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Browne Jacobson LLP

15TH FLOOR, 6 BEVIS MARKS, LONDON, EC3A 7BA, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7337 1000
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Fax 020 7929 1724
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www.brownejacobson.com

London: Corporate and commercial

Venture capital
Venture capital - ranked: tier 4

Browne Jacobson LLP

Although it has significantly enhanced its investor client base in recent years, Browne Jacobson LLP's core strength lies in acting for investees throughout their investment lifecycle. The firm's 'flexible, proactive and commercial approach' is underscored by its innovative 'Grow' programme, which has successfully attracted a base of early-stage disruptive tech clients, providing them with ongoing legal support as well as the provision of fixed-fee rates for more substantive legal queries. London-based partner Jon Snade  has been instrumental to the evolution of the 'Grow' product and has cultivated numerous clients within the insurtech space as a result of it. Birmingham-based partner Mike Jackson is noted for his work for both investors and investees across a range of sectors, including automotive technology.

Practice head(s):Richard Cox (Corporate head)

Other key lawyers:Jon Snade; Mike Jackson

Testimonials

'The firm's 'Grow' programme is a massive benefit to start-ups.'

'Very cost-effective compared to others in the market.'

'The firm has impressive credentials in the insurtech space.'

'Jon Snade is responsive, measured and efficient.'

Key Clients

Enro Holdings Limited (T/A Digital Risks)

Eos Venture Partners

Laka Ltd

Next Fifteen Communications Group plc

Coconut Platform Limited (T/A Coconut)

GetAgent Limited

Mercia Technologies

Mobeus Equity Partners

Foresight Williams

Digital Fineprint Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Digital Risks on its £2.25m investment round led by  Concentric, with participation from Atami Capital, Seedcamp, London Co-Investment Fund and Beazley.
  • Advised Eos Venture Partners on its participation in a £5m investment round into Concirrus Ltd.
  • Advised crowd insurance pioneer Laka on its £1.1m seed round.
  • Advised Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (Next 15) on its follow-on investment in Phrasee, the London-headquartered marketing technology company, as part of a $4m Series A investment round led by Albion Capital.
  • Advised fintech company Coconut on a £1.8m round of funding on the crowdfunding platform Crowdcube.

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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil - ranked: tier 5

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP advises on both counter-fraud and asset recovery strategies. Areas of expertise include cross-border insolvency, multi-jurisdictional fraud claims, financial crime, director misfeasance, litigation and counter-fraud measures. Client sectors include financial services, health, education, retail, commercial and insurance. Nicholas Pontt and Birmingham-based Paul Wainwright head the team. John Adams was promoted to partner. Former team head Dominic Offord left the firm for Howard Kennedy LLP.

Practice head(s):Nicholas Pontt; Paul Wainwright

Other key lawyers:Derek Bambury; Serene Allen; Nick Sulman

Testimonials

‘A firm but pragmatic approach’.

‘Superb client-handling skills’.

‘A team approach to litigation’.

Key Clients

The Trustee of the substantially consolidated SIPA liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC and Bernard Madoff

BDO LLP

Towergate

NFU Mutual

Marble Arch Insurance

Cornwall Council

Plymouth City Council

Work highlights

  • Acted on a High Court claim and international investigation involving individuals and corporations connected with the two large ‘feeder funds’ that had been directing billions of dollars into Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.
  • Advising the directors of a fund and the security trustees in relation to a fraud on the fund, resulting in a potential liability of circa £50m.
  • Advising the joint administrators of a highly contentious £50m estate pursuant to a bespoke order made in the Chancery Division in October 2015.
  • Acted for a local authority which, though it had admitted breach, was not liable in damages to a genuine claimant as he had grossly and fraudulently exaggerated the level of his physical ability to maximise his compensation.
  • Acting for NFU Mutual in a claim which was the first to involve indemnity costs sanctions pursuant to section 51 of the Senior Courts Act and CPR 46.2 following an alleged fraudulent claim involving alleged forgery of medical evidence by staff employed by Barber & Co.

