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Taylor Walton LLP

28-44 ALMA STREET, LUTON, BEDFORDSHIRE, LU1 2PL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01582 731161
Fax:
Fax 01582 457900
Email:
Web:
www.taylorwalton.co.uk

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
Corporate and commercial: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx - ranked: tier 2

Taylor Walton LLP

Taylor Walton LLP's Luton-based practice is jointly headed by commercial specialist Mike Pettit and corporate lawyer Jeremy Brockis. The team handles a variety of acquisitions, disposals and reorganisations, with a growing international transactional practice which focuses in particular on the US. The client portfolio includes prestigious names from the banking, technology, media, food and drink and charity sectors.

Practice head(s):Mike Pettit; Jeremy Brockis

Key Clients

Novanta Inc

The Entertainer

Capita Group plc

Nat West

Bank of Ireland

Campaign for Real Ale

Comline Auto Parts

Pet Food UK

Cross Pens Inc

JVCKenwood

Pieroth Wines

Work highlights

  • Advised a direct subsidiary of NASDAQ-listed company Novanta on the acquisition of Cambridge-based Zettlex Group.
  • Advised selling shareholders on the sale to Wertheimer UK of 100% of the issued shares in Taylor James Holdings.
  • Assisted the client with its nationwide revitalisation consultation with members and subsequent constitutional reform.
  • Advised shareholders on the sale to West Hill Acquisitions of 100% of the shares in Jeanie Marshal Foods.
  • Advising the client on the UK security aspects in relation to loans made to various Irish and English companies, as well as on corporate restructuring.

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South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx - ranked: tier 3

Taylor Walton LLP

Taylor Walton LLP offers a full range of dispute resolution services to clients, catering for both companies and private individuals and specialising in commercial litigation, property litigation and contentious probate. The practice is headed by James Carpenter, who is an expert in professional negligence claims, contract disputes, consumer claims, defamation, shareholder disputes and civil fraud. Tracey Harris is recommended for her expertise in employment litigation and contentious probate claims. Saljuq Haider is another name to note.

Practice head(s):James Carpenter

Other key lawyers:Tracey Harris; Saljuq Haider

Rising stars

Saljuq Haider - Taylor Walton LLP

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South East: Human resources

Employment: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
Employment: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx - ranked: tier 3

Taylor Walton LLP

Taylor Walton LLP’s practice handles all aspects of employment law including outsourcing and TUPE work, share options and incentivisation plans, exit planning, discrimination matters and support to the firm's commercial department. The team also undertakes tribunal work and other dispute resolution. Heather D Cowley heads the practice. Alec John Colson and associate Nicola Smyrl are other names to note.

Practice head(s):Heather D Cowley

Other key lawyers:Alec John Colson; Nicola Smyrl

Work highlights

  • Advised a direct subsidiary of Novanta Inc on the employment aspects of the acquisition of Zettlex Group.
  • Advising the selling shareholders at Taylor James Ltd on the employment aspects of the sale of 100% of the issued shares in Taylor James Holdings to Wertheimer UK.
  • Advising the selling shareholders on the employment aspects of the sale of Hitec Lift Trucks to Briggs Equipment UK.
  • Advised shareholders on the employment aspects of the sale of 100% of the shares in Jeanie Marshal Foods to West Hill Acquisitions.

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South East: Private client

Family: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
Family: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx - ranked: tier 3

Taylor Walton LLP

Taylor Walton LLP's family law department is committed to mediation as a way to help clients achieve amicable, out-of-court settlements. The practice works in close connection with the firm's conveyancing, corporate, private client and employment departments to provide full assistance on overlapping legal matters. The practice is headed by Harpenden-based Ben Twitchen, who specialises on financial issues arising from relationship breakdowns as well as children law. Arbitrator Olive McCarthy joined the St Albans office from Breeze and Wyles Solicitors Limited in July 2018.

Practice head(s):Ben Twitchen

Other key lawyers:Olive McCarthy 

Work highlights

  • Acting for a client in a divorce with matrimonial finances and child contact issues.
  • Acting for a client in financial proceedings on divorce.
  • Acting for a client in relation to a postnuptial agreement.
  • Handling financial proceedings on divorce, including a freezing injunction.
  • Acting for a father in Children Act proceedings.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
Personal tax, trusts and probate: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx - ranked: tier 1

Taylor Walton LLP

The private client team at Taylor Walton LLP is well known in the area for its expertise in working with high-net-worth clients, including business owners, farmers and landed families, often across generations and increasingly across jurisdictions. Investing in home-grown talent, the practice has been growing, with an excellent staff retention rates. Richard Crocker is the practice head. Alison Voyce is another key contact.

Practice head(s):Richard Crocker

Other key lawyers:Alison Voyce

Key Clients

The Lytton Cobbold Family (Knebworth House)

The Daniells Family

The Gibson Family

The Cole Family

The Ramsden Family

The Williams Family

Eddie and Jill Minshull

The Webber Family

The Lloyd Family

The Webster Family

Work highlights

  • Estate planning for a wealthy elderly couple with significant family complications.
  • Advised a local farming family in connection with tax planning and succession issues.
  • Dealing with a complex probate involving unusual technical issues.
  • Dealing with cross-border probate for a non- UK domiciled person.
  • Providing  Deed of Variation to capture future residence nil rate band.
Leading individuals

Richard Crocker - Taylor Walton LLP

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
Commercial property: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx - ranked: tier 3

Taylor Walton LLP

Taylor Walton LLP’s team is experienced in development work, property finance and real estate acquisition and disposal mandates. The retail sector is an area of growth for the practice, as is work with charities. The practice head is Angela Thomas. Managing partner Dermot A Carey and Michael Kelly are other key contacts.

Practice head(s):Angela Thomas

Other key lawyers:Dermot A Carey; Michael Kelly

Key Clients

Capita Plc

The Entertainer (Amersham) Limited

Barnardo’s

Brook Street (UK) Limited

Chamberlain Holdings Plc

Jarvis Group Limited

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