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East Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the East Midlands
Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the East Midlands - ranked: tier 3

Wilson Browne Solicitors

The ‘very good’ team at Wilson Browne Solicitors has wide-ranging corporate and commercial experience covering acquisitons and disposals, mergers, reorganisations, management buyouts and commercial agreements, among other matters. ‘Very practical’ and ‘well-connected’ practice head Andrew Kerr ‘works hard for his clients’. Highlights included acting for the National Education Union on its merger with the Association of Teachers and Lectures, and assisting Global Processing Services with a number of commercial contracts with suppliers and customers, including a card payment services agreement with a challenger bank.

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East Midlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the East Midlands
Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the East Midlands - ranked: tier 3

Wilson Browne

Wilson Browne is experienced in shareholder and contractual disputes, professional negligence claims and property litigation. Insolvency-related matters are another area of strength. Traditionally serving a client base from the Northamptonshire and Leicestershire markets, the team has broadened its geographical scope and now assists a national clientele, especially with regard to property disputes. Professional negligence specialist John Gordon took on the role of practice head of the commercial litigation team following former practice head Kevin Rogers' appointment as head of the firm’s overall commercial offering. Recent highlights include acting for in a case concerning vehicle sales and property disputes, and defending a technology sector client against a significant minority shareholder protection claim involving an international component. In an illustration of the practice's logistics sector credentials, the group acted for United Pallet Networks in relation to contractual liabilities disputes. Speedpac is also a client.

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East Midlands: Insurance

Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant
Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 3

Wilson Browne Solicitors

Wilson Browne Solicitors fields a particularly strong clinical negligence practice, but also has a strong track record in advising on multi-track personal injury claims. ‘Extremely knowledgeable’ practice head Louise Tyler ‘is at the top of her game’ and especially experienced in birth injury claims and client representation at inquests. Tyler recently advised the widow and executrix of a deceased on a technically complex claim against the employer sub-contractor and a main contractor in relation to the death of her husband in a work accident, including the representation at the subsequent inquest which led to a prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive. Another stand-out instruction saw Tyler act for a client in a potential claim against Warwick Hospital NHS Trust regarding a knee arthroscopy.

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East Midlands: Private client

Family - ranked: tier 3

Wilson Browne Solicitors

Wilson Browne Solicitors’ ‘reassuring’ team provides ‘excellent advice’ on a broad variety of family law matters, with practice head Sally Robinson, the ‘knowledgeable and thorough’ Helen York and Edward Rawlins, who is also a mediator, as the main advisers. Finance issues arisen from divorces and other separations, injunctions regarding non-molestation and occupation, cohabitation agreements, and pre-nuptial agreements are as much part of the caseload as childcare arrangements, including guardianship, and issues specifically facing same-sex couples. The firm offers clients a dedicated childcare team under the lead of Deena Tate. Clients are mainly high-net-worth individuals, including business owners; public sector workers, farmers and other working professionals, making the client base varied in the wealth and assets at stake.

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

Wilson Browne Solicitors

Wilson Browne Solicitors’ group demonstrates strength in estate administration, tax planning and trust-related work, in addition to advising on wills and charity formation and registration. Neelam Maher leads the team, with Vicki Pearce in charge of the care funding and Court of Protection group. The ‘tremendous’ Jayne Murray, who ‘goes above and beyond expectations’, and Jane Forsyth are also recommended.

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East Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: elsewhere in the East Midlands
Commercial property: elsewhere in the East Midlands - ranked: tier 4

Wilson Browne Solicitors

Wilson Browne Solicitors fields a ‘very good’ team that handles a broad spectrum of work, ranging from acquisitions and disposals to agricultural developments. Practice head Tom Warrender is recommended alongside Nina Wilson , who is noted for her ‘eye for detail and timely responses’. Recent work includes advising Market Harborough Building Society on multiple secured lending matters, totalling a portfolio value of £7.4m. Other clients include Allied Irish Bank and Beeches Farm.

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Social housing
Social housing - ranked: tier 2

Wilson Browne Solicitors

Wilson Browne Solicitors ‘holds a great amount of industry knowledge and can be wholly relied on to guide clients through any arising matters or legislative changes’.  Tom Warrender heads the team, which includes Jennifer Laskey ‘who goes above and beyond’. The practice acts for private and professional landlords, including local authorities and housing associations, on work ranging from tenancy issues, arrears, demotion and possession instructions to anti-social behaviour orders and high-value acquisitions. Recent highlights include advising EMH Housing and Regeneration on the acquisition of a site in Wellingborough, involving the purchase of the land and a design and build contract, and securing a warrant for eviction on behalf of Spire Homes against tenants on the grounds of breach of a previous suspended possession order relating to the management of the tenancy. Rockingham Forest Housing Association also features on the client roster.

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