Spalding)

Roythornes Solicitors’ team handles high-value estate administration, comprehensive tax strategy, and will drafting and succession planning for business and farming clients. It also assists elderly and vulnerable clients with matters of legal capacity. The group managed the administration of a farming estate following the owner’s death, which involved early surrender of tenancy with a national farming company, resolution of dilapidation claims and property distribution. In other work, practice head Elizabeth Young is assisting the executors of an estate with obtaining affidavit evidence and deeds of variation; Sarah Banner led on the investigation and administration of an intestate estate. Jarred Wright is another name to note.

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