Firm Profile > Greene & Greene > Bury St Edmunds, England

Greene & Greene
80 GUILDHALL STREET
BURY ST EDMUNDS
IP33 1QB
England

Commercial litigation: elsewhere in East Anglia Tier 1

Greene & Greene handles disputes for clients across East Anglia, nationally and, increasingly, from overseas. Its two-partner practice handles a diverse range of commercial litigation alongside contentious insolvency matters, claims against professionals and property litigation. 'Experienced, knowledgeable and very bright' practice head Rob Adam 'sees the bigger picture but never misses the detail'. The 'highly capable, and very committed' Michael Batty is a key partner and ' will always push for that little bit more from his clients'. Associate Sarah Western is 'a young litigator who is determined, fierce and very effective'.

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The firm has some really good lawyers in a traditional setting.

Rob Adam is experienced, knowledgeable and very bright. He sees the bigger picture.

Sarah Western is a young litigator who is determined, fierce and very effective.

Michael Batty is highly capable, and very committed.

It has much local and international knowledge that is vital for medium-sized businesses. It has an excellent reputation among other professional practices such as accounts, banks and administrators.’

It shows understanding of clients’ needs and a sense of urgency when needed, with the ability to bring ideas to the table and not just take instructions. This applies to Michael Batty in particular when conducting negotiations on clients’ behalf.

Rob Adam is extremely commercially-minded and pragmatic, taking a realistic and results-oriented approach. He is very bright. He sees the bigger picture but never misses the detail. He is also very easy to work with.

It is an outstanding regional law firm with an enviable reputation of City and European quality, based locally in East Anglia.

Rob Adam has a very easy style but combines this with a tenacity in pursuing the interests of his clients. He is very thorough in considering and preparing documents. He knows when to advise or draft letters of his own accord but also knows when he should consult counsel and instruct counsel to advise or draft the relevant documents.

It is often difficult to find the right balance between assertiveness and a more conciliatory approach and I find that Rob Adam strikes the right balance in that regard, not conceding to his opponent’s demands where inappropriate to do so but, on the other hand, looking to find a negotiated settlement where this can be achieved. He has a commercial approach towards litigation, always recognising any financial restrictions on his client’s resources. Speaking as instructed counsel, he is always very appreciative and his clients have the utmost confidence in and respect for him.

Greene & Greene come across as a high-end, efficient and professional firm, whilst serving clients in a wide range of different areas of law, they act like a niche firm in the respective different areas.

Michael Batty is someone who is always on top of his cases and knows his clients very well. He is someone who will always push for that little bit more from his clients.

Contentious trusts and probate Tier 1

Greene & Greene has two full ACTAPS members in its practice, which handles work ranging up to multimillion-pound cases in the High Court. Litigation partners Rob Adam, who is 'approachable and sensible, looking to resolve matters rather than making what are already very difficult and upsetting situations more acrimonious and unsettling', and Michael Batty are the key practitioners. 'Extremely shrewd' consultant Kate Chandler and 'approachable and very client-orientated' associate Ben Fox have extensive experience in breach of trust, estate administration and claims concerning the validity of wills.

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The team is well led and growing strongly.

Rob Adam is approachable and sensible, looking to resolve matters rather than making what are already very difficult and upsetting situations more acrimonious and unsettling. He has empathy and pragmatism, and a wide knowledge on the subject.

Benjamin Fox and Kate Chandler have been the only members of this team involved with my case and have given me excellent service in what has been a very complex area and set of issues. They have ensured that these have been carefully explained to me along with the potential consequences and options available.

Benjamin Fox has clearly demonstrated the following qualities and I have been very impressed with the service which I have received from him to date: empathy, an ability to relate to the particular issues, clear explanations of legal issues, strong attention to detail, awareness of potential costs involved, and ensuring best value for client.

It has been a pleasure dealing with Ben Fox, who is always approachable and very client-orientated.

The team shows that essential mixture of legal expertise and sensitivity to their clients’ wishes and circumstances. Once involved, they associate 100% with the client, and will work with him or her devotedly from first instruction to the celebratory drink at the end.

Kate Chandler is an extremely shrewd customer, with a rich well of experience to draw on. She rightly gains the client’s 100% trust and faith in her devotion to their interests, and commitment to finding the effective legal solution. She keeps her feet firmly on the ground, and – for a lawyer – shows a remarkable insight into what the clients really want and/or fear.

