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Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors

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Reading, Wokingham

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

Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors

Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors provide a 'practical, solution-focused and efficient' service to SMEs and owner-managed businesses in commercial transactions, shareholder agreements, corporate structures and restructuring work. Practice head Barry Niven's recent mandates include advising shareholders in disposal of shares, sales and acquisitions and management buy-outs and buy-ins.

Practice head(s):Barry Niven


'The team at Clifton Ingram are very approachable and always willing to help on any issue, big or small.'

'Barry Niven is a brilliant corporate lawyer - always responsive, knowledgeable and tailors advice to suit the requirements of the client and the business.'

Work highlights

  • Advised multiple shareholders on the disposal of the entire issued share capital of Europe’s leading supplier of warehouse labels and rack identification solutions.
  • Advised a holding company on the sale of its trading subsidiary to a US competitor.
  • Advised a leading manufacturer and distributor of fibre optic technology on an off-market buy back of share capital from distributable reserves.

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South East: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 4

Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors

Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors  regularly advises on all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency. The team, which is headed by Barry Niven, contains specialists in both contentious and non-contentious insolvency law and advises on all aspects of insolvency-based work ranging from administrations to receiverships and liquidations, through to voluntary arrangements and bankruptcies.The majority of instructions come directly from insolvency practitioners or the directors of insolvent companies.

Practice head(s):Barry Niven

Key Clients

KRE Corporate Recovery LLP

Wilkins Kennedy

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South East: Human resources

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

Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors

Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors has been active in representing employers as respondents to unfair dismissal, disability discrimination, bullying in the workplace, sex and pregnancy discrimination claims. The firm has specialist sector expertise within the technology and pharmaceutical industries. Robert Cherry, who was promoted to partner in May 2018 and senior associate Alison Gair are the main contacts.

Practice head(s):Alison Gair


'Robert Cherry has a robust knowledge of Employment Law.'

'Robert Cherry will always try to provide a few different options for problem solving and disclose the extent of any  associated risks. He is very conscientious and will always return phone calls and emails in an exceptionally timely manner.'

Work highlights

  • Representing the employer in ongoing Employment Tribunal proceedings following allegations and claims of sex discrimination and harassment made against a director.
  • Advised the employer on outsourcing of its customer services function subject to TUPE and/or redundancies. The team also advised on exit arrangements for senior employees.  
  • Advised on the proposed acquisition of two garden centres including advising on all the employment documentation relating to TUPE and the commercial implications of the various employment issues uncovered including a pending tribunal claim.

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South East: Private client

Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 1

Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors

Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors has a strong reputation for handling all matters relating to family law, ranging from pre-nuptial and co-habitation agreements, complex divorce with cross-border elements to cases involving children, including child abduction and abuse claims. Anne Deller has experience dealing with disputes arising between unmarried couples including claims under Schedule 1 of the Children Act for financial provision, while Kate Grant focuses on divorce and related financial cases including those involving partnerships, companies and trusts.Nick Rodriguez  is also of note for children arrangements and local authority issues, as is senior associate Rekha Joshi for financial work and acting on behalf of financially dependent spouses in separation proceedings.

Practice head(s):Anne Deller

Other key lawyers:Kate Grant; Nick Rodriguez; Rekha Joshi


Very impressed by their practical and logical advice. The team are very responsive, even making themselves available be it in the evenings or at weekends.’

‘The team at Clifton Ingram provide a very good service, very experienced team with fair and reasonable billings.

Kate Grant is very impressive- she is able to find and understand the issues quickly, clearly sets out the next steps and makes it clear what the costs are likely to be before going further and lays out the strengths and weaknesses of the case.’

Anne Deller and her team are excellent, responsive and understanding. Anne had a wealth of experience and shared this to my benefit.‘

'I am so grateful for the expert guidance provided by Anne Deller owing to her vast experience I felt very safe in her hands. Anne is pragmatic, hardworking and constructive in her approach and strives hard to achieve the right outcome.'

Rekha Joshi is outstanding, she gives accurate and sensible advice to clients so that their expectations have been appropriately managed.‘


Leading individuals

Anne Deller - Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors

Next Generation Partners

Rekha Joshi - Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors

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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

Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors

Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors’s houses one of the 'best client-orientated' private client practice in the Thames Valley. The department, headed by Peter McGeown and Stephanie Rose advise clients on administration of estates and trusts, the preparation and drafting of Wills, codicils and lifetime disposals, in addition to cross-border tax and estate planning. McGeown is particularly experienced in inheritance and capital gains tax planning, while Rose has a niche within the specific issues affecting the elderly.

Practice head(s):Peter McGeown

Other key lawyers:Stephanie Rose


Clifton Ingram Solicitors have been invaluable to us – we are more than happy with Peter McGeown’s advice in the area of wills, trusts, and wealth preservation.

We found Clifton Ingram Solicitors to be completely professional and very sympathetic to our needs from reception staff right up to senior partner.’

‘I am consistently impressed with Peter McGeown’s integrity, expertise, knowledge and management of trusts. ’

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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 2

Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors

The team at Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors 'have a vast depth of knowledge and experience' particularly in leaseholds for landlord and tenant in the industrial, retail and office sectors. The practice also regularly advises developers and landowners on sales, acquisitions and land developments. The 'well integrated team' also have the ability to draw upon advisers experienced in planning law and litigation. Tim Read is 'simply fantastic' for leasework, advising both landlords and tenants, while Ian Graham has a 'has a wealth of knowledge' in commercial acquisitions, disposals and lettings. Senior associates Lewis Djemal and Jonathan Foulds are also of note.

Practice head(s):Ian Graham

Other key lawyers:Ian Graham; Tim Read; Lewis Djemal; Jonathan Foulds


'The staff at Clifton Ingram Real Estate team are immediately knowledgeable about all aspects of commercial property. They have a depth of knowledge and experience particularly of the local area'.

'Ian Graham has a great ability to quickly understand the clients' desired results and works tremendously hard to reach it. He is very solutions-orientated, practical with a wealth of knowledge in the sector'.

'Tim Read and Lewis Djemal make a strong team - they have excellent judgement, respond swiftly and go the extra mile for their long-standing clients'.

'Clifton Ingram are a terrific law firm. They have a superb commercial property department led by Tim Read and Lewis Djemal and are fast, commercial and really understand the key metrics for their client.'

Key Clients

Nike Group of Companies

Lawsons Holdings

Work highlights

  • Acting for the developer in the sale of land near Bristol to Bellway Homes which had been included within the local spatial plan for possible redevelopment.
  • Advising the developer in the purchase of freehold and leasehold land in Wandsworth, London subject to various occupational leases from National Grid Twenty Seven.
  • Acting for a landowner in an option to sell property, subject to planning permission being granted
  • Acting for a developer in acquiring a site for residential development in Henley-on-Thames.
Rising stars

Lewis Djemal - Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors

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