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Clarke Willmott LLP

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West Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Birmingham
Corporate and commercial: Birmingham - ranked: tier 4

Clarke Willmott LLP

Clarke Willmott LLP’s team was boosted by the hire of commercial contracts specialist John Irving, who joined from Sydney Mitchell LLP. Irving has particular expertise in dealing with contracts for the supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of capital goods plant and equipment. On the corporate side, consultant Andrew Beedham advises private companies on transactional work across sectors such as manufacturing, retail and technology.

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West Midlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Birmingham
Commercial litigation: Birmingham - ranked: tier 4

Clarke Willmott LLP

Clarke Willmott LLP’s practice saw continuing growth in the area of shareholder disputes and breaches of fiduciary duties by directors and shareholders, accompanying the practice’s established expertise in breach of contract and negligence claims. Practice head

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West Midlands: Finance

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

Clarke Willmott LLP (Birmingham)

Clarke Willmott LLP’s ‘value-for-money’ practice focuses on asset recovery work for insolvency practitioners and the Insolvency Service and has a good record for recovery of sums from misfeasant directors. The team has expanded its advisory and transactional expertise, advising management teams, banks and asset-based lenders on distressed situations; in one example, practice head Stephanie Slinn advised on the MBO of an insolvent business, including finance and property reorganisation in preparation for securitisation. Senior associate Sheena Tandy is able to ‘apply her excellent knowledge of legislation in a commercial manner’.

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West Midlands: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 4

Clarke Willmott LLP (Birmingham)

Clarke Willmott LLP’s personal injury team has a specialist expertise in handling cases involving traumatic brain injuries. In Birmingham, Philip Edwards acted for a claimant who had sustained severe brain injuries following a road traffic accident in a High Court trial pertaining to future care arrangements, and successfully settled a claim for a man knocked off his motorbike by a reckless driver resulting in serious fractures and psychological trauma. The practice also handles three separate fatal claims which required criminal trials and for which the firm is handling the full inquest.

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West Midlands: Private client

Family: Birmingham
Family: Birmingham - ranked: tier 3

Clarke Willmott LLP

According to one client, Clarke Willmott LLP is ‘one of the best law firms in Birmingham for private law children cases’ and its lawyers ‘know exactly what they are doing’. Rayner Grice leads the team and is ‘calm and sympathetic, but very straight-talking’; she works closely with the firm’s other teams, including the serious injury practice, to advise on the various issues that may arise from relationship breakdowns. Legal executive Caroline Young ‘always has the client’s best interest at heart’; she assists Grice in matrimonial matters involving physical or sexual abuse, wealth protection, and child welfare.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 4

Clarke Willmott LLP (Birmingham)

Clarke Willmott LLP administers numerous estates, including those containing trading businesses, under the leadership of the Bristol-based Anthony Fairweather. In Birmingham, Matthew Parr has experience assisting newly wealthy clients with planning for the future through lifetime and will trusts; and legal executive Anne Gillespie specialises in estate administration. The team recently applied for a grant of probate with regards to a client’s wish to obtain a high-value property following its fall into disrepair at the hands of an incapacitated relative. Since publication, Fiona Debney has joined Gateley Plc.

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West Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: Birmingham
Commercial property: Birmingham - ranked: tier 5

Clarke Willmott LLP

Clarke Willmott LLP’s team is probably best known for its work in the retail sector, where it regularly handles development and investment instructions for one of the leading international supermarket chains. Other clients of the practice are David Wilson Homes North West and Ingersoll-Rand. Key contacts include practice head Iain Harrison and Jonathan Morton, with the latter praised for ‘offering a high level of professionalism and commercial service’.

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