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Healys LLP

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Brighton, London

London: Human resources

Immigration: human rights, appeals and overstay - ranked: tier 3

Healys LLP

Healys LLP acts for high-net-worth individuals in the sports, music, theatre, films and entertainment industries, advising on complex personal immigration matters and concessions outside of the rules, refusals, deportations and judicial reviews and ILR applications. It also handles family-related issues and is experienced in cases involving international adoption and surrogacy. The team also advises UK universities on student visas and acts for companies on sponsorship licence matters.

Practice head(s):Ivon Sampson

Other key lawyers:Omar Shams; Nagesh Jain

Work highlights

  • Advised a private client on an ILR application, following five years of continuous residence as the holder of a Tier 2 (General) Migrant.
  • Advised a private individual on an appeal against the Entry Clearance Officer for failing to properly consider the duty of care for the appellant under the provisions of section 55 of the Borders Citizenship and Immigration Act.

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London: Insurance

Professional negligence
Professional negligence - ranked: tier 5

Healys LLP

With lawyers spanning its London and Brighton offices, Healys LLP is instructed by claimants on a variety of professional negligence disputes. The team is experienced in claims spanning the legal, accountancy, financial services, property and construction sectors. The firm recently took a lead role on the high-profile Dreamvar case, advising the property company on its £1.1m claim against two firms of solicitors in relation to a fraudulent property transaction.

Practice head(s):Robert Johnson

Other key lawyers:David Bailey; Jerome O’Sullivan; Adrian Taylor; Gemma Williams; Ben Parr-Ferris

Key Clients

Roskill Advisors/Alternative Real Estate Fund

Dreamvar (UK)

Kiritkumar & Smita Bhrambhatt

Cameron Worth

Hilary West

Maximilian Ward

Rob James and Linda Deslandes

Leigh Porter

Nick Way

Philip Freeborn and Christina Goldie

Work highlights

  • The team represented the claimant, Dreamvar, on the high-profile £1.1m claim against two firms of solicitors, in relation to a fraudulent property transaction.
  • The team was instructed by Kiritkumar and Smita Brahmbhatt on a claim against a firm of estate agents arising out of their failure to carry out proper due diligence on the tenant of the claimant's property, and/or any sufficient security checks of the property.
  • The team was instructed by the claimant on a dispute against a firm of solicitors regarding an alleged failure to advise on a shareholders' agreement and the subsequent termination of the claimant's relationship with one of the shareholders.
  • The team is acting for the claimant on a £1.25m claim against Clydesdale Bank, Alder King and Stags (estate agencies) relating to the sale of a Georgian mansion in Somerset.
  • Represented the claimant on a dispute with its former solicitors which involved an alleged failure to advise on the prohibition against alterations to the property.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)
Media and entertainment (including media finance) - ranked: tier 5

Healys LLP

The media team at Healys LLP handles a range of contentious and non-contentious instructions across the publishing, broadcasting, TV, film, music and digital media sectors. On the non-contentious side, the team is experienced in advising on copyright licensing, games development and the team also advises on licensing and distribution; the management of artists and performers; the production, licensing, distribution and promotion of audio and music; the development and acquisition of TV and film projects; and the production, distribution and licensing of film and TV programmes. The contentious team handles a range of media disputes such as defamation, reputation management cases, as well as IP and rights protection issues.

Practice head(s):Nicholas Taylor

Other key lawyers:Martin John; Andrew Sparrow

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