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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

CENTRAL SQUARE SOUTH, ORCHARD STREET, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3XX, ENGLAND
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Work 0845 497 97 97
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Fax 0845 497 6499
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724340 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
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www.eversheds-sutherland.com

North: Finance

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

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP (Newcastle)

A market leader in the region’, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP fields ‘an intelligent, supportive and proactive team’ that is ‘never afraid to seek out complex solutions’. The ‘highly experiencedPaul Dutton leads the practice and attracts praise for his ‘very practical approach’; Dutton’s recent highlights include advising Joseph Rhodes Group on a restructuring and the placement of part of the group into administration, and acting for Cleveland Tontine on the accelerated sale of a hotel and restaurant business. In another key mandate, Dutton acted alongside Birmingham-based Andrew Jordan for Grant Thornton as administrators of St John’s on the Hill School, which involved a pre-packaged administration sale. HSBC, Clydesdale Bank, Tesco Bank, Santander and PWC are also noteworthy clients. Consultant Peter Cranston specialises in non-contentious matters and Leeds-based senior associate Andrew Black leads the group’s work on investigatory, contentious and personal insolvency issues. Lemi McAuley and Victoria Procter (both senior associates in Leeds) focus on insolvency procedures and real estate finance restructurings, respectively.

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North: Human resources

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP (Newcastle)

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP has extensive experience providing employment advice to public-sector clients including local governments, police authorities and education establishments. The firm also handles national and international projects for private employers. Practice head Shirley Hall specialises in equal pay and discrimination matters and successfully defended Northumbria Police in proceedings relating to allegations of unfair dismissal, whistleblowing, sex discrimination, disability discrimination and victimisation. She is also acting for the University of Newcastle in employment tribunal proceedings regarding whistleblowing and race discrimination issues and is representing Northumberland County Council in a disability discrimination claim brought by an employee who is alleging harassment and bullying. Principal associate Jessie Uppal has experience in business immigration matters, senior associate Victoria Vallely focuses on the education sector and senior associate Suzanne Caveney has pensions experience.

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Shirley Hall - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Next generation lawyers

Jessie Uppal - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP (Newcastle)

At Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, Newcastle-based Tim Hill regularly acts for high hazard energy, chemical and manufacturing clients. Recent highlights include representing FMC Technologies in a HSE investigation and subsequent prosecution following a pressure release accident, which led to the amputation of an employee’s arm, and acting for McCain Foods in a HSE prosecution relating to a serious arm injury caused when an employee became tangled in a conveyor belt. Other clients include Siemens, Tarmac Trading and Parker Hannifin.

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North: Real estate

Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP (Newcastle)

At Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, highly regarded litigator and practice head Mary Anne Roff is ‘strong tactically, legally and commercially’ and has a ‘down-to-earth approach and a pragmatism that makes her great with clients’. The team, which is cited as ‘exceptionally strong with a great eye for detail’, works across the firm’s Newcastle and Leeds offices and includes non-contentious expert Michael Conroy Harris and associate Lucy Frith, who has ‘excellent instincts’. In a recent mandate, the group represented John Sisk & Son in adjudication enforcement proceedings which raised new legal issues pertaining to whether defendants can resist enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision for bias on the grounds of pre-determination. Other representative clients include Wartsila, UK Grid Solutions, EDF Energy Renewables, Severn Trent Water and Allied Irish Bank.

Leading individuals

Mary Anne Roff - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP (Newcastle)

At Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, contentious environmental specialist Tim Hill regularly advises on compliance breaches, enforcement challenges and challenges to abatement notices. In a recent highlight, Hill advised Sims Group on multiple issues including permit compliance, issues relating to transfrontier shipment of waste regulations issues, EA visits and investigations, noise and nuisance matters, and European waste classification mandates. Other clients include Halliburton Company, Severn Trent Water and MacFarlan Smith.

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North: Transport

Transport and shipping
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