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North West

Transport - ranked: tier 2

Clyde & Co LLP

Newly-promoted partner Emma Rice  at Clyde & Co LLP is a ‘formidable litigator’. Rice is ‘pragmatic when it comes to managing costs and her work is always of a very high standard’. Robert Muttock represents insurers and large self-insured private and public sector transportation corporations in the defence of a wide range of matters. The Manchester team excels in cargo claims, freight liability, marine subrogated, personal injury claims in addition to shipping and yacht insurance issues.

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Emma Rice - Clyde & Co LLP

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North West: Human resources

Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 1

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Clyde & Co LLP   is a ‘major player in the North West’. Department head Chris Morrison  is ‘possessed of excellent judgement and works like a Trojan’. Mark Brookes  is a ‘phenomenal lawyer, incredibly hardworking and with great nous’. Rod Hunt  is ‘well regarded’ and Helen Simm  joined the team as a legal director from Slater and Gordon . Highlights included representing a leading ejection seat manufacturing company in relation to a HSE prosecution arising out of a fatal accident involving a Red Arrows pilot. Other key clients include Airbus, Mitie Group, NFU Mutual, RBS/Natwest and RSA.

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Chris Morrison - Clyde & Co LLP

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North West: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant
Personal injury: defendant - ranked: tier 1

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Clyde & Co LLP  is ‘reliable and provides sound legal advice in a timely way’. David Wynn  concentrates on resolving asbestos related, carcinogenic and chemical poisoning claims for composite insurers and multinational companies and also handles complex multi-track employers’ and public liability claims. Chris Murray is praised for his ‘very effective strategy in high-value claims’ and the ‘very fairPeter Whitehead ‘always extracts the best outcome for his insurer clients’James Dadge leads the claims validation offering for third party motor, employers' and public liability. The group is vastly experienced at handling the full range of catastrophic injury claims with a particular specialism in cases involving brain injury, spinal cord damage and amputations. It acted for the defendant in a case where the claimant claimed to have sustained a cauda equina injury at the defendant’s premises. Liability was disputed as the defendant argued that the accident did not happen as alleged or at all. Ultimately the claimant was ordered to pay the defendant’s costs. Other key clients include AIG.

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David Wynn - Clyde & Co LLP

James Dadge - Clyde & Co LLP

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence - ranked: tier 1

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Clyde & Co LLP   regularly acts for defendants and their insurers in claims of the highest value and complexity. Louisa Robbins  is ‘very technically strong with a sound grasp of the detail of her cases and an encyclopaedic understanding of the law. Her analytical skills are very impressive’. James Preece  is a ‘consummate professional liability lawyer who is held in the highest regard throughout the PI insurance market. He is a shrewd tactician and a very skilled litigator’. Preece and Robbins are ‘titans of the professional negligence world nationwide’. At senior associate level Anne-Marie Morgan-Barrett  is a ‘rising star at the firm who is developing a very good reputation for important claims and coverage advice’. The team is defending an international firm of solicitors and Libra Managers in a professional negligence claim under the Consumer Credit Act. The ‘incredibly efficient, commercial and approachable’ team is praised for its ‘succinct and always sensible advice’.

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James Preece - Clyde & Co LLP

Louisa Robbins - Clyde & Co LLP

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Anne-Marie Morgan-Bennett - Clyde & Co LLP

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North West: Real estate

Commercial property: Manchester
Commercial property: Manchester - ranked: tier 4

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Clyde & Co LLP is active on commercial development and regeneration mandates throughout the region and advised Mayfield Development Partnership on the site acquisition and lettings relating to the regeneration of the former Mayfield railway station in Manchester city centre. It also advised Wilton Estates on the sale of land for the regeneration of areas at Hareshill in Rochdale. The energy sector is also a key area of focus for the team and it advised AGE Energy on the purchase of 11 sites for gas peaking plants. Stelios Coutsavlis !Manchester , who leads the team with construction and engineering specialist Steven Cannon !Manchester, advises on development, regeneration and energy projects. Senior associate Alison Barton!Manchester is also recommended. Liam Buckley left the team in 2017 to join Fieldfisher.

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Construction - ranked: tier 5

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Clyde & Co LLP is particularly noted for its expertise in contentious construction cases and is advising The University of Manchester on a dispute with its contractor in relation to the design and construction of the National Graphene Institute. Sisk, Amey, Costain and Anchor Trust are also clients. Legal director Lucy Frith, who specialises in construction and engineering disputes and has particular expertise in the energy and infrastructure sectors, recently joined from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP. The practice bolstered its non-contentious expertise with the arrival of consultant + Julie Morrissy from Keystone Law in 2018. Steven Cannon heads the department.

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Lucy Frith - Clyde & Co LLP

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Planning and environment
Planning and environment - ranked: tier 2

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Clyde & Co LLP’s ‘specialist’ team is ‘outstanding’ across the full range of environmental matters; and the team is regularly instructed on environmental issues in relation to corporate and property transactions, emission trading schemes, renewable energy, climate change, contaminated land, nature and habitat conservation, oil spills, rig fires and explosions, environmental crime, planning and licencing, asbestos, air pollution, environmental taxes, and waste management. Rod Hunt, who is ‘extremely knowledgeable’, and Chris Morrison, who is ‘able to mix client-care with attention to his cases’, head the department. Jason Bleasdale is experienced in environmental issues related to the insurance sector. Legal director Helen Simm, who is an ‘experienced litigator’ recently joined from Slater and Gordon, as did senior associate Anna Willetts, who has ‘a very deep knowledge of environmental regulation’.

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Rod Hunt - Clyde & Co LLP

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