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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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North: Finance

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

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

The group at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is able to draw on the firm's wider restructuring expertise, often working closely with the banking, private equity, pensions, employment, real estate and regulatory teams. It also has a strong non-performing loan (NPL) portfolio practice. The team is led by non-contentious restructuring and insolvency expert Paul Dutton.

Practice head(s):Paul Dutton

Key Clients

HSBC Bank plc

Clydesdale Bank plc

Lloyds Bank plc

Pepper (UK)





Work highlights

  • Acting for KRE North East in the pre-pack sale of Express Managed Services Limited, a manufacturing business, back to the existing management team.
  • Acting for the management team of Godfrey Syrett Limited in the purchase of shares in that company by RCapital. This required corporate and banking advice.
  • Acting for the administrators (KPMG LLP) in the sale of property owned by Dual Compendium Limited, a shopfitting business based in the north east.
  • Acting for the administrators (Grant Thornton) in the administration of Thos Proctor & Sons. This was a high profile transaction in the NE business market and involved a number of property sales.
  • Acting for the adminstartors (KPMG) in the sale of property owned by Dual Compendium Limited, a shopfitting business based in the north east.
Leading individuals

Paul Dutton - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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North: Human resources

Employment - ranked: tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Primarily working for employers, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's experienced team has a range of specialists who work in sectors including energy, manufacturing and transport. Practice head Shirley Hall has particular expertise with gender pay gap and equal pay work, while principal associate Jessie Uppal specialises in immigration and Brexit related advice. Also notable in the team is associate Suzanne Caveney, who frequently assists clients with pension scheme changes.

Practice head(s):Shirley Hall

Other key lawyers:Jessie Uppal; Victoria Vallely; Suzanne Caveney; David Williams

Key Clients

British Broadcasting Corporation

Avery Dennison

British Polythene

Tata Global Beverages

Nestle UK

University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Chief Constable of Northumbria Police

FMC Technologies

Nissan Motor Manufacturing

Northumberland County Council

Work highlights

  • Prepared, conducted and successfully defended high-profile proceedings on behalf of Northumbria Police in unfair dismissal, whistleblowing, sex discrimination, disability discrimination and victimisation, which were progressed by the its former Director of Legal Services.
  • Instructed to represent  Northumberland County Council and individual senior officer and members  in tribunal proceedings alleging whistleblowing detriments progressed by a senior officer claimant.
  • Representing Northumberland County Council with two separate employment tribunal claims brought by former members of the HR team following a restructure.
Leading individuals

Shirley Hall - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Next Generation Partners

Jessie Uppal - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Rising stars

Suzanne Caveney - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Specialising in preventative works and training, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is particularly active for diversified industrial manufacturing clients and construction clients. The practice increasingly provides proactive consultancy, assurance and governance, as well as notable expertise in compliance reviews. Kevin Elliott is the national head of the health and safety team, while Tim Hill leads in the north and is an expert in the high hazard energy area.

Practice head(s):Kevin Elliott; Tim Hill

Key Clients


CPM Group

Mitchells & Butlers plc




Leeds University

Marshalls plc



Kier / Turriff Contractors

Sir Robert McAlpine

Interserve plc

National Grid Electricity Transmission plc

Dairy Crest

Work highlights

  • We acted on behalf of DFDS in respect of a criminal investigation brought by the HSE following the death of a security guard who was employed by a third party company.
  • We acted on behalf of Turriff Contractors Limited following a serious gas explosion.
  • We acted on behalf of Frutarom, the world’s largest producer of food flavourings, in respect of two separate health and safety incidents.
  • Advising Forterra PLC in respect of a prosecution brought by the HSE.
  • Advised CPM in respect of a fatal accident when a maintenance fitter became trapped in a conveyor. Eversheds Sutherland took over the running of the case after previous advisors were dis-instructed.

Leading individuals

Tim Hill - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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