Benjamin Fox is possibly the leading contentious trust and estate solicitor below partner level in East Anglia. He is remarkably unflappable and absolutely determined to see his clients’ interests taken to their utmost. He handles his cases confidently and adeptly, but is well aware of the right time to take advice of someone more senior, or bolt on advice or representation from counsel. He wears his first-class law degree lightly, able to communicate complex legal and factual circumstances clearly to his clients.

Greene & Greene’s contentious trusts and probate practice is particularly impressive given its size. The matters I have been involved [with] are high value and complex, and have been handled by Greene & Greene as any firm of a larger size would have done. The contentious trusts and probate practice can also rely on a wealth of experience within the firm in aligned disciplines, such as private client, agriculture and tax.

Ben Fox is superb, and punches well above his weight. He is a tenacious and tactically astute litigator, always with an eye on the end goal.

Personal tax, trusts and probate: elsewhere in East Anglia Tier 1

Greene & Greene in Bury St Edmunds has a deep bench of talent and a client base that extends across East Anglia and beyond. The firm's clients include high-net-worth individuals and business owners. Wayne Perrin is the lead partner and is a dual-qualified solicitor and chartered tax adviser. Tax director Nigel Scase  and Martine Swaep are rising stars. Solicitor Zoe Hodge, formerly a partner at Prettys Solicitors LLP in Ipswich, is STEP member with 15 years' experience in private client law.

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Efficient and practical advice from Wayne Perrin, who responds quickly with good judgement. I recommended him to some close friends who have been delighted with his approach.

As a financial planner, I recommend my clients to Greene & Greene for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I trust their technical ability, but most importantly they speak in a language that my clients understand. That is very important.

Wayne Perrin is my main contact. He provides a great service, feeds back on what he is doing for my clients and speaks in a language my clients understand.

The private client personal taxation team is close working and shares knowledge of private customers to ensure that all facets of the client’s requirements are fully covered. Nothing falls through a gap.

The two associates we have dealt with in the past year have been exceptional in keeping in touch and ensuring that we are aware of progress and costs as the work undertaken has progressed. Our dealings have been with Nigel Scase for probate work and Martine Swaep for wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney. We have an excellent relationship with both associates and their staff.

Wayne Perrin and Nigel Scase provide clear and timely advice.

Agriculture and estates Tier 2

The agricultural and rural affairs group at Greene & Greene has six partners handling trust and taxation matters, farm sales and purchases, employment contracts, succession planning and business property issues. In 2019, the firm advised on poultry rearing agreements across five separate farms and it continued to administer 85 trusts, many of which include agricultural property. Jonathan Mathers leads the practice and he is 'an incredible, highly trusted solicitor'. Clients praise the 'very good group of solicitors offering a very personal service'.

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Great knowledge among a very good group of solicitors offering a very personal service.

Jonathan Mathers is an incredible solicitor who is always happy to pick up the phone. He is a swift communicator and is highly trusted. I have no hesitation in recommending him.

Banking and finance Tier 2

Greene & Greene in Bury St Edmunds acts for corporate borrowers in increasingly high-value financing transactions. Strong in regional matters, it increasingly acts for London-based and national clients, and it is involved in transactions with cross-border elements. Recent work includes parties in the US, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Libya and throughout Europe. Simon Ratcliffe leads the practice, which counts multinational companies, investors, SMEs and owner-managed businesses among its clients. Partner Andrew Cooper and associate Mark Williams are also recommended.

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Applied Design & Engineering Limited

Cipher Surgical Limited

Nexus Underwriting Management Limited

Commercial property: elsewhere in East Anglia Tier 2

'The team is very efficient and great advice is delivered with no fuss and at a very reasonable cost,' says a client of Greene & Greene in Bury St Edmunds. The firm draws on its experience in engineering and manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, pension fund transactions, healthcare, portfolio investment, warehousing and distribution to generate high-value property transactions. 'Very responsive and organised' partner Neil Grigg leads the commercial property practice, in which Tim Mendes da Costa stands out for his work on large-scale development projects. At associate level, Julia Cardy and Julia Routledge are among the names to note.

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The team is very efficient and great advice is delivered with no fuss and at a very reasonable cost.

Neil Grigg is excellent – very responsive and organised. He spots the issues very quickly and is highly experienced.

