The Legal 500

Browne Jacobson LLP

MOWBRAY HOUSE, CASTLE MEADOW ROAD, NOTTINGHAM, NG2 1BJ, ENGLAND
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Work 0115 976 6000
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Fax 0115 947 5246
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718130 NOTTINGHAM-27
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Web:
www.brownejacobson.com

East Midlands

Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 2

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

Browne Jacobson LLP’s transport and logistics practice is led by Caroline Green from the London office with support from Claire Burns in Nottingham. Clients include the City of Lincoln Council and Middlebrook Transport; the firm is advising the former on the construction of a new bus station adjacent to Lincoln’s mainline railway station.

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East Midlands : Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Elsewhere in the East Midlands
Leading individuals

Gavin Cummings - Browne Jacobson LLP

Nigel Blackwell - Browne Jacobson LLP

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Corporate and commercial: Nottingham and Derby
Corporate and commercial: Nottingham and Derby - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

Browne Jacobson LLP’s team continues to act for private equity firms on a wide range of corporate transactions; a recent highlight saw Gavin Cummings advise Lloyds Development Capital on the acquisition of a minority stake in Aspin Group. The practice also acted for Belvoir Lettings on its £6.2m acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Newton Fallowell. Richard Cox and Richard Medd are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Gavin Cummings - Browne Jacobson LLP

Nigel Blackwell - Browne Jacobson LLP

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East Midlands : Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Elsewhere in the East Midlands
Leading individuals

Dominic Offord - Browne Jacobson LLP

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Commercial litigation: Nottingham and Derby
Commercial litigation: Nottingham and Derby - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

Browne Jacobson LLP’s disputes team is ‘absolutely first rate’. The team, which is headed by insolvency expert Dominic Offord and includes international trade disputes specialist Jonathan Tardif, is recognised for its ability to handle complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes in the manufacturing, retail, finance, IT and utilities industries.

Leading individuals

Dominic Offord - Browne Jacobson LLP

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East Midlands : Finance

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

Browne Jacobson LLP continues to receive instructions from a range of corporate borrowers, banks and lenders. Recent highlights include advising Fogarty Group on asset based facilities provided by Close Brothers to finance its future development. Paul Ray heads the department and splits his time between Birmingham and Nottingham.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

Browne Jacobson LLP’s insolvency practice is praised for its ‘excellent level of service’. Dominic Offord heads the team, which specialises in commercial litigation and contentious insolvency disputes. Key clients include KPMG, PKF Cooper Parry LLP, and London and Cambridge Properties.

Leading individuals

Dominic Offord - Browne Jacobson LLP

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East Midlands : Human resources

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

Browne Jacobson LLP handles a wide range of employment and HR-related mandates for public and private sector clients. The team, which is headed by Peter Jones, is especially noted for its healthcare and insurance-industry expertise.

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Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

Crime specialist Andrew Hopkin heads Browne Jacobson LLP’s ‘absolutely first-class’ practice. Hopkin recently acted for the Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire Authority on a fire safety dispute. Other key individuals include Stephanie McGarry and Carl May-Smith.

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Immigration
Immigration - ranked: tier 2

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

Helen Taylor and Hayley Gilbert are the key figures of Browne Jacobson LLP’s immigration practice. The former acts for businesses and high-net-worth individuals in connection with the points-based system and UKVI compliance, and the latter is renowned for her education sector expertise.

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East Midlands : Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant
Clinical negligence: defendant - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

An extremely effective and efficient player in the medical defence field’, Browne Jacobson LLP routinely acts for the NHS Litigation Authority, the Medical Protection Society and the East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust. The key figures in the department are Lorna Hardman, Ian Long, and Simon Tait.

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Personal injury: defendant
Personal injury: defendant - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

Browne Jacobson LLP is ‘highly experienced and very well respected in the field of child abuse compensation claims’. Susan Mabbott, Nick Parsons, James Fawcett, and Sarah Erwin-Jones are the names to note.

Leading individuals

Nick Parsons - Browne Jacobson LLP

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

Browne Jacobson LLP stands out for its ‘exceptional insurance industry acumen and business-focused approach’. The practice acts for a range of insurers and regulatory bodies including Hiscox, the SRA, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Zurich. Practice head Jonathan Newbold and Nik Carle are recommended.

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East Midlands : Private client

Agriculture and estates
Agriculture and estates - ranked: tier 2

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

Browne Jacobson LLP benefits from its full-service approach, which covers advice on matters related to tax planning and succession rights, among others. The team is jointly headed by Rob Wofinden, William Colacicchi, and Richard Barlow.

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Charities and not-for-profit
Charities and not-for-profit - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

At Browne Jacobson LLP, William Colacicchi routinely acts in charity mergers and provides advice on governance and constitutional review issues. Clients include the Wyggeston’s Hospital, the Baron Davenport’s Charity, and the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Nottingham, Hallam, Shrewsbury, Leeds and Middlesbrough.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

Browne Jacobson LLP’s ‘technically strong’ team provides advice on succession issues for business owners, acts on the administration of large estates, and assists with offshore and onshore trusts and tax planning issues. Practice head William Colacicchi is praised for his ‘in-depth knowledge of estate matters and business property relief planning’. Also recommended are the ‘highly knowledgeable and qualifiedWenna Thompson and Lucy Worwood.

