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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 (Luton)

Taylor Walton LLP is noted for its growing international transactions practice, most notably in the US, and has strong experience advising on accountancy sales and acquisitions, disposals and company property sales. Highlights included acting for Caledonian Consumer Finance on a £15m acquisition of its consumer loans portfolio by Honeycomb Investment Trust; advising Taylor James on share reorganisation and option schemes for its UK and US businesses; and handling the restructuring of Comline Auto Parts, including the transfer of its subsidiaries in Greece and Spain. Key figure Mike Pettit specialises in corporate and banking transactions and commercial projects, and also advises on corporate recovery. Simon Hughes is recommended for M&A transactions, joint ventures and leveraged buyouts, among other matters.

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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 (Luton)

Taylor Walton LLP has particular expertise in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, and also handles litigation in relation to tax, insolvency and contractual matters. Recent work includes representing Brook Street in a landlord and tenant dispute arising from a break notice, and acting for Wyse Power in a claim for unpaid invoices resulting from the development of a London property. James Carpenter heads the department and has extensive commercial litigation experience, particularly within the professional negligence, construction, employment and insolvency spaces. Clients also single out Claire Baynham, whose wide-ranging expertise includes commercial contract disputes, property litigation and breaches of restrictive covenants.

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South East: Private client

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

Taylor Walton LLP (Harpenden, St Albans)

Taylor Walton LLP’s team deals with the full range of family-related disputes, including those related to family trusts, cohabitee issues, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and contact and residence issues in relation to children. Practice head Aileen Hartnett specialises in high net-worth divorce proceedings and collaborative work; Ben Twitchen advises on separation and children matters; and Natalie Hughes is recommended for issues involving a cross-border element.

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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 (Harpenden, St Albans)

Taylor Walton LLP is ‘excellent in all respects’, providing ‘timely responses, valuable advice and effective solutions to unusual requirements’. Practice head Richard Crocker advises on tax planning and high-value probate matters. Other key figures include the ‘professional, personable and responsiveAlison Voyce, who advises high net-worth clients on tax and succession concerns; Steven Hamilton, who deals with the creation and administration of trusts, probate and property-related matters; and Alex Drake, who has ‘a very practical approach to all issues’.

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 2

Taylor Walton LLP (Luton)

Taylor Walton LLP is noted for its expertise in the retail and charity sectors, handling work related to shops and care premises nationwide. The team also advises a sizeable cross-sector client base on development work, site assembly, overage arrangements and security lending. Recent highlights include assisting Capita Business Services with its high-value acquisition of the National Agri-Food Innovation Campus and a subsequent sub-sale to Lloyds Bank, and advising a property investor on the £7m acquisition of a mixed-use property for development. Angela Thomas heads the practice and handles the full range of commercial property transactions. Dermot Carey is the other key figure, and is particularly active in the retail, industrial and office park sectors. Barnardo’s, The Entertainer and The Jarvis Group are all longstanding clients.

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