Key clients

MSD (Merck, Sharp & Dohme Ltd)

Treatt Plc

AFT Fluorotec Limited

Hartog Hutton Developments

The Vitec Group plc

Masterlord Estates Ltd

Bullock Homes

HPB Management Ltd (part of Holiday Property Bond)

Brightwell Estates Ltd

Astex Therapeutics Limited

Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in East Anglia Tier 2

Greene & Greene in Bury St Edmunds has a four-partner company commercial group that has 'a depth of experience, professionalism and a proactive approach', according to one client who praises it for providing 'the absolute best representation when dealing with complex matters'. Among the firm's clients are multinational companies, investors, SMEs and owner-managed businesses. Practice head Simon Ratcliffe and corporate finance specialists Mark Daly and Neil Walmsley are highly recommended, as is associate Mark Williams who has a particular focus on the technology sector.

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Greene & Greene offer a depth of experience, professionalism and a proactive approach to their work and this allows for the absolute best representation when dealing with complex matters such as commercial deals and ensuring at all times that the client’s needs are number one priority.

With a wide spread of issues arising from my specific matter they were able to deal with these within the depth of the team.

Mark Daly was superb. The matter became very complex but his practical but professional approach managed to ensure that my interests were protected at all times and he was able to steer the deal to the best possible outcome. He reacted quickly to the unexpected and ensured that the deal was completed on time and without unnecessary delay.

Key clients

Nexus Underwriting Management Limited

The Vitec Group plc

Treatt plc

Future Marine Services Limited / Safe STS Limited

The Dunamis Group

Smart Modular Buildings Limited

Jacob Bailey Group

Employment Tier 2

Greene & Greene is 'extremely knowledgeable and always provide accurate and informed advice'. Adept in the full range of employment matters, the firm has particular expertise in the insurance, technology, education, food, recruitment and manufacturing sectors. It supports corporate transactions, as well as handling TUPE, redundancy and restructuring matters. Practice head Selene Holden is 'able to see through the grey and provide practical advice'. 'Quick-witted' partner Greg Jones has ten years' experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Trained barrister Angharad Ellis Owen 'demonstrates exceptional attention to detail'.

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I have been working with the Greene and Greene employment team for more than seven years and through this time the individuals within the team have remained stable and supportive. They fully understand the business areas in which we work and provide full end-to-end support. They have commercial acumen and understand the politics which exist within businesses.

Selene Holden has a wide-ranging level of experience, she is able to draw upon her knowledge and provide relevant advice. She takes also into consideration the thoughts and understanding of the individuals within the business with whom she is dealing with and adapts her style and influence depending on this. She is able to see through the grey and provide practical advice in an engaging and personable manner.

I have been to many events where Greg Jones has been host. He is knowledgeable and well versed as a presenter. He is supportive on a personal level and makes a very good mentor. He is quick-witted and is able to engage with audiences of all levels without missing a beat.’

Greene & Greene has taken the time to understand our business so it can provide completely tailored and relevant advice taking into account our ethos and attitude towards business risk. They provide comprehensive guidance and strategies that we have been able to follow successfully. They are also willing to work late to turn documents around to tight timescales and keep us updated as to costs as projects progress. Their Employment Law Update seminars are exceptional, and they run other workshops which are always relevant and well run.

Partner Selene Holden and barrister Angharad Ellis Owen have demonstrated exceptional attention to detail, knowledge of their areas of expertise and have also been able to put us in touch with other experts as needed. They are able to explain complex issues simply yet comprehensively, and provide watertight contracts and agreements. They are also very warm and personable whilst remaining totally professional, making for a very positive working relationship.

The team at Greene & Greene, and Selene Holden in particular, has been instrumental in providing great advice at just the right moment when we have been navigating employment matters that went beyond the skillset of the company’s management team.

Selene Holden has an amazing skill for understanding a given situation quickly, understanding what the true objective of the business is at that moment, and providing advice and guidance to help the business make a pragmatic decision to achieve those objectives.

Selene Holden’s pragmatism is one of the outstanding reasons for working with her. There are many law practitioners that have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the text of the law, but Selene understands what we’re trying to achieve as a business and what our true goal is. When working with ACAS, she was always trying to a conclusion that was better for my overall goals.

Selene Holden was the standout partner that I worked with from Greene & Greene. She is personable, knowledgeable, guiding, and above all else pragmatic.

A very responsive team that is plugged into the East Anglian economy. Very knowledgeable and responsive.

