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Trethowans LLP

LONDON ROAD, SALISBURY, SP1 3HP, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01722 412512
Fax:
Fax 01722 411300
DX:
155560 SALISBURY 7
Email:
Web:
www.trethowans.com
Poole, Salisbury, Southampton

South West: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant
Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 2

Trethowans LLP (Salisbury)

The β€˜excellent’ Trethowans LLP represents claimants in a large spectrum of injuries sustained because of clinical negligence, with particular strengths in cerebral palsy claims, birth injury cases, cases arising from delayed diagnosis and misdiagnosis, as well as surgery negligence claims and the negligent treatment of medical conditions. The β€˜very strong’ team enjoys a very good reputation for its β€˜extremely supportive and sensible’ client care. It is experienced in handling claims against NHS trusts, NHS and private hospitals, consultants, GPs and dental practices. The β€˜very clever’, β€˜very tenacious’ and β€˜assiduous’ clinical negligence team head Clare Carter is an β€˜excellent lawyer’ who β€˜gives her all for her clients and leaves no stone unturned’. The β€˜very experienced’ Gavin Lane is group leader for the practice’s personal injury and clinical negligence teams. Senior associate and β€˜star in the making’ Rhiannon Daniel is recommended alongside managing partner Chris Whiteley. Recent work covers advising clients on a number of claims involving the negligent treatment of cancer, including delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, and negligent treatment of the condition, as well as acting in various birth injury cases, ranging from delays in delivery to failure to admit for emergency caesareans, assisting clients with the recovery of various financial losses, including care, loss of earnings, therapies, and accommodation.

Leading individuals

Clare Carter - Trethowans LLP

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Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 3

Trethowans LLP (Salisbury)

Trethowans LLP is a strong regional practice that advises on complex high-value head and spinal injury claims as well as complicated orthopaedic claims. It also handles accidents at work, road traffic and fatal accidents, occupiers’ and public liability. The team has experience in handling high-value claims in the High Court and stands out through its strength-in-depth. Practice head Gavin Lane is commended for his β€˜compendious’ and β€˜outstanding knowledge of catastrophic injury cases’, and managing partner Chris Whiteley is β€˜hugely experienced, very sensible and highly supportive of clients’. Clare Carter is renowned for her comprehensive grasp on her cases, while senior associate Rhiannon Daniel is β€˜a highly competent practitioner with sound judgement of the strength of a case’. Recent covers accident at work claims and road traffic injury claims.

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South West: Private client

Agriculture and estates
Agriculture and estates - ranked: tier 2

Trethowans LLP (Poole, Salisbury)

Trethowans LLP strengthened its agricultural and rural property team with the hire of Grainne Alen-Buckley from Wilsons in 2016. Practice head Marcus Thorpe, who is β€˜excellent at formulating ideas’, recently assisted Lloyds Bank with the Β£12m refinancing of a farm which was comprised of a principal house, agricultural land and 14 commercial buildings. He has also recently handled a large number of multimillion-pound purchases and sales of farms. The β€˜very thorough’ Elizabeth Webbe is an expert on tax planning regarding onshore and offshore assets. She recently assisted a landowner with the registration of a farm, restructuring the family partnership, estate planning, trust matters and refinancing existing debt. Litigator Kelvin Farmaner is recommended for animal and faming liability cases as well as insurance disputes.

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Family
Family - ranked: tier 3

Trethowans LLP (Salisbury)

At Trethowans LLP, team head Andrew Mercer β€˜combines being a great leader and motivator with being a first-class collaborative lawyer’, he is β€˜excellent with clients’ and β€˜has the knowledge and ability to take on complex and high value cases’ including financial and children cases. Mercer is superbly assisted by Dawn Gore whose knowledge of children law is β€˜second to none’. Emma Wilders-Pratt, who has particular expertise in representing military personnel, β€˜combines the perfect balance of strength and determination to get the very best result whilst being able to sensitively advise her clients on how to reach agreement’. Family mediator Juliet Mayhew is a key contact when it comes to advising individuals with companies or farming assets and handling cases involving trusts and inherited wealth.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 4

Trethowans LLP (Salisbury, Poole)

Trethowans LLP has a niche specialism in advising entrepreneurs, farmers and landed estates on succession and capital tax planning. It also handles Court of Protection and mental capacity issues as well as probate administrations. Recent works covers the administration of the estates of deceased individuals and negotiating with HMRC on inheritance tax and business property relief matters. Elizabeth Webbe has experience in advising on tax issues for clients with overseas assets, and is also a key name to note for preparing and administering wills and trusts. Gary Pick and senior associates James Hammersley are also key contacts. Individuals mentioned above are based in Salisbury and Poole.

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South West: Real estate

Commercial property: Dorset and South Wiltshire
Commercial property: Dorset and South Wiltshire - ranked: tier 1

Trethowans LLP (Poole, Salisbury)

Trethowans LLP’s β€˜excellent’ commercial property group handles landlord and tenant work for a range of corporate clients and remains particularly active in property transactions for pension schemes. Caroline Probert acts for a long list of pensions trusts, including James Hay Pension Trustees, for which she handled the Β£3m sale of a factory site conditional on planning permission. PAL Trustees, Rowanmoor Trustees and Sippchoice Trustees are other notable pension fund clients. Garry Treagust leads the real estate department and acts for large corporate tenants as well as pension fund clients. David Jones focuses on real estate finance and secured lending, where he acts for clients such as HSBC and Metrobank.

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 4

Trethowans LLP (Salisbury)

Trethowans LLP β€˜compares favourably to other firms in the area’ and covers a range of disputes relating to commercial, residential and agricultural property. The department has particular strength in dealing with rent and service charge arrears claims, and has been involved in a number of landlord and tenant disputes during the course of 2016 and 2017. Department head Ian Singleton is providing ongoing advice to two household name clients in relation to possession proceedings against commercial and residential tenants and arrears claims.

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