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The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Icon The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In the United Kingdon, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for eight years. These partners are highlighted below and throughout the editorial.
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Greenwoods Solicitors LLP’s busy corporate practice handles acquisitions and disposals of companies with significant media assets. It also has expertise in e-commerce, data protection, employment, defamation law and pre-publication advice. Corporate lawyer Alastair Gunn and e-commerce expert David Woods are the key contacts; Woods advised a publishing house on the sale of a magazine title, and Gunn advised a media company on due diligence ahead of its multimillion-pound sale. Associate Adele Whaley, who is recommended for contentious matters, acted for a publishing company in a contractual dispute with a supplier. Through the firm’s ties with Australian law firm Kemp Strang, it has brought to its Cambridge office Douglas Linnette, who is advising UK clients on extending their brands into the Australian market.

Niche intellectual property practice Stobbs IPgoes above and beyond to advise clients on both simple and complex matters; no problem ever seems too difficult and the team works very hard to help’. The ‘thoughtful and proactive team is a pleasure to work with’, according to clients. Key figues include Julius Stobbs, senior solicitor Chris Sleep and senior trade mark attorney Harpreet Dhaliwal, who ‘have a meticulous eye for detail and make sure clients have the full picture; they work hard to plan strategy in advance so clients are never rushed to make a final decision close to the deadline’. Highlights included managing the global trade mark portfolios of US hip hop artist Grandmaster Flash and independent publishing house Faber & Faber. Sleep also handles brand management for the estate of Fred Astaire.

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