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Winckworth Sherwood LLP

MINERVA HOUSE, 5 MONTAGUE CLOSE, LONDON, SE1 9BB, ENGLAND
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Fax 020 7593 5099
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156810 LONDON BRIDGE-6
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www.wslaw.co.uk

London: Corporate and commercial

Partnership
Partnership - ranked: tier 2

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

In an illustration of Winckworth Sherwood LLP’s dual contentious and non-contentious capabilities, James Duncan advised Imperial Capital on regulatory compliance issues, while Jo Keddie (who ‘fights her clients’ corners very effectively’) advised on whistleblowing and discrimination claims. First Wessex and Enderby Wharf are also clients.

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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Licensing
Licensing - ranked: tier 2

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

The ‘knowledgeableRobert Botkai leads Winckworth Sherwood LLP’s ‘excellent’ licensing practice. Regarded as market leaders in the petrol forecourt sector, the team provides a ‘highly efficient and detailed’ service. Sabrina Cader is praised for her ‘ability to act quickly’.

Leading individuals

Robert Botkai - Winckworth Sherwood LLP

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London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives
Employment: senior executives - ranked: tier 1

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Winckworth Sherwood LLP’s ‘absolutely outstanding’ team provides ‘spot-on advice and an exemplary service’, making it ‘one of the best senior executive firms out there’. The practice is ‘a leader in the financial services sector’ and is highly experienced in whistleblowing matters. ‘Top-rate’ practice head Jo Keddiereally packs a punch’. Clients also praise the ‘outstandingSusan Kelly, the ‘efficientAndrew Yule, David von Hagen and James Lynas.

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London: Private client

Charities and not-for- profit
Charities and not-for-profit - ranked: tier 4

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Winckworth Sherwood LLP is ‘clearly committed to the charitable sector’ and provides an ‘exceptional level of service and industry knowledge’. Joanna Bussell is widely praised as ‘personable, positive, commercial and full of common sense’.

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Family
Family - ranked: tier 4

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Winckworth Sherwood LLP’s ‘thorough and conscientious’ team includes the ‘excellentEmily Brand and senior associate Katie Spooner; both attract praise for their ‘wonderful personal touch with clients’.

Leading individuals

Emily Brand - Winckworth Sherwood LLP

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London: Public sector

Education: schools
Education: schools - ranked: tier 2

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Andrea Squires’ group at Winckworth Sherwood LLP has a strong faith schools practice and has seen a recent increase in instructions to advise schools dealing with the threat of radicalisation. Other highlights include advising Thomas’s London Day Schools, as the sponsor, and New King’s Primary School on the latter’s conversion to academy status. The group defended the STEP Academy Trust against a claim for disability discrimination.

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Infrastructure (Parliamentary)
Infrastructure (Parliamentary) - ranked: tier 1

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Winckworth Sherwood LLP’s team is praised for its ‘encyclopaedic knowledge and consistently practical advice’. Paul Irving is ‘an absolute leader’ in promoting railway, harbour and other infrastructure projects. Alison Gorlov has a wealth of experience in infrastructure promotions and proceedings in parliament. Infrastructure planning specialist Hazel Anderson and transport sector expert Brian Greenwood are other names to note.

Leading individuals

Alison Gorlov - Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Paul Irving - Winckworth Sherwood LLP

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Local government
Local government - ranked: tier 3

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Winckworth Sherwood LLP’s practice is valued for its ‘excellent industry knowledge’ and includes the ‘professional, tenacious and dedicatedJoanna Bussell. It is experienced in transferring services to not-for-profit organisations, and advised Devon County Council on assigning its library services to a social enterprise.

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London: Real estate

Commercial property
Commercial property: development - ranked: tier 3

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Commercial property: general - ranked: tier 5

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Commercial property: hotels and leisure - ranked: tier 3

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Commercial property: retail - ranked: tier 4

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Winckworth Sherwood LLP continued to be very active in the mixed-use development space for clients such as Barratt, Redrow and London & Quadrant New Homes. Roger Fittonunderstands the housebuilder perspective’, Francesco Ferrari shows ‘excellent breadth of knowledge’ and Andrew Bedford has ‘a tireless persuasiveness’. Jodie Campbell joined from Howard Kennedy LLP.

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Construction
Construction: contentious - ranked: tier 5

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Construction: non-contentious - ranked: tier 5

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

The ‘professional and competent’ team at Winckworth Sherwood LLP is led by Colin Hall and Eleanor Kilminster, who were busy with a range of contentious and non-contentious matters. Highlights in 2015 included advising Barratt London on its Sugar Quay development of luxury flats and acting for Notting Hill Housing Trust on the regeneration of the Aylesbury Estate in Southwark.

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Planning
Planning - ranked: tier 2

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Noted as being ‘very strong on residential development and strategy’, Winckworth Sherwood LLP remains busy on behalf of clients such as Redrow and Persimmon. The infrastructure side of the practice was augmented by the arrival of Brian Greenwood from Osborne Clarke. The well-regarded Karen Cooksley heads the department.

Leading individuals

Karen Cooksley - Winckworth Sherwood LLP

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 3

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Winckworth Sherwood LLP is ‘first class’, ‘dynamic’ and ‘keen to develop in the market’ under Emma Chadwick, who is ‘proactive, commercial and sensible’. Other key figures include senior associate Katy Humphrey, who is ‘a real terrier with a case’, and Charlotte Coleman.

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Social housing: finance
Social housing: finance - ranked: tier 2

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

In an illustration of the innovative work carried out at Winckworth Sherwood LLP, the firm acted for Affinity Sutton Homes on the finance implications of its proposed merger with Circle Housing to form one of Europe’s largest housing associations. Other highlights included advising Hightown Housing Association on an innovative £27m unsecured bond. Key figures include Patricia Umunna, James Duncan and the ‘excellent, calm and very experiencedLouise Leaver.

Leading individuals

Louise Leaver - Winckworth Sherwood LLP

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Social housing: local authorities and registered providers
Social housing: local authorities and registered providers - ranked: tier 2

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Excellent in all areas’, Winckworth Sherwood LLP is noted for its pragmatism and commercial awareness, which clients view as instrumental to ‘unlocking deals where other solicitors may have compounded the issue by legal wrangling’. It acts for the majority of London’s housing associations, as well as local authorities and leading house builders. It is advising Affinity Sutton on its proposed merger with Circle Housing to form the UK’s largest housing association. Andrew Murray heads the practice, which includes Charlie Proddow, who has ‘a lot of relevant knowledge and expertise’, and Charlotte Cook, who is ‘a rock’ and ‘fun to work with’.

Leading individuals

Andrew Murray - Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Louis Robert - Winckworth Sherwood LLP

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London: Transport

Rail
Rail - ranked: tier 2

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Winckworth Sherwood LLP advises on the planning, promotion and statutory authorisation of major rail projects and has ‘in-depth knowledge of the law’. Team head Paul Irving and Hazel Anderson deliver ‘superb client service’, and are recommended alongside Alison Gorlov, Brian Greenwood and senior associate Jane Wakeham.

Leading individuals

Paul Irving - Winckworth Sherwood LLP

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