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asb law LLP
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Aviation Tier 1

asb law LLP hired Daniel James from Stevens & Bolton LLP in 2018. James now leads the aviation practice, which generates work from aviation insurers, aircraft parts suppliers and airlines based in the UK, Europe, Botswana and the Middle East. The team is active in transactions and contractual work, and also has a strong capability in product liability claims arising from aircraft accidents. Simon Amos is another name to note.

Leading individuals

Rising stars


asb law LLP really took the time to learn about our business and its niche operations as a smaller airline‘.

The team tailored their approach according to the structure and operations of our business‘.

asb law LLP keeps the best interests of the client at heart regardless of the size of the mandate‘.

asb law LLP made us feel like a major client despite our relatively smaller size; the team demonstrated true professionalism by treating its clients equally‘.

Alina Nosek and Daniel James worked closely with us over the years to help us successfully grow our business‘.

Key clients

Royal Aero


Air Kilroe

Air Charter Service

VAS Aero Services


Texel Air

A J Walter Aviation

Personal injury: claimant Tier 1

asb law LLP brings 'a tremendous blend of knowledge, commitment and determination and pragmatism' to its personal injury work. A 'leader in brain injury work', Francis Lacy Scott focuses on catastrophic claims and brain injuries, and has secured several significant settlements in the past year. Also recommended is Jonathan Clement (formerly the head of injury at Thomson Snell & Passmore), who has two decades of experience in head and brain injury matters. Associate Dominique Parker is rated as a 'top negotiator'.

Leading individuals


‘Jonathan Clement is a real fighter for his clients in the most difficult and borderline cases. He also has wonderful client-handling skills.’

‘Francis Lacey-Scott combines his professional shrewdness with a disarming charm to great effect, in terms of client care, forging a team in which he has everyone playing to their strengths, and tickling his opponents into his hand. Working with, for, and even against Francis is an experience not to be missed.’

‘Dominique Parker is a rising star whose arrival at the firm has added real strength to their offering in serious brain injury work. She is astute, wonderfully patient with troubled and anxious clients and secures excellent results.’

Banking and finance Tier 2

asb law LLP’s corporate finance and property specialists are well versed in a wide range of refinancing and bank-funded transactions. The team also acts for non-bank clients in relation to secured and unsecured lending, and for clients making private debt finance available to businesses either on a secured or unsecured basis. The practice has an aviation finance speciality. Recently promoted partner Daniel Tozer heads up the corporate finance team from Maidstone, while associate Jo Rovery in Crawley is also recommended.

Next Generation Partners

Rising stars


I have found the whole team approachable, very knowledgeable and proactive in offering solutions.

I have a strong relationship with the firm based on a history of exceptional service and professional relations. They appreciate the business we submit to them and this is reflected in the work we receive.

They do what they say they are going to do. It puts me in a strong position where I can be confident it will not be my side delaying work progressing. They are an important part of the business I conduct. Everyone is very accessible and feedback is always timely and accurate.

Special mention to Jo Rovery.

Key clients

Lloyds Bank


Svenska Handelsbanken

Clydesdale Bank


Seventeen Group Limited


Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey and Sussex Tier 2

asb law LLP  handles high court litigation, arbitrations, adjudication and judicial reviews and acts for both claimant and defendants. It handles conflicts ranging from breaches of contract, insurance and outsourcing disputes to professional negligence and counts major corporates among its clients. Jonathan Stevens and Lyndsey Ratcliffe take on large-scale disputes and 'first-rate tacticianAndrew Frake is noted for expertise in dealing with contract disputes, insolvency litigation, fraud and directors’ liabilities. Hannah Lunn has joined from Stevens & Bolton LLP.

Next Generation Partners


They are extremely client focused and innovative.’

Andrew Frake is calm, pragmatic and easy to get along with. He is first rate at understanding clients’ commercial and tactical objectives.’

Andrew Frake is hugely experienced and adept at reading difficult opponents and situations.’

James Parratt is patient and careful in his analysis; always on top of the issues.’

Key clients


British Telecommunications plc

Trimulgherry Investments

Leonard F Jollye (Brookmans Park) Limited

Thistle Aviation

Freight Transport Association

Employment: Kent, Surrey, Sussex Tier 2

Led by the 'standout' Rebecca Jorgensen, the asb law LLP team handles a wide range of contentious cases concerned with discrimination or redundancy issues. It also serves its clients on advisory/HR matters such as TUPE and  issues arising out of corporate reorganisations. It provides a range of training programmes for HR professionals and uses sophisticated technology to manage costs and fees.


It is a tight-knit and supportive team. They are responsive, easy to deal with and provide sound pragmatic advice.  They offer options and potential solutions, clearly explaining the benefits and risks to all. A pleasure to deal with.’

Rebecca Jorgensen stands out as being very special. She understands our business very well and always does her best for us and helps us to see things that may not be so obvious.  She advises us on strategic options and tactics, I have utmost confidence in Rebecca.’

Gail Brookes is a very astute lawyer but what makes her stand out from her competitors is her ability to manage difficult clients to ensure that they remain focused on achieving their objective.  She is able to see the wood for the trees and her skill is ensuring her clients do too.’

Key clients

Leaders Romans Group Limited

Markerstudy Group

Mid Sussex District Council

Ultimate Insurance (part of the Markerstudy group of companies)

Family: Kent, Surrey, Sussex Tier 2

asb law LLP covers all facets of famly law; financial disputes and children matters arising from relationship breakdowns. It represents high-net-worth individuals, especially business and land owners. It provides tax and corporate advice and brings in accountancy and financial advisors when required. Stephen Smith who joined in early 2018 is now co-head of the group with Gail Brooks.


Jackie Judd is a standout along with her assistant Hollie Foreman. They can convey what you did not necessarily want to hear with total honesty.’

Associate Gail Brookes is a very astute lawyer but what makes her stand out from her competitors is her ability to manage difficult clients to ensure that they remain focused on achieving their objective.’

I got prompt replies to queries, they always made sure I fully understood what they were saying.’

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex Tier 2

At asb law LLP Ellen Lambert heads the team that advises on the administration of complex trusts and estates of high-net-worth individuals and business owners. It assists on succession and tax planning with regard to the protection of assets; associate Eleanor Gadd has a focus on tax matters and succession planning, especially for business owners. Glen Miles acts for vulnerable people and their families using trusts to manage and protect wealth.




Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex Tier 3

asb law LLP handles a range of property-related transactions including landlord and tenant matters and related financing. The team is led by Jonathan Cavell  working with the other key team members; Chris Worthington, Nigel Robert Wigin and associate Sarah Ovenden.

Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex Tier 3

Claire Williams now heads the team at asb law LLP following the departure of corporate finance specialist Helen Mead to DMH Stallard LLP in April 2019. The firm offers a full range of expertise on corporate/M&A transactions together with financing, shareholding restructures and private equity. Of late, the practice has been especially active assisting longstanding clients on acquisitions and sales.


The team was friendly and helpful, flexible when circumstances became more challenging during the company sale, and overall were nice people to deal with.’


Key clients

Shareholders of Jollyes Retail Group

Shareholders of Camberford Law

Shareholders of Clinical Trials Laboratory Services

Seventeen Group

Shareholders of Engenuity

Markerstudy Group

The Partners of St Bart’s Day Nurseries

Travelopia Holdings

Minority Venture Partners

Shareholders of Grosvenor International Systems

The Oyster Partnership Ltd

Shareholders of Ski Amis

asb law is an innovative, client-centric UK law and consultancy firm recognised for its resolve to challenge convention and find better ways of delivering legal services.

Over the last few years, asb law has been applying creative techniques and methodologies in delivering legal services that are genuinely suited to client need. The firm’s approach combines a genuine investment in client relationships with project management and continuous improvement principles to ensure a relevant and flexible service that is delivered in the most efficient manner.

The firm has transformed its operations from a traditional, service-based model to one that is truly client-centric, in which services are designed around the current and future needs of its target clients. The priorities that the firm sets and measures are centred on maximising the value it can create for clients.

Lawyers are encouraged to imagine that the client is looking over their shoulder watching each activity and to ask themselves whether the client would be prepared to pay for that activity.

The firm’s determination to work more effectively is deep-rooted, as is its commitment to innovation, which has been recognised recently by a number of industry commentators through various nominations including the Solicitors Journal Awards, the Managing Partner Forum Awards and a ‘stand-out’ placing in the Financial Times Top 50 Most Innovative Law Firms in Europe 2016.

Acknowledging the critical part played by motivated and engaged employees in delivering services and achieving business success, asb law’s commitment to employee engagement remains one of the four pillars of its strategy. A formalised people engagement plan supports employee ambitions and an innovative rewards programme based on client satisfaction measures ensures alignment with the firm’s vision and values.

The firm: Based out of offices in Sussex and Kent, asb law has 17 partners and 141 legal and support staff delivering commercial advice and creating collaborative solutions for a broad client base including UK companies, global businesses with UK interests, public sector and not-for-profit entities, and private individuals and their families.

The firm’s growth strategy concentrates on delivering value propositions that are genuinely tailored to the needs of its target client groups.

Types of work undertaken: asb law continues to punch above its weight in the region and has acknowledged experts in various disciplines, including corporate finance, employment, commercial property, intellectual property, regulatory and dispute resolution.

The private client and family teams see a significant number of high-quality referrals from both clients and other professionals as a result of the scale, complexity and quality of its work.

asb law continues to build on its reputation in a number of key market segments which provide the focus for the firm’s ongoing development. Specialisms include aviation law, travel law, real estate, manufacturing, technology, financial services, insurance, brain injury and services for vulnerable people.

Travel: asb law works with some of the biggest names in the industry, at home and abroad, across the full spectrum of legal and regulatory issues.

Aviation: specialist legal advice founded on a genuine awareness of the aviation industry. Work encompasses aircraft sales, purchasing, leasing, commercial contracts and contentious work including complex insurance claims.

Vulnerable people: the firm manages and protects the interests of clients who lack the confidence or capacity to look after their own affairs, and the team includes a partner appointed to the Court of Protection panel.

Brain injury: asb law’s personal injury team is recognised for its experience in catastrophic injuries, covering rehabilitation as well as compensation, working closely with other professionals to reduce the burden on its clients, their families and carers.

Other offices: Maidstone

Department Name Email Telephone
Aviation Alina Nosek
Banking Claire Williams
Claims Francis Lacy-Scott
Corporate finance Helen Mead
Commercial Debbie Venn
Commercial litigation Jonathan Stevens
Employment Rebecca Jorgensen
Family Mark Rennie
Fraud Lyndsey Ratcliffe
Information technology Debbie Venn
IP Debbie Venn
M&A and takeovers Helen Mead
Property services Jonathan Cavell
Property litigation Nigel Hampton
Residential property Ian Greenfield
Private client Ellen Lambert
Travel Debbie Venn
Vulnerable people Glen Miles
Number of UK partners : 17
Number of other UK fee-earners : 76