Field Seymour Parkes LLP > Reading, England > Firm Profile

Field Seymour Parkes LLP
1 LONDON STREET
READING
RG1 4QW
England

Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 Tier 1

Field Seymour Parkes LLP offers high-quality advice across the full range of private client matters, including estate administration of high-value, multi-jurisdictional estates, trust administration, and inheritance and capital gains tax planning. The team also regularly advises on capacity issues, including preparation of LPAs and submission of both non-contested and contested deputyship matters to the Court of Protection. Practice head Rob Crowther's 'wealth of knowledge is second to none' and has expertise in providing complex tax planning and asset protection advice to high net worth individuals. Sue Vandersteen's specialisms include wealth preservation and inheritance tax mitigation. Chartered tax adviser Ben Oliver is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Rob Crowther

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team has an excellent level of technical expertise in private client matters. They provide first-rate customer service to clients. They think outside the box and go the extra mile in the time and effort they put in.’

‘Rob Crowther is charming, urbane and technically excellent. He goes above and beyond for clients. His level of engagement with HMRC for his clients in private client disputes really marks him out. His determination achieves results that others would not.

‘Ben Oliver is a responsive solicitor always ready to think outside the box. His creative approach marks him out, and achieves great results for clients.’

‘The team has excellent knowledge to be able to deal with high-value and complex estates. They make life easier for the families involved in the day-to-day administration of estates and family trusts. They also have the capacity to challenge contentious probate matters where many practices lack these skills. ’

‘Rob Crowther’s wealth of knowledge and diplomacy is second to none when advising on complex wills and inheritance tax planning matters. Rob, together with Ben Oliver and Sue Vandersteen, has an ability to always find the best outcome in a professional but robust manner giving confidence to those they act for. With Ben’s expert tax knowledge being a chartered tax adviser and Sue’s expertise in the agricultural space, the three of them make for a formidable team giving the practice the ability to advise on a wide range of matters other practices would have to perhaps subcontract out to other firms.’

Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 Tier 2

Field Seymour Parkes LLP acts primarily for entrepreneurs and owner-managed SMEs. The team has a strong venture capital offering, with practice head Rachael Maunder and partner Penelope Garden providing significant expertise on venture capital investments and PE-backed buy-outs for management teams. Managing partner Jeremy Parkes is another key member of the team, handling high-value corporate finance transactions and restructurings. Ian Wood-Smith works with entrepreneurs from start-up to exit in addition to undertaking insolvency work. Philip Stephenson's work often involves overseas and pre-completion restructuring elements.

Practice head(s):

Rachael Maunder

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘A very competent and well-run business, FSP has plenty of top-level skill available to advise on all aspects of my company`s needs ’

‘We have worked well with FSP for many years and they know what we want, when we want it, and have a good and big enough team to deliver that. They were early to bring in digital signatures and sharing docs has always been easy.’

‘Can-do attitude and great problem solvers but also good at understanding what we want when it is more complex than normal. Penelope Garden and Rachael Maunder are the two key partners that look after our delivery.’

Key clients

AkzoNobel Plc

Various entities which form part of the Ardonagh Group

BGF Investments LLP

Cohort Plc

Euro Car Parts Limited

Finance South East

Heartstone Inn Limited

Honda Motor Europe Limited

On Direct Business Services Limited (t/a Cloud Direct)

Whistl UK Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for the shareholders of Foehn Limited on the sale of 100% of the shares in the company to a newly formed group backed by investment from LDC.
  • Advised Whistl on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Clientbase.
  • Advised BGF on its £11m investment in AND Digital.

Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax Tier 2

Field Seymour Parkes LLP is known for assisting clients with employee remuneration schemes, tax planning issues and negotiating tax indemnities and warranties. Rob Crowther is a go-to name for individuals seeking tax advice in relation to wills, trusts and asset protection matters. Sue Vandersteen also specialises in private wealth tax, and Ben Oliver focuses on tax planning work, specifically in relation to capital gains tax, income tax and inheritance tax.