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London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline
Professional discipline - ranked: tier 3

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP stands out for its high-volume advice to the Teaching Regulation Agency; the team also regularly assists NHS England with regulatory matters involving the Performers Lists. Nottingham's Fiona Butler has a broad professional disciplinary practice in education, healthcare, construction and surveying, while Ros Foster in London advises statutory and non-statutory bodies on all aspects of disciplinary matters. Also key to the team are Manchester-based Gerard Hanratty and recently promoted partner Ben Bentley. Samantha Paxman and Louisa Atkin in Nottingham were made senior associates.

Practice head(s):Fiona Butler; Ros Foster

Other key lawyers:Gerard Hanratty; Ben Bentley; Samantha Paxman; Louisa Atkin

Key Clients

The Teaching Regulation Agency

Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Genetic Counsellors Registration Board

The Chartered Institute of Building

NHS England

The Pensions Regulator

Qualification Wales

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

Care Quality Commission

Work highlights

  • Regularly instructed by the Department for Education to undertake (on behalf of the Teaching Regulation Agency) regulatory disciplinary proceedings that involve misconduct cases across England.
Leading individuals

Ros Foster - Browne Jacobson LLP

Next Generation Partners

Ben Bentley - Browne Jacobson LLP

Rising stars

Samantha Paxman - Browne Jacobson LLP

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London: Human resources

Employment: employers
Employment: employers - ranked: tier 7

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP's impressive client roster includes both companies and senior executives in the retail, financial services, education and healthcare sectors, among them international fashion brands, multi-academy trusts and NHS bodies. The team represents clients in employment tribunal claims, as well as advising on immigration matters, day-to-day issues such as employment contracts, and internal procedures. Raymond Silverstein, who heads the London employment practice, also acts for public bodies and employers in the manufacturing and IT sectors, while senior associate Heather Mitchell specialises in advising educational institutions.

Practice head(s):Peter Jones

Other key lawyers:Raymond Silverstein; Heather Mitchell

Key Clients

TJX Europe (t/a TK Maxx)

Fresh and Wild Limited (t/a Whole Foods Market)

The Eliot Foundation Academies Trust

Issey Miyake UK Limited

Lion Academies Trust

Mr Bruno Iksil

SMCP UK Limited (Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot)

Hiscox Insurance Limited

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Work highlights

  • Acting for an insurance company in a sex discrimination claim brought by a law professor at a London university against her trade union.
  • Defending a local authority in a multi-discrimination claim for disability, race, sex and maternity discrimination.
  • Advising an international fashion brand on the removal of three senior executives.
  • Acting for a London-maintained school in a tribunal claim for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination.
  • Advising various education clients on employee grievances, restructures and other matters.

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London: Insurance

Insurance and reinsurance litigation
Insurance and reinsurance litigation - ranked: tier 4

Browne Jacobson LLP

With a strong track record handling financial services and professional indemnity claims, Browne Jacobson LLP has recently seen an uptick in work relating to property damage, brokers' liability, D&O and reinsurance matters, among other areas. Practice head Jonathan Newbold, who splits his time between London and Nottingham, focuses on professional negligence. 'Fantastic lawyer' Colin Peck has particular expertise in property damage and business interruption disputes, while Francis Mackie advises on brokers' negligence.

Practice head(s):Jonathan Newbold

Other key lawyers:Colin Peck; Francis Mackie

Testimonials

'The firm is very experienced, thorough and proactive when dealing with the issues faced'

'Browne Jacobson is remarkably client-focused. The responsiveness and attentiveness to the requirements of the matter on which we worked was remarkable'

'A go-getting firm with a high profile presence in the insurance and professional negligence sectors'

'Colin Peck is a highly experienced and effective litigator who really knows his way around the insurance industry. He gives his all for his clients. He is imaginative and innovative, thinks around a problem from every angle and gets great results consistently'

'Colin Peck is a talented lawyer, capable of dealing with bespoke requests for analysis of complex, unusual matters. He thinks widely and is always able to offer practical, potential ideas and solutions, whilst pointing out the pitfalls we must avoid. He is engaging and extremely capable, conscious of the time demands placed upon us and finds the time to discuss matters, often at short notice'

'Francis Mackie is thorough and gives sound advice whilst advocating strongly on behalf of the client'

'Ed Anderson is a very shrewd litigator who knows precisely the right buttons to press to achieve what he wants. His relaxed manner belies a really tough core'

