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Browne Jacobson LLP

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North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Manchester
Commercial litigation: Manchester - ranked: tier 5

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP handles high-value commercial litigation and is particularly active in Commercial Court cases, with an emphasis on the insurance, public sector and healthcare sectors. It is continuing to represent Ted Baker and No Ordinary Designer Label in a high-profile claim against AXA Insurance UK and two co-insurers, and represented Cornwall Council in a Β£160m Commercial Court case against BT. DPD Group, Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, NHS Commissioning Board and Celtheath are also clients. Department head Nichola Evans has β€˜fantastic commercial judgement and strategic nous; she is calm and collected under pressure and is capable of turning around complex and voluminous tasks in a surprisingly short period of time. Her experience shines through and lights the way.’ Associate Katie Scott is also recommended.

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North West: Human resources

Employment - ranked: tier 5

Browne Jacobson LLP (Manchester)

Browne Jacobson LLP fields an β€˜empathetic practice that is totally focused on the client; its strong team has talent, muscle and depth, yet still has the feel of a boutique firm’. For some, Kerren Daly is β€˜in a class of her own; she has the ability to effectively communicate the risks associated with any proposed strategies in a jargon-free, succinct and caring way’. The team has particular expertise in executive terminations, restructurings and high-profile and sensitive matters involving issues arising from acquisitions and mergers and collective redundnacies. Active clients include Q-Park and Kerry Logistics (UK).

Leading individuals

Kerren Daly - Browne Jacobson LLP

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North West: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant
Clinical negligence: defendant - ranked: tier 2

Browne Jacobson LLP (Manchester)

Browne Jacobson LLP fields a β€˜superb team whose client care is second to none; it is supportive throughout of the defendant and very aware of the great strain that litigation puts on them’. The β€˜tenacious and considerate’ Amanda Callaghan is at the β€˜forefront of client care and defendant medicolegal work’, and Dr. Andrew Peel has a β€˜high profile in this area; he is utterly dedicated, goes that extra mile, and draws on his own experience as a former qualified doctor to great effect’. Associate Heather Caddy has β€˜excellent judgement and a no-nonsense approach when giving advice’, and solicitor Louise Jackson is β€˜passionate and formidable when fighting a case’. The ten-strong team acts for clients such as HCA International, the Medical Protection Society, NHS Resolution, BMI, Stockport Acute NHS Foundation Trust and private clinicians and clinics such as the Priory Group. It also has considerable healthcare inquest expertise.

Leading individuals

Amanda Callaghan - Browne Jacobson LLP

Andrew Peel - Browne Jacobson LLP

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North West: Public sector

Education - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP (Manchester)

Browne Jacobson LLP’s β€˜response times are either immediate or at the very minimum less than 24 hours. Its knowledge of the education sector is second to none, in particular for academies’. Dai Durbridge provides β€˜straightforward explanations of the law that are not full of legal jargon and are very easy to follow’. Durbridge is strong on safeguarding matters and advises schools, academies, FE and sixth form colleges on frontline education matters including school admissions and exclusions, parental complaints and disqualification from childcare settings. Legal director Jamie Otter is also singled out for providing a β€˜personal and bespoke service, with great attention to detail’. The β€˜very personable’ Kerren Daly is praised for her β€˜no-nonsense approach’ and β€˜excellent knowledge of the FE sector’. Recently the team has been involved in the creation of sponsored multi-academy trusts, which has included transferring existing single academies into those trusts. In other highlights the group advised Essa Academy on a complex curriculum review and on a staffing restructure of the teaching staff there.

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Health - ranked: tier 2

Browne Jacobson LLP (Manchester)

Browne Jacobson LLP is a β€˜highly competent healthcare firm that is excellent value for money’. Amanda Callaghan leads the publicly funded health care practice in the North West, and acts on a diverse range of clinical negligence and healthcare advisory matters affecting trusts and medical practitioners. The β€˜very knowledgeable and approachable’ Rebecca Fitzpatrick has β€˜vast experience in healthcare law, with particular expertise in cases involving medical treatment, mental health and mental capacity’. She is also adept at advising on deprivation of liberty cases. Dr. Andrew Peel leads on clinical negligence and regulatory matters for private sector healthcare providers and insurers. Clients include North West Ambulance Service, Medical Protection Society, Healthcare Corporation of America Ltd. and Yorkshire Ambulance Group.

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North West: Real estate

Commercial property: Manchester
Commercial property: Manchester - ranked: tier 5

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP advises a range of government clients on real estate matters, and acts for clients in the education sector on academy status conversions. The team also acts for corporate clients. Highlights included acting for the YHA on the refinancing of its existing banking facilities, which were secured over its property portfolio, and is advising the Homes and Communities Agency on the ongoing development of a former industrial estate at Queenborough and Rushenden. Associate Dominic Buckley heads the team, which includes Victoria Thourgood, who joined in January 2017 from Nabarro LLP and is experienced in development, investment and asset management matters in the healthcare sector. Associate Peter Marks is also recommended.

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