Practice head(s):

Rob Crowther; Sue Vandersteen

Other key lawyers:

Crime, fraud and licensing > Licensing Tier 2

Located in Reading, the licensing practice at Field Seymour Parkes LLP sits within the wider property disputes team, and advises on premises and property licensing matters. Led by associate Mark Banham, the practice can draw on support from the firm's commercial and contentious property lawyers.

Practice head(s):

Mark Banham

Testimonials

‘The firm has established a niche licensing practice, and is more than capable in matching the better known licensing firms in terms of service and value for money. The advantage that they have is that they offer a one-stop shop, dealing as they do with planning and commercial conveyancing as well as licensing law.’

‘Mark Banham is a stand out associate. He is extremely competent and has a thorough knowledge of licensing law. Moreover, he is extremely practical and a good tactician.’

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 Tier 2

The disputes team at Field Seymour Parkes LLP advises commercial clients from a range of sectors, with particular expertise in the automotive and food sectors. Tom Maple leads the team and has significant experience in the automotive sector where he advises manufacturers and dealers; notably, he has a strong client relationship with Volvo. Bill Dixon, who has a variety of corporate and commercial dispute experience, spanning litigation, arbitration and corporate and regulatory investigations, is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Tom Maple

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Bill Dixon is an excellent litigator who is very approachable and easily reduces large, complex litigation into manageable and understandable chunks. ’

Key clients

Volvo

Whistl

Crown Agents

Work highlights

  • Instructed by Wild Trust and various charities and groups supporting sustainable fishing – the latest being a challenge to a hake fishery with unacceptably high by-catch of shark and ray.
  • Advised various investors on claims against professional advisers in relation to failed film finance or tax schemes.  

Employment > Employment: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 Tier 2

Field Seymour Parkes LLP has an established and growing client base of international organisations, with particular expertise advising clients based in the US and India. Practice head Ian Machray specialises in complex TUPE matters, the enforcement of restraints of trade, and high-value tribunal litigation. He is supported by associates Louise Smyth and Katie Burley, who have experience in advising on senior executive exits and defending employment tribunal claims respectively.

Practice head(s):

Ian Machray

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Friendly, approachable, quick to respond and always with professional, competent, honest and supportive advice.’

‘They meet all our needs for legal advice. In this past challenging year, our requirements have been mixed and varied with different time constraints. Whomever, we have dealt at FSP they have dealt with the matters promptly and efficiently. This has been especially important as some of the issues have been employment related.’

‘Practical legal advice, fixed fee and transparency in terms of billing.’

‘The team take the time to ensure that you understand the legalities of a situation and go through all your options with you. They understand the nature of staffing structure and operation and they take the time to find out how you operate in your industry.’

‘Ian Machray really stands out as someone who has great knowledge and experience in his field. He is able to explain matters in a straightforward and coherent way.’

‘Approachable, responsive and pragmatic approach to providing advice when required. Pro-active with updates on Employment law changes that need disseminating to employers. Team communicates effectively as we can call any member and they can interchange well and pick up as necessary.’

Key clients

Whistl

Volvo

HR Wallingford

TP Group Plc

Hewland Engineering

Fara (Charity Shops)

GTI Media

Servion

Superbowl UK

Quadrant Design Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Whistl on a full range of HR and employment issues, including acquisitions and litigation.
  • Advised a US-based multinational eCommerce company on a high-profile and contentious TUPE service provision change.
  • Advised a sports managements agency on contractual relations with high-profile sporting personalities.

Finance > Banking and finance Tier 2

At Field Seymour Parkes LLP, the banking and finance practice is led by John Barker, whose recent workload included transactions involving real estate finance, asset-based lending, project finance and acquisition finance. Noted for his circa 30 years of banking and finance experience, Barker is equally adept at advising borrowers and lenders. Legal director Alex Illingworth is also highly recommended.

