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Trethowans LLP

THE PAVILION, BOTLEIGH GRANGE BUSINESS PARK, HEDGE END, SOUTHAMPTON, SO30 2AF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 023 8032 1000
Fax:
Fax 023 8032 1001
DX:
154120 SOUTHAMPTON 48
Email:
Web:
www.trethowans.com
Poole, Salisbury, Southampton

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Hampshire
Corporate and commercial: Hampshire - ranked: tier 3

Trethowans LLP

Trethowans LLP acted for the shareholders on the sale of the entire issued share capital of iSupply Energy to German energy corporate Vattenfall. Riskstop Group, Baker Perkins and Saint-Gobain/Jewson are other clients. The group's expertise includes corporate finance, M&A, disposals and joint venture agreements, where is acts for clients ranging from SMEs to plcs. Key team members include practice head Mike Watson, Nick Gent, Paula Eckton and newly made-up partner Lucy Grey.

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South East: Crime, fraud and licensing

Licensing
Licensing - ranked: tier 1

Trethowans LLP

Trethowans LLP's team 'provides an excellent service and its knowledge of the law and procedures in this area is second to none'. Head of department Karen Lush has 'fantastic knowledge' in this space and consultant Julie Palmer is 'an incredibly experienced and knowledgeable practitioner who is particularly impressive to watch in licensing hearings'. The team was further bolstered by the hire of Sandra Graham from Laceys Solicitors incorporating HLF in March 2017. It acts for an impressive range of national restaurant chains in addition to retail and sports clients. Recent work includes acting for a national client with regard to some 22 licence applications including those within cumulative impact areas.

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South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Hampshire
Commercial litigation: Hampshire - ranked: tier 3

Trethowans LLP

The team at Trethowans LLP 'has an excellent reputation locally and compares well to others in this practice area'. Department head Richard Cook has expertise in a range of commercial litigation with an emphasis on contract claims, shareholder disputes, professional negligence and IP. The team counts the Ministry of Defence, Baker Perkins, Saint-Gobain/Jewson and the Taylor Cocks Partnership among its clients. In highlight work, it acted for GreatStar Europe in a £750,000 contract dispute pertaining to an alleged breach of a contract to source and supply certain equipment, which involved a five-day trial. Jon Kelly and Ian Singleton are other core members of the team together with Karl Cameron, who joined from Blake Morgan LLP in January 2018.

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Debt recovery
Debt recovery - ranked: tier 4

Trethowans LLP

Trethowans LLP's team, which provides an 'excellent' service, is headed by Louise Boyle  and Chris Whiteley, and also Kelvin Farmaner. The group's expertise takes in a diverse range of contractual disputes including recoveries for the NHS, bulk car parking fines, rent arrears and compensation for delayed flights. Clients include various hospital trusts, Amey, the 4com Group and Embark Corporate Services.

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South East: Finance

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Trethowans LLP

Trethowans LLP's dedicated banking team handles a range of matters, from acquisition finance mandates for lenders and investors, property and development finance, and agricultural finance transactions. Recent highlights include advising the borrower in a series of development loan facilities, assisting an international car parts manufacturer with an $18.5m facility to finance its management buyout, and acting for Bank of Scotland on a £5m term loan facility and £1m revolving credit facility provided to Ceuta Holdings. Sophie Eales heads the banking practice, which includes Nick Gent and property finance specialists Paul Longman and David Jones.

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

Trethowans LLP

The insolvency department at Trethowans LLP impresses with its 'excellent level of service, fast response times, strong industry knowledge and value for money', mostly within the local market. 'Responsive and committed' restructuring partner Matt Barker 'always adds value to a situation with innovative ideas and suggestions' and has experience in the manufacturing, haulage, construction and recruitment sectors. Jon Kelly, whose 'advice is considered, comprehensive and clear', is the primary contact for insolvency litigation, particularly in bringing and defending against fiduciary and breach-of-duty claims for insolvency practitioners. Recent highlights include the strategic advice provided to Lakesmere Group regarding a proposed restructuring and its entering administration proceedings. The team also assisted RSM with the restructuring of a multi-office estate agency, followed by its administration and an £85,000 business disposal. SFP Restructuring, Kuflink Bridging, Quantuma and CVR Global make up a portion of the client base.

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South East: Human resources

Employment: Hampshire
Employment: Hampshire - ranked: tier 3

Trethowans LLP

Trethowans LLP counts regional, national and multi-national companies among its clients and has a focus on the leisure, retail, construction, manufacturing and healthcare sectors. Its mandates range from HR advisory including reorganisations and TUPE regulations to hearings and litigation at Employment Tribunals and the High Court. It is handling a long-running director and shareholder dispute and is advising an international logistics company on the various employment issues arising from its reorganisation. Simon Rhodes, who heads the department, Kathryn Casey-Evans and James Humphery are the key names.

