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Spratt Endicott

52-54 THE GREEN, SOUTH BAR STREET, BANBURY, OX16 9AB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01295 204000
Fax:
Fax 01295 204010
DX:
24204 BANBURY-1
Email:
Web:
www.se-law.co.uk
Banbury, Bicester

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 4

Spratt Endicott (Banbury)

Spratt Endicott β€˜provides the advice of a large firm with the personal touch of a small one’. Practice head and firm chairman John Spratt delivers β€˜calmness and reliability in the most exacting of circumstances’; the β€˜outstanding’ Hitendra Patel’s expertise includes business reorganisations, management buyouts and partnerships; and associate Catherine O’Riordan is β€˜very knowledgeable’.

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South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Commercial litigation: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 4

Spratt Endicott (Banbury)

Spratt Endicott handles a plethora of disputes, including agricultural, contentious probate and shareholder matters. β€˜Innovative and astute’ practice head David Whiting represented a shareholder in a dispute concerning the division of assets following a manufacturing company’s closure. Clients of the team also include telecoms, technology and automotive companies. Shamsher Pangu is another name to note, as are associates Kyle Wyness and Petra van Dijk, who lead the property litigation and insolvency teams, respectively.

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Debt recovery
Debt recovery - ranked: tier 1

Spratt Endicott (Banbury)

Spratt Endicott is β€˜excellent on all counts’; the team β€˜takes the time to understand the client’s business and requirements’. In 2016 the team advised on a range of debt recovery matters including multiple bankruptcy orders, credit policies and high-value debt portfolio management. It acts for clients in the telecoms, finance and automotive sectors, including debtors and lenders. The firm also has a notable international debt collection presence, with relationships with debt collectors abroad as well as acting on debt collection matters in the UK for international clients. The highly regarded Martin Hughes is head of commercial recoveries and is ably supported by director Richard Gwynne and associate Peter Gardner, who is β€˜very professional and approachable’.

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South East: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 3

Spratt Endicott (Banbury)

Spratt Endicott’s β€˜responsive’ insolvency and corporate recovery practice β€˜has a strong reputation in the local market and a broad range of expertise running across corporate and personal insolvency’. The β€˜determined and accessible’ associate Petra van Dijk is based in Banbury and β€˜approaches complex cases with thorough technical knowledge and sound commercial judgement’. Dijk, who is also qualified in the Netherlands, focuses mainly on contentious matters, such as winding-up petitions, statutory demands, misfeasance and wrongful trading claims, administration orders and injunctions, but also handles transactional agreements and other non-contentious matters. She is supported by the head of dispute resolution David Whiting and corporate and commercial partner Hitendra Patel. Begbies Traynor is a new addition to the client base, which also includes Critchleys, Mazars and BRI Business Recovery and Insolvency.

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South East: Human resources

Employment: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Employment: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 4

Spratt Endicott (Banbury)

Food sector expert Carol Shaw heads the practice at Spratt Endicott, which acts for employers and employees in an array of disputes, covering everything from unfair dismissal to enforcing restrictive covenants. Philomena Price β€˜understands the needs and culture of her clients’ businesses’, and handles large-scale redundancy exercises, tribunal claims, training and senior executive severances. Data subject access requests, holiday pay and sex discrimination claims were also among the firm’s recent mandates. Novus Leisure, Fine Lady Bakeries and Involvement Packaging (trading as INVOPAK) are key clients.

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South East: Private client

Agriculture and estates
Agriculture and estates - ranked: tier 2

Spratt Endicott (Banbury, Brackley, Bicester, Buckingham)

The β€˜professional and diligent’ team at Spratt Endicott provides β€˜a good quality legal service’ and has β€˜an excellent reputation in the field’. The practice is noted for its expertise in rural property, and has recently advised a range of estate owners, investors and lifestyle buyers on uplift arrangements and planning issues. Key figure Christopher Goldingham is β€˜approachable and knowledgeable’; David Endicott advises private individuals on trusts, personal tax, planning and charities issues; and Andrew Woods has significant expertise in development and strategic land transactions. Howard Meakin is the name to note in Bicester.

Leading individuals

Christopher Goldingham - Spratt Endicott

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Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 2

Spratt Endicott (Banbury, Bicester)

Spratt Endicott β€˜provides sound legal advice and represents clients with a constructive and forward-focused approach’. Practice head and β€˜absolute class act’ Patrick Mulcare is β€˜a tough litigator who takes no prisoners’ in financial remedy cases, the dissolution of civil partnerships and other family disputes. Associate Gemma Davison (β€˜a real star in the making’) arrived from Johnson & Gaunt Solicitors to head the firm’s dedicated mediation offering; she handles financial work for married and cohabiting couples, public and private pension sharing orders and spousal maintenance, among other matters. Experienced barrister Justine Cadbury was another significant hire and is highly regarded along with solicitor Sandeep Sandhu, who specialises in children matters and β€˜always provides clients with the best advice’. Solicitor Naheed Taj is now with Shoosmiths LLP.

Next generation lawyers

Gemma Davison - Spratt Endicott

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 2

Spratt Endicott (Banbury, Bicester)

At Spratt Endicott, managing director and department head David Endicott has β€˜a style that is definitely client led’ and utilises his β€˜vast wealth of knowledge and experience’. Lucy Gordon β€˜genuinely cares for her clients’ needs and getting the best outcome for them’ in matters concerning tax planning, probate, estate administration and succession. Court of Protection work also increased for Gordon, who has strength in advising elderly clients. Recently promoted associate Tom McInerney leads the team in Bicester and is β€˜extremely personable’. Solicitor Julia Routen is β€˜professional, knowledgeable, understanding and patient’.

Leading individuals

David Endicott - Spratt Endicott

Next generation lawyers

Tom McInerney - Spratt Endicott

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Commercial property: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 3

Spratt Endicott (Banbury, Bicester)

At Spratt Endicott, the β€˜exceptional’ Andrew Woods heads the practice and β€˜gets the deal done’ in developments and land transactions; Howard Meakin is recommended for residential and commercial development work; and Neil Belcher focuses on property investment and has particular expertise in property taxation. Associate Graham Roberts is noted for retail sector landlord and tenant mandates as well as portfolio asset management. Individuals, investors, developers and manufacturers are among clients of the practice, which recently hired associate Andrew Querelle from Blake Morgan LLP.

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South East: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Spratt Endicott (Banbury)

Spratt Endicott’s client list spans sectors such as distribution, software and technology. In addition to selling and acquiring IP rights, the firm has been handling the licensing of software and trade marks in other countries. Chairman and practice head John Spratt advises on the IP aspects of corporate transactions with Hitendra Patel, and associate Catherine O’Riordan is particularly strong in domain name and other IP matters that affect websites.

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