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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

Wilson Browne Solicitors recently acquired Corby firm Friday Legal Solicitors, a move which enhanced its profile in the East Midlands. The development saw partners Douglas Iles and Duncan Crowther and a team of solicitors join the corporate and commercial group. The practice is led by Andrew Kerr, whose wide-ranging advice to clients covers acquisitions and disposals, MBOs, corporate reorganisations and commercial contracts, among other areas. Also highly recommended is associate James Dent. The firm had a strong flow of work in 2018, acting for clients from a number of sectors, including energy, education, media and entertainment, manufacturing and financial technology.

Practice head(s):Andrew Kerr

Other key lawyers:Douglas Iles; Duncan Crowther; James Dent


'The corporate and commercial team at Wilson Browne is going from strength to strength, with Andrew Kerr's development of his team really coming through now'

'Andrew Kerr really understands what makes owner-managers tick and is well- known for giving clear and direct advice on how to handle an issue'

'The team is friendly and approachable'

'Solid team, which has a very good approach to client service - proactive and thorough'

Key Clients

National Education Union

Heygates Limited

Global Processing Services Limited

Eneteq Services Limited

Festo Limited

Phoenix Fragrances Limited

Power Engineering (India) Private Limited

The Gateway Group of Companies Limited

Walkerpack Limited

Oliver James Estate Agents Limited

OCM Wealth Management Limited

Total Computers Networks Limited

Steve Pateman

Work highlights

  • Advised client on electronic payment services agreements with National Westminster Bank, Revolut Limited and BI Worldwide Limited.
  • Acted for the shareholders of Eneteq Services Limited on the sale of the company to the Veolia Group of Companies.
  • Advice to the client on contractual agreements with customers and suppliers.
  • Advised the client on contractual issues arising from a previous sale of a hotel and training facility business.
  • Advised this India-based client on its acquisition of English company Sheaf Power Limited.

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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

In a major development, Wilson Browne recently acquired Corby firm Friday Legal Solicitors, a move which saw Stuart Love join the commercial litigation team as practice head, succeeding John Gordon, who has now left the firm. Hayley Mauro is another new arrival, following the acquisition. The team has a record of achieving early resolution of disputes at the mediation stage, but its experience also comes to the fore in court proceedings. The client base mainly comprises of sole traders, SMEs, partnerships and other commercial entities in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. Kevin Rogers' recent work included multimillion-pound cases with a cross-border dimension. Rogers has a strong profile in the professional negligence sphere, and is a member of the Professional Negligence Association. Elsewhere, contractual disputes, shareholder disputes and insolvency litigation are other areas of activity. Property litigation is another strong suit, with the firm generating work on a national basis.

Practice head(s):Stuart Love (head of commercial litigation)

Other key lawyers:Kevin Rogers (head of commercial); David Farmer; Hayley Mauro

Key Clients

United Pallet Networks Limited

Beaucrest Limited


Sterling Press Limited

SAS Logistics Limited

AKAL Computer Systems Limited

Global Processing Services Limited

Great Scot (Scotland) Limited

Create & Explore Limited

Infrastructure Gateway Limited

Total Computer Networks Limited

Speedpac Limited

Resort Solutions Limited

BiS Henderson

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended Create & Explore Limited against its landlord in an action for recovery of rent arrears and enforcement of personal guarantee against client's director, and also obtained rescission of a lease based on allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation by the landlord.
  • Advised client on a dispute connected with the renewal of a lease at a manufacturing plant in the West Midlands.
  • Advised a London-based technology company on a historic shareholder dispute involving allegations of constructive trust, and limitation issues.
  • Acted for a high end fashion brand in a contract dispute with a supplier.

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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' team is noted for its¬†‚Äėdedication to the case and speed of communication‚Äô. The practice, which is led by Louise Tyler, solely focuses on clinical negligence work. It¬†undertakes a broad range of matters, such as cases involving birth-related injuries, delayed cancer diagnoses, surgical claims and avoidable falls by the elderly. Client representation at inquests is another area of activity.

Practice head(s):Louise Tyler

Other key lawyers:Marianne Stapleton


'It is a friendly firm, which does not confuse clients with complicated terminology'.


'The team works very professionally'


Work highlights

  • Secured damages of £60,000 for a minor who suffered a delayed diagnosis of a scaphoid fracture and fracture of his pubic ramus bone.

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East Midlands: Private client

Family - ranked: tier 3

Wilson Browne Solicitors

Wilson Browne Solicitors¬†is distinguished by its ‚Äėprofessionalism and ability to get things done above all expectations‚Äô. The group assists clients with all aspects of relationship breakdowns, including contact and resident agreements (in relation to children) and financial matters. Practice head Sally Robinson¬†¬†¬†acts for¬†public sector workers, business owners and professionals, among other clients. Her team has specific expertise in matters involving business and farming assets, inheritance and pension interests. Joe O‚ÄôBrien, who recently joined from Brethertons LLP,¬†'never fails to impress',

Practice head(s):Sally Robinson;

Other key lawyers:Helen York; Ed Rawlins;


'Helen York grasps problems immediately and is always available for timely advice. The turn round of documents was very quick and efficient'.


