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East Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Elsewhere in the East Midlands
Corporate and commercial: Elsewhere in the East Midlands - ranked: tier 2

BHW Solicitors (Leicester)

BHW Solicitors’ ‘service levels are consistently excellent, backed by sound commercial advice and a solid understanding of the wider business picture’. The ‘extremely competent, thorough and diligent’ group has a growing presence in the aerospace manufacturing sector, assisting companies with mergers, acquisitions and long-term supply agreements. Private equity transactions and secured lending are other areas of specialism. Work highlights saw ‘extremely competent’ practice head Ed Nurse leading a team advising Gardner Aerospace Holdings on its £326m acquisition by Shaanxi Ligeance Mineral Resources with subsidiary Chengdu Aerospace Superalloy Technology. Also recommended are Nick Bridle, whose legal strategy is ‘ahead of the game’, and Matt Worsnop, who is ‘extremely competent in structuring IT contracts and advising on software development’. Worsnop assisted new client Moneything with drafting loan and security documents and continues to provide ongoing advice regarding its complex loan management. Other recent work for the firm included the restructuring of Boolers following the departure of a senior partner and two new partners joining the company. Clients have also included Nationwide Platforms, Lavendon Group, British Swimming and Power Towers. Folk2Folk is a new panel appointment.

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East Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: Elsewhere in the East Midlands
Commercial property: Elsewhere in the East Midlands - ranked: tier 2

BHW Solicitors (Leicester)

BHW Solicitors handles both property finance and development matters, acting for clients such as UK Mail Group, Gardner Group, Nationwide Access and Next Holdings. Practice head Julie White is leading a team assisting the latter with the incorporation of concessions as part of Next’s stores nationwide. Beverley Merrell handles property work for Natwest, following the firm’s appointment to the bank’s panel, and she also advised Marks Electrical on its relocation project. Other work included acting for Freedman & Partners in various matters pertaining to £19m in loans obtained from a peer-to-peer lending platform. Sarah Newcombe and Kate Chorley are also recommended.

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East Midlands: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 3

BHW Solicitors (Leicester)

BHW Solicitors is a ‘trusted business partner’, praised for its ‘strength in depth’ and for delivering ‘consistently high-quality service and advice’. The workload includes negotiating and drafting software licensing agreements and supply contracts, handling arrangements with third-party software vendors, and designing compliance strategies and risk-management policies. Matt Worsnop advised the shareholders of Farrington Business Group on the share disposal to Townley Network Solutions, and assisted Masters Allen with alteration of its terms and conditions for the VehicleVision product for customers domestically and abroad. Other clients are Lavendon Group, Creative Software Solutions and DealTrak.

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