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www.seddons.co.uk

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil - ranked: tier 5

Seddons

The ‘excellent’ practice at Seddons is headed by Susan Monty, who has ‘a wealth of experience in complex fraud cases’ and ‘combines a high level of intelligence with a commercial approach, steering clients through cases and excellently managing their expectations’. The team advises on financial disputes, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings, asset tracing and internal investigations.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 8

Seddons

Seddonsprovides good, down-to-earth knowledge’. The practice acts in banking litigation, shareholder disputes, insolvency issues, professional negligence claims, and IP protection. Marvin Simons is ‘a great litigator’.

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London: Private client

Family
Family - ranked: tier 4

Seddons

Under the leadership of Deborah Jeff, Seddons has ‘a formidable team of family law experts’ who ‘will fight their clients’ corner whilst giving sensible advice throughout’. Toby Hales provides ‘clear’ advice, and Neil Russell has ‘oodles of common sense’. Associate Victoria Sterritt has ‘impeccable judgement’.

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Victoria Sterritt - Seddons

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Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 5

Seddons

Seddons’ team is praised as providing the ‘right advice each time, tailored to each individual client. It has a strong private client offering with international expertise, and is well matched by a robust contentious team’. Practice head James Ward is noted for his ‘professionalism, knowledge and friendly manner’; he advises trustees, executors and high-net-worth individuals on tax affairs and estates, the administration of property trusts, and the drafting and variation of wills, and has extensive experience in both offshore and onshore domicile complications. Associate John Melville-Smith is a key contact for contentious estate administration matters.

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London: Real estate

Commercial property
Commercial property: general - ranked: tier 6

Seddons

Seddons enjoyed strong growth in 2016, with the addition of Howard Freeman and Savvas Fiaca, who joined the firm as part of its 2016 merger with BD Laddie. The team handles development and investment mandates for a variety of development companies, private individuals and offshore entities, and in one highlight Tessa Naylor advised a property developer on the £31m sale of a portfolio of five commercial properties, comprising multi-let offices and industrial units. Head of practice Andrew Jacobs specialises in the acquisition and disposal of hotels and restaurants, as well as multimillion-pound commercial developments. Lili Davarzani is another key contact.

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London: Risk advisory

Reputation management
Reputation management - ranked: tier 4

Seddons

At Seddons, ‘pre-eminent’ practice head Mark Lewisis a man on a mission and will fight for his clients like no one else, giving 110% every single time’ and is ‘a fearless advocate and a superstar of the reputation management space’. Lewis is highly active in the high-profile phone-hacking litigation and also advises on malicious falsehoods, social media law, libel issues and injunctions. The team also includes Marvin Simons, who leads the firm’s dispute resolution department.

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