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Browne Jacobson LLP

VICTORIA SQUARE HOUSE, VICTORIA SQUARE, BIRMINGHAM, B2 4BU, ENGLAND
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Work 0121 237 3900
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Fax 0121 236 1291
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727740 BIRMINGHAM-62
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www.brownejacobson.com

West Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Birmingham
Corporate and commercial: Birmingham - ranked: tier 3

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP¬†'has good industry knowledge and excellent experience and knowledge of clients‚Äô businesses ‚Äď the advice is always set out in ways that non-lawyer clients can understand‚Äô. Mike Jackson¬† advised the shareholders of Heads & All Threads on its sale to ParkOhio Holdings for ¬£18m. Jackson also has experience in AIM capital markets work, advising Image Scan on placing another ¬£525k. Other key figures in Birmingham include¬†Kevin Jones, who¬†advises local authority pension schemes on purchasing interests in investment funds; Michael Stace¬†, who is ‚Äėdiligent, understands the issues and communicates well, so clients feel safe in his hands‚Äô; and¬†Matthew Woodford, who¬†has competition law expertise and handles a range of advisory matters, some of which for automotive sector clients, as well as merger control matters. Associate Ryan Harrison¬†is a key contact in Birmingham for commercial contracts ‚Äď he is ‚Äėhighly responsive, with a great knowledge of clients‚Äô businesses and explains things articulately‚Äô. TCL Group is another client.

Next generation lawyers

Mike Jackson - Browne Jacobson LLP

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Corporate tax
Corporate tax - ranked: tier 3

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP's Andrew Noble, who is dual-qualified as a chartered tax adviser, is praised for his ‚Äėknowledge, responsiveness and ability to work with other advisers‚Äô. He advised Addo Food Group (owner of Pork Farms) on the tax aspects of a secondary buy-out, and he also advised Lloyds Development on the tax elements of its purchase of ENSEK. Other clients include the selling members of Catalyst Corporate Finance LLP, who he advised on the sale of the business to Alanatra Partners. Away from corporate tax, he also advised the London Borough of Enfield on VAT and SDLT issues concerning the regeneration of a former industrial site.

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West Midlands: Finance

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP handles a range of work, with key strengths in healthcare and real estate finance. Paul Ray advised Santander on a £5.4m financing of a management buyout of Clamason Industries sponsored by Connection Capital, and on the borrower side advised Local Space Housing Association on a £75m private placement. Emma Hinton has expertise in social care deals, acting for borrowers in this space. Other clients include RBS. Mark Lewis is an associate of note.

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West Midlands: Human resources

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP 's Birmingham office is headed by James Tait who is noted for his 'fine analysis of situations', 'very good understanding' and 'tailored advice' to clients. He is an expert in advising on cross-border transactions, restrictive covenants and whistle-blowing claims. Helen Badger  has expertise in handling tribunal claims, with a strong emphasis on the healthcare and education sectors.

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Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 2

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP  provides 'a comprehensive health and safety service in both advisory work and court work'. Rachel Lyne  is a key figure at the Birmingham office, and is 'very competent, thorough and knowledgeable'.  She recently advised Faltec Europe on a legionnaires outbreak and on a separate dust cloud explosion.

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West Midlands: Insurance

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

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP¬†has ‚Äėreal excellence amongst¬†at all levels' and 'a track record of achieving results‚Äô. Sarah White¬†is ‚Äėa nationally recognised specialist in this field‚Äô with ‚Äėsuch vast experience that she has usually seen a particular situation which arises before‚Äô and ‚Äėhas creative solutions to tricky tactical problems‚Äô. She represented George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust on the alleged mismanagement of deep vein thrombosis. She also defended Royal Wolverhampton Hospital NHS Trust and NHS Resolution against a claim involving the delayed diagnosis of cauda equine syndrome. Sarah Manning¬†¬†advised the Medical Protection Society on an orthopaedic hip surgery claim as well as National Health Service Litigation Authority and Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust on a cerebral palsy claim. Jonathan Fuggle¬† advised George Eliot Hospitals NHS Trust and NHS Resolution on a gynaecological procedure claim as well as Southend University Hospital NHS FT and NHS Resolution on a claim of mismanagement of rectal cancer. Neil Ward¬† defended Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership Trust & National Health Service Resolution against an alleged delay in diagnosing acute angle closure glaucoma. He similarly defended NHS Resolution / Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust against a cerebral palsy medical negligence claim stemming from midwifery care. Simon Charlton¬†has strong capabilities on mental health and governance matters. Other notable names include the recently promoted director Emma Rees¬†, who has experience in birth, brain and spinal injury claims,¬† and solicitor David Toulmin van Sittert, who focuses on¬†high-value traumatic injuries.

Leading individuals

Sarah White - Browne Jacobson LLP

Next generation lawyers

Emma Rees - Browne Jacobson LLP

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Personal injury: defendant
Personal injury: defendant - ranked: tier 2

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP¬†is ‚Äėvery highly rated‚Äô and ‚Äėone of the big national guns in this field‚Äô with expertise in catastrophic injury claims, complex disease claims and dual insurance disputes. Bridget Tatham¬† leads the team and is known for her ‚Äėthoroughness, attention to detail but also a pragmatic and pro-active approach where needed‚Äô. She is assisted by Kevin Lawson¬†, who has strong expertise in rehabilitation support and road traffic accident claims. Liability claims expert James Arrowsmith¬† is ‚Äėextremely efficient‚Äô, ‚Äėwell prepared‚Äô and ‚Äėhas a sharp eye for detail'. Other notable names include: Paul Wainwright¬†, who focuses on asset protection through counter fraud measures, and associate Matthew Harpin, who is experienced in public and employer‚Äôs liability claims.