Practice head(s):

John Barker

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Excellent legal advice is not enough; the best law firms understand and truly listen to their clients needs and call to update you before you think to chase them. FSP deliver on this.’

‘A very capable team with a deep understanding of both the real estate and banking markets. Proactive , efficient and value for money, they are engaging, prompt and great to work with.’

‘Alex Illingworth is knowledgeable, commercial, proactive and apart from being professional and focused, she is also pleasant and fun to work with. ’

‘Very proactive. Far more so than any other firm I’ve worked with. The job always gets done quickly and efficiently.’

‘The team at Field Seymour Parkes provide an unrivalled service within the Thames Valley. Their breadth of network, experience of operating in the geography and excellent technical knowledge make them our first choice on suitable banking transactions.’

‘John Barker is a precise, experienced and practical banking solicitor who is always available and keen to discuss new transactions to ensure we have captured all the relevant risks early on. We rely on his technical ability and experience to make sure we reach the right conclusion at an early stage of negotiation with our clients.’

Alex Illingworth masters the detail on every aspect of a transaction, ensuring we are protected at every stage whilst being commercial in her advice to ensure timings do not slip.’

‘FSP’s USP is their pragmatic approach – they work with their clients to find a sensible solution. The fact that I can speak to someone openly without worrying about using correct jargon etc and get a straight unambiguous answer that actually helps is a real win for me, and compares favourably with a number of other larger firms. Their approach on billing is also very good – fees are fair, agreed in advance and unspent money against the retainer is often carried over or offset against matters not in the retainer scope.’

Key clients

Santander UK Plc

HSBC UK Bank PLC

Honda Finance Europe plc

National Westminster Bank Plc

Secure Trust Bank PLC

We Are Kin (Students) Limited

Ultimate Capital Limited

Bewley Homes PLC

Handelsbanken plc

On Direct Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Bewley on the amendment and restatement of an existing revolving credit facility from a company incorporated in the BVI that is owned by a Jersey family trust. Under the restated facility the revolving credit facility was increased from £95m to £165m. Drafted and negotiated the finance documents and security confirmations and negotiated the terms of the consent letter issued by the client’s other lender, Lloyds Bank plc.
  • Advised Secure Trust on its c£2.3m loan to Red Square Property Development Limited to help refinance part of its property portfolio comprising student accommodation in Liverpool. This transaction was completed during Lockdown 2 and whilst Liverpool was in tier 3 of the Coronavirus restrictions.
  • Advising Santander’s Southampton-based Real Estate Finance team in connection with a substantial c£30m (LMA documented) loan to a family-owned property investment company, secured on a large portfolio of residential and commercial properties, including two development tranches.

Private client > Contentious trusts and probate Tier 2

Field Seymour Parkes LLP advises high-net-worth individuals, national charities, and professional indemnity insurers on a full range of contentious trust and probate matters, including challenges to the validity of wills, Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act claims, and contentious court of protection work. 2020 saw an increase in High Court litigation and complex cross-border work. Head of the team Katharine Riley is an expert on disputes concerning mutual wills, and disputes between executors and trustees, including regarding defective administration of estates and professional negligence claims concerning wills, trusts, and probate. In 2021, Sarah Sharpin joined the team as solicitor from Gardner Leader LLP.

Practice head(s):

Katharine Riley

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The integration of the private client and contentious probate team provides a valuable resource for all the team members to work together in pursuit of their client’s bests interests. This is a small firm that is well able to challenge the expertise of the bigger players in the market. ’

‘Katharine Riley in the contentious probate team is a dedicated litigator determined to get the best outcome for her clients.’

