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Blacks Solicitors LLP

CITY POINT, 29 KING STREET, LEEDS, LS1 2HL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 207 0000
Fax:
Fax 0113 242 1703
DX:
720480 LEEDS-49
Email:
Web:
www.LawBlacks.com
Leeds LS1, Leeds LS2

Yorkshire and the Humber: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire
Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 5

Blacks Solicitors LLP

In the ‘exceptional’ team at Blacks Solicitors LLP, which ‘always goes above and beyond for its clients’, department head Nigel Hoyle is ‘an excellent, pragmatic and commercial individual who is talented at finding solutions’, David Paterson is ‘to the point and avoids excessive fluff’, Richard Buono is ‘a fantastic asset to have on your side’ and Chris Allen ‘tells it how it is’. The group primarily acts for regional SMEs and owner-managed businesses with substantial expertise in the holiday and home parks sector; it recently acted on the sale of a caravan business park. Clients also single out ‘incredibly reliable’ associate Tate Chakrabarty, who ‘has the perfect combination of being highly personal and razor sharp in his legal and commercial knowledge’.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 4

Blacks Solicitors LLP

At Blacks Solicitors LLP, department head Luke Patel is ‘very client focused and is driven by getting the right outcome for his clients and always delivers an impeccable service’. Patel is also a member of the personal injury and medical negligence team, and recently defended personal injury firm GSD Law in claims brought by Allianz alleging systematic fraud and misconduct. The team primarily acts for owner-managed business and private individuals. Other names include James Teagle, Oliver Gross and associate Aimee Hutchinson, who is ‘extremely approachable and has an air of confidence that puts the client at ease’.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Human resources

Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 3

Blacks Solicitors LLP

With a 'blend strong technical knowledge, practical advice and great customer satisfaction' Blacks Solicitors LLP's employment  team is 'friendly and affordable, whilst also being pragmatic and commercial'. Chris Allen 'leads by example' in heading up the 'high achieving, modern and solid' practice which represents both SMEs and individuals. 'Star lawyer' Tom Moyes has expertise in disciplinary and grievance procedures and tribunal litigation, and is 'recommended for pro-active and reactive legal advice, given in a caring and respectful manner'. Other key individuals include the 'knowledgeable, sensible and commercial' Richard Parr and the 'personable' Paul Kelly. The 'enthusiastic and extremely dedicated' associate Euan Lawrence is also recommended.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Professional negligence: claimant
Professional negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 3

Blacks Solicitors LLP

The commercial dispute resolution practice at Blacks Solicitors LLP has a 'commercially sound approach' and 'a track record of success' in professional negligence claims. Luke Patel is a 'standout professional negligence lawyer' and heads the team, which has represented individuals and SMEs in claims against solicitors, accountants and surveyors.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Private client

Family: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Family: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 2

Blacks Solicitors LLP

The 'excellent' family law practice at Blacks Solicitors LLP handles the full range of matters from divorce settlements, children arrangements, and TOLATA cases to drafting pre-marital, post-marital and cohabitation agreements. Practice heads Ann Robinson and Paul Lancaster ' are both highly impressive, provide sound advice and are capable advocates'. Robinson frequently represents high net worth individuals, particularly in matters involving international property. Lancaster is a qualified collaborative lawyer and family mediator, and is instructed by numerous high profile sports people. Another key name to note it associate Andrew Smith.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 4

Blacks Solicitors LLP

Offering an 'excellent level of service' Blacks Solicitors LLP 's wills and probate team handles matters 'extremely efficiently and promptly'. The practice, headed up by the 'very personable and approachable' Nick Rhodes, is frequently instructed to handle wills, power of attorney, tax and estate planning and administration. Rhodes is ably supported by associate Lucy Rigden.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate

Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 4

Blacks Solicitors LLP

Blacks Solicitors LLP ‘approaches transactions with a commercial viewpoint and a highly pragmatic and professional level of service’ that ‘allows it to give clients real world and realistically sound advice no matter the complexity of the matter’. Team head Nicholas Dyson is ‘always available’, development specialist Ian Errington is ‘excellent at dealing with clients’, Matthew Hutchinson has ‘strong communication skills and is very level headed’, and senior associate Anushka Nicholas is ‘extremely knowledgeable and fights the client’s corner at all times’. Recent highlights include advising on energy-related refinancing issues, assisting with property acquisitions and restructuring leases.

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 4

Blacks Solicitors LLP

Blacks Solicitors LLP’s ‘competent, professional and personable department’ includes ‘incredibly helpful’ group head James Teagle, who has ‘an excellent grasp of the technical issues’ and acts for secured lenders and fixed charge receivers in property disputes; Oliver Gross and senior associate Rachael Donnelly, who handles business tenancy renewals, landlord and tenant disputes, possession actions, trespass claims and boundary disputes. The team is also highly regarded in the holiday and home parks sector through the experience of ‘highly knowledgeable’ associate Aimee Hutchinson.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Sport
Sport - ranked: tier 3

Blacks Solicitors LLP

Blacks Solicitors LLP is ‘truly committed to the sector’ and is a key name in the region for assisting sportsmen and women with contract reviews, immigration issues and disciplinary matters. Other clients include sports clubs, sports associations, sports manufacturers and retailers. Managing partner Chris Allen leads the group, which includes David Paterson and solicitor James Farad. Andrew Boyde joined Consilia Legal in 2017.

Leading individuals

Chris Allen - Blacks Solicitors LLP

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