'Associate Zoe Bowden is clearly a rapidly rising star in this field. I expect her to be a leading practitioner in this area in the future'

Key Clients

Hiscox

Inter Hannover

Channel Syndicate

Leading individuals

Colin Peck - Browne Jacobson LLP

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Personal injury: defendant
Personal injury: defendant - ranked: tier 4

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP has particular strength acting for clients from the public sector, notably those operating in the health and social care fields, in relation to claims that regularly involve sexual and physical abuse. The department is also well versed in employers' and public liability matters, stress at work cases, as well as fraudulent claims. The London team is led by David Maggs, who specialises in local authority insurance litigation and advises on risk management along with health and safety issues.

Practice head(s):David Maggs

Testimonials

'The team is at the forefront of keeping clients informed of case law, regulatory and legislation changes that may impact the industry, particularly public sector clients.'

'The group is approachable and readily available to offer advice and will listen to concerns and fully explore any issues.'

'Through the team's interaction with clients and with each other there is a family feel and that the group is all working to the same aim, to deliver an excellent service to clients.'

Key Clients

Hiscox

Municipal Mutual Insurance Limited

Gallagher Bassett

Ageas

Zurich Municipal

Liberty

Premier Insurance

Markel

Garwyn

Resolute

Insurance London Consortium

Work highlights

  • Acted on behalf of Flintshire County Council, having successfully defended a claim for historical abuse on the basis of limitation.

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence - ranked: tier 4

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP is 'very strong in professional negligence' and it enjoys 'a national reputation' for handling claims involving lawyers, accountants, surveyors, valuers, financial institutions, IFAs, insurance brokers, actuaries and architects. The team is also engaged on disputes involving new and emerging professions and it is 'innovative in the services that are provided'. The 'brilliant' Ed Anderson defended a firm of solicitors against a claim arising out of what was the largest ever divorce settlement in the UK. The team 'perfectly combines a comprehensive understanding of the factual and legal issues involved, with a commercial and strategic overview'.

Practice head(s):Jonathan Newbold

Other key lawyers:Derek Bambury; Ed Anderson; Jim Hobsley; Lisa Henty; Charlotte Gregory; Zoe Bowden; Rhys Davies

Testimonials

Jim Hobsley is exceptionally good; he combines both an academic and commercial awareness, has very good client skills, and explains complicated matters in a clear, direct manner.

Ed Anderson is a highly qualified but approachable partner; he can be trusted to deal with difficult cases in a professional but strong way.

Lisa Henty has a good grasp of cases and the parties involved.

Jonathan Newbold is absolutely stand-out in terms of service and commercial advice.

Jim Hobsley is the lawyer that you want on your side; he founds everything on a complete mastery of all aspects of his cases that ensures that he is the lawyer who is able and going to control the case from the outset.

Key Clients

Hiscox

Inter Hannover

Channel Syndicate

Barbican Syndicate

Pen Underwriting

International General Insurance Company

Tokio Marine HCC

Bar Mutual

Work highlights

  • Defended a large firm of insurance brokers against a £5m claim brought by an insurer.
  • The team is instructed to defend a firm of insurance brokers, where it is alleged the firm has negligently placed an insurance policy for an educational establishment with a retroactive date, meaning that a large number of sexual abuse claims that have been made now fall outside of cover.
  • Defended an accountant against a £2m claim arising out of a complex share buyback.
Leading individuals

Ed Anderson - Browne Jacobson LLP

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London: Private client

Art and cultural property
Art and cultural property - ranked: tier 4

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP works for some of the UK’s most important cultural institutions and public bodies. It is also recommended for its work with street and urban artists. Alex Watt has extensive experience of dealing with artists on the protection of their intellectual property as well as galleries on their relationship with artists. Other areas of expertise lie in acting for the owners of landed estates and for local authorities on issues affecting listed buildings and conservation area issues. Declan Cushley is also recommended.

