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TWM Solicitors LLP

65 WOODBRIDGE ROAD, GUILDFORD, GU1 4RD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01483 752700
Fax:
Fax 01483 752899
DX:
2408 GUILDFORD-1
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Web:
www.twmsolicitors.com

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex - ranked: tier 3

TWM Solicitors LLP

TWM Solicitors LLP acts for strong local and regional clients, including banks, and is increasingly attracting work from overseas clients for which it handles the spectrum of corporate and commercial work including share sales, MBOs, joint ventures and finance work. Recent work includes acting for Chris Lane Leisure on the acquisition of a leisure centre from Virgin Active by way of an asset purchase. Jamie Berry leads the group and counts ultra-high net worth individuals and family businesses among his clients; Peter Stevens' clients include those in the auto industry as well as inbound investors and Daniel Jenking leads on a range of corporate and commercial deals for owner-managed businesses.

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South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey, Sussex - ranked: tier 3

TWM Solicitors LLP

According to clients, TWM Solicitors LLP 'is a go-to firm in the region' that 'provides an excellent service at a good price'. Operating from offices across Surrey and able to draw on the team in London, it represents clients in varied disputes ranging from construction and real estate to Companies Act, shareholder and fraud disputes. Clients include Shilton Plc, Lucas Design & Construction, Bishop’s Move and AE Thorogood. Eileen Barry, who heads the group, is 'very level headed and trusted by clients' and 'tactically astute', and is well supported by managing associate Candy Stockton. David Hitchcock handles all types of commercial claims; he is 'rated extremely highly and never ceases to impress'.

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South East: Human resources

Employment: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
Employment: Kent, Surrey, Sussex - ranked: tier 3

TWM Solicitors LLP

TWM Solicitors LLP's team assists local, national and overseas companies and individuals on the full range of employment and HR matters from providing training on HR policies and data protection to TUPE and tribunal hearings. Recent highlights include advising a European company on all employment considerations pertaining to setting up in the UK and handling a case of gross misconduct disciplinary proceedings. Team head Patrick Stewart has broad expertise with a specialism in post-termination restrictions in contracts. Senior associate Clare Chappell and HR consultant Karen Beard are other names to note.

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South East: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate
Contentious trusts and probate - ranked: tier 2

TWM Solicitors LLP

TWM Solicitors LLP is 'among the few Surrey-based firms with genuine expertise in the field', with the firm fielding a team of 'subject matter experts' that can handle 'complex, multi-faceted cases in an efficient manner'. Guy Perkins is 'a seasoned professional, excellent at what he does - he invariably gets good results for clients, who know that they are in good hands'. Perkins leads a team with an extensive track record in cases involving Inheritance Act claims; claims concerning the validity and execution of wills; the removal of executors; contested deputyship; and statutory will applications. Recent work includes acting for a client whose partner had died with net assets valued at approximately £4.5m, in a claim for reasonable financial provision, which involved complex issues related to the deceased's domicile.

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Family: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
Family: Kent, Surrey, Sussex - ranked: tier 2

TWM Solicitors LLP

TWM Solicitors LLP's team, while¬†focused on collaborative law and mediation, is experienced in Family and High Court proceedings. Its work traverses financial settlements often involving family businesses, trusts and offshore assets, nuptial agreements and Children Act disputes. Practice head Sarah Cornes, who is based in the Wimbledon office, stands out for her ‚Äėimpeccable professionalism, tenacity and discretion‚Äô and Demelza Patricio, who is based in Reigate, is ‚Äėcalm under pressure while providing clear, pragmatic advice‚Äô. Sarah Bostock¬†and Louise Connolly¬†are also highly regarded, as is the highly experienced Lindsey Alexander, who ‚Äėis excellent at setting expectations‚Äô.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
Personal tax, trusts and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex - ranked: tier 2

TWM Solicitors LLP

TWM Solicitors LLP is 'superb' and has 'a high-quality team' that includes 'clear and accurate' communicators that provide an 'excellent' service. It assists local families, business owners, entrepreneurs and land owners with issues of wills, the administration of trusts and estates, often with international complications, as well as Court of Protection matters. Practice head Allison Crossman provides 'clear and sound advice on sensitive family matters' and Nigel Harding is another key name. Senior associate David Lunn is noted for his ability to 'interpret clients' wishes and affairs in a sympathetic and understanding manner'. The group is also able to draw on the specialist expertise of two chartered tax advisers, Caroline Foulger and Stephanie Sharpe; the latter heads the tax department.

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex - ranked: tier 2

TWM Solicitors LLP

TWM Solicitors LLP's team provides an 'excellent all-round' service on a comprehensive range of real estate transactions, especially commercial and residential developments, leasing matters and finance. It acts for developer, investor and individual clients, including Hurley Partners, Shilton, Lucas Design & Construction, Lodgecrest and Asprey Homes. Practice head Adrian Price  has expertise in areas including development projects, acquisitions and disposals, and finance and securities work. Other key practitioners include Epsom-based Anne Fowler, 'who can always be relied upon to provide a thorough analysis of a problem and constructive advice'; managing partner Matthew Truelove; Wimbledon-based Claire Campbell; and the 'very intelligent and street-wise' David Stockley. The team expanded with several new hires including Rosy Kidd and associate Gurkiran Notay, who both joined from Stevens & Bolton LLP.

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