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South East: Corporate and commercial

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

TWM Solicitors LLP (Guildford)

TWM Solicitors LLPprovides a quality service comparable to much larger practices and has a good breadth of specialisms’. Its expertise covers M&A work, management buyouts and corporate restructurings, with recent highlights including advising Darenth Valley Golf Course on the sale of its issued share capital, and assisting Tindle Newspapers with its £4.3m acquisition of Isle of Man Newpapers. The team is also well-versed in commercial property transactions. Other clients include TVR Automotive and Rapid EPS. Team head Jamie Berryis friendly, approachable and professional’; he is assisted by Peter Stevens, who ‘delivers sensible advice in an easily understood manner’, and the highly regarded Adrian Price.

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South East: Dispute resolution

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

TWM Solicitors LLP (Epsom, Guildford, Reigate, Wimbledon)

TWM Solicitors LLP is ‘a very good firm that provides an excellent service to clients’. Shareholder mandates, contentious construction matters and professional negligence claims are mainstays of the practice; other areas of expertise include breach of contract disputes, damages claims and collateral warranties mandates. A E Thorogood, Lodgecrest, Riseden and Shilton are all clients. Commercial litigation practice head Eileen Barryis very experienced, capable, calm and knowledgeable’; she specialises in partnership disputes and professional negligence claims and is assisted by IP and property disputes expert David Hitchcock, who is ‘tactically astute and has an eye for detail’ and is an expert in IP and property disputes. Dispute resolution department head Guy Perkins is also recommended. Zoe Thompson left the firm to head the property litigation team at McMillan Williams in September 2016.

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South East: Human resources

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

TWM Solicitors LLP (Cranleigh, Epsom, Guildford, Leatherhead, Reigate)

Clients of TWM Solicitors LLP rate the team for its ‘expert knowledge’. Its expertise extends to restrictive covenant disputes, data protection matters and exit negotiations among others. Highlights included assisting restaurant chain Kokoro with preparing employment contracts and policies for multiple branches in the South East, and advising Image Skincare on employment law arising from the establishment of its UK subsidiary. Chelsea Technologies, Flying by Foy and Stenball Group are also clients. Head of practice Patrick Stewart ‘never fails to help with any problem’ and is experienced in employment tribunal litigation.

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South East: Private client

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

TWM Solicitors LLP (Guildford)

The ‘knowledgeable practitioners’ at TWM Solicitors LLPalways look to protect their clients from the risks of litigation, but are also willing and able to take the fight to the other side’. Guy Perkins specialises in contentious probate and Court of Protection cases, and is ‘experienced and capable, and has an excellent way of dealing with clients’. Senior associate Candy Stockton is the other name to note, bringing ‘a valuable dispute resolution background to the trusts and probate team’.

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

TWM Solicitors LLP (Epsom, Guildford, Reigate, Wimbledon)

TWM Solicitors LLP is ‘a consummate example of an approachable firm for people wanting excellent client care, good advice and well-run cases’. The full-service practice focuses on financial remediation and children matters, and frequently undertakes onshore and offshore management advice, spousal maintenance disputes and cohabitation agreements. The practice has also seen increased activity in wealth protection, including pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, and foreign divorces for international clients. Clients single out Sarah Cornes, who is ‘unflappable and determined, with boundless energy’; Lynn Child, who is ‘wise and a great judge of character and human relations’; Demelza Patricio; and the ‘outstandingSarah Bostock.

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

TWM Solicitors LLP (Cranleigh, Guildford, Reigate, Leatherhead)

According to one client, TWM Solicitors LLPis first-class in every aspect of its work’. The firm undertakes the full spectrum of private client matters, including wealth protection, lifetime trusts advice and high-value estate administration. Its tax work includes personal tax mitigation assistance, inheritance tax advice and capital gains tax matters. The well-regarded Allison Crossman leads the team, which also senior associate Michelle Leggett who ‘delivers advice in a clear and easy to understand manner’ and the ‘impressive’ Duncan Mitchell-Innes. Other key names are Paul Bradley, Nigel Harding and Adrian O’Loughlin.

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South East: Real estate

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

TWM Solicitors LLP (Guildford, Epsom, Reigate, Wimbledon)

TWM Solicitors LLP frequently advises on leasehold and freehold negotiations, large-scale portfolio management matters and acquisitions and disposals of properties for a number of clients in the retail, logistics and leisure sectors. The team worked in tandem with the firm’s corporate department to advise London & Surrey Property Holdings on its acquisition by Glenstone Holdings. In another highlight, it advised Lucas Design & Construction on its £6m acquisition of two Banstead sites, as well as advising on the subsequent plot sales. Also on the client roster are Crown Golf, Svenska Handelsbanken and Tindle Newspapers. Adrian Price is heads the practice and specialises in commercial development projects, freehold agreements and property finance matters. He is ably supported by managing partner Matthew Truelove, who focuses on acquisitions and property divestments, as well as Anne Fowler, who specialises in advising clients in the leisure industry, and Claire Campbell, who is noted for her commercial leasehold expertise. David Stockley joined the team from Russell-Cooke LLP.

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