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Adams & Remers

TRINITY HOUSE, SCHOOL HILL, LEWES, BN7 2NN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01273 480616
Fax:
Fax 01273 480618
DX:
3100 LEWES-1
Email:
Web:
www.adamsandremers.com
Lewes, London

South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey, Sussex - ranked: tier 4

Adams & Remers

Adams & Remers is singled out for 'having big city skills in a country setting'. The team handles disputes in such diverse industries as aviation, waste management, healthcare, fashion and finance and has particular expertise in real estate, construction and engineering. Andrew Pawlik heads the team, supported by Allan Murray and Albie Passmore; the trio are 'knowledgeable, commercially minded and effective'. It is acting for an investment manager in litigation, and is also involved in a cross-border dispute concerning the supply of aviation fuel.

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South East: Private client

Agriculture and estates
Agriculture and estates - ranked: tier 3

Adams & Remers

Adams & Remers fields a team of 'exceptionally knowledgeable and skilful agriculture and estates lawyers' who are 'all easy to work with, helpful and reliable'. The 'no-nonsense' Katherine Haslam heads the practice, which acts for owners and managers of landed estates and farms on a range of issues, with recent growth in option and promotion agreements and refinancings. Recent work includes acting for a longstanding client on the first registration of unregistered land forming part of the Estate, which involved research into manorial rights and  manorial waste; and assisting with the purchase of farmhouse, outbuildings, cottages and farmland for the purposes of the client's new farming business. Also recommended are senior partner Robin Illingworth , who is noted for his 'common-sense approach and extensive experience', and partner James Turner , who is 'particularly good at sorting out complications in a practical and commercially viable way'.

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Contentious trusts and probate
Contentious trusts and probate - ranked: tier 3

Adams & Remers

Adams & Remers is 'a solid regional firm which has been building its practice in this area' in the three years since the arrival of Lloyd Junor and Ashton Davies ('both very experienced and pragmatic lawyers').  Junor has more than 20 years' experience handling contentious trust, probate and estates work on behalf of beneficiaries, trustees, executors and administrators. Recent work includes acting for minor beneficiaries on the removal of a professional trustee arising from their failure to properly appreciate the terms of the trust and needs of the beneficiaries.

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

Adams & Remers

Adams & Remers has 'an outstanding personal tax, trust and probate department'. The team advises on the gamut of private client work, including taxation and complex trust matters which frequently involve issues of domicile and overseas assets as well as Court of Protection cases. Practice head Bibi Fortin Lees 'provides a Rolls-Royce service which the best known firms in London would find hard to match'. Other noted practitioners include Francis Nation-Dixon, who is 'very knowledgeable about anything legal with financial or trust complications', and Simon Mitchell. 'Solution-driven' consultant Amanda Epstein joined the team from Coole Bevis LLP in September 2017.

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex - ranked: tier 3

Adams & Remers

Adams & Remers' team has expertise in a broad range of matters across commercial and residential developments, and landlord and tenant issues. The group is especially known for its commercial property work for pensions funds. It also has an established expertise in the care home sector where recent work includes acting for the seller on the disposal of a number of care homes, which was complicated by various title and access issues and an extended completion date. The group also assisted a care home operator, whose portfolio of care homes is worth some tens of millions, on the refinancing of 11 properties. Department head Katherine Haslam has broad expertise in the area but a noted specialism in agricultural and commercial rural estates work. Other key practitioners include highly experienced senior partner Robin Illingworth, who has experience in healthcare, agriculture and estates, and residential development matters, and Joanna Clark.

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