Greg Jones provides strong and insightful advice. A great adviser for urgent matters – flexible both in the solutions he offers and the way he will provide advice. It is a pleasure to work with Greg.

All the lawyers have a calming demeanour that takes away the fear factor from what are quite often stressful situations. The solid knowledge and advice is second to none and I feel confident in the advice I am being given from any one of the employment law team members.

Selene Holden is always very calming and she evokes a level of strength and trust that I know I can depend on. We have worked together on many challenges and projects over the years and I know I can rely on her to get the desired outcome for all parties. Not only have I learned from her vast knowledge of employment law, but she has never let me down, which is something that not many of us can say when we find ourselves in challenging situations.

Greg Jones and Angharad Ellis Owen are very easy to work with and the advice given is always spot on. The whole team complement each other perfectly and I have been extremely lucky to have them supporting me on many occasions.

The team at Greene & Greene is exceptional! They are extremely knowledgeable and always provide accurate and informed advice to our employment matters. The team is always very quick to respond to queries, which is very useful when it is a time-sensitive matter.

Greg Jones is my main contact at Greene & Greene and he is an absolute professional. Greg’s advice is always considered and thoughtful, understanding the needs of the business as well as needing to meet the legal requirements. Greg also has a solid understanding of the software and gaming industry which helps him provide a more informed recommendation of us as a business. I cannot recommend him enough!

Selene Holden has provided excellent advice to the school on a range of employment law issues. She has provided a number of training and engagement sessions with middle managers and senior leaders on topics such as safe and fair recruitment and equality and diversity. Selene provided informative, specific and case study-based training which gave managers and leaders the opportunity to discuss scenarios to help them understand the importance of creating a professional environment in the workplace. The training helped staff understand the legal pitfalls of failing to set a professional example and how to manage colleagues effectively.

I was recommended Greene & Greene and am very pleased I was. They are responsive and provide practical, clear advice highlighting areas of potential risk. From my experience they are very business-focused.

My main dealings have been with Greg Jones who has been a great support with a number of changes and situations I’ve had to deal with. He is very clear with his advice, challenging in the right way as Devil’s Advocate, and focused on what is best for the business and how best to achieve the required or ideal outcome.

Greg Jones has enabled myself and colleagues with whom he has dealt to look at situations differently and provide practical guidance.

Key clients

Nexus Underwriting Management Limited

The Vitec Group Plc

Treatt plc

Taylor Made Joinery Interiors Ltd

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Cobb Europe Limited

Besins

Direct Table Foods Ltd

Tristel Plc

HBP Management Limited

Family Tier 2

At Greene & Greene, 'the quality of advice, attention to detail and personal approach rivals top firms in London', according to one client. 'Confident, driven and well respected' practice head Stuart Hughes and newly promoted partner Melanie Pilmer handle asset protection, nuptial agreements and high-value financial remedy work, in which the firm has a very strong reputation. 'I have always been impressed by her understanding of the case, her client care and pragmatic advice,' says counsel of associate Emma Alfieri who joined from Steeles Law.

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I am aware that the firm is well respected, regularly dealing with high-net-worth financial remedy cases. I have not carried out any work for the firm over the last two years, but have been involved in cases when on the other side, and I have always found them to be sensible and pragmatic in their approach.

I have been instructed by Emma Alfieri and I have always been impressed by her understanding of the case, her client care and pragmatic advice to the client. My instructions were always well prepared and considered.

This is a small bespoke team of very experienced solicitors providing a big city service in a beautiful town. The team is headed by a very confident, driven and well-respected team leader Stuart Hughes.

Stuart Hughes is confident, competent and no cases are too big for him. He makes sure he is on top of the door and razor sharp in everything he does. He provides a detailed supportive service to meet his clients’ needs and is very accommodating of them.

Melanie Pilmer has worked as a senior solicitor in that department for a number of years now and brings an approachable but pragmatic counterweight.

Greene & Greene delivers high-quality legal advice combined with excellent and empathetic client handling. They liaise efficiently with barristers and solicitors in other jurisdictions, keeping all parties informed at all times. Their knowledge of the court system is extremely impressive and useful for those based outside the jurisdiction.

Melanie Pilmer comes highly recommended and is empathetic and knowledgeable.