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

Wilson Browne Solicitors

At Wilson Browne Solicitors, core pillars of the practice include the administration of estates, trusts and tax planning, powers of attorney and wills. Its team also has specialist knowledge of the charity sector, where it acts as trustee and clerk to trustees in relation to various charity-related trusts. The group, which is led by Neelam Maher, also acts for a number of elderly clients. Court of Protection matters are another strength, with the firm having a dedicated department in this area.

Practice head(s):Neelam Maher;

Other key lawyers:Vicki Pearce;


'They are approachable, understanding, compassionate and fair'.

'Always a friendly relaxed approach, which suggests no time restraints.  Followed by a professional informative advice if needed'.

'Vicki Pearce and the team within the private client department take time to understand the client's requirements, situation and provide clear and focused advice'.

'The Court of Protection team has a much better command of health and welfare matters than other CoP teams who practice solely as Deputies'.

'Vicki Pearce is efficient and hugely professional at all times'.

Work highlights

  • Complex estate administration with contentious intricacies.
  • An intestacy matter with unknown beneficiaries and administrators.
  • Acting as trustees in relation to a 50% share of a property whilst the other 50% remains in contentious proceedings.
  • Administration of intestacy estate involving 28 beneficiaries.
  • Estate administration with missing beneficiaries.

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East Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: Elsewhere in the East Midlands
Commercial property: Elsewhere in the East Midlands - ranked: tier 3

Wilson Browne

Notwithstanding¬†Wilson Browne's¬†historic roots as a private client firm, the growth of the firm's commercial property practice now sees it it generate work from a broader client base from across the East Midlands. It¬†acts for private and corporate landowners, developers, housing associations, developers and investors, among others. The firm has further enhanced its profile by acquiring Corby firm¬†Friday Legal Solicitors;¬†John Punni, who is one of the additions to the team, has succeeded¬†Tom Warrender¬†as the head of the commercial property practice.¬†Warrender¬†joined the firm's board of management, while also remaining an active partner in the commercial property team.¬†The firm's varied workload includes freehold acquisitions and sales, leases, options and promotion agreements, and investment portfolios. Senior associate¬†Simon Chambers¬†is another key arrival as part of the Fridays deal.¬†Ika ńĆ√°stka ¬†has been advising individuals and businesses on commercial, rural and agricultural property matters since 1986, while¬†Nina Wilson¬†is another key figure in the team.

Practice head(s):John Punni

Other key lawyers:Tom Warrender; Ika Částka; Nina Wilson; Simon Chambers

Key Clients

Bakers Waste Ltd

Perfecta Assets Ltd

Anglo-Turkish International Limited

Beeches Farm Limited

CS2 Limited

Geo J Cox

Compass Community

F C S Properties Limited

ANC Access Limited

Market Harborough Building Society

Gorell Barnes Chartered Surveyor

Mama Jacq’s Limited

National Education Union

Rushden Town Council

Work highlights

  • The firm has acted for the National Education Union for over 20 years in connection with property related matters. During 2018, its work included acting for the client on the disposal of a freehold site in Exeter, and also the acquisition of a freehold office site in Nottingham.
  • Acted for Ferrers Technical Services Limited and Oberman’s Audio Visual Limited on the disposal of their entire commercial property portfolio.
  • Acted for Compass Children’s Homes in the acquisition of a number of leasehold properties.
  • Acted for Mama Jacq’s Limited on its acquisition of a lease at the new development at BoxPark, Wembley.
  • Assisted Loake Brothers Limited with acquiring leases in Guilford, Birmingham, Cheltenham and Market Harborough.

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Social housing
Social housing - ranked: tier 2

Wilson Browne

Wilson Browne offers in-depth coverage  of the social housing sector, with practice head Tom Warrender and Jennifer Laskey the main names to note. It provides specialist advice to social housing providers on land acquisitions and affordable housing sales, as well as assistance with planning documents and option agreements. The team is also attuned to the requirements of private and professional landlords (such as local authorities and private housing associations), and advises on antisocial behaviour, possession and arrears-related issues, among other matters.

Practice head(s):Tom Warrender

Other key lawyers:Jennifer Laskey

Key Clients

Abbeyfield Dorcas Society Limited

EMH Housing & Regeneration Limited

Park Lodge Project

Work highlights

  • Acted for EMH Housing and Regeneration Limited in its acquisition of land linked to a JCT contract.
  • Acted for EMH Housing and Regeneration Limited in its acquisition of 64 units at Beeby Road, Scraptoft
  • Acting for EMH Housing and Regeneration Limited on the purchase of land for proposed residential development of 15 units.
  • Acted for Abbeyfield Dorcas Society Limited on its proposed transfer of a property portfolio to a new company within the group.

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