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Herrington Carmichael LLP

27 BROAD STREET, WOKINGHAM, RG40 1AU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0118 977 4045
Fax:
Fax 0118 977 4560
DX:
33501 WOKINGHAM
Email:
Web:
www.herrington-carmichael.com
Camberley, Wokingham

This prominent Surrey and Berkshire practice provides a wide range of services for business and individual clients. Services range from advice on starting a company to mergers and acquisitions, property development and e-commerce, as well as private client, family, divorce and employment issues.

The firm: The origins of the practice can be traced back over 175 years in Wokingham and 150 in Aldershot. It acquired its present name in 1935 when Walter Herrington and Graham Carmichael merged their practices. In recent years it has expanded through organic development as well as astute mergers and takeovers, including merging with Southorns in 2003, Stanbury’s in 2004, and Metcalfe and Mather in 2005.

Herrington Carmichael offers high-quality, jargon-free legal advice and representation, combined with very high levels of legal expertise. The firm believes in the traditional values of excellent service and value for money. Its clients appreciate its innovative, proactive and friendly approach to all their legal concerns. The practice prides itself on its capacity to provide practical solutions to achieve clients’ objectives.

Types of work undertaken: The corporate team is highly experienced across the full ambit of transactional work within a wide range of industry sectors. Expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, MBOs and MBIs, private equity investments, banking law, shareholder protection, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations, insolvency and corporate recovery, financial services and consumer law. The team also offers a wide range of due diligence and legal audit solutions.

The firm’s commercial expertise centres on providing efficiency, securing and assisting in revenue generation for clients. It has particular expertise in IT/IP law and covers the usual commercial services, which include terms of supply of goods and services, franchise agreements, e-commerce, distribution agreements research and development technology licensing, intellectual property, IT and software, advertising and sales promotions, sponsorship, bespoke contracts and financial services.

For employees, services range from advising on redundancy, reorganisation, and constructive dismissal to disciplinary and grievance procedures, compromise agreements, maternity/paternity and adoption issues, harassment and bullying, flexible working and tribunal and court claims.

The real estate department is the largest in the local area, with staff based in Camberley and Wokingham dealing with matters including property development and plot sales for regional and local house builders. Services for landowners include selling land for development. Landlord and tenant services are provided for all parties from negotiating new leases to lease renewals, and advising on rent reviews. All aspects of residential property and conveyancing are handled including shared ownership and HomeBuy.

Dispute resolution services cover a range of business and personal issues. Services are geared to keeping clients out of court wherever possible, while ensuring the best possible outcome in terms of time and money. Employment services for employers include an HR retainer service, an employment health check, handling unfair dismissal and redundancy claims as well as compromise agreements, discrimination claims, breach of contract, TUPE issues and contracts, procedures and policies. Restrictive covenants, termination of employment, recruitment and data protection issues are handled, as well as disciplinary and grievance procedures along with consultancy and service agreements. A full range of property disputes are handled, from business land disputes to boundary disputes and restrictive covenants.

Family and matrimonial law services include mediation and collaborative law as well as all aspects of family relationships. The department advises on separation and ending a relationship including financial matters and issues relating to children. Specialist services for the healthcare sector include corporate and commercial matters, such as medical practice and care home sales and acquisitions, as well as employment issues.

The private client department provide a comprehensive service including wills, inheritance tax, powers of attorney, services for the elderly and probate issues.

Breakdown of work %Company commercial 17
Commercial property 20
Residential property 14
Matrimonial 13
Wills, trusts and probate 20
Litigation and employment 16

Number of UK partners 11

Number of other UK fee-earners 57

Above material supplied by Herrington Carmichael LLP.

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