Greene & Greene’s family team offers a boutique service based in Bury St Edmunds. The quality of advice, attention to detail and personal approach rivals top firms in London. This offers excellent value to clients who do not pay London rates.

I have had the pleasure of working with Stuart Hughes on a number of financial remedy cases. Frankly, he puts a lot of his competitors to shame. Despite his seniority and experience he approaches each case with the enthusiasm of someone looking to establish a reputation for themselves despite, in his case, already having a very good one. His clients appreciate the huge effort he invests, as do instructed counsel.

One of Stuart Hughes’ trade marks is his encyclopaedic knowledge of procedure and case authorities. This is of significant value to clients as it means cases are conducted strategically from the get go. It also means that Stuart can give practical, robust advice early on to ensure that cases either settle on terms favourable to his clients or are best placed to succeed at trial.

Professional and approachable, Emma Alfieri is an excellent listener who really understands her clients’ needs.

Within its geographical area this team stands out as the leader for insightful advice and the ability to provide a breadth of experience and range of processes to obtain a solution for the client.

Stuart Hughes provides strong clear guidance to his client about the end solution at an early stage in his involvement. He has clear analytical skills in relation to financial issues, which are matched by his detailed knowledge and understanding of highly complex business arrangements which lead to creative ways to reach solutions.

Very quick to respond to my queries and they were very clear in all aspects of my case.

Great advice and support. Stuart Hughes was my solicitor and always there to provide the right advice and was instrumental in helping reach an amicable agreement.

Greene & Greene is the epitome of professionalism, with a caring nature towards its clients. When a client, friend or acquaintance is in need of help in this area I don’t hesitate in recommending Greene & Greene as I know they will deliver the very best overall client experience.

Overall, the team at Greene & Greene is very approachable and supportive, but a special mention must go to Stuart Hughes and Melanie Pilmer. They are always happy to take a call and no issue is too great. They don’t look down but share their depth of knowledge and experience openly, which is something I do not benefit from anywhere else.

Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 2

The insolvency and restructuring practice at Greene & Greene in Bury St Edmunds is 'relaxed and pleasant to deal with', according to one client. Litigator Rob Adam leads the practice, which focuses on contentious matters and draws upon the firm's strong commercial, employment, property and tax practices to assist IPs with pre-packs and other insolvency-related transactions. Senior partner Michael Batty, solicitor advocate Simon Ratcliffe and corporate partner Mark Daly are also active in the practice.

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They were relaxed, which I was not, and pleasant to deal with.

Property litigation Tier 2

'Its strengths are that it gives sound advice and is able to discuss issues as they arise,' says a client of Greene & Greene in Bury St Edmunds. Head of dispute resolution Rob Adam  and key litigator Michael Batty , who is an experienced mediator and a member of the Property Litigation Association, are the key practitioners in a small team that frequently handles contentious property matters exceeding £1m in value. Solicitors Ben Fox and Sarah Western are also recommended.

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It is unique because we have our own two lawyers that we can contact and satisfactorily resolve any issue within a couple of days. The team’s strengths are that it gives sound advice and is able to discuss issues as they arise. In comparison to other firms, we find them very good. There is no doubt that we will be moving all of our business to Greene & Greene in due course.

We have contact with Michael Batty and legal executive Julia Cardy. Michael has given us invaluable support when dealing with difficult tenants. Julia has been excellent at producing our commercial leases on time and accurately. We find that they are very in tune with our needs and tailor their advice accordingly.

Construction Tier 3

The practice at Greene & Greene in Bury St Edmunds is now led by 'very competent' specialist construction solicitor Sarah Western. Adept at both contentious matters and advisory work, the firm increasingly handles instructions from London-based developers. The work includes funding, procurement and preparation of tender documents, contracts, collateral warranties and guarantees, property-related matters and disputes. Clients describe a 'small, focused team that is hardworking and dedicated to client care'.

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Sarah Western is very competent.

One of only a few legal firms that are reasonably local to me that appear to provide the service required and as the others are from much larger practices, their fees in comparison are significantly higher and the work I require to be actioned is relatively “small beer” to them.

I have mainly dealt with Sarah Western. She has always been quick to respond and she provides clear and helpful advice and guidance including the reasoning for giving the advice she does. Often, competitors will respond in legal jargon and terms which are not clear and do not assist my understanding of the position.

A small, focused team that is hardworking and dedicated to client care.

Sarah Western is great to work with, very focused on getting value for client and a good communicator.