Practice head(s):Alex Watt

Other key lawyers:Declan Cushley

Work highlights

  • Sole counsel to world famous artist EINE.
  • Sole counsel to world famous artist SHOK1
  • Sole counsel for the world renowned street artist, CEPT.
  • The team has acted for the National Trust for over 10 years on a wide range of matters.
  • Acted for Triumph Motorcycles ( a global motorcycle brand) on a deal between the artist D*Face and Triumph Motorcycles.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)
Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP) - ranked: tier 4

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP is known  for a balanced infrastructure practice, which is engaged by the public as well as private sector. The team has considerable experience in advising clients on PPP projects as well as on procurement matters. Nottingham-based Craig Elder, who is well versed in transactional work, and Stephen Matthew jointly lead the group. The latter recently was involved in several regeneration projects. Senior associate Nick Hurley is also recommended.

Practice head(s):Craig Elder; Stephen Matthew

Other key lawyers:Nick Hurley; Michael Mousdale

Key Clients

Chichester District Council

London Borough of Havering

London Borough of Ealing

London Borough of Enfield

Melton Borough Council

Lincolnshire County Council

Blackpool Borough Council

Manchester City Council

Walsall Council

London Borough of Croydon

Work highlights

  • Advising Manchester City Council in a variety of matters regarding its city centre district heating project, which will be delivered through a wholly owned SPV group with multiple companies.
  • Assisted the London Borough of Havering with commercial aspects regarding its development projects Bridge Close and Rainham and Beam Park.
  • Acted for the London Borough of Ealing in the procurement of its development of a site in Southall which will deliver a mixed use scheme with numerous housing units as well as commercial and retail space.
  • Advised the London Borough of Enfield on all aspects of the selection of a joint venture partner to develop the Montagu Industrial Estate.
  • Acted as project advisers to Derby City Council with regards to a significant energy from waste PPP project.
Rising stars

Nick Hurley - Browne Jacobson LLP

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London: Public sector

Administrative and public law
Administrative and public law - ranked: tier 5

Browne Jacobson LLP

Public inquiry work is a strong point for Browne Jacobson LLP’s public law offering, which operates from offices in London and Nottingham. A recent representative matter involved practice co-heads Laura Hughes and Richard Barlow advising the Northern Ireland Audit Office on the Renewable Heat Incentive Inquiry. The team’s client roster includes a substantial number of regulatory bodies in the environment, healthcare and education sectors, and Ros Foster advises a range of regulatory and health clients in judicial review challenges and disciplinary investigations, among other matters. The team often advises its clients on mitigation strategies to prevent future judicial reviews.

Practice head(s):Richard Barlow; Laura Hughes

Other key lawyers:Ros Foster

Testimonials

'A firm that punches above its weight; one of the market leaders in public law'

'Professional, timely and extremely helpful'

'Ros Foster has immense practical knowledge and expertise and provides thoughtful, detailed and committed advice'

'Gerard Hanratty provides excellent, authoritative support'

'Ros Foster has a real enthusiasm and commitment to the cases that she's involved in'

Key Clients

Larwood School

Professional Standards Authority

The Money Advice Service

South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Integrated Care System

Mid and South Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP)

Northern Ireland Audit Office

The Pension’s Advisory Service

Work highlights

  • Acted for the Professional Standards Authority in its application to intervene in proceedings against the General Medical Council.
  • Supported South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System in the development of a new regional model of governance for public bodies, melding central government policy with existing statutory obligations.
  • Advising the Northern Ireland Audit Office on its position in the Renewable Heat Incentive Inquiry.
  • Assisting Larwood School in its application to the Department of Education to remove the residential provision at the school providing out-of-hours special need support.

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Education: individuals
Leading individuals

Mark Blois - Browne Jacobson LLP

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Education: institutions
Leading individuals

Mark Blois - Browne Jacobson LLP

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Education: schools
Education: schools - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP 'epitomises the saying "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts" and is simply exceptional' in its delivery of a diverse range of education expertise to its large client base. Led by Nottingham-based Mark Blois, the team is skilled in handling complex merger and restructuring matters, offering tailored and strategic advice to schools and academies, and representing clients in litigation proceedings. Core members of the team include the 'amazing' Julia Green; Nick MacKenzie, who is recommended for corporate and governance matters; Richard Freeth; and Adrian Shardlow.

Practice head(s):Mark Blois

Other key lawyers:Nick MacKenzie; Julia Green; Lydia Michaelson-Yeates; Adrian Shardlow; Richard Freeth; Ian Deakin

Testimonials

'The level of service at Browne Jacobson at every level is impeccable. They are both efficient in their response and professional in their service.'

