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Pannone Corporate LLP

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North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Within: Leading individuals

Tim Hamilton - Pannone Corporate LLP

Within: Corporate and commercial: Manchester

The ‘responsive and commercial’ team at Pannone Corporate LLP regularly advises on M&A transactions and has a growing private equity practice. Tom Hall and Tim Hamilton advised the management shareholders of Bollington Insurance Brokers on its sale to a newco backed by Inflexion Private Equity, which also saw the exit of Groupama, via a separate sale and purchase arrangement. Hamilton also acted for Livingbridge on its acquisition of, and investment into, software company Mobysoft. The ‘commercial and pragmaticMark Winthorpe advised the shareholders of Supply UK Hire Shops on its disposal to Dutch corporate Boels-Gosink. Bargain Booze, Maven Capital, Intechnica and NVM Private Equity are also clients. Its commercial team is regularly instructed on retail-sector mandates, where the ‘knowledgeable’ Amy Chandler is recommended. Victoria Dolan recently left the firm for an in-house role. Steven Grant leads the team.

The ‘responsive and commercial’ team at Pannone Corporate LLP regularly advises on M&A transactions and has a growing private equity practice. Tom Hall and Tim Hamilton advised the management shareholders of Bollington Insurance Brokers on its sale to a newco backed by Inflexion Private Equity, which also saw the exit of Groupama, via a separate sale and purchase arrangement. Hamilton also acted for Livingbridge on its acquisition of, and investment into, software company Mobysoft. The ‘commercial and pragmaticMark Winthorpe advised the shareholders of Supply UK Hire Shops on its disposal to Dutch corporate Boels-Gosink. Bargain Booze, Maven Capital, Intechnica and NVM Private Equity are also clients. Its commercial team is regularly instructed on retail-sector mandates, where the ‘knowledgeable’ Amy Chandler is recommended. Victoria Dolan recently left the firm for an in-house role. Steven Grant leads the team.

The ‘responsive and commercial’ team at Pannone Corporate LLP regularly advises on M&A transactions and has a growing private equity practice. Tom Hall and Tim Hamilton advised the management shareholders of Bollington Insurance Brokers on its sale to a newco backed by Inflexion Private Equity, which also saw the exit of Groupama, via a separate sale and purchase arrangement. Hamilton also acted for Livingbridge on its acquisition of, and investment into, software company Mobysoft. The ‘commercial and pragmaticMark Winthorpe advised the shareholders of Supply UK Hire Shops on its disposal to Dutch corporate Boels-Gosink. Bargain Booze, Maven Capital, Intechnica and NVM Private Equity are also clients. Its commercial team is regularly instructed on retail-sector mandates, where the ‘knowledgeable’ Amy Chandler is recommended. Victoria Dolan recently left the firm for an in-house role. Steven Grant leads the team.

The ‘responsive and commercial’ team at Pannone Corporate LLP regularly advises on M&A transactions and has a growing private equity practice. Tom Hall and Tim Hamilton advised the management shareholders of Bollington Insurance Brokers on its sale to a newco backed by Inflexion Private Equity, which also saw the exit of Groupama, via a separate sale and purchase arrangement. Hamilton also acted for Livingbridge on its acquisition of, and investment into, software company Mobysoft. The ‘commercial and pragmaticMark Winthorpe advised the shareholders of Supply UK Hire Shops on its disposal to Dutch corporate Boels-Gosink. Bargain Booze, Maven Capital, Intechnica and NVM Private Equity are also clients. Its commercial team is regularly instructed on retail-sector mandates, where the ‘knowledgeable’ Amy Chandler is recommended. Victoria Dolan recently left the firm for an in-house role. Steven Grant leads the team.

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North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Manchester

Within: Commercial litigation: Manchester

Pannone Corporate LLP regularly handles corporate litigation and complex contractual disputes, with notable expertise in commercial fraud, civil competition claims, franchise litigation and partnership disputes. Highlights included representing Seatriever International Holdings in a dispute against its former global sales director for misuse of confidential information and breaches of restrictive covenants; representing Hornby Street in a trade mark and passing-off dispute; and defending a former director of Biopower (Hartlepool) in a series of claims. Boohoo.com, Conviviality, Cotton Traders, DB Cargo and DHL Express are also clients. The ‘excellent’ Paul Jonson heads the department, which includes David Brown, who is ‘approachable and always willing to resolve issues in a straight-forward and pragmatic way’, Nicola Marchant, who is noted for her experience in the healthcare sector, and ‘thorough’ associate partner Martin Pennington.

