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South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Essex
Corporate and commercial: Essex - ranked: tier 2

Wortley Byers LLP (Brentwood)

The β€˜exceptionally responsive and out-of-the-box thinking’ practice at Wortley Byers LLP is well known for its experience in the pharmaceuticals sector, and duly gained a new client in the form of Aspire Pharma, as well as continuing to do work for the likes of Heheals Pharmaceuticals and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiation Committee. A key highlight for the β€˜commercially astute and practical’ Sue Dowman is the ongoing advice to Martindale Pharma regarding acquiring developer Viridian Pharma and expanding its product range in Europe. The practice also serves the engineering industry, such the β€˜excellent’ Lucy Folley’s advice to shareholders of Skyline Tower Crane Services during the company’s joint venture with Arcomet Tower Cranes. Additionally, Dowman supported Majenta Solutions on its acquisition of Dassault Systemes from Tata Technologies Europe. Other clients include Florey Investments, AGS Oilfield Services, Kendon Packaging Group and Warneford Healthcare. The team members are based in Brentwood.

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South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Essex
Commercial litigation: Essex - ranked: tier 2

Wortley Byers LLP (Brentwood)

The commercial litigation team at Wortley Byers LLP handles contract disputes, negligence claims, company management and partnership litigation. Head of team Nick Hatchett, who provides β€˜invaluable advice in dealing with disputes’, continued to advise a major European bank in a recovery matter. Apart from banking, Hatchett, Wendy Beach and Sarah Stanyer work with clients in the energy, hospitality, pharmaceutical, property and transport industries. Telecoms giant AT&T, German plant engineering company Andritz MeWa and Review Hotels are among the firm’s active client base.

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South East: Human resources

Employment: Essex
Employment: Essex - ranked: tier 3

Wortley Byers LLP (Brentwood)

The employment practice at Wortley Byers LLP in Brentwood primarily advises on disciplinary, grievance and redundancy procedures. Partner Wendy Beach and associate Sarah Stanyer have additional experience in obtaining injunctive relief and defending claims regarding breaches of post-termination restrictions and data misuse. The practice also handles issues stemming from the Working Time Regulations and Agency Worker Regulations. Together with managing partner and contract lawyer Lucy Folley, Stanyer advised the CIO of Brentwood School on contentious performance and sickness management issues as well as pre-termination negotiations and settlement agreements. Clients include Chigwell London, Athona, Surrey Downs Gold Club, Shadworth Pharmaceutical and Moody Homes.

Next generation lawyers

Sarah Stanyer - Wortley Byers LLP

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South East: Private client

Family: Essex
Family: Essex - ranked: tier 4

Wortley Byers LLP (Brentwood)

The family practice at Wortley Byers LLP in Brentwood covers all kinds of matters from marital agreements to separations and children issues. The key person is β€˜dedicated, sincere, competent’ and recently promoted associate solicitor Louise Margiotta, who also trained as a collaborative lawyer and mediator and specialises in negotiating and drafting agreements, high-value financial matters and international matters concerning private and public children law. Her recent highlights include the representation of a client who sought advice on personal assets as well as the removal of his ex-wife as a director and company secretary from his business after the divorce. She also settled a separation case (in which the husband had medical health issues) by conducting a series of β€˜without prejudice’ roundtable

Next generation lawyers

Louise Margiotta - Wortley Byers LLP

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Essex
Personal tax, trusts and probate: Essex - ranked: tier 2

Wortley Byers LLP (Brentwood)

Wortley Byers LLP is an β€˜extremely competent, professional and efficient firm’ that fosters β€˜good liaison between departments’ and provides an β€˜exceptional combination of people skills, ability and hard work’. The β€˜supportive, knowledgeable and confident’ Nicola Healy works across the field, but has particular expertise in estate planning and administration (including wills and intestacy) and is β€˜good with elderly and high-net-worth clients’. Also recommended are the β€˜knowledgeable and personable’ trust and estate planning expert Poh Shan Chong and β€˜capable’ head of private client Anne Ellis. The β€˜patient and approachable’ John Southan, who specialises in private client matters involving property and also handles deputyship applications, was promoted to associate level in 2016.

Next generation lawyers

Nicola Healy - Wortley Byers LLP

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Essex
Commercial property: Essex - ranked: tier 1

Wortley Byers LLP (Brentwood)

The commercial property department at Wortley Byers LLP is recommended especially for its β€˜prompt, attentive service’ (with β€˜response times that were quicker than expected’), β€˜thoroughness’, β€˜clarity in response’ and a β€˜professionalism that starts at the door’. The team has expertise in property development, development finance, property management, funding, investment acquisitions and tenancy aspects. All team members also work on property conveyancing. Head of commercial property Aaron Cane provides β€˜superb knowledge’ and has a β€˜practical attitude, sound commercial approach and exceptional dedication to customer service’. Additionally recommended are the β€˜efficient’ Jane Winfield, whose β€˜first-rate service regarding leases’ is conducted with β€˜enthusiasm’ and a β€˜professional approach’, as well as the β€˜clear and concise’ Laura Harrison, who is β€˜easily accessible’ and was promoted to associate in 2016. Property conveyancing and finance lawyer David Grainger has β€˜attention to detail’ and the ability to β€˜come up with alternative ideas’. Solicitor Tom Moulsdale joined from an East Kent firm in November 2016. Countrywide Assured Group, Woodland Global, Florey Investments and William Thompson Homes form part of the practice’s client base.

Leading individuals

Jane Winfield - Wortley Byers LLP

Next generation lawyers

Aaron Cane - Wortley Byers LLP

Laura Harrison - Wortley Byers LLP

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