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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

Roythornes Solicitors provides a ‘consistently high-quality service’ to a varied client base that includes start-ups, family-owned businesses and public companies, with a focus on the food manufacturing, agricultural, construction and real estate sectors. It also acts for charities and industrial and provident societies. The team handles mergers and acquisitions, management buyouts, joint venture agreements and shareholder and partnership agreements. On the commercial side, the department excels in agency and distribution agreements, data protection matters and intellectual property and IT issues. The ‘methodical’, ‘knowledgeable’ and ‘well-respected’ Martin Jinks leads the team, which includes Julia Seary and associate Lizzie Walters, who ‘is an absolute credit to her firm’. Recent highlights include advising the UK subsidiary of TGW Logistics Group on a framework agreement with a major international retailer, and assisting ParentMail with its sale of a software company to Iris Software Group. Point74, Miebach Consulting and MSF Technologies are also clients. Peter Seary joined Geldards LLP.

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East Midlands: Insurance

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

Roythornes Solicitors

Roythornes Solicitors' ‘thriving personal injury and clinical negligence department’ is adept at assisting with high-value claims and has developed a specialism in travel claims and claims brought against the Ministry of Defence. Sporting injuries, road accident injuries and cases involving public and employers’ liability are other areas of strength. Victoria Stevenson directs the practice that includes ‘highly competent’ senior legal executive Tim Edwards, ‘an experienced and commercially astute practitioner’, and associate Robert Dempsey, who ‘progresses his cases briskly’ and ‘sees through the key issues quickly’. The recent caseload saw the team advise a client who had sustained severe injuries as a consequence of a failed diagnosis of a cancerous cyst.

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East Midlands: Private client

Agriculture and estates
Agriculture and estates - ranked: tier 1

Roythornes Solicitors

The ‘excellent’ team at Roythornes Solicitors handles a varied caseload covering commercial property mandates, sustainable energy projects, joint ventures, common agricultural policy work, dispute resolution and succession and tax planning for farm businesses. Poultry business structures and land transactions are areas of particular strength. Julie Robinson heads the team from Alconbury, which includes ‘highly experienced’ litigator Tim Russ, who ‘has excellent judgement’ and ‘brings specialist agricultural expertise to bear on trust and estate issues’; litigation ‘heavyweight’ Alan Plummer; vegetable and potato production expert Simeon Disley; and property specialist Tom Foottit. Foottit recently advised a client on a phased disposal of a substantial agricultural and equestrian estate, involving among other things issues with the Rural Payments Agency. Paul Thompson joined from Freeths LLP .

Leading individuals

Alan Plummer - Roythornes Solicitors

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

Roythornes Solicitors

Noted for its ‘particular expertise in agricultural estates’, Roythornes Solicitors focuses on will disputes, proprietary estoppel claims, Inheritance Act claims and trust disputes, often involving generational issues. Court of protection matters are another key area. Practice head Tim Russ ‘is an excellent lawyer to have on your side in a difficult situation’ and recently advised a claimant on a proprietary estoppel claim regarding a Yorkshire farm that had been settled tentatively in mediation, but has now moved on to Chancery division.

Leading individuals

Tim Russ - Roythornes Solicitors

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Family
Family - ranked: tier 3

Roythornes Solicitors

Roythornes Solicitors impresses with ‘an excellent service level’ and assists with a broad spectrum of family law issues, but distinguishes itself from competitors through its track record in advising on high-value cases involving farming families. Issues in relation to company and partnership assets, farming assets and pension assets form a regular part of the team’s caseload. Practice head Nick Ingrey brings ‘a very practical and sensible approach’ to cases; associate Victoria Hope is ‘determined, supportive and patient’. Associate John Boon is also recommended. The recent caseload saw the team act in multiple farming cases, Inheritance Act instructions and cases involving children, namely child arrangements orders and a case involving allegations of drug and alcohol use by a parent.

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

Roythornes Solicitors

Roythornes Solicitors regularly assists with the administration of high-value estates involving agricultural and business assets. Succession planning expert Elizabeth Young heads the team, which was strengthened with the arrival of Paul Thompson from Freeths LLP. Jarred Wright, whose specialisms include handling partnership restructuring, company reorganisations and Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies matters for landed estates, landowners and food and farming businesses, and Sarah Banner, whose core areas of work include the creation and registration of charitable trusts, are also noted. Recent work includes assisting the executors of a deceased farmer with the administration of the deceased’s estate, involving agricultural property relief and business property relief.

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East Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: elsewhere in the East Midlands
Commercial property: elsewhere in the East Midlands - ranked: tier 4

Roythornes Solicitors

‘Efficient and prompt’, Roythornes Solicitors acts for a mix of commercial clients, landowners, developers and investors, and stands out from competitors through its expertise in the energy sector. Jo Ladds heads the practice and recently acted for a national housebuilder on the property due diligence related to a multimillion-pound joint venture transaction, involving the transfer of thirteen residential development schemes into the joint venture.

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