'Nick McKenzie is simply brilliant. Nothing is ever too much for him. He is professional yet personable, and ensures the very best outcomes.'

'All the individuals we work with at Browne Jacobson deserve recognition. However, Julia Green is the linchpin and has been instrumental in developing a positive working relationship.'

'Lydia Michaelson-Yeates has been fantastic throughout. She is always contactable and always responds in a very timely manner, which is invaluable. Lydia also makes the complex subject matter easy to understand by communicating in a way that is relatable, without wrapping it up in legal jargon.'

Key Clients

Greenwood Academy Trust

Academy Transformation Trust

Community Inclusive Trust

Chorus Education Trust

Nottingham Diocese

Dronfield Junior School

The Elliot Foundation Academies Trust

Brooke Weston MAT

Thomas Deacon Educational Trust

Atlantic Centre of Excellence MAT

Lighthouse Schools Partnership

Arthur Terry Learning Partnership

Bright Futures Educational Trust

Challenge Academy Trust

Forward as One

Optimus Education

Camborne Science & International MAT

Confederation of School Trusts

Central Learning Partnership Trust

Loxford School Trust Ltd

Outwood Grange Academy Trust

Work highlights

  • Advising various education sector clients on academy transfer and rebrokerage projects.
  • Providing employment and HR advice to schools, academies and multi-academy trusts.
  • Supporting schools, academies and multi-academy trusts with special educational needs legal obligations.
  • Providing a comprehensive range of property law advice to schools, academies and multi-academy trusts.
  • Representing the Teaching Regulation Agency in relation to conduct and competency cases brought against teachers.
Leading individuals

Mark Blois - Browne Jacobson LLP

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Healthcare
Healthcare - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP has expanded its national healthcare practice with the recruitment of Christian Dingwall from Hempsons to the Manchester office. Across its multiple offices, the sizeable team counts an impressive list of NHS trusts and leading private healthcare providers among its clients, and has a 'solid reputation' for corporate and commercial matters, procurement, governance and public law issues, and clinical risk management. Simon Tait heads the national group and is supported Dingwall, Oliver Pritchard and Gerard Hanratty. Senior associate Charlotte Harpin  has notable expertise in CCG constitution.

Practice head(s):Simon Tait

Other key lawyers:Christian Dingwall; Oliver Pritchard; Charlotte Harpin

Key Clients

Salford CCG  - for Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership

NHS Birmingham Cross City CCG; NHS Birmingham South Central CCG; NHS Solihull

4Ways Healthcare

Langham Park Homes Limited

NHS England

Work highlights

  • Advised Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on its £650m merger with Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Advising Salford CCG -for Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership on theme 3 of the overall major service reconfiguration and development of a new health and care system in Greater Manchester.
  • Acted for NHS Birmingham Cross City CCG, NHS Birmingham South Central CCG and NHS Solihull on the largest CCG merger in the country, which created a commissioner holding approximately £2bn of the NHS budget.
  • Representing University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust in the ongoing high-profile inquest and clinical negligence claim into the death of a patient from an undiagnosed sub-arachnoid haemorrhage.
Leading individuals

Christian Dingwall - Browne Jacobson LLP

Rising stars

Charlotte Harpin - Browne Jacobson LLP

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Local government
Local government - ranked: tier 2

Browne Jacobson LLP

Based in Nottingham, Peter Ware and Richard Barlow lead the Browne Jacobson LLP practice, which is valued for its ability to bring together a range of expertise to large projects. Ware's experience includes acting for a group of local authorities that established as one of the first pooled LGPS funds in the country. Stephen Matthew handles major procurements, infrastructure projects and joint ventures, as does Nick Hurley who has focused of late on regeneration projects. Anja Beriro acts for both public and private sector clients on procurements including for IT. The team also advises on matters such as state aid, planning and environmental law, and health and safety issues.

Practice head(s):Peter Ware; Richard Barlow

Other key lawyers:Stephen Matthew; Nick Hurley; Anja Beriro

Testimonials

'Extremely well linked teams within Browne Jacobson mean that a large project has been seamlessly supported even where it crosses over numerous specialisms.  An awareness of how to link the property, procurement and public law elements of a major property development quickly and with mutual understanding between the specialists is key to their success.'

