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Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors

Work 0118 957 3425
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Reading, Wokingham

Clifton Ingram is an established, professional and trusted law firm, providing legal advice over the full range of corporate and private client services.

The firm: Clifton Ingram LLP was founded over 100 years ago and has grown both organically and through various acquisitions to become one of the largest full-service law firms based in the Thames Valley.

Known for being proactive, capable and honest, Clifton Ingram attracts significant and high-value work to its offices in Reading and Wokingham. Its increasing client base ranges from multinational organisations to individuals, and it has a reputation for providing practical, plain-speaking legal advice and for putting client care foremost in its priorities.

The firm is currently recruiting to increase its commercial capacity, and will continue to grow both organically and through further acquisition.

Types of work undertaken: Corporate services: Clifton Ingram's corporate team is regularly instructed to advise on acquisitions and disposals, MBOs and MBIs, corporate finance, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, buy-back of shares, reduction of capital, company reorganisations and general company law issues. The emphasis is on owner-managed businesses and professional practices, but the client base also includes several large organisations and banks.

Intellectual property: the firm's IP expert provides advice in relation to all aspects of IP law, trade marks, designs, names and reputation.

Insolvency and corporate recovery: the team regularly advises on all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency, and has specialists in both the contentious and non-contentious aspects of insolvency law. Clifton Ingram is regularly instructed by insolvency practitioners, asset-based lenders, banks and fixed-charge receivers, directors of companies, creditors and other stakeholders, (such as shareholders, charge holders and landlords), and debtors.

Employment: the employment team handles a broad spectrum of contentious and non-contentious work, predominantly for UK-based SMEs and foreign-owned subsidiaries, as well as employees. All aspects of employment law are handled, including TUPE, discrimination, redundancy, contracts and tribunal cases.

Commercial property: the firm has one of the largest commercial property departments in the area. The team operates a diverse practice, specialising in leasehold work for both landlord and tenant for office, industrial, educational, licensed and retail premises, residential development work for both developers and landowners, and agricultural-related work encompassing farmland and large country estates. In addition the team has wide experience of commercial property litigation, planning law and related areas, including enforcement and lawful use issues.

Dispute resolution: dispute resolution expertise covers all litigation, ranging from High Court and County Court proceedings, to ADR and arbitration. The team has specialists for both residential and commercial property disputes, corporate and partnership matters, debt, contract and intellectual property disputes.

Family: Clifton Ingram is renowned for its family work and has one of the largest dedicated family teams in the Thames Valley, which specialises in matrimonial finance, private law children and care work.

Private client: Clifton Ingram has long been regarded as one of the leading firms in the Thames Valley in both the non-contentious and contentious private client fields. In addition to advising on and conducting the administration of estates and trusts (whether acting as executor and/or trustee or not), the preparation and drafting of wills, codicils and lifetime disposals, the team specialises in advising clients in relation to tax affairs at every stage of their lives, with a view to implementing tax-efficient financial arrangements during their lifetimes and for passing on wealth for future generations.

Residential property: accredited by the Law Society with the Conveyancing Quality Scheme in recognition of the high levels of service, Clifton Ingram's residential property team is committed to providing a first-class service for clients purchasing or selling properties throughout the UK.

Other offices: Reading

  • Number of UK partners: 13
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 33
  • Breakdown of work %
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  • Commercial property : 25
  • Company and commercial : 15
  • Dispute resolution (including employment): 10
  • Tax, trusts and wills: 26
  • Family: 24


  • Languages
  • Punjabi
  • Member
  • Law Society
  • Resolution
  • ELA (Employment Lawyers Association)
  • Law Society Children Panel

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