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Sydney Mitchell LLP

APSLEY HOUSE, 35 WATERLOO STREET, BIRMINGHAM, B2 5TJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 698 2200
Fax:
Fax 0121 200 1513
DX:
13054 BIRMINGHAM-1
Email:
Web:
www.sydneymitchell.co.uk
Birmingham, Sheldon, Shirley

West Midlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Birmingham
Commercial litigation: Birmingham - ranked: tier 4

Sydney Mitchell LLP

Sydney Mitchell LLP¬†is ‚Äėvery strong‚Äô, and for some ‚Äėprobably the best in central Birmingham outside the large national and international firms‚Äô. The practice handles a range of matters, many of which with fraud elements, with clients ranging from international businesses, trade bodies, regional businesses and individual executives. Dean Parnell, whose expertise includes acting as a supervising solicitor for court-ordered searches, on top of being ‚Äėvery experienced and sensible: he is calm and reassuring, firm but not aggressive, and a tactically¬†astute negotiator who secures good deals for his clients‚Äô, is ‚Äėparticularly strong on shareholder disputes and claims relating to directors‚Äô ‚Äď he represented a foreign company on recovery of losses from director-level frauds. Kamal Majevadia¬†acted for an engineering company concerning unpaid invoices for engine components ‚Äď he also handles cases concerning alleged fraud.

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Debt recovery
Debt recovery - ranked: tier 3

Sydney Mitchell LLP

Sydney Mitchell LLP ’s workload includes a number of matters acting for finance providers concerning lending secured on residential property, plus matters concerning social care fees, vehicle finance and unpaid invoices. Kam Majevadia  heads the practice, with solicitor Hayley-Jo Lockley  a name of note below partner level. Gemma Parker is a key legal executive. Clients include West Bromwich Commercial.

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West Midlands: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 3

Sydney Mitchell LLP

Sydney Mitchell LLP's Leanne Schneider-Rose  advised an insolvency practitioner on gaining access to and possession of a sports and leisure club, and handled several cases concerning the sales of care homes from administration. Section 216 cases and personal bankruptcy are also areas of expertise.

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West Midlands: Human resources

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 5

Sydney Mitchell LLP

Sydney Mitchell LLP  is 'a solid, well respected team' that is 'a very popular locally' with 'a reputation that is growing nationally'. Dean Parnell  leads the team and is 'very popular with clients', and has 'a "can-do" attitude'.  He has a broad expertise in employment, and acts on behalf of employers and very senior employees. Also recommended is solicitor Samantha Glynn , who specialises in contentious issues.

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West Midlands: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant
Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 3

Sydney Mitchell LLP

Sydney Mitchell LLP  handle a range of clinical negligence claims, with 'an approach to client care that is second to none'. Mike Sutton  heads up the team and 'very well respected locally'. He is assisted by senior personal injury executive David Lydon ,Adam Hodson  and  Stephen Jesson.

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Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 4

Sydney Mitchell LLP

Sydney Mitchell LLP is 'a small team that has built up considerable experience', whose 'approach to client care is second to none'. Mike Sutton  leads the team and is 'very well respected locally within the profession'. He specialises in handling road and work accidents, and recently represented a client who suffered from complex regional pain syndrome due to falling from a ladder. David Lydon  recently joined the firm from Pearson Rowe Incorporating Springthorpes and has a similar focus on work and road accidents. He recently acted for an individual who required amputation to due to injuries suffered by his fingers while at work. Also recommended is solicitor Adam Hodson.

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence - ranked: tier 4

Sydney Mitchell LLP

Sydney Mitchell LLP 's litigation team is highly active in professional negligence cases, most notable against in the areas of legal services and construction. Sundeep Bilkhu is a key figure with extensive experience in negligence relating to property transactions.

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West Midlands: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate
Contentious trusts and probate - ranked: tier 1

Sydney Mitchell LLP

The 'driven' and 'professional' Sydney Mitchell LLP is led by Kamal Majevadia who is a 'caring, straight-to-the-point person' who 'tells it like it is' and 'manages your expectations'. He is particularly known for disputes on estates with a cross-border or commercial aspect. Shirley-based Tracy Creed  is also a key figure, with notable strengths in probate, trusts and estate planning.

Leading individuals

Kamal Majevadia - Sydney Mitchell LLP

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Family: Birmingham
Family: Birmingham - ranked: tier 3

 Sydney Mitchell LLP

The 'excellent' Sydney Mitchell LLP  focuses on complex matrimonial disputes and childcare arrangements. Karen Moores is a key contact and is known for her 'compassionate' and 'understanding'  manner. Mauro Vinti is also recommended and advises on all aspects on relationship breakdowns.

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

Sydney Mitchell LLP

The 'excellent' Sydney Mitchell LLP  is particularly strong in dealing with elderly client issues, with additional expertise in wills and estate planning, powers of attorney and administration work. Tracy Creed leads the team and has extensive experience in probate and trust matters.  Also recommended is Shirley based solicitor Nicholas Bennett , who focuses on will and probate issues, and solicitor Ravinder Sandhu, who is experienced in wills, trusts and probate issues.

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West Midlands: Public sector

Health
Health - ranked: tier 3

Sydney Mitchell LLP

Sydney Mitchell LLP focuses on GP mergers, disputes, leasing and tax issues. Fahmida Ismail leads the team and is heavily involved in property and finance matters pertaining to GPs and medical practices. Partner Dean Parnell works on commercial disputes and employment issues. We note with sadness that consultant solicitorTony Harris has passed away. His work had included assisting GP practices on a range of issues and on Primary Care Commissioning.

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West Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: Birmingham
Commercial property: Birmingham - ranked: tier 5

Sydney Mitchell LLP

Sydney Mitchell LLP’s team handles a range of multimillion-pound deals. Consultant Georgina Walsh in Shirley handles work concerning purchases and sales of development sites, while Stewart Coles, an associate, has experience in handling hotel deals. At partner level Div Singh , who is based in Birmingham, also handles buy-side deals, often involving title issues. Fahmida Ismail is also a key contact.

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 5

Sydney Mitchell LLP

At Sydney Mitchell LLP, associate Sundeep Bilkhu handles a range of commercial property disputes, frequently acting for landlords. Highlights include representation of a landlord in a dispute over the unauthorised removal of a stud wall, which was initially thought to have caused £30,000 of damage but triggered a subsequent order from the local authority to demolish and replace the buildings. Other work concerns boundary restrictive covenant disputes and Party Wall Act matters. In Shirley, Kam Majevadia handles trespass to land matters concerning residential developments, including Court of Appeal cases.

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