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The corporate practice at Hamlins LLP acts for a mix of entrepreneurs, SMEs and larger corporates on public and private M&A transactions. Dual-qualified (Kyrgyz and UK) Aselle Djumabaeva-Wood heads up the team, with recent highlights including multi-jurisdictional financings in the mining sector as well as a number of property holding company divestments. Matthew Pryke is also noted for his experience in media, intellectual property and technology issues.
Other key lawyers:
TCM Living Limited (formerly known as DM Midlands Holdings)
CEO of upholstery group DM Midlands Holdings
Trevali Mining Corporation
Palace Capital plc
Ted Baker Group plc
Park Plaza Hotels Europe
E-Prop Services Group plc
Ingenious Investments Limited
- Advised TCM Living Limited on a corporate reorganisation of its subsidiaries, bringing them all together into an enlarged group with a view to working towards a planned UK stock market listing.
- Advised the CEO of upholstery group DM Midlands Holdings on the acquisition of the business and assets of Arlo and Jacob out of administration.
- Advised Trevali Mining Corporation on the corporate aspects of a second amended and restated credit agreement with a syndicate of existing lenders and a second lien secured facility agreement with Glencore Canada Corporation.
Hamlins LLP has a strong profile in the music sector, where it acts for clients such as UK music collecting societies, musicians and music publishers. It is notably strong in contentious matters, including those concerning the monopoly of the music merchandising sector; Martin Ochs is a noted expert in this space. Also recommended is Callum Galbraith, whose work covers management disputes, band name disputes and royalty audit claims, among other matters. Head of media Christopher Hutchings is mainly known for his defamation and privacy work, but also advises clients on commercial issues and image rights. Simon Gallant has experience of advising clients on IP, litigation and data protection matters.
Martin Ochs; Christopher Hutchings
‘Martin Ochs has in depth knowledge of IP law and vast experience at litigating in this area.’
‘Martin Ochs has specialist expertise, and a user friendly manner and approach.’
‘Practical and transparent dialogue throughout the whole process.’
Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL)
Performing Right Society Limited
PPL PRS Limited
Video Performance Limited (VPL)
David Nicoll (manager of The Kooks)
Bravado International Group
George Lowden Guitars
All Media Music
Proper Records Limited
- Advising Lowden Guitars on brand management, particularly in relation to its collaboration with Ed Sheeran for the Sheeran by Lowden brand.
- Advised TRAP Worldwide, the industry trade body for the UK music merchandising industry, on anti- counterfeiting, prosecution and online brand protection measures.
- Advising the joint venture between PPL and PRS For Music regarding public performance licensing and the collection of royalties for the industry.
Providing 'clear, concise' advice on privacy and libel rights claims, Hamlins LLP represents a range of claimants, from musicians and actors/actresses to prominent politicians and public figures. Led by Christopher Hutchings, the team has considerable expertise in pre-publication review and takedowns relating to 'fly-on-the-wall' documentaries, an area in which newly promoted partner, Alex Cochrane, is strong. The team is also noted for its involvement in the phone-hacking litigation, where media expert Callum Galbraith acted as lead solicitor against News Group Newspapers.
‘Chris Hutchings and his team provide clear, concise advice often in complex areas. They explain everything with clarity, warmth and total trust.’
‘Exceptional and high-quality legal team. They work very well together, particularly as a result of being the lead solicitors in the NGN phone-hacking litigation and so have a very collaborative approach.’
‘Callum Galbraith is outstanding. Highly organised and very switched on. Excellent at strategy.’
‘I believe this practice has a very client-friendly approach. Not only do they know dealing with the press at a level far superior to anyone else but they actually understand and respect the damage it does.’
”I really struggled to find a practice that understood what we wanted to do until I found Hamlins LLP. Chris Hutchings and his team were fantastic from the very first phone call, which gave me enormous confidence in their abilities. That confidence was well-founded and proven when we won our case in a very straightforward manner.’