‘Notable individuals at FSP include Katharine Riley. Katharine is extremely capable, knowledgeable and personable, pre-Covid-19 she arranged talks for local firms to attend lectures given by various chambers, she also lectures and is always willing to assist fellow professionals with advice concerning complex dispute resolution with Wills, Trusts and/ or Inheritance Tax. We have had clients referred to us by her for independent advice and they all speak highly of her.’

‘The team is recognised in the area as a good and competent team and if ever we are in a conflict of interest position they are one of the first teams that we will consider recommending. The firm and the team are long experienced and we believe this gives them the necessary depth to deal most matters.’

‘In recent times the only member of the team with whom I have deal was Katherine Riley who became involved with a case where I believed there was a conflict on interest. The manner in which Katherine dealt with the matter was very thorough and highly professional.’

‘One of the most reliable firms in the Thames Valley, offering every bit as good a service as in London, but with far greater devotion to the client’s interests, and at a much more reasonable price.’

‘Director and head of department, Katharine Riley is a very firm and sure hand, with plenty of experience to go with her determination. She combines an excellent focus on the best outcome for the client, with a rare degree of sensitivity to the client’s individual circumstances.’

Private client > Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 Tier 2

Reading's Field Seymour Parkes LLP specialises in medium to high value, complex matrimonial finance and private Children Act cases, as well as a growing practice in pre/postnuptial agreements, declarations of trust and cohabitation agreements. Practice head Sue Baker is a recognised expert in the field of sharing armed forces pensions within the context of divorce. Michelle Mann is another key practitioner, advising on highly contentious financial remedy cases as well as being an experienced notary. Associate Lindsay Davies is also recommended and has significant experience advising on and preparing dispute prevention mechanisms.

Practice head(s):

Sue Baker

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘FSP are frequently instructed in complex high-value cases. They quickly grasp key issues and develop strategies accordingly and early on in the management of the case. ’

‘They are a very reputable team in the Reading area. They are extremely experienced and deliver excellent client care to their clients. They are also lovely people to work with. ’

‘I have worked with Lindsay Davies on many occasions and consider her an excellent solicitor who I would have no hesitation recommending to clients. Her preparation is second to none and she is very sensible and gives good clear advice. She is also lovely with clients. ’

‘The team is brilliant. Michelle Mann and Sue Baker are true experts in their field and they work hand in hand with their excellent associates’

‘FSP has a formidable team of solicitors dealing with family law. They provide a highly professional, sympathetic and practical approach to all of their cases. Sue Baker is undeniably at the top of her game. Clients love her and opponents respect her.’

Real estate > Commercial property: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 Tier 2

Field Seymour Parkes LLP advises numerous blue-chip corporate clients and high-net-worth individuals on a range of real estate matters, including complex secured lending work, investments, development acquisitions and disposals. Practice head Marcus Francis is well respected, advising on high-value landlord and tenant matters and strategic land transactions. Dean Bickford acts for a number of large corporate occupiers, national charities and universities, and James Burgess has a wealth of experience in real estate mandates and is particularly active in agricultural and rural land matters.

Practice head(s):

Marcus Francis

Other key lawyers:

Dean Bickford; Michael Higgin; Richard Higgs; James Burgess

Testimonials

‘Dean Bickford – Pragmatic, diligent and wants to get the deal done.’

‘A complete team of professionals. All like-minded with a similar ethos of ‘work hard, play hard’ mentality. Provide solid commercial advice in a solution-driven culture. From top-down and bottom-up it is a class team.’

‘Friendly, reliable, professional, diligent lawyers. Always going beyond expectation in the level of service and sound advice. Competitively priced and as good as you get across the industry.’

Key clients

Euro Car Parts

Westbury Street Holdings (Benugo, BaxterStorey, Searcys, Holroyd Howe, Caterlink, etc)

Sorbon Estates

Shanly Homes

Whistl

Ascot Racecourse

University of Reading

Akzo Nobel (ICI)

Dominvs Group

Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre

Formal Investments

Thames Properties Group

HSBC

Work highlights

  • Advising Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC) on all aspects of its new world-leading facility in Harwell.
  • Acted for Whistl UK Limited on a brand new distribution warehouse letting.
  • Acted for Bewley Homes plc on a £20m acquisition.

Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 3

Field Seymour Parkes LLP's multidisciplinary team is led by Ian Wood-Smith, who has more than 20 years of experience handling restructurings and corporate insolvencies. The group advises on a comprehensive range of matters, including administrations, liquidations, LPA receiverships and bankruptcies. Contentious work includes claims over wrongful and fraudulent trading, preferences and undervalues, among other areas. Bill Dixon has expertise in asset tracing and fraud-related matters, while Jeremy Parkes advises on security validity issues. In addition to having a strong regional presence, the practice has a wider geographical footprint, as is reflected by its work for insolvency practitioners nationally. Other clients include company directors, investors and funders.

Practice head(s):

Ian Wood-Smith

Other key lawyers:

Jeremy Parkes; Bill Dixon; Robert Woodhouse

Key clients

KRE Corporate Recovery LLP

Work highlights

  • Advised KRE as administrators of Neptune Rum Limited, an award winning rum manufacturer, which had fallen into financial difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Private client > Agriculture and estates Tier 3

Field Seymour Parkes LLP advises farming partnerships, trusts, and landed estates on matters such as renewable energy projects, succession planning, and the sale and acquisition of property in the South East. Practice leader Hazel Eccles focuses on acquisitions and tenancies, while James Burgess advises on rural development and agricultural property-related matters.

Practice head(s):

Hazel Eccles

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘A diverse team with the knowledge to manage themselves and others to deliver sensible solutions. ’

‘Very helpful advice dealing with a variety of different problems. Will provide advice on minor matters in a cost-effective manner. The employment advice is particularly good.’

Private client > Charities and not-for-profit Tier 3

The specialist charities and not-for-profit team at Field Seymour Parkes LLP provides advice to clients including sports clubs, parish councils, and local authorities. Newly promoted practice leader Ruo Wu advises local and international not-for-profits on areas such as governance, structuring, and mergers and incorporation. She also advises on day-to-day matters such as charity management, employment, and data protection.

Practice head(s):

Ruo Wu

Testimonials

‘Established, reputable, reliable and local.’

‘I worked with Ruo Wu and received comprehensive, balanced advice. Communications were comprehensive and timely.’

‘Professional, capable, personable and responsive to enquiries. Particularly supportive of our charity during its creation and subsequent growth.’

‘The specialised focus on legal requirements for charities attracted me to Field Seymour Parkes.’

Key clients

Shalford Village Hall (Surrey)

Leonard Cheshire Disability

Falkland Cricket Club Limited

Mobile Phone Museum Limited

Sustainable Fisheries and Communities Trust

International Pole and Line Foundation

Work highlights

  • Advised Mobile Phone Museum Limited on the formation and structuring of a suitable charitable vehicle. Subsequently assisted with the incorporation of this charitable company, being the first mobile phone museum in England and Wales.
  • Assisted incoming trustees with the incorporation of the Sustainable Fisheries and Communities Trust, and international charitable incorporated organisation.
  • For Leonard Cheshire Disability, prepared a resolution to empower incumbent trustees with the ability to represent the charity and sign legal documents.

Public sector Tier 3

Field Seymour Parkes LLP's education group covers the full breadth of legal issues affecting the public sector and educational bodies. The team, led by Katie Burley, advises on health and safety, M&A and employment law in addition to school incorporation, establishment of academies, SEN and disability in the educational area. Louise Smyth is also recommended for her employment expertise.