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East Midlands : Projects, energy and natural resources

Private finance initiative (PFI)
Private finance initiative (PFI) - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

Browne Jacobson LLP’s ‘excellent and very knowledgeable’ team is particularly known for its work for government bodies; recent highlights saw department head Craig Elder assist Worcestershire County Council with several key outsourcings, and advise Cheshire East Council on the procurement process to find a partner to deliver a range of geo-thermal and other energy projects in the Cheshire region.

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East Midlands : Public sector

Education
Education - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

In a reflection of Browne Jacobson LLP’s ‘excellent educational law knowledge’, Mark Blois advised key client Greenwood Academies Trust on pre-funding agreement matters in connection with a new special free school. Blois also assisted on a potential provision academy project, and advised on a large-scale policy review. Adrian Shardlow is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Mark Blois - Browne Jacobson LLP

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Health
Health - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

Browne Jacobson LLP’s team is noted for its ‘excellent breadth of knowledge’. It advises a significant number of NHS Trusts, including University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, which the practice is advising on an inquest and subsequent gross negligence manslaughter prosecution arising from the death of a child with learning disabilities. The practice also has a strong social care focus. Simon Tait and Oliver Pritchard are highly recommended.

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Local government
Local government - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

Browne Jacobson LLP’s ‘excellent and very knowledgeable’ team regularly advises on cutting-edge local authority issues, which includes advising clients such as Nottinghamshire County Council on issues relating to public sector mutualisation. Richard Barlow, Laura Hughes and Peter Ware are the key names to note.

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East Midlands : Real estate

Commercial property: Nottingham and Derby
Commercial property: Nottingham and Derby - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

Browne Jacobson LLP is noted for its expertise in the sports, retail, health, education and renewable energy industries. The practice is advising Leicestershire County Council on a joint venture in relation to a proposed urban extension in Lutterworth. Barry Sully and Sarah Parkinson are recommended.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

Browne Jacobson LLP’s ‘very knowledgeable, experienced, responsive and thorough’ team advises public and private sector clients including Morgan Sindall, Sir Robert McAlpine, Willmott Dixon and Crown Commercial Services. Highlights included advising Serco Leisure Operating Limited on the design and build contracts related to its procurement of a series of leisure facilities across the UK. Tim Claremont leads the team, which includes contentious specialist Peter Westlake.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

Browne Jacobson LLP’s practice attracts praise for its ‘excellent overall level of service’. Highlights included acting for the Marine Management Organisation in a High Court judicial review concerning the challenge to the grant of consent for a development at Brighton Marina. Other clients include Natural Resources Body for Wales and Natural England. Richard Barlow heads the practice.

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Planning
Planning - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

Browne Jacobson LLP is noted for its ‘excellent service’ and for its ‘good knowledge of the planning market’. The planning practice advises on the full range of issues for longstanding clients including Havenwood Construction, for which it is providing ongoing advice on its development of land east of the Nottingham area of Gamston. Laura Hughes and Richard Barlow head the department, which was recently strengthened by the arrival of Katherine Hall from Bassetlaw District Council.

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

Browne Jacobson LLP’s ‘excellent’ practice is led by the highly regarded Mark Aldrich, who specialises in substantial land disputes and complex leasehold issues. The department is a strong presence in the regional market and is developing a niche in the retail, public and health sectors. Clients include Walgreens Boots Alliance, the Homes & Community Agency, and Lincolnshire Coop.

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Social housing
Social housing - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

Browne Jacobson LLP’s highlights included advising new client Metropolitan Housing Trust on the acquisition of 61 new homes in Nottinghamshire from private developers. Residential development specialist Barry Sully heads the practice, which routinely acts for clients such as Waterloo Housing Group, East Midlands Housing Group and Nottingham City Homes.

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East Midlands : TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

Browne Jacobson LLP provides an ‘excellent, friendly and knowledgeable service’ to clients such as arvato Systems S4M, Exel Computer Systems and the Crown Prosecution Service. Highlights included advising Cromwell Group on its £310m sale, which involved ownership issues relating to software and systems and issues arising from the use of open source software and proprietary software products. Mark Snelgrove and commercial specialist Paula Dumbill are recommended.

Leading individuals

Mark Snelgrove - Browne Jacobson LLP

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

Browne Jacobson LLP’s Mark Snelgrove recently advised Connolly Retail on trade mark registrations in connection with the clients proposed re-launch of its London-based luxury goods shop. IP litigator Richard Roberts and Paula Dumbill, who specialises in brand protection and exploitation strategies, are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Mark Snelgrove - Browne Jacobson LLP

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Sport
Sport - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP (Nottingham)

Browne Jacobson LLP continues to act for sporting bodies such as Nottinghamshire County Cricket Board, Crawley Town FC and the England and Wales Cricket Board. Sarah Parkinson, corporate and commercial expert Peter Jones, and employment specialist Nigel Blackwell are the key figures.

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