Ceva Sante Animale
Various claimants v. MGN Ltd
Patsy Kensit & Fabio Pannuti
Keith Wain & Julie Kelly v. Channel 5 Broadcasting
Lead Solicitor in the litigation against News Group Newspapers (NGN)
Gary Lucy, Sarah Vincent, Rebecca Loos, Patrick Walden & Noel Fielding
The Jewish Chronicle
Justin Hawkins (The Darkness)
- Acted on behalf of Lord Sheikh in his claim against Associated Newspapers Limited, concerning a 2018 article, which the Court found was highly defamatory. Associated Newspapers agreed to pay substantial damages to Lord Sheikh and to publicly apologise (which was widely reported).
- Represented Ceva Sante Animale, the French-owned global veterinary health company, in protecting its corporate reputation in the face of investigative journalist approaches, in order to prevent any misleading and harmful references from being published.
- Hamlins acts as the Lead Solicitor representing claimants in the high-profile phone hacking litigation against News Group Newspapers Limited. Claimants range from well-known celebrities to private individuals who have been caught up in the litigation by their association with the targets of journalists working for The Sun and the News of the World. Instructed in 62 claims in Tranche 4 of the litigation (which commenced in April 2019), with 5 trial cases and total damages secured on behalf of clients totalling nearly £5m.
Hamlins LLP stands out for its expertise in brand and site development work. The practice has significant experience in rolling out high street brands through the acquisition of sites and negotiation of new leases for new restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs. The group also has a strong offering for hotels, holiday and travel businesses, assisting both boutique operators and global brands. Key areas of work here include acquisitions, disputes, developments and day-to-day operational issues. Team head Nigel Mason has a good record advising on large and complex development projects.
Other key lawyers:
‘Strong understanding of the sector and specific challenges we face, both in general and specifically in terms of the impact of coronavirus.’
‘The firm manages to be commercial and pragmatic in the way they think about risk.’
‘Ben Kilshaw strikes an excellent balance between progressing things proactively and taking instructions on salient points.’
Adventure Leisure Limited
Ego Restaurants Holdings Limited
Ping Pong Restaurants
Park Plaza Hotels
Roko Health Centres Limited
The Mint Group (Koko and Infernos)
- Adved long-standing client, Leon Restaurants, on the variation and re-gear of 25 leases to enable a successful CVA.
- Advised Rosa’s Thai on the acquisition of 6 new sites since lockdown with several others currently being negotiated.
- Advised Pizza Pilgrims on the acquisition of 5 new sites since lockdown, with several others currently being negotiated.
Acting for clients including developers, investors, occupiers and contractors, Hamlins LLP provides solid experience in contentious construction matters. It handles disputes relating to overspend, negligent design, delay and loss, and offers these services to both an industry and private clientele. Amanda Burge heads the team, handling matters relating to construction IT and software issues in addition to projects. Sarah Finch is also recommended for her expertise in adjudications.
Other key lawyers:
‘Response times are excellent.’
‘We always receive a quick, sensible and commercial response on matters that we raise whether they proceed to litigation or not. The team is very responsive and deals with claims quickly for us if required. They are also sensible in their advice as to whether matters are worth proceeding with or not when considering the likely costs or chances of success.’
‘Hands-on partner involvement throughout the matter. Very clear and firm advice which facilitated an easier path to resolution.’
‘The team has an excellent breadth of expertise and experience across all areas of construction disputes, from adjudication to arbitration and litigation. They work well together, getting the balance right between partner involvement and associate time.’
‘Amanda Burge is a particular stand out in the Hamlins team. She is razor sharp with a great commercial sense. She always engages well with clients, from private individuals to big corporates.’
‘A boutique practice which is very well placed to support developers with their contentious and non-contentious needs. Amanda Burge is just a powerhouse of enthusiasm.’
‘The team’s industry knowledge is second to none and clients rely heavily on it to deliver results. Amanda Burge is the pre-eminent partner.’
India Buildings Development Limited
The William Pears Group
Dobler Metallbau GmbH
- Advising on the merits of potential claims against contractors and a quantity surveyor regarding works undertaken at a luxury property of a celebrity.
- Acting on behalf of a UK developer in respect of their role in the development of an iconic building, and its various disputes.
- Acting on behalf of a UK football club in a claim against contractors for substandard design and installation of a football pitch.