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South East: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant
Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 1

Trethowans LLP

The 'excellent' Trethowans LLP is a 'premiership regional firm' whose 'highly competent litigators deal with high-quality claims of the very severe type', using a 'very client-caring' approach. Typical cases concern birth injuries, stillbirths and neonatal deaths, and gynaecological, paedriatric, spinal, orthopaedic, cardiac and oncological issues, as well as  negligence relating to pharmaceutics, A&E treatments or amputations. The 'knowledgeable, fiercely intelligent and hardworking' Clare Carter leads the team; Gavin Lane, who has 'great attention to detail and the ability to find the right expert witness', and Chris Whiteley, who stands out for his 'common sense and good client care', are also noted.

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Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 1

Trethowans LLP

'One of the best all-round firms in the South', Trethowans LLP fields a 'top-tier' personal injury practice that is still 'small enough to offer a personal service'. It handles complex head, spinal and orthopaedic injury cases, as well as industrial disease matters and fatal claims resulting from accidents at work, in public places and road traffic. The 'hugely experienced' Gavin Lane leads the team. Partner Chris Whiteley is recommended for his 'experience, common sense and good client care' in employers' liability and asbestos-related claims, while partner Tom Hartigan has 'good specialist knowledge in head and spinal injury matters' and James Braund offers 'broad experience and persistent support'. 'Outstandingly good' solicitor Rhiannon Daniel is 'committed to achieving the best for clients'.

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Personal injury: defendant
Personal injury: defendant - ranked: tier 2

Trethowans LLP

The 'excellent, efficient and successful' practice at 'user-friendly firm' Trethowans LLP is 'in one of the top tranches for personal injury work' and 'can be relied upon to go the extra mile', with 'special competence in defending cross-border claims'. Other niche experience exists in equine and general animal matters and road traffic accidents, as well as health and safety and employers' and public liability. Recent highlights include defending Generali Poistovna as insurer of a foreign driver against a road traffic collision claim which involved the claimant's alleged diagnosis with fibromyalgia, as well as the successful defence of Cornish Mutual against a claim from a rider who fell from her horse and sustained medium injuries, allegedly due to the defendant landowner placing a bird scarer near the bridleway, which spooked the horse. Van Ameyde UK, Go South Coast and Endsleigh Insurance Services make up part of the client portfolio. Practice lead and 'robust but sensible negotiator' Kelvin Farmaner, 'thorough and approachable' partner Bethany Blamire , who 'grasps the key issues before her counterparts', and health and safety expert Sarah Wheadon are recommended.

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South East: Private client

Family: Hampshire
Family: Hampshire - ranked: tier 2

Trethowans LLP

The team at¬†Trethowans LLP¬†encourages alternative dispute resolution options and all team members, who are collaboratively or mediation trained,¬†‚Äėhave the same ethos and provide an unrivalled¬†service to their clients‚Äô. The group assists with all types of private children and surrogacy matters, as well as handling high-value financial disputes. Head of department Andrew Mercer¬†‚Äėstands out and is a star‚Äô and Grant Cameron¬†is highlighted for ‚Äėusing both litigation and ADR to achieve the best outcomes for his clients‚Äô.¬†Emma Wilders-Pratt¬†and Juliet Mayhew,¬†who has ‚Äėvery good client skills and undertakes ADR but can also be a tough litigator where necessary‚Äô, are also noted.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Hampshire
Personal tax, trusts and probate: Hampshire - ranked: tier 3

Trethowans LLP

Trethowans LLP fields 'an excellent and very reliable' team and is 'a great firm to work with'. Mihiri Gajraj  is 'experienced and incredibly knowledgeable' and Elizabeth Webbe focuses on tax efficient structures particularly in relation to wills and trusts, including tax issues relevant to overseas assets. Clients include high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs and it has notable expertise acting for farmers and other land owners. Succession planning, the administration of estates and contentious probate are other areas of expertise.

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Hampshire
Commercial property: Hampshire - ranked: tier 3

Trethowans LLP

At Trethowans LLP, Garry Treagust jointly heads the team with Paul Longman, who focuses on property finance. The group acted for Rowanmoor Trustees on the purchase of three commercial units, which involved a complicated restructuring of the legal title, as well as handling leasing matters and borrowing issues involving several parties, including a pension fund. Other work includes assisting with residential developments, landlord and tenant matters, and related restructuring work. The team was bolstered by the arrival of Biddy Walker , who joined from Irwin Mitchell, Juliet Biddle, who joined from Bevan Brittan LLP and Madeleine Tovey, who was a new arrival from Macfarlanes LLP. Other key practitioners include Elizabeth Bryson and Caroline Probert.

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