Next generation lawyers

Paul Cox - Browne Jacobson LLP

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West Midlands: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit
Charities and not-for-profit - ranked: tier 3

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP¬†is led by charity law specialist Catherine Rustomji, who has extensive experience in governance and regulatory matters. She assisted The James Charities with the appointment of a corporate trustee and advised Age UK South Staffordshire on governance and constitutional matters. William Colacicchi¬†is also an expert in charity law and recently advised Baron Davenport ‚Äės Charity on the status of permanent endowment investments and options available to the trustees. Also recommended are property specialist Robert Wofinden¬†and charities solicitor Vickie Hair.

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West Midlands: Public sector

Education
Education - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP 's repertoire in education includes advising on employment, property and governance issues. Nick Mackenzie heads the team and recently advised Pershore High School on its conversion into a multi academy trust and the establishment of new governance arrangements. He also assisted The Mercian Trust with setting up a new multi academy trust, which incorporated both Queen Mary’s Grammar School and Queen Mary’s High School. Academy conversions expert Richard Freeth is also a key figure, who advised Everton Football Club on its arrangements with a nearby MAT, the DfE and ESFA, which involved supporting the club’s academy players with their educational needs. Helen Badger works on employment matters and advised a multi academy trust on a grievance and whistle-blowing investigation.

Leading individuals

Nick Mackenzie  - Browne Jacobson LLP

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Health
Health - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP  has expertise in clinical negligence, inquests, employment, property and commercial matters. Sarah White is an expert in high profile clinical negligence defendant work, as is her colleague Rachel Lyne . Neil Ward is also a key figure and is an expert in complex and sensitive inquest cases. Jonathan Hayden is an expert in commercial contracts and new care models, and recently advised NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG on developing a new care model where community services are commissioned on an outcome-focused basis. Helen Badger specialises in employment, particularly on complex tribunal claims and Martin Cannon works on construction disputes. Employment law expert Jacqui Atkinson recently joined from Capsticks LLP.

Leading individuals

Sarah White - Browne Jacobson LLP

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West Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: Birmingham
Commercial property: Birmingham - ranked: tier 4

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP handles a mix of work for government bodies as well as private sector clients. On top of work for local authorities and institutional investors, Thomas Howard advised Amcor on the sale and partial leaseback of a former tobacco packaging site, which completed within six weeks. Lisa McGinn advised Handelsbanken on refinancing Cygnet Property Management’s Sock Island development in Leicester, and in the property transactional space advised the Homes and Community Agency on purchasing a 14.5 acre site from Birmingham City University, which could potentially be used as the site of the athletes’ village for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Dominic Swift  handles work concerning large property portfolios, including for public sector clients. Zo Hoida  joined from Weightmans LLP in May 2018.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 4

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP's Martin Cannon  handles a range of dispute work for contractors and various public sector employers such as NHS trusts and local authorities. Clients include Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, North Midland Group and HM Revenue and Customs.

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 3

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP  handles a range of work this space, with a particular strength in dilapidations claims. Tim Rayner defended the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in a Technology and Construction Court case, succeeding at trial because the landlord failed to beat a Part 36 offer. He also represented EIRP, the landlord, concerning the termination of a lease against the backdrop of an alleged £1.2m of dilapidations. Pamela Shepherd  acts for retailers such as Walgreen Boots Alliance and institutional real estate investors. Other clients include Birmingham Properties Group, which Rayner advised on recovering a parade of shops in order to redevelop the site.

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West Midlands: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 3

Browne Jacobson LLP

Birmingham-based Richard Nicholas is a key figure for Browne Jacobson LLP , with expertise in outsourcing and software development agreements. He recently assisted Manchester Underwriting Management on the procurement of its new IT system and advised The National Trust on its CRM and EPOS systems.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP¬†works across all aspects of IP on both contentious and non-contentious matters, and has ‚Äėgood industry knowledge‚Äô, ‚Äėexcellent experience‚Äė and 'a high level of commercial acumen‚Äô. Declan Cushley¬†heads the national IP practice and regularly advises Marston‚Äôs on oppositions and infringements. ¬†Patent litigation expert Mark Daniels¬†represented the London Taxi Corporation on a dispute against Frazer-Nash Research and Ecotive over alleged infringement of the shape of the client‚Äôs taxi cabs. He also advised Roger Bullivant on a patent licensing dispute. Cerryg Jones¬†specialises in trade mark disputes and advised Comic Enterprises on its dispute with Twentieth Century Fox over infringement relating to the former‚Äôs comedy venue ‚ÄėThe Glee Club‚Äô and the latter‚Äôs TV shoe ‚ÄėGlee‚Äô. Consultant Peter Ellis¬†is also a notable name, with significant strengths in contentious matters.

Leading individuals

Cerryg Jones - Browne Jacobson LLP

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