Hamlins LLP handles a broad spectrum of commercial and residential property disputes, with team head Kate Andrews being the key contact for the former. Much of this work concerns break notices, rent reviews, dilapidation claims and CVAs, while development-related disputes have been another driver of recent activity. Instructions in this space include easements, rights to light and boundary matters alongside vacant possession actions. Landlords and tenants, developers, property managers, investors and residential leaseholders also benefit from the team's mediation expertise.
Other key lawyers:
‘The Hamlins team is dynamic and very client-focused. They aim to get the right result for you in the most cost-effective and timely manner.‘
‘Kate Andrews is an exceptional litigation solicitor, always able to help however short notice and provides an honest and speedy opinion. A first-class negotiator and always puts her clients first.‘
‘The property litigation team at Hamlins is a real powerhouse led by the formidable Kate Andrews. The service is second to none and I can rely on the team no matter what time of day or night, seven days a week.‘
‘Kate Andrews has impeccable knowledge across all areas of property litigation and has a real talent for getting deals done in short timescales under great pressure. She doesn’t hide behind emails or letters and really gets stuck in. She grasps the issues and commercial concerns quickly and tailors her advice accordingly. She has great relationships with top barristers which also helps at short notice.‘
‘The team led by Kate Andrews is exemplary – committed, professional, efficient and available more or less at any time.‘
‘I have worked exclusively with Kate Andrews, and have always found her energy and commitment to be extraordinary.‘
‘Sarah Finch has a wonderful combination of knowledge of her area but also common-sense solutions to problems and an understanding of our priorities and issues as clients.‘
Allvest Company Limited
Abbey Commercial Ltd
Avida (London) Limited
Antipodean (UK) Limited
Acemark Properties Limited
Azure Services Ltd & Azure Resorts Ltd
Ashtead Estates Limited
Ace Rent a Van Ltd
Bahagia Investments Limited
Bromley Park Garden Estates Limited
The Bampton Property Group Limited
Bedford Arcade Properties Limited
Beavor Lane LLP
Blenheim Estates Limited
Bass Orthodontics Limited
Berger Crest Investments Limited
CDR Nomineeco 1 Limited & CDR Nomineeco 2 Limited
Centrick Commercial Limited
Castle Lane Securities Limited
Cyan Properties Limited
Cabot Investments Limited
Citylake Investments Limited
CRED Investments Holdings Limited
Centrick Property Sales Limited
Crown View Estates Ltd.
Cooley (UK) LLP
Cedarhope Properties Limited
Crownpark Investments Limited
Civic Centre Ltd
Cheshire Street Limited
Club La Costa (UK) Plc
Carlton Real Estates Developments Limited
Camberwell Developments Limited
Chas Newens Marine Co Limited
Cumberland Court Investments Ltd
Chiswick Quay Freeholds Limited
Container Space Limited
Design Warehouse Limited
Diamond Resorts (Europe) Limited
Daejan Investments Limited
Drone Major Group Limited
Dollis Avenue LLP
Englefield Estate Trust Corporation Limited
Basura Restaurants Limited
Eighteen Broadlands Road (Management) Limited
Ebury Greencrest LLP
Eros Properties Limited
ES Whitefield Limited
Epwin Group Plc
Epwin Logistics Limited
First London Investments Limited
Finegold Assets Limited
Finsbury Square Property Company Limited
Fine & Country Limited
Firgate Estates Limited
Grainmarket Properties Ltd
Greencap IV Ltd
Gloster MEP Ltd.