Pannone Corporate LLP regularly handles corporate litigation and complex contractual disputes, with notable expertise in commercial fraud, civil competition claims, franchise litigation and partnership disputes. Highlights included representing Seatriever International Holdings in a dispute against its former global sales director for misuse of confidential information and breaches of restrictive covenants; representing Hornby Street in a trade mark and passing-off dispute; and defending a former director of Biopower (Hartlepool) in a series of claims. Boohoo.com, Conviviality, Cotton Traders, DB Cargo and DHL Express are also clients. The ‘excellent’ Paul Jonson heads the department, which includes David Brown, who is ‘approachable and always willing to resolve issues in a straight-forward and pragmatic way’, Nicola Marchant, who is noted for her experience in the healthcare sector, and ‘thorough’ associate partner Martin Pennington.

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Debt recovery

Within: Debt recovery

Pannone Corporate LLP’s ‘outstanding’ team is ‘professionally sound’ and is commended for its ‘vast knowledge base’. It handles commercial debt recovery and has specific expertise in pursuing debt via insolvency proceedings. The team regularly handles bulk instructions from a range of clients including Exertis (UK), Bargain Booze, L’Oreal (UK) and Performing Right Society. Department head Karl Williams is ‘excellent’ and ‘always available’ and associate Denise Lamb is ‘hardworking and very experienced’. Legal executive Simon Fitzgerald and executive Darren Judge are also key members of the department.

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North West: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Pannone Corporate LLP regularly acts for insolvency practitioners on corporate recovery matters, in addition to handling compulsory liquidation and personal insolvency cases, investigatory insolvency matters and businesses recovery and restructuring mandates. The team also has experience in advising on local government matters and is advising Manchester City Council in relation to an annulment and rescission application made by a debtor in respect of council tax debt. BDO, Beever & Struthers and Cheshire West & Chester Council are also clients. Dermot Preston  heads the department and advises on corporate restructuring and insolvency mandates including refinancing, administrations, receiverships and liquidations. Director Daniel Clarke is noted for contentious insolvency cases and handles council tax and non-domestic rates recovery and insolvency work on behalf of local authorities.

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North West: Human resources

Employment

Within: Employment

Pannone Corporate LLP's ‘superb' team 'provides advice that is equal to the quality provided by City of London firms but at highly competitive charge-out rates’. The ‘professional, friendly, pragmatic and approachableJack Harrington ‘listens to his clients – he is excellent’. The ‘exceptional’ Fiona Hamor  has the ‘ability to assimilate information quickly, get to the crux of the problem and then offer viable solutions while always highlighting the pros and cons and the likely impact of any decision’. The department advises on the full range of employment issues to clients such as multinational corporations, large public sector organisations, SMEs and social landlords. The team has particular expertise in TUPE especially in the context of outsourcing and in-sourcing and routinely advises clients in the social housing sector on TUPE issues as they arise in the context of local authority procurement.

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Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

Pannone Corporate LLP   has ‘significant depth of expertise and experience’ in this area. Head of team isTristan Meears-White  who is a ‘first-class health and safety lawyer. He has significant experience of complex and high profile cases under his belt and is a great tactical thinker. He has formidable judgement and fantastic client skills’. Meears-White has particular expertise in helping to develop crisis management planning and incident response protocols and is ‘so calm and supportive when advising on regulatory issues. He is very responsive to tight deadlines and offers very practical advice’.

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North West: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Pannone Corporate LLP   ‘is a formidable force. The team is particularly able to handle financial and tax information well in professional negligence cases’. Paul Jonson  deals with matters with a ‘calm assurance and pragmatism’. Martin Pennington  ‘is one of the most thorough solicitors you could meet’ and Nicola Marchant  has particular expertise in professional negligence in trust and probate matters as well as in partnership disputes. David Brown is also recommended. It is primarily a claimant practice that acts against a wide range of professionals such as tax professionals, architects and solicitors.

Pannone Corporate LLP   ‘is a formidable force. The team is particularly able to handle financial and tax information well in professional negligence cases’. Paul Jonson  deals with matters with a ‘calm assurance and pragmatism’. Martin Pennington  ‘is one of the most thorough solicitors you could meet’ and Nicola Marchant  has particular expertise in professional negligence in trust and probate matters as well as in partnership disputes. David Brown is also recommended. It is primarily a claimant practice that acts against a wide range of professionals such as tax professionals, architects and solicitors.