Practice head(s):

Katie Burley

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Berkshire College of Agriculture

University of Reading

University College of Estate Management

Berkshire Youth

Streatley Parish Council

Wokingham Borough Council

Work highlights

  • Advised an Oxfordshire independent school in undertaking a number of urgent measures to deal with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure the school’s financial viability.
  • Advising Wokingham Borough Council on the purchase of investment property and town centre regeneration property work.
  • Advised Berkshire Youth in the purchase of a share in a freehold property from West Berkshire Council for the complete refurbishment and subsequent lease to Berkshire Youth for use as a Youth Club.

Real estate > Property litigation Tier 3

Field Seymour Parkes LLP acts for a mix of public and private sector clients, such as property portfolio managers, commercial landlords, local authorities and multinational companies. Practice head Paul Dench is experienced in landlord and tenant matters, as well as residential lease extensions and enfranchisement cases. Legal director Julia Mactear and associate Mark Banham are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Paul Dench

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Mark Banham and Paul Dench are both exceptional litigation lawyers. Extremely diligent, sound advice and commercial approach.’

‘The property litigation team at FSP are my number one recommendation for most areas of property law. The combine in-depth knowledge with a very user-friendly approach. They can compete with the big players at much better value.’

‘Paul Dench is knowledgeable, efficient and a pleasure to work with.’

Julia Mactear really understands her clients’ objectives: very pragmatic and commercial.’

Mark Banham is very detail-oriented and responsive.’

‘A truly first rate property litigation department. I have worked with them for nearly 20 years and have always been impressed by their work ethic and attention to detail.’

‘Paul Dench is very knowledgeable and experienced in both real property and landlord and tenant litigation.’

‘The property team has gone from strength to strength since Paul Dench took the lead three years ago. It runs very efficiently and responds quickly to clients. The billing is extremely competitive compared to rivals. The team are often against premier City law firms, and certainly hold their own. The firm has managed to retain the best traits of a local solicitors firm, whilst being able to compete at a national level.’

Key clients

Euro Car Parts

Whistl

Honda

University of Reading/Thames Valley Science Park

Ascot Racecourse Limited

WSH Group

Superbowl UK

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms Tier 4

Field Seymour Parkes LLP's client base includes technology start ups, large software companies and businesses from outside the IT sector, and spans industries including hardware, cloud computing, mobile technology and logistics. Key practitioner Cathrine Ripley has extensive agreements on the full range of commercial contracts, including those relating to outsourcing, licensing, franchising and software distribution.

Practice head(s):

Cathrine Ripley

Other key lawyers:

Susan Wells

Field Seymour Parkes LLP is a leading Thames Valley law firm located in the centre of Reading.

The firm: FSP provides services for clients ranging from multinational companies to small family businesses and has one of the strongest real estate teams in the Thames Valley, including four individuals recognised as leaders in their fields. FSP also places great emphasis and value on its private clients and is widely recommended as providing a high-quality, comprehensive and cost-effective private client service including a notarial service. FSP is accredited by the Lexcel and IIP professional standards.

Types of work undertaken
Banking and finance: advising financial institutions, private investors and corporate borrowers on transactions such as cash flow and other corporate lending, real estate finance, mezzanine funding, project finance, security, guarantees and debt restructuring.

Corporate: UK and cross-border acquisitions and disposals, private equity, shareholders’ subscription and investment agreements, share investment schemes, tax and advice relating to partnerships and LLPs.

Corporate recovery and insolvency: advising insolvency practitioners as well as directors and funders on all aspects of administrations, liquidations and corporate restructuring.

Commercial and technology/IP: commercial ventures, distribution and agency, escrow agreements, framework agreements, franchising, internet and cloud computing, outsourcing, sponsorship and data protection.

Litigation: UK and cross-border disputes including financial services, construction, contract and agency, corporate investigations, fraud, intellectual property, pensions and property litigation.

Employment: tribunal and court litigation, redundancy, business restructuring, restrictive covenants, employment documentation, employee benefits, and business acquisitions and the TUPE regulations.

Family: divorce and separation to include civil partnerships. Disputes concerning children and financial relief on separation. The team comprises Law Society-accredited specialists.

