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Pinney Talfourd LLP

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Brentwood, Hornchurch, Upminster

Stephen Eccles

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Pinney Talfourd LLP

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Partner and Head of Litigation


Trained at Dowse & Co and qualified in 1986
Associate at Hudson Freeman Berg 1987
Partner and Head of Litigation Kingsfords 1992
Partner and Head of Litigation at Pinney Talfourd LLP 1997


Member of The London Solicitors Litigation Association
Member of The Association of Leasehold Extension Practitioners (ALEP)


Durham University, Law BA (Hons) Dunelm 1983
City of London Law School, LPC 1984

South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Essex

Within: Commercial litigation: Essex

During 2017, Pinney Talfourd LLP's commercial litigation team increased its presence in the industrial manufacturing, renewable energy and e-commerce sectors, while remaining in a stable position in the construction and financial service industries, as well as for insolvency-related disputes. The Kiani Group of Companies, Target Interior Projects, Bowmite and Smile Clinics form part of the active client portfolio. Practice lead Stephen Eccles, senior associate Bushra Elzubeir and associate Damian Pitts are the main contacts. Solicitors Amit Bansal  and Aishah Fazil joined from Giles Wilson LLP and Wortley Byers LLP, respectively.

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Debt recovery

Within: Debt recovery

Pinney Talfourd LLP acts for businesses and individuals alike and acts for clients from construction, property, finance and accountancy fields. The team is also instructed by insolvency practitioners. Stephen Eccles heads the dispute resolution department, which incorporates the debt recovery practice. Stephen Green, senior associate Bushra Elzubeir and associate Damian Pitts, who specialises in property litigation are other key members of the team. Amit Bansal joined the team in February 2017 from Giles Wilson LLP.

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South East: Human resources

Employment: Essex

Within: Employment: Essex

The 'very professional, well-reputed and proactive' employment team of Pinney Talfourd LLP provides 'clear, swift and knowledgeable advice, as well as good value for money'. Particular experience exists in the professional services, banking, energy, education, healthcare and charity sectors, while general focus areas include unfair dismissal, discrimination, breach of restrictive covenants and TUPE claims. In a recent highlight, 'pragmatic and commercial' senior associate Alexander Pearce represented an individual in their unfair dismissal claim against a telecoms company and further dealt with employment issues arising from the sale of an electrical wholesaler client. Another key lawyer is senior associate Bushra Elzubeir, while dispute resolution partner Stephen Eccles leads the practice, which also counts Brook Street Foodservice, Fairclough Property Professionals, Havering Women's Aid and Knight International among its clients.

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South East: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Personal injury: claimant

Pinney Talfourd LLP's personal injury practice specialises in motorcycle accidents and industrial disease matters, as well as covering general road traffic accidents and employers' and public liability claims involving life-changing or fatal injuries. Recent highlights include the representation of a deceased claimant who was diagnosed with diffuse mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos during his railway employment in the 1950s, as well as a motorcycle accident claim for an elderly pedestrian who was knocked down while crossing a road at night, sustaining multiple fractures and a possible head injury. 'Real heavyweight' Stephen Green, who brings 'exceptional professionalism, outstanding performance under a time restraint, simple explanations and good legal knowledge', and litigation partner Stephen Eccles are the lead members of the team.

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South East: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

Pinney Talfourd LLP is 'a growing local firm that delivers a large number of skillsets at a reasonable price point'. The practice is headed by Stephen Eccles, who is praised for his 'very detailed approach to transactions and ability to deliver the correct results every time, in the required timeframe'. Clients include Connells Group, for which it handles all of the client's lease renewal work, and developers such as Etcetera Construction Services and Abbey Developments.

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