'Stephen Matthew couldn't be more effective. His grasp of the detail is the best I have seen in my years in the public sector and the apparent simplicity of his pragmatic advice on the way forward is always bedded in that understanding of the many threads behind each case.'

Stephen Matthew is always approachable, knowledgeable and keen to work with us. He adopts a flexible approach and his advice is valued by clients.

Key Clients

Leicestershire County Council

Herefordshire County Council

London Borough of Croydon

Broxtowe Borough Council

Devon County Council

Shropshire Council

West Midlands Combined Authority

Nottinghamshire County Council

Nottingham City Council

London Borough of Enfield

Work highlights

  • Acted for Shropshire Council on the acquisition of three linked shopping centres in Shrewsbury by acquiring the Jersey property unit trusts which held the assets.
  • Provided advice to Hereford County Council regarding the establishment of its development and regeneration programme with Keepmoat Homes and Engie Regeneration  following a competitive dialogue process. A matter potentially worth £1bn.
  • Advised Leicestershire County Council on the establishment of a corporate trading arm through which ESPO, a highly successful collaboration between a number of local authorities, will expand its commercial activities.
  • Advising the London Borough of Croydon on its ‘good to great’ programme -  a total redesign of its IT infrastructure and support.
  • Acted for Derby City Council in entering into a 3.4km underground cable easement with Western Power Distribution Services Limited through land owned by Derby City Council to enable a power connection to a Rolls Royce factory in Derby.
Leading individuals

Stephen Matthew - Browne Jacobson LLP

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London: Real estate

Commercial property: retail
Commercial property: retail - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP

Excelling in the retail sector, clients hail Browne Jacobson LLP¬†as an ‚Äėexcellent firm that provides the full breadth of property services‚Äô. Caroline Green¬†and Sarah Parkinson¬†jointly head the practice, which counts luxury brands, household name retailers, leisure operators, distributors and franchisees among its client list. The team is active in the logistics front and handles strategic transactions, leasing, office relocations and property financing in addition to work extending beyond real estate such as IP and employment.

Practice head(s):Caroline Green; Sarah Parkinson

Other key lawyers:Alex Watt; Declan Cushley; Suki Tonks

Testimonials

'An excellent firm - they are able to provide a full breadth of property services covering acquisition, development and agricultural acquisitions.'

'Suki Tonks is extremely responsive and efficient and a real asset to have as a lead property lawyer. She is diligent, an excellent communicator and always available'.

Key Clients

LVMH – Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Vision Express

Shropshire City Council – retail investor arm

Kiko UK Limited

Paperchase

Pure Gym

Hillarys Blinds

The National Trust

PSR Trading Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acting for Shropshire Council on the acquisition of three linked shopping centres in Shrewsbury by acquiring the Jersey Property Unit Trusts which held the assets.
  • Acted for AHWL in the acquisition of 118-120 Colmore Row – a substantial retail and residential investment block in the centre of Birmingham.
Leading individuals

Caroline Green - Browne Jacobson LLP

Sarah Parkinson - Browne Jacobson LLP

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Construction: contentious
Construction: contentious - ranked: tier 5

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP's contentious team advises on both national and international projects, with cross-sector experience in development, energy and insurance. The 'personable' Tim Claremont leads the firm's construction and engineering team and has been advising Heatherwick on its bid to be appointed as architect for British Land's redevelopment of Canada Water in South London. Senior associate William Barrington is another key member of the team.

Practice head(s):Tim Claremont

Other key lawyers:William Barrington

Testimonials

'The team is very responsive and quick to provide the required support.'

'When working together, the advisers feel like an extension of our in-house team.'

'Tim Claremont and Mark Stubbs are very personable and easy to work with, giving the required advice and assistance at the right time.'

'Mark Stubbs, in particular, works well, providing clear advice in a supportive and calm manner.'

