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Spire Solicitors LLP

HOLLAND COURT, THE CLOSE, NORWICH, NR1 4DY, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01603 677077
Fax:
Fax 01603 610700
DX:
5217 NORWICH
Email:
Web:
www.spiresolicitors.co.uk

East Anglia: Corporate and commercial

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

Spire Solicitors LLP

Spire Solicitors LLP has an extensive office network throughout Norfolk, through which operates the corporate and commercial team in Norwich. The firm climbs the ranking on the basis of its in-depth local knowledge that sees it take a prominent role in M&A deals, private equity transactions and joint ventures across the region, particularly in the health and education sectors. Practice head Roger Margand has more than 20 years' experience in commercial matters, especially in regulatory and education sector transactions, and he recruited rising star Matthew Downing from Ashtons Legal to add expertise in sectors such as manufacturing and technology, and knowledge of high-value contractual arrangements for fast-growing and established businesses operating locally, nationally and internationally. Alistair Ponder, who has ten years' in-house experience at Virgin Money and Compare the Market, is also a key part of the practice. The firm recently advised a FTSE250 company on regulatory matters and handled the MBO of a well-known engineering firm.

Next generation lawyers

Matthew Downing - Spire Solicitors LLP

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East Anglia: Private client

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

Spire Solicitors LLP

Spire Solicitors LLP has one the largest private client teams in Norwich with a client base that extends across Norfolk. Practice head and STEP member Alisdair Liddle handles all aspects of private client work but has a particular focus on will, trusts and matters involving elderly clients, especially those relating to the funding of NHS continuing care. He also handles the affairs of many clients in the farming sector. Also recommended is solicitor Bronwyn Bailey, who deals with estate administrations, wills, estate planning, lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection matters. She recently acted as administrator of a multimillion-pound estate that includes a portfolio of London properties.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: elsewhere in East Anglia
Personal tax, trusts and probate: elsewhere in East Anglia - ranked: tier 3

Spire Solicitors LLP

Spire Solicitors LLP has eight offices across Norfolk, through with it provides an extensive range of private client services. Jo Tinson in Watton handles both property and private client matters and her work includes trust administration for clients in the education sector. Associate Susannah Butterworth in Dereham is a member of STEP and Solicitors for the Elderly. She recently advised elderly clients on care provision and dealings with social services. Solicitor Rebecca Johnstone in Attleborough recently handled the affairs of numerous estates with international assets.

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East Anglia: Real estate

Commercial property: Norwich
Commercial property: Norwich - ranked: tier 3

Spire Solicitors LLP

Spire Solicitors LLP¬†has a commercial property team based in Norwich that provides services to clients through its network of eight offices across Norfolk. It has particular expertise in option agreements, commercial estate development, overage, asset management and landlord/tenant matters.¬†Practice head Colin Wright¬†hired Howard Bailey¬†from Ashtons Legal¬†to focus on commercial landlord and tenant work, as well as land and property transactions, secured lending and property development. Solicitor Benedict Keane¬†‚Äėhas a no-nonsense approach and does the work at a reasonable cost'. He has a strong client base among of local and national clients in the¬†licensed trade. Also recommended are Annette Collen, who frequently advises clients in the offshore energy sector, and Tim Chiverton, who has a particular focus on landlord and tenant matters.

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Social housing
Social housing - ranked: tier 1

Spire Solicitors LLP

Spire Solicitors LLP¬†has one of the market's recognised leading lights in Kevin Oelrichs, who leads the social housing practice. He focuses on¬†property matters for social landlords, which encompasses site acquisition, development, planning, infrastructure agreements, property portfolio transfers and securities matters. The practice grew in 2017 with the hire of Estelle Corner, who previously worked in the commercial property department of Baker McKenzie¬†before becoming senior counsel in the legal team at Aviva. She handles large property transactions for housing associations, for which litigator Si√Ęn Carrel¬†deals with landlord and tenant disputes, possession proceedings, anti-social behaviour injunctions and committal proceedings. Newly promoted senior associate Susan Ward¬†has more than 35 years' experience in local property transactions. The firm recently acted for a social landlord with more than 300 property units in East Anglia.

Leading individuals

Kevin Oelrichs - Spire Solicitors LLP

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