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North West: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Pannone Corporate LLP advises a large number of charitable and other social enterprise clients. Senior associate Gareth Birch  ‘responds quickly to queries and has a detailed knowledge of the various issues’. Birch acts for several charities on the acquisition and disposal of retail property together with general portfolio management and also deals with the property aspects of charity restructuring. He also routinely advises the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Blackpool and North Lancashire branch on various issues. On charity matters Karl Williams  (a partner in debt recovery), senior associates Sarah Bazaraa  and Jonny Scholes  and associate Alexandria Winstanley  (all three of whom specialise in dispute resolution) ‘display an excellent work ethic’. Other key clients include Manchester Sport and Leisure Trust, Manchester Foster Care Association and Big Life Group.

Pannone Corporate LLP advises a large number of charitable and other social enterprise clients. Senior associate Gareth Birch  ‘responds quickly to queries and has a detailed knowledge of the various issues’. Birch acts for several charities on the acquisition and disposal of retail property together with general portfolio management and also deals with the property aspects of charity restructuring. He also routinely advises the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Blackpool and North Lancashire branch on various issues. On charity matters Karl Williams  (a partner in debt recovery), senior associates Sarah Bazaraa  and Jonny Scholes  and associate Alexandria Winstanley  (all three of whom specialise in dispute resolution) ‘display an excellent work ethic’. Other key clients include Manchester Sport and Leisure Trust, Manchester Foster Care Association and Big Life Group.

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Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Nicola Marchant - Pannone Corporate LLP

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

The team at Pannone Corporate LLP  provides ‘exceptional levels of service’ and ‘detailed and thorough advice at all times’. The ‘extremely helpful and tenaciousNicola Marchant heads the practice and provides ‘concise advice that is solution focused; she is both measured and objective in her approach to resolving difficulties’. Senior associate Jonny Scholes is ‘excellent; he is quick to respond and is a real team player’. The practice represents clients both nationally and from abroad on a wide range of issues including contested claims to replace trustees and executors as well as advising on the rectification of trust deeds. Other key areas of expertise include advising on disputes between cohabitees of property about the correct beneficial ownership of property and on applications to court for guidance/directions by trustees and executors. Director Jane Shaw  joined the team from Hill Dickinson LLP .

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North West: Real estate

Commercial property: Manchester

Within: Commercial property: Manchester

Pannone Corporate LLP is regularly instructed by developers and corporate occupiers on a range of matters including land acquisition and disposals, landlord and tenant issues, sale and leaseback transactions, development and funding agreements, compulsory purchase, development and regeneration projects, and real estate finance. Team head James Wynne advised Revolution Bars Group on a pre-let agreement and lease in relation to a former library site at Temple Street in Birmingham and advised Junkyard Golf Club (Manchester) on a pre-let agreement and lease a venue at Home, a mixed-use development at First Street Manchester.  Wynne is also advising GTV (Crowley) on the purchase of Park Moss Farm, a grade II Listed collection of buildings earmarked for residential development and sale. Senior associate Gareth Birch and director Garry King, who joined in 2017 from Shoosmiths LLP, are also key members of the department.

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Construction

Within: Next generation lawyers

Neil Armstrong - Pannone Corporate LLP

Within: Construction

Pannone Corporate LLP is engaged by developer clients on the procurement of projects across the UK, and also advises tenants, purchasers and funders on the construction of developments. It is advising Transport for Greater Manchester on the procurement of the Metrolink light rail system, is acting for Urban Splash on the construction documentation for the £4m redevelopment of the Brownsfield Mill in Ancoats, Manchester, and is advising High Peak Developments in relation to the construction of a new build retail warehouse unit in Whaley Bridge, High Peak. Renaker Build is also a key client. Director Gareth Jessop  is  recommended. Kevin Connell recently joined gunnercooke LLP and Neil Armstrong  joined Myerson Solicitors LLP to head its team in 2018.

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Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

Pannone Corporate LLP is active across portfolio management and professional negligence cases and acts for a range of developer, public sector and private clients. The team is representing Diamond Resorts (Europe) in a case involving one of its resorts in Kent, which has been brought by over 600 individuals alleging they have acquired rights to use sports and leisure facilities for free, and that these rights exist as easements. Conviviality Retail Group, ISS Group, DB Cargo Rail (UK) and Homes 4 U Group are also clients. Team head David Brown is ‘excellent’ and Martin Pennington is ‘first-class’. Seán Hackett and Suzanne Carr recently left the firm to join Myerson Solicitors LLP.

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