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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

CENTRAL SQUARE SOUTH, ORCHARD STREET, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3XX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0845 497 97 97
Fax:
Fax 0845 497 6499
DX:
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

Receiving regular support from various other departments including the firm’s banking, real estate and regulatory teams, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's insolvency and corporate restructuring practice has particular expertise in the retail, energy, infrastructure, construction and further education sectors alongside the professional services industry. Team head Paul Dutton acted for the administrators of the personal injury firm Unity Law in various matters, ensuring that the company in administration was able to benefit from successful personal injury claims after its sale. He also advised PWC  on the administration of Joseph Rhodes and Slater & Crabtree, which involved the staggered sale of various assets including intellectual property, shares and machinery, assisted Clydesdale Bank with enforcement options and possession proceedings pertaining to an agricultural property, and advised the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on reorganisation matters and inter-company loans.

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North: Human resources

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP’s ‘experienced and knowledgeable’ team provides a ‘first-class service’ to commercial and public sector clients; the latter includes local government, policing, education, health and third sector clients. With a specialism in equal pay and discrimination matters, ‘approachable and friendly’ team head Shirley Hall ‘tackles any issues quickly and thoroughly’; recently, she defended Northumbria Police in employment tribunal proceedings pertaining to allegations of unfair dismissal, whistleblowing, sex and disability discrimination and victimisation brought by the client’s former director of legal services, and acted for Northumberland County Council before the employment tribunal in defence against unfair dismissal and disability discrimination claims brought by two employees following a restructuring process and subsequent redundancies. Other clients include a NHS foundation trust, a major logistics provider and Nissan Motor Manufacturing. Associate Jessie Uppal is experienced handling business immigration mandates.

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Shirley Hall - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Jessie Uppal - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP handles a wide range of contentious and non-contentious health and safety work spanning regulatory compliance, investigations and enforcement matters. Leeds-based Kevin Elliott heads the team, which includes Tim Hill, who is the main contact for Newcastle. Hill acts for clients in the chemical, energy, construction, pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors, advising on Competent Authority inspections and investigations alongside corporate and personal liability issues. In recent work, he assisted Greencore Grocery with police and HSE investigations following a contractor’s fatality, and acted alongside colleagues from the Leeds office for AGC Chemicals Europe in HSE investigations and the subsequent prosecution following allegations that poor quality pipework caused chemical burn injuries to a worker.

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North: Real estate

Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP ‘offers valuable insights and pragmatic solutions’ and is ‘very effective at drilling down into the evidence to build the case from the ground up’, while also being a ‘pleasure to work with’. With contentious construction work at its core and particular sector expertise in energy and infrastructure, ‘very experienced and strategic’ team head Mary Anne Roff acted for the Sisk Group in a series of disputes concerning the construction of two power plants in the UK.

Leading individuals

Mary Anne Roff - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

At Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, team head Tim Hill specialises in defending clients in pollution and waste offences, challenges to statutory notices and packaging waste claims, among other criminal and regulatory matters. Hill is also well versed in guiding chemical and energy sector clients through competent authority inspections and investigations, and on the non-contentious side assists clients with compliance matters.

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