Charities and not-for-profit: from local to international charities, advising on incorporation, governance, property, tax, data protection, employment contracts and advertising.

Real estate: commercial property, farming and estates, property development and planning, social housing, and residential property including residential leases and enfranchisement. Construction law, advising developers, funders and contractors as well as professional consultants such as architects and surveyors.

Private client: advising in relation to wills, trusts and estates (including multi-jurisdictional and complex estates), inheritance tax, capital gains tax and Court of Protection matters, as well as the full range of contentious probate matters.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Managing Partner, Corporate Jeremy Parkesjeremy.parkes@fsp-law.com
Senior Partner, Head of Restructuring & Insolvency Ian Wood-Smithiws@fsp-law.com
Head of Corporate Rachael Maunderrachael.maunder@fsp-law.com
Head of Private Equity & Venture Capital Penelope Gardenpenelope.garden@fsp-law.com
Head of Banking & Finance John Barkerjohn.barker@fsp-law.com
Head of Commercial & Technology/IP Cathrine Ripleycathrine.ripley@fsp-law.com
Litigation Bill Dixonbill.dixon@fsp-law.com
Head of Employment Ian Machrayian.machray@fsp-law.com
Head of Immigration Imelda Reddingtonimelda.reddington@fsp-law.com
Real Estate Marcus Francismarcus.francis@fsp-law.com
Agriculture & Rural Land Hazel Eccleshazel.eccles@fsp-law.com
Head of Education Katie Burleykatie.burley@fsp-law.com
Head of Charities & not-for-profit Ruo Wuruo.wu@fsp-law.com
Head of Wills, Tax & Trusts Rob Crowtherrob.crowther@fsp-law.com
Head of Divorce, Family & Civil Partnerships Sue Bakersue.baker@fsp-law.com
Notary public Michelle Mannmichelle.mann@fsp-law.com
Head of Will Disputes & Contentious Probate Katharine Rileykatharine.riley@fsp-law.com
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Susan Baker  photo Susan Baker Partner specialising in family law including divorce and separation, disputes regarding children…
John Barker  photo John Barker Partner specialising in banking and finance advice for banks, other lenders, venture…
Dean Bickford  photo Dean Bickford Dean’s specialist areas of practice include: acting for house-builders, land owners and…
James Burgess  photo James Burgess Partner in commercial property team specialising in development funding and investment transactions,…
Rob Crowther  photo Rob Crowther Partner in wills, trusts and estates department at FSP. Specialising in complex…
Bill Dixon  photo Bill Dixon Partner in the dispute resolution and litigation team. Handles a wide variety…
Marcus Francis  photo Marcus Francis Clients include corporate occupiers, high-street banks, investors, residential and commercial developers, landed…
Penelope Garden  photo Penelope Garden Head of Private Equity and Venture Capital and partner in the corporate…
Michael Higgin  photo Michael Higgin Partner in the team dealing with corporate and retail occupation, commercial property…
Ian Machray  photo Ian Machray Ian heads the Field Seymour Parkes employment team and specialises in complex…
Rachael Maunder  photo Rachael Maunder Partner in the corporate team who has significant experience in advising corporate…
Jeremy Parkes  photo Jeremy Parkes Partner specialising in orporate finance work for buyers, sellers or lenders. Acted…
Cathrine Ripley  photo Cathrine Ripley Advises and negotiates a wide range of commercial contracts for clients in…
Philip Stephenson  photo Philip Stephenson Partner in the corporate team advising corporates, owners managers and private equity…
Sue Vandersteen  photo Sue Vandersteen Head of wills, trusts and tax planning, probate applications and estates administration,…
Ian Wood-Smith  photo Ian Wood-Smith Corporate finance advice to buyers, sellers and lenders, particularly owner-managed businesses. Member…
Number of UK Partners : 23
Number of UK Solicitors (excl. partners) : 45