A new but growing construction team. Sarah Western is one to watch!

Greene & Greene takes its cases seriously, and it takes the needs of its clients seriously. They’re reliable, cost-effective, and having been both against them and instructed by them, I can say that they are one of, if not the best firm of instructing solicitors for dealing with cases in an impactful and efficient way.

Sarah Western and Rob Adam are standout members of the firm. Rob is vastly knowledgeable and has a talent for getting to the core of the problem. Sarah is methodical, works every angle, and cares passionately about her clients.

Key clients

RC Treatt

Dunamis Infrastructure Services Limited (a subsidiary of Fulcrum Utility Services PLC)

Greene & Greene is a long-established firm of solicitors based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Its lawyers advise individuals and businesses all over the UK and internationally.
The firm: Greene & Greene is a leading firm of Solicitors, based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Its lawyers advise individuals and businesses all over the UK and have many years of experience in the areas on which they advise. Its focus is on providing constructive, practical advice to get clients where they want to be in the most straightforward and efficient manner.

With an approach that works the firm regularly attracts new clients who have been using large firms in London, but now receive a more cost efficient, personal and tailored service from its office in Bury St Edmunds.

Clients and fellow professionals recommend the firm to others and independent legal directories rate Greene & Greene as one of the best law firms in East Anglia.

Explore Greene & Greene and get in touch with them at www.greene-greene.com

Types of work undertaken: Greene & Greene specialises in:
Corporate: advising large and small businesses on a range of business affairs operating in all sectors. Examples of recent advice include high-value mergers and acquisitions, investments, reorganising the ownership of businesses, introducing share option schemes and a large variety of commercial contracts and terms of trade.

Employment: supporting both employers and employees on all aspects of employment law, such as attending employment tribunals, negotiating settlement agreements and arranging severance packages. The expanding team also advises on terms and conditions and contracts of employment, company policies and procedures, TUPE transfers, redundancy and business reorganisations, unfair dismissal, discrimination and harassment matters.

Commercial property: an expert team skilled in providing practical advice to investors, landlords, owner occupiers and tenants on a wide range of matters, including, agricultural and rural affairs, commercial property, construction and engineering, energy and renewables, tenancy issues, pension fund property purchases, property development and property litigation.

Litigation and dispute resolution: the sheer diversity of the case load and the breadth of Greene & Greene’s client base reflect the reputation of its dispute resolution team. It is a team skilled in providing practical advice to both commercial and private clients on how to achieve effective and swift solutions to disputes, avoiding substantial costs often associated with court proceedings.

Family and relationships: its lawyers are recognised, qualified experts who have in-depth practical expertise in all aspects of family and/or relationship disputes, providing advice to individuals and families. Each member of the family law team, which includes a qualified mediator, has experience in acting for parties in divorce proceedings and associated financial proceedings. The team has successfully represented mothers, fathers and grandparents as well as separating cohabitees in proceedings concerning children. Nuptial agreements now form a significant part of the team’s work and Greene & Greene is considered the leading firm in West Suffolk in their preparation.

Tax, trusts, wills and probate: the team has a wide range of skills and expertise. It has qualified solicitors, chartered tax advisors, trust and estate practitioners and tax technicians. Several members of Greene & Greene’s team are qualified in more than one area, making them well placed to provide both breadth and depth of knowledge and expertise in areas such as trust information, assistance with day-to-day administration, trust compliance issues (legal and taxation), will drafting, probate, power of attorney and estate administration.

International services: acts for non-residents and overseas clients on a wide range of business, financial and personal matters. It has a number of contacts with law firms and accountants in the Far East and in the Caribbean, and with a number of specialist tax practitioners in England. With their assistance in conducting appropriate due diligence, it can ensure that clients’ affairs are dealt with quickly and efficiently.

Residential property: the team is known for its extensive knowledge of the local housing market and its lawyers are regularly recommended by local agents and other professionals. Its team can assist with sales and purchases, re-mortgages, equity release schemes and unregistered properties.

Department Name Email Telephone
Dispute Resolution (Senior Partner) Michael Batty
Dispute Resolution Rob Adam
Family & Relationships Stuart Hughes
Corporate (Managing Partner) Simon Ratcliffe
Corporate Mark Daly
Corporate Andrew Cooper
Corporate Neil Walmsley
Real Estate Neil Grigg
Agriculture & Rural Affairs Jonathan Mathers
Employment Selene Holden
Employment Greg Jones
Tax Trusts, Wills & Probate Wayne Perrin
Property Tim Mendes da Costa
Residential Property Ansa Khan
Photo Name Position Profile
 Rob Adam  photo Rob Adam Partner, Rob specialises in dispute resolution work.  Main areas of which are…
 Michael W M Batty  photo Michael W M Batty Head of department and director of partner M W M Batty Ltd,…
 Ayesha Brown  photo Ayesha Brown Solicitor
 Julia Cardy  photo Julia Cardy Chartered Legal Executive
 Kate Chandler  photo Kate Chandler Consultant Solicitor
 Andrew Cooper  photo Andrew Cooper Partner
 Mark Daly  photo Mark Daly Mark is a partner specialising in corporate finance and commercial work, including…
 Sarah Ellis  photo Sarah Ellis Graduate legal Executive
 Angharad Ellis Owen  photo Angharad Ellis Owen Barrister
 Neil J Grigg  photo Neil J Grigg Director of partner Neil Grigg Ltd, Neil specialises in property requirements for…
 Helen Hendry  photo Helen Hendry Solicitor
 Selene Holden  photo Selene Holden Selene is head of department and director of partner Selene Holden Limited.…
 Stuart Hughes  photo Stuart Hughes Stuart is an accredited family law specialist, mediator and collaborative lawyer, and head…
 Greg Jones  photo Greg Jones Solicitor
 Jonathan Mathers  photo Jonathan Mathers Director of partner Jonathan Mathers Ltd, Jonathan specialises in private client work.…
 Tim Mendes da Costa  photo Tim Mendes da Costa Solicitor
 Wayne Perrin  photo Wayne Perrin Wayne is a dual-qualified solicitor and chartered tax adviser (CIOT). Working primarily…
 Melanie Pilmer  photo Melanie Pilmer Solicitor
 Simon TJ Ratcliffe  photo Simon TJ Ratcliffe Director of partner Simon Ratcliffe Ltd, Simon specialises in intellectual property, corporate…
 Julia Routledge  photo Julia Routledge Solicitor
 Nigel Scase  photo Nigel Scase Chartered Tax Advisor
 Martine Swaep  photo Martine Swaep Estate and Trust Practitioner
 Neil R Walmsley  photo Neil R Walmsley Director of partner Neil Walmsley Ltd, Neil specialises in corporate finance and…
 Sarah Western  photo Sarah Western Solicitor
 Mark Williams  photo Mark Williams Solicitor
Number of UK Partners : 14
Number of other UK Fee Earners : 18
Number of Consultants : 2

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TESTIMONIAL: I can’t thank you enough for your wise, consistent and altogether brilliant counsel during this difficult process. I seriously don’t think that I would have been able to keep it together without your guidance. I was very lucky to have had you on my side


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TESTIMONIAL: We have a long standing relationship with the employment team at Greene & Green, looking to them for professional guidance and advice as we established our business and set up our internal HR function. Knowing that we have such approachable, knowledgeable and commercial partners at the end of the phone has been a great source of confidence as we have navigated our way through a variety of employment matters in recent years. We would have no hesitation in recommending the employment team at Greene & Greene


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TESTIMONIAL: Thank you so much with the help, guidance and concern for my claim. The outcome could not have been better. I will be letting my family, friends and colleagues know of my experience with Greene & Greene


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TESTIMONIAL: I can’t thank you enough for your wise, consistent and altogether brilliant counsel during this difficult process. I seriously don’t think that I would have been able to keep it together without your guidance. I was very lucky to have had you on my side


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TESTIMONIAL: An excellent firm with highly professional solicitors and staff, who act promptly and with integrity and treat the clients as people, rather than just another case


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TESTIMONIAL: Thank you so much for your help and guidance over the last 13 months. You have navigated me through what might have been a rocky journey and for that I will be eternally grateful.


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TESTIMONIAL: Pragmatic, honest, highly professional, enviable grasp of the law but carries it lightly, sensitive, approachable, realist and with huge common sense


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TESTIMONIAL: Thank you for your time and excellent service supporting Public Trust and our clients, dealing with beneficiaries can be challenging and very rewarding at the same time


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TESTIMONIAL: It is rare nowadays to find a legal firm who provide an efficient and cost-effective service based on common sense and clear documentation, and who value long term client relationships