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Ellisons Solicitors

HEADGATE COURT, HEAD STREET, COLCHESTER, CO1 1NP, ENGLAND
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Work 01206 764477
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Fax 01206 764455
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HEADGATE COURT
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www.ellisonssolicitors.com

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Essex
Corporate and commercial: Essex - ranked: tier 2

Ellisons Solicitors

The corporate and commercial team at Ellisons Solicitors has experience in transactions, restructurings, joint ventures, supply agreements, and franchise and financing work, including in-depth knowledge of the banking sector and recent experience with US companies. During 2017, the lawyers advised administrators McTear Williams & Wood on the asset sale of Searon Logistics to Logistic Planning Services. Other highlights include client Gray Dawes Travel's acquisition of the entirety of CTM Travel Management's share capital from P & P Associates, as well as client S.A.W. Group of Companies' purchase of the insolvent company Enigma Insulations. Managing partner Seamus Clifford and M&A specialist Paul Forsyth are the key team members, while former Prettys Solicitors LLP partner Jon Bloor joined in April 2017, bringing additional experience in private equity matters, as well as general corporate, commercial and banking expertise.

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Paul Forsyth - Ellisons Solicitors

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South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Essex
Commercial litigation: Essex - ranked: tier 3

Ellisons Solicitors

The 'excellent' Ellisons Solicitors provides 'knowledgeable, speedy and cost-effective' litigation services, particularly in commercial, probate, insolvency, debt recovery and banking disputes. Recent highlights include the representation of Southbourne Trading Company regarding the successful dismissal of a winding-up petition from HMRC. The Ministry of Defence (Defence Infrastructure Organisation) and The Book Service/Penguin Books are regular clients. 'Friendly and professional litigator' Graeme Wallington has a 'sensible commercial approach to achieving the client's objectives'. He is supported by six solicitors, including Ceri Rogers and Scott Porter.

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Ceri Rogers - Ellisons Solicitors

Scott Porter - Ellisons Solicitors

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South East: Finance

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

Ellisons Solicitors

Ellisons Solicitors' 'speedy and cost-effective' insolvency team has 'excellent knowledge around the subject and supports the client well', covering both contentious and non-contentious matters. Its focus areas include bringing or defending against statutory demands and bankruptcy petitions, and representing corporations and individuals in voluntary arrangements, as well as advising practitioners during administrations and liquidations. In a recent highlight, the 'commercial and sensible all-round expert' Scott Porter, who is 'a tremendous asset on any job', was instructed to defend Southbourne Trading Company in the High Court against a winding-up order petitioned by HMRC concerning one of its subsidiaries. The team also consists of corporate and commercial partner Paul Forsyth on the subject of insolvency-related transactions, including pre-pack sales, loan agreements and business restructurings.

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Scott Porter - Ellisons Solicitors

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South East: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant
Personal injury: defendant - ranked: tier 4

Ellisons Solicitors

The personal injury department of Ellisons Solicitors handles motor, employers' and public liability claims. Previous clients included Markerstudy Insurance Company, Liberty Syndicate Management, Zenith Insurance and Metroline. Catastrophic injury partner and team lead Robert Jones is known for his expertise in paraplegic, amputation, total blindness and brain injury claims. Natalie Simpkins made partner in May 2017, while Edward Weaver was promoted to associate in the same year. Experienced chartered legal executive Steve Garthwaite specialises in motor liability matters.

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South East: Private client

Family: Essex
Family: Essex - ranked: tier 2

Ellisons Solicitors

Ellisons Solicitors' family department undertakes family litigation, collaborative law and mediation relating to matters such as divorce, property disputes between unmarried couples, dissolution of civil partnerships, financial remedies, disputes about children, TOLATA claims and domestic violence injunctions. Nicky Coates, who leads the department and is a  financial divorce claims and pre-nuptial/cohabitation agreement specialist, Resolution-accredited associate Lisa Dawson and Children Act matter expert MaryCarmel Langley are the key contacts.

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Lisa Dawson - Ellisons Solicitors

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Essex
Personal tax, trusts and probate: Essex - ranked: tier 3

Ellisons Solicitors

The private client department at Ellisons Solicitors is 'valued' for 'providing a professional service and expertise in all matters of law' to its client base of high-net-worth individuals and local business professionals. The main focus areas include tax planning and probate administration, as well as lasting powers of attorney, Court of Protection and elderly client matters. A recent highlight was the representation of executors in the administration of an estate worth £3.5m, involving multiple properties, investments, a trust and life assurance policies. Clients recommend 'very experienced, friendly and amenable' managing partner and practice lead Tim Logan and  solicitor Chloe Baldwin, who is 'eager to learn' and often assists Logan on his matters. Personal injury trust expert Jeanette Hollington and Clacton-based associate Gina Westbrook are other key team members.

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Gina Westbrook - Ellisons Solicitors

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Essex
Commercial property: Essex - ranked: tier 1

Ellisons Solicitors

The commercial property team at Ellisons Solicitors is renowned for realising transactions involving plots of land, as well as advising investors and engaging in secured lending work. Recent highlights include team lead Philip Roberts' representation of a logistics company in its £20,000 acquisition of 300,000 square feet of land and the related negotiation of a development agreement for the construction of a new logistics centre in Peterborough. Roberts also acted for an investment fund regarding its purchase of an investment property and fixed assets for £10.5m from a company based in the British Virgin Islands. Senior partner Guy Longhurst and partners Andrew Miranda and Kevin Wilsher are other key members of the team. Property finance partner Ross Wiltshire and development and strategic land expert Tim Bacon both joined from Prettys Solicitors LLP in spring 2017.

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Philip Roberts - Ellisons Solicitors

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