Firm Profile > Enoch Evans LLP > Walsall, England

Enoch Evans LLP

Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the West Midlands Tier 3

Walsall-based Enoch Evans LLP's commercial disputes team is led by Stephen Nixon, who is experienced in disputes pertaining to commercial contracts, property and professional negligence. He also handles employment and intellectual property litigation, as well as shareholder and partnership disputes.

Practice head(s):

Stephen Nixon

Commercial property: elsewhere in the West Midlands Tier 4

Walsall-based Enoch Evans LLP handles a range of work for landowners, developers and corporate occupiers, including leasing, acquisitions of land and buildings and development matters. The team also has expertise in the management of property portfolios and refinancing. Solicitor Simon Hayden is the key member of the practice and is experienced in all real estate matters.

Practice head(s):

Sukie Shemar

Other key lawyers:

Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the West Midlands Tier 4

Walsall-based Enoch Evans LLP handles corporate transactions, management buyouts, corporate finance and disposals. Corporate and commercial head Sukie Shermar has expertise in the aforementioned areas, with a notably strong emphasis on clients in the healthcare sector.

Practice head(s):

Sukie Shermar

Enoch Evans LLP is a prominent provider of high-quality legal services in the Black Country region, advising clients on a full range of corporate, commercial, commercial property, corporate finance and dispute resolution services across a wide range of sectors. In particular, the firm has specialist expertise in the healthcare sector, which is evidenced by it being appointed by nationally recognised pharmacy brands.

The firm: Established in Walsall in 1884, Enoch Evans LLP takes pride in providing legal support of exceptional standards, whether dealing with multinational PLCs or sole traders. Business clients benefit from the high level of commercial legal advice from this leading regional practice, while being assured that the firm offers value for money.

A forward-thinking firm which punches above its weight in all areas, particularly in the corporate and commercial arena, Enoch Evans has successfully won Lexcel accreditation for the fourth year running. In private client work, it has a strong record of winning new business through client referrals. Its specialist solicitors are members of the Law Society’s children panel, the Family Law Accreditation Scheme and Resolution, and it was the first firm in the region to be awarded Investors in People.

In the coming months, Enoch Evans LLP will increase the number of highly skilled and motivated lawyers on its team in order to better serve both new and existing clients.

Types of work undertaken: Corporate and commercial: Enoch Evans’ corporate and commercial team delivers a range of services for businesses, advising multinationals, private companies, partnerships, owner-managed businesses and entrepreneurs on mergers and acquisitions, business structuring, corporate reorganisation, joint ventures, corporate insolvency and advising on drafting commercial agreements, terms and conditions, supply agreements and shareholder agreements. The client base consists of dealing with multinational PLCs, private limited companies, partnerships and sole traders.

Commercial property: the department deals with a range of commercial matters including acquisition and disposals of retail pharmacies, leases and lease renewals, development, planning applications/change of use, secured lending certificates of title, sale of alcohol and entertainment licensing, and agricultural land and buildings. The client base consists of dealing with multinational PLCs, private limited companies, partnerships and sole traders.

Healthcare: the dedicated team comprises cross-firm specialists from corporate, commercial property, dispute resolution, regulatory, litigation and employment departments, and advises on a range of matters, ensuring that the advice on offer is focused on being sector-specific. As well as offering professional advice to pharmacists, the healthcare team can offer commercial solutions to a wider variety of clients, including doctors, consultants, dentists, care homes and opticians. The volume of work carried out in this area and the number of referrals received as a result of the strong relationships built with existing clients, lenders and agents is evidence of the reputation Enoch Evans has in this sector. The firm exhibits at the annual Pharmacy Show at the National Exhibition Centre.

Employment: helping employers to comply with legislation by providing advice and support on a wide range of employment issues, including recruitment policies, employment tribunal hearings, confidentiality policies, redundancy and all aspects of discrimination law.

Commercial dispute resolution: the team has expertise in resolving a wide range of commercial disputes in a cost-effective manner, including contractual issues, commercial property disputes, internal corporate and partnership disputes, construction law, professional negligence, intellectual property rights and debt recovery.

Family: the family department encourages solutions that consider the needs of the whole family, with direct experience in separation, divorce and complex finance and children matters. Also involved in negotiating and drafting pre-nuptial and co-habitation agreements.

Wills, tax and probate: the team offers expert guidance on a broad range of services for individual clients, including wills, management of trusts, personal inheritance and tax planning, estate administration and lasting powers of attorney, with particular strength in providing services for older and more vulnerable clients through home visits. Two partners and one member of the team are members of STEP and the department is accredited with The Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme.

Regulatory/criminal: Enoch Evans’ specialist team has had extensive success in dealing with matters ranging from health and safety through to inquests and the Coroners Court. The team provides a service to businesses and individuals in respect of a whole range of prosecutions, and has successfully represented people at courts up and down the country.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing partner David J Evans
Corporate and commercial, commercial property and healthcare Sukie Shemar
Dispute resolution and employment Stephen Nixon
Dispute resolution and employment Andrew Pointon
Dispute resolution and employment Anne Ward
Private client (wills, tax and probate) Richard Neea
Private client (wills, tax and probate) Susan Comrie
Residential conveyancing Jeremy Cooke
Family Emma Birch
Criminal Christopher Loach
Number of UK partners : 13
Number of other UK fee-earners : 32