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SAS Daniels LLP

30 GREEK STREET, STOCKPORT, SK3 8AD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 475 7676
Fax:
Fax 0161 475 7677
DX:
22603 STOCKPORT-2
Web:
www.sasdaniels.co.uk

North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Elsewhere in the North West
Corporate and commercial: Elsewhere in the North West - ranked: tier 1

SAS Daniels LLP (Chester, Stockport)

SAS Daniels LLP’s β€˜very professional’ department advises SME clients on corporate and commercial mandates in a range of sectors, including healthcare and education. β€˜Very responsive’ and β€˜client-friendly’ corporate head Jeremy Orrell led the shareholders of Oakfield Caravan Park on its sale to Lyons Holiday Park. He also acted alongside commercial head Kaye Whitby for Prima Doors on its sale to Assa Abloy. Pentre Group Holdings, Training 2000 Premier Care and Louvolite are also clients. Andy Booth has specialist knowledge of the music industry and acts for a range of North West-based bands and artists.

Leading individuals

Jeremy Orrell - SAS Daniels LLP

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North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Elsewhere in the North West
Commercial litigation: Elsewhere in the North West - ranked: tier 3

SAS Daniels LLP (Chester, Congleton, Macclesfield, Stockport)

SAS Daniels LLP attracts praise for its β€˜excellent response times’ and β€˜sound and direct’ advice. It is experienced in general commercial disputes, as well as property, fraud, negligence, construction and probate-related litigation. Gladman Homes, Three Mobile, Qualtex (UK), and F J Gibson are clients. Team head Christopher MacCafferty is recommended for property, construction, partnership and shareholder disputes. Also recommended are Paul Formby, who heads the insolvency and corporate recovery team, and Roger Allsup, who is noted for construction-related disputes. The team has recently been bolstered by several hires at associate level. Richard Smith recently retired.

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North West: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 5

SAS Daniels LLP (Stockport)

SAS Daniels LLP handles contentious and non-contentious personal and corporate insolvency work, including asset recovery, pre-appointment administration matters, and sales of assets and businesses of insolvent compaies. Begbies Traynor, KPMG, Mazars, Beesley Corporate Solutions and DMC Corporate Recovery are clients. The β€˜pragmatic’ Paul Formby heads the corporate recovery and insolvency team, which includes associate Hannah Leese, and dispute resolution head Chris MacCafferty.

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North West: Human resources

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

SAS Daniels LLP (Stockport)

SAS Daniels LLP β€˜commands respect among practitioners, opponents and clients alike’, with clients singling out Jonathan Whittaker; he is β€˜at the top of his game and passionately cares about delivering top value to his clients’. The β€˜commercial and responsive’ team has a particular strength in the education sector. Active clients include Bakkavor Foods, Victrex, Stockport Grammar School and The King’s School in Macclesfield. Louise Carr is now at Nexus Solicitors Limited.

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North West: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 5

SAS Daniels LLP (Stockport)

Associate Ashley Singer heads the team at SAS Daniels LLP. He advises on a broad range of claims and is skilled at advising on larger claims. The team advises on claims arising from road traffic accidents, accidents at work and those involving animals. It secured a settlement for an elderly lady who fell over a pothole; the issue of quantum was complicated as there was uncertainty surrounding the cost of future dental treatment.

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North West: Private client

Agriculture and estates
Agriculture and estates - ranked: tier 2

SAS Daniels LLP (Chester, Congleton, Macclesfield, Stockport)

SAS Daniels LLP has six experienced partners in the team, including Helen Gowin and James Goddard. In addition to property, commercial, litigation and private client advice, the team is also able to handle construction, food law and all aspects of relevant laws and legislation affecting farmers. The skilled team routinely advises on surrendering tenancies under the Agricultural Holdings Act, easements for landowners and on agricultural tenancies. Another niche area of expertise lies in advising on renewable energy schemes between landowners and developers.

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Family
Family - ranked: tier 2

SAS Daniels LLP (Chester, Congleton, Macclesfield, Stockport)

Key figures at SAS Daniels LLP include the β€˜thorough’ Shelley Chesworth and Denise Woodward, who is β€˜very committed to working to resolve disputes in the best possible way for clients’. Also recommended are Angela Moores, who has a Resolution accreditation for high value/complex financial settlements on divorce; and David Moores, who has particular expertise in difficult financial and property matters and also regularly deals with complex children cases. Nicola McInnes is now at Gorvins Solicitors.

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

SAS Daniels LLP (Chester, Congleton and Macclesfield)

SAS Daniels LLP has a β€˜very knowledgeable, competent and professional team that looks to understand each client’s specific needs and provide solutions accordingly’. Helen Kelly, who heads the trusts team, is β€˜extremely knowledgeable and provides clients with the confidence that she will do an excellent job for them’. Justine Clowes heads the private client team and has a particular expertise in mental capacity work, care funding advice and older client issues. The practice advises on the administration of complex and high-value estates involving foreign assets or agricultural/business property. In addition it is adept at advising on wealth planning for a variety of clients such as the preparation of wills for parents of children with learning difficulties.

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North West: Public sector

Education
Education - ranked: tier 3

SAS Daniels LLP (Stockport)

Jonathan Whittaker is the key contact at SAS Daniels LLP, which advises educational institutions on HR and employment issues. Clients include Stockport Grammar School, Wirral Girls Grammar School and the King’s School in Macclesfield.

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North West: Real estate

Commercial property: Elsewhere in the North West
Commercial property: Elsewhere in the North West - ranked: tier 2

SAS Daniels LLP (Chester, Congleton, Macclesfield, Stockport)

The team at SAS Daniels LLP attracts praise for its β€˜excellent service’ and β€˜very commercial’ advice. Its expertise covers development work, particularly in the residential sector, and the team is also noted for its experience in promotion agreements and land disposal matters. Gladman Developments, Anwyl Land, Alliance Living, Frederic Robinson, Bell Developments (NW), South Staffordshire Water and Peaks and Plains Housing Trust are clients. Nigel Read and James Clarke (an β€˜efficient and an extremely strong communicator’) jointly head the team, which includes Roger Allsup, who is recommended for construction disputes and transactions; Andrew Clark, who handles development matters, and provides advice on leasing and portfolio management; and the β€˜very experienced’ Neil Powell, who advises a number of developers and is experienced in mixed-use regeneration schemes, and education sector mandates. Associate James Goddard is recommended for agricultural matters.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 5

SAS Daniels LLP (Stockport)

SAS Daniels LLP’s track record includes handling construction disputes, project documentation for building and civil engineering, and advising construction designers and consultants on contracts with employers. The team advised Gladman Developments on the construction of a new residential apartment block in Otley, Yorkshire. Extrudakerb (Maltby Engineering), Bolton Sixth Form College and i-Transport LLP are also clients. Roger Allsup is praised for his β€˜attention to detail’ and heads the department, which includes James Clarke, who acts for developers on the acquisition of strategic development sites, particularly for residential housing; and contentious specialist Christopher MacCafferty.

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North West: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 2

SAS Daniels LLP (Stockport)

Andy Booth at SAS Daniels LLP specialises in the music business, book publishing and creative industries generally. He acts for a number of artists including New Order, Pixies, The Coral, Johnny Marr, Blossoms and many other well-known bands. Recent highlights include advising Jane Weaver on the negotiation of a worldwide record deal with Fire Records.

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