Godwit Haven LLP
Gradient Developments Limited
Gillespie Manners Limited
Hampstead Residential Limited
The Heart of Limited
Hatton Garden Properties Limited
Honeyacre Estates Ltd
Hamilton House RTM Company Limited
Hartsbourne Properties Limited
Highgrade Properties Limited
Holly Park Retail Limited
Hamilton House Maintenance Limited
Hetton Properties Limited
Investin Sheldon Falmouth Developments Limited
Indra Prastha Limited
Investin Bournville Limited
Investin Ashford Properties Limited
Julia RE (U.K.) Limited
James Taylor Homes (Kingston) Limited
J. Leon & Company Limited
Kolup Investments Limited
Landmark Mortgages Ltd (LM XXXX)
The Light Cinema Limited
Lunar Holding SARL
Lunar Office SARL
Lunar Retail SARL
Lunar Altrincham SARL
Lunar Hereford SARL
Lunar Stretford SARL
Lunar Stockton SARL
Lightstone Chatham LLP
Lightstone Neatscourt Phase 3 LLP
Lightstone Gillingham LLP
Le Congress Limited
London Road Lichfield Limited
Lunar JV Finance Limited
Crocus Home Loans Limited
M&M Portfolio Limited
MPG Quantity Surveyors Ltd
Moon A Limited
Marilla Properties Limited
Melva Apartments Ltd
Makepeace Investments Limited
Myhome Solutions Limited
MTD Coln Industrial Limited
Marble ARCH Abode Ltd
M S Webb & Company Limited
Marwin Securities Limited
Meritdream Limited & Acorn2Oak Property Advisors Limited
Milesaway Property Limited
No Ordinary Designer Label
National Car Parks Manchester Limited
North Hill Freeholds Limited
Newport Holdings Ltd
New London Markets Ltd
Nuneaton Shopping Centre SARL
Nottingham Place Properties Limited
Northbay Global Holdings Limited
National Car Parks Limited
Old Kent Road Regeneration Limited
One Dot World Limited
Ormazabal France S.A.S.U
P Khal Properties (Leeds) Limited
Property Investment Holdings
Pco 199 Limited
Pine Investments Limited
Palace Capital (Northampton) Limited
Parkchoice Limited and Crownview Estates Limited
Palace Capital (Halifax) Limited
Park Plaza Hotels Europe B.V.
Palace Capital (Properties) Limited
Pearlman, D & S, as trustees of the Wanderslore Pension Scheme
Prime Global Limited
Palace Capital (Signal) Limited
Pizza Union Limited
Peter Estates Limited
Palace Capital (Liverpool) Limited
RTR Property Developments Limited
R. E. H. Property Investment Co. Ltd.
Reef (Sevenoaks 2) Limited
Relx (UK) Limited
Renaissance 3964 Limited
Rosa’s London Limited
Romulus Shortlands Limited
The Rose Lane Limited Partnership
Roehampton Housing Association Limited
RTR Developments Limited
Sidney Smith Enterprises Limited
Stas Partnership Ltd (The)
Slindon Street Portsmouth Limited
Saffron Building Society
Hilton Worldwide Limited
Sateria Investments Ltd
Shanghai Land (London) Ltd
St Ermins Property Co Limited
SABA Management Limited
St Pauls RTM Company Limited
Leon Restaurants Limited
Searchgrade Ltd & Portmount Property Ltd
Ssl Burnham Limited
Shulem B Association Limited
Stirling Assets Limited
Shorts Gardens LLP
3Sixty Restaurants Limited
St Philips Homes (Burton Joyce) Limited
St Pauls Square RTM Company Limited
Trustees of Stancottage Pension Scheme
South West Investment Properties Ltd
Ms P Saini, Mr M Deol & Claremont Capital SPV9 Ltd
Sparkstone (Ascot) Ltd
Southern Grove Lancaster Street Limited
Shaviram Bracknell Limited And Shaviram Century LTD
Southern Grove Hackney Wick Limited
Southern Grove Lancaster Street Limited
Secure Chorus Limited
Southern Grove Hr Limited
Southern Grove Real Estate Limited
Specialist Building Products Ltd & Epwin Group Plc
Tower Bridge Yacht & Boat Company Ltd
Trillium (Prime) Property GP Limited
Trustees of The Sugarstep Pension Scheme
Telereal Investment Properties Limited
Touch (Brewood) Limited
Tripod Partners Limited
Utopia Real Estate Limited
Vacation Finance Limited
Ramboll Uk Limited
78 Wigmore Street Funding Co. Limited
WX Investments Limited
West India Quay (Warehouse Property) Limited
Witton Properties Limited
Worthing Football Centre Limited
Work.Life London Fields Limited
Work.Life Bermondsey Limited
Work.Life Brown Limited
Work.Life Fitzrovia Limited
Work.Life Hammersmith Limited
Work,Life Holborn Limited
Work.Life Reading Limited
Work.Life Farringdon Limited
Work.Life Soho Limited
Wiseman Opticians (Hampstead) Limited
Yorkshire Escapes LLP
Zeena Ventures Limited
- Assisted the claimant Epwin Logistics Limited with a claim for specific performance which was defended, and a counterclaim issued in relation to specific performance of a development agreement, and the requirement for an easement to be granted or a declaration made in relation to a right of way.
