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Brethertons LLP

STRATHMORE HOUSE, WATERPERRY COURT, MIDDLETON ROAD, BANBURY, OX16 4QD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01295 270999
Fax:
Fax 01295 257575
Email:
Web:
www.brethertons.co.uk

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 5

Brethertons LLP

Brethertons LLP's areas of expertise include the property management, healthcare, and banking and finance sectors. The practice has had a significant number of instructions on acquisitions and disposals, commercial agreements and business structures, together with work advising clients on compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation. Alison McCormack and Brian Auld lead on corporate and commercial matters respectively.

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South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Commercial litigation: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 4

Brethertons LLP

Brethertons LLP 's predominant areas for contentious expertise are residential property and commercial contract litigation, with other key areas including partnership disputes, IP disputes, defamation and professional negligence. Sioban Calcott, recently promoted to senior associate, continues to manage intricate cases involving exclusive developments. Calcott defended Ridgeland Properties against a claim by Vannin Capital PCC pursuant to the terms of a litigation funding agreement and acted on behalf of Deritend Investments in a claim for recovery of service charge arrears. Firm CEO and director of legal services Shaun Jardine is also recommended.

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Debt recovery
Debt recovery - ranked: tier 2

Brethertons LLP

Brethertons LLP's team is 'excellent in all areas'. The group has expertise in all forms of property-related debt and associated litigation including property management service charge and ground rent arrears. More broadly, it also acts for large manufacturing and healthcare clients. Alison McCormack and Debbie Phillips are the senior members of the team together with Roger Hardwick, who has 'outstanding legal awareness and knowledge' and is 'approachable and brilliant in court'. Shaun Jardine  and senior associate Siobhan Calcott are also key members of the team.

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South East: Human resources

Employment: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Employment: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 4

Brethertons LLP

Brethertons LLP's¬†employment offering is headed by ‚Äėdynamic rainmaker‚Äô Amy Edwards,¬†who is highly experienced in transactional and contentious employment considerations, advising on TUPE transfers, complex inter-group restructures, structural reorganisations and employment tribunal proceedings, among other matters. Edwards and HR advisory and business immigration specialist Hazel Robbins¬†‚Äėare both extremely supportive and very efficient and helpful‚Äô. The team was recently strengthened by the hire of experienced employment litigator¬†Kerry Hudson,¬†who has expertise in employment matters connected to personal injury including complicated stress at work claims.

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South East: Private client

Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 2

Brethertons LLP

Brethertons LLP¬†possesses ‚Äėexperts in the field‚Äô of family law and provides a ‚Äôten¬†out of ten level of service‚Äô. Sally Clark¬†heads the Bicester practice and Simon Craddock¬†leads the Banbury team, with both teams working cohesively on regional, national and international caseloads. Recent key areas of instruction have been in relation to financial remedies for high-net-worth individuals in divorce cases, legal funding orders, significant leave to remove cases and same-sex divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships. Other important team members include senior associate Matthew Montanaro¬† and associates Gemma Kelsey¬†and Katie Phillips.

Leading individuals

Simon Craddock - Brethertons LLP

Next generation lawyers

Gemma Kelsey - Brethertons LLP

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 4

Brethertons LLP

The 'efficient and well-run' Brethertons LLP¬†‚Äėgoes that extra mile dealing with sensitive matters‚Äô. Daniel Boyle¬†joined the firm in August 2017 as wills, trusts and probate area practice head. Boyle has a particular interest in lifetime tax planning and a background in advice to farming families and lifetime inheritance tax planning with property, while also handling Court of Protection and professional trusteeship matters. Senior associate Emma Stewart¬†('professional, yet friendly') and associate Sophie Wales¬†are both noted.

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Commercial property: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 3

Brethertons LLP

Brethertons LLP handles transactional, development and freehold matters, along with other work. Practice head Tom Lawrence assists clients with leasehold and freehold sales and purchases, landlord and tenant matters, and option and promotion agreements, while also supporting the corporate team with the property aspects of M&A transactions. Associate Angela Guess has niche expertise in option and promotion agreement casework and renewable energy matters. Solicitor Kelly Earle recently joined the practice, bringing her experience of matters in the healthcare sector.

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 3

Brethertons LLP

Brethertons LLP is considered 'among the best firms for leasehold disputes', with the property litigation practice singled out for providing 'exceptional responsiveness and support'. It handles a range of residential and commercial leasehold and enfranchisement matters, including claims for possession of properties let under residential and commercial tenancies; forfeiture of residential and commercial leases; and breach of covenant claims. Roger Hardwick ('incredibly adept at handling complex leasehold disputes') acted for Miltonland in disputing a claim to acquire the right to manage a block of 168 apartments in Harrow. He also acted for the leaseholders of 53 flats in a Grade II listed complex in London in challenges to service charges dating back to 2007 and concerning costs in excess of £12m. Other key figures include senior associate Sioban Calcott, who has particular expertise in cases concerning disputed service charges, and associate Sharan Dhadda, who demonstrates 'a real mastery of the facts and a keen eye for detail'.

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South East: TMT

IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 4

Brethertons LLP

Brethertons LLP's Brian Auld handles IP-related matters for companies from industries such as education, retail, healthtech and IT. Specialist areas of knowledge and expertise include identifying IP issues for software development and licensing projects, advising on technology developments, and the commercialisation of IT assets. Recent highlights have seen the practice advise on the terms and conditions of a licence agreement for the provision of software and assist with the acquisition of know-how, copyright material and software.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Brethertons LLP

Brethertons LLP's IP practice is led by Brian Auld, who has niche expertise in advising clients on dealership and distributorship transactions and software agreements. Auld acted on a couple of significant matters for a healthcare sector client on the assignment of intellectual property as part of a company sale and on a trademark licence agreement. Auld is primarily assisted by commercial lawyer Leanne Lawrence and solicitor Ben Hancox.

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