Key Clients

Alpha Real Capital/Biomass Energy Renewables

North Bristol NHS Trust

Edina Power Services

Work highlights

  • Advised energy services provider Edina regarding various disputes arising in relation to the company’s Energy Savings Performance Agreements.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management
Brand management - ranked: tier 3

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP has a strong national reputation for its trade mark dispute work, having recently represented LEVC (formerly the London Taxi Vehicle Corporation) in a widely reported trade mark dispute with Frazer-Nash and Ecotive involving the famous shape of black cabs. Declan Cushley leads the national practice from Birmingham and focuses on non-contentious IP. Other key figures include IP litigators Cerryg Jones and Mark Daniels and transactional lawyers Alex Watt and Selina Hinchliffe, who advise on licensing, sponsorship and advertising issues and portfolio management. Bonita Trimmer and associate Giles Parsons are the other names to note for IP and designs disputes.

Practice head(s):Declan Cushey

Other key lawyers:Giles Parsons

Testimonials

'Browne Jacobson are very responsive with good commercial understanding of clients' business'.

'The team have in-depth experience across the full range of TMT fields and their team works well with their commercial and IP department to provide excellent full-service comprehensive advice. '

'Valued qualities from the group at Browne Jacobson are their speed of response, professionalism, commercial acumen, and technical ability. Individuals to call out are Declan Cushley, Giles Parsons and Alex Watt.'

'Declan Cushley is a first-class litigator - he has sound judgement and is not afraid to get into the detail.'

'Bonita Trimmer has excellent legal knowledge and produces top-class written work. Giles Parsons is another name to note; he is very good at dealing with difficult opponents without losing his cool.'

Key Clients

Triumph Motorcycles Ltd

Camelot

Slimming World

PZ Cussons

London EV Company Ltd

Marstons

Work highlights

  • Acting for Danish fashion brand Bestseller (owner of brands including Vila Clothes and Vero Moda) in relation to a number of trade mark oppositions across its full brand range, both defensive and protective.
  • Advised PZ Cussons on a range of IP-related agreements, including brand ambassador contracts and event sponsorship agreements, as well as infringement matters regarding the St. Tropez and Fudge Hair brands.
  • Advised Triumph Motorcycles on a global deal with the famous street artist D*Face by which he created three bespoke bikes with imagery that Triumph licensed from him.
  • Advising Wicked Healthy on its expansion into the UK by licensing the brand to Tesco supermarkets.
Rising stars

Giles Parsons - Browne Jacobson LLP

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Fintech
Fintech - ranked: tier 5

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP's 'proactive and commercial' team acts for high-growth fintech and insurtech businesses and investors in investment rounds and fundraising, and also advises more broadly on regulatory issues, such as FCA applications and GDPR, commercial agreements and contentious matters. In the insurtech space the group provides clients with full-service legal advice, ranging from employee matters to IT projects involving IP provisions, liability provisions and various other contractual elements. Corporate partner Jon Snade handles a high volume of funding round deals and transactions for fintech clients and investors, whereas Jonathan Edwards (who joined the firm's banking practice in 2018) has notable strength and depth in the p2p lending space.

Practice head(s):Jon Snade; Declan Cushley

Other key lawyers:Jonathan Edwards

Key Clients

Digital Fineprint Limited

Enro Holdings Limited (T/A Digital Risks)

Eos Venture Partners

Coconut Platform Limited (previously Monizo Ltd) (T/A Coconut)

Hastee Pay Limited

TopCashback Ltd

Dinghy Limited

Champerty Ltd (T/A AxiaFunder)

AVSecure LLC

Founders of Dinghy Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acted for The British Insurance Awards 2018 Insurance Start-Up Award winner for 2018, Digital Risks on its £2.25m investment round led by VC firm Concentric, with participation from Atami Capital, Seedcamp, London Co-Investment Fund and Beazley.
  • Acted for Eos Venture Partners on its participation in a £5m investment round into Concirrus Ltd.
  • Advised crowd insurance pioneer Laka on its £1.1m seed round.
  • Advising AxiaFunder on a variety of matters, including drafting the litigation funding documents for the platform, and advising on regulatory matters, investment process, information flow and sharing, confidentiality and privilege.
  • Advised blockchain age-verification company, AVSecure, an innovative technical solution in their commercial documentation; this included advising on commercial risks, GDPR implications and agreements to underpin a blockchain mining network.

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 3

Browne Jacobson LLP

The technology team at Browne Jacobson LLP advises on complex IT transactions, with expertise in designing, building and implementing IT project phases in the financial services, insurance, retail and public sectors. Anthony Nagle heads up the national IT practice group, which spans the firm's London, Nottingham and Birmingham offices, while Declan Cushley leads the firm's commercial and IP departments.

Practice head(s):Declan Cushley; Anthony Nagle

Key Clients

Hiscox

Autonet

Crown Prosecution Service

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Top Cashback

Mace

Weld

PSOW

Camelot

Work highlights

  • Advised Hiscox Insurance on a collaboration agreement with Barclays Bank relating to the IT arrangements required to facilitate the insurance distribution arrangements for the provision of Hiscox's home insurance products to Barclays Bank’s premium customers.
  • Acted for Webgeo on its IT arrangements as a reseller of Google products including drafting its services agreements and platform terms and conditions.
  • Assisting Autonet with the creation of an online platform to create a market between insurers and brokers with Autonet as the hub administrator and service provider.
  • Advised the Crown Prosecution Service on the break-up of major parts of an existing large scale complex IT services contract into various service groups, which were put out to tender.
  • Instructed by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on the restructuring of its cloud and digital services across the whole of the council.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 6

Browne Jacobson LLP

The team at Browne Jacobson LLP is 'very knowledgeable in all aspects of IP, giving strong sound advice' and has particular retail sector expertise; it also has significant experience in the automotive, construction, telecoms, banking and engineering sectors. Declan Cushley leads the team and has a notable focus on brand work, while Giles Parsons handles a range of trade mark and patent litigation. Former head of patents Kathleen Murphy Fox joined EIP.

Practice head(s):Declan Cushley;

Other key lawyers:Giles Parsons

Testimonials

'Browne Jacobson has a willingness to engage with clients to understand the concerns in a wider context, addressing these concerns while providing sound legal advice.'

Key Clients

Ericsson

Gamelink International Ltd

Goodyear Dunlop

Heatherwick Studio Ltd

KIKO UK Ltd

Tag Heuer

Triumph Motorcycles Ltd

KLK Forte Industry Inc (t/a Honey Punch)

QMS Holdings Limited

Iconic London (Holdings) Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for Ericsson in FRAND litigation.
  • Instructed by Goodyear Dunlop to advise on its IP portfolio.
  • Defended design studio Heatherwick Studio against an allegation of infringement brought by a well-known fashion designer relating to a dress design.
  • Assisted Triumph Motorcycles with a global deal with the famous street artist D*Face, by which he created three bespoke bikes with imagery that Triumph licensed from him.
  • Instructed by QMS on all aspects of its brand strategy and commercial relationships globally.

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Media and entertainment (including media finance)
Media and entertainment (including media finance) - ranked: tier 4

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP 's brands, advertising and marketing team acts for a range of well-known luxury brands, global products groups and advertising agencies, as well as new media and fintech clients. It is experienced in a range of specialist advertising work which includes experiential, live and behavioural advertising. The team is regularly engaged on national and international campaigns and is experienced in advising production agencies and influencer agencies; the team created a precedent agreement for Whalar for it to use in relation to the governance of all of its promotional agreements. The team also handles ASA complaints.

Practice head(s):Declan Cushley

Other key lawyers:Alex Watt

Testimonials

The team is dynamic, responsive and creative in its solutions and approach.

Alex Watt is calm, measured and very direct and on-point with his advice.

Key Clients

Triumph

Whalar

Billion Dollar Boy

PZ Cussons International

The National Trust

Joules

Boots

Bestseller

Cox Workshops

Camelot

Work highlights

  • The team drafted the terms of service, terms of use and privacy policy for Nutri Heroes’ online platform.
  • The team prepared two precedent agreements for TopCashback that will be used for its various social media campaigns and brand ambassador arrangements.
  • Advised Kiko UK on a set of precedent social media competition terms.
  • Prepared partnership agreements with two prominent social media influencers for PZ Cussons Beauty's, St Tropez brand.
  • Advises Camelot on all of its advertising and marketing matters, which included a substantial purchase of media directly with ITV and a deal for the purchase of media space through media agency Vizeum.

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