- Acted for National Car Parks Limited in a dispute over the development of a car park in accordance with a specification in an option agreement.
- Acted for Triplark Limited in a dispute over the interpretation of the right to manage legislation where tenants make applications for consent to assign.
Hamlins LLP‘s team has substantial expertise in commercial litigation work, including large and complex contractual and tortious claims, disputes concerning breaches of fiduciary duties and civil fraud cases. Leading the firm's dispute resolution department is Amanda Burge, who is highly regarded for general commercial disputes that are frequently complex and involve significant monetary values. IP disputes head Martin Ochs is also active in commercial litigation. Jamie Lester, who joined in May 2020 from Royds Withy King, has longstanding experience of commercial litigation and insolvency.
‘Very client-centric, responsive and quick. Every interaction feels like we are a new client they are giving their 120% to.‘
‘They are quick and efficient with any instruction that we give, especially with the serving of legal notices and pre-action letters, and issuing of proceedings that need serving quickly.‘
‘They are very much on top of their workload, which they manage efficiently.‘
‘Very firm views, which made it easier to assess the options available to us.‘
‘The team led by Amanda Burge is excellent and hugely experienced in commercial litigation in a wide variety of sectors.‘
‘Amanda Burge has very considerable experience in hard-fought commercial litigation. She is the partner that you absolutely want in your corner in any fight. She goes above and beyond at every stage – you could not have a more tenacious and dedicated litigator acting for you.‘
‘Amanda Burge stands out for her speed, analytical breadth and insight, as well as her ability to explore multiple solution sets exhaustively and quickly zero in on the most suitable one.‘
‘Jamie Lester gets things done. He is a great communicator and has a keen eye for detail, and he provides top-notch support and client service.‘
60 Houseboat owners (represented by Chelsea Reach Boatowners Association)
Vacation Club Services
Armstrong Solar Holdings
Rheno Property Holdings
The joint administrators of Pentagon UK and Atlantic Finance UK
The State of Romania
- Assisted 60 houseboat owners (represented by Chelsea Reach Boatowners Association) with various interlinked disputes with the Chelsea Yacht and Boat Company, including a claim concerning the charging of licence fees for mooring houseboats.
- Represented Dsquared2 in a High Court damages claim, in respect of losses arising from the robbery of high-value fashion goods, stored in a warehouse owned by European logistics company Arcese (through subsidiary Textile Logistics).
- Represented Armstrong Solar Holdings in proceedings to enforce a guarantee agreement against a parent company, in relation to the enforcement of loan notes owed by its subsidiary (which then entered into liquidation).
The professional negligence team at Hamlins LLP is able to handle cases acting for and against professionals in areas including financial services, law and construction. 'Stand-out partner' Amanda Burge leads the team and has past experience working at defendant insurer firms. Jamie Lister joined the firm in 2020 and also has expertise in commercial litigation and insolvency.
Other key lawyers:
‘Well respected firm in insurance market.’
‘Amanda Burge is the stand-out partner here – widely known and respected. Her no-nonsense approach is what is required to get the best result.’
‘Amanda Burge is fantastic at leading a dynamic litigation team. She has enormous experience and is absolutely devoted to understanding and furthering her client’s interests.’
European Land & Property Limited
Triple Point Investment Limited
The Pears Group of Companies
Dobler Metallbau GmbH
- Acting for a large property investment and development company in a claim for breach of contract and professional negligence against a national firm of surveyors.
- Acting on behalf of an industry regulatory body in respect of multiple clams against one of its members for professional negligence and/or fraudulent activity.
- Advising a property developer on a professional negligence claim against a statutory manager for negligent conduct in the course of his appointment.
At Hamlins LLP, practice head Mark Hurst has over 20 years of experience acting for offshore funds, high-net-worth individuals and property companies on the acquisition, sale and refinancing of single assets and portfolios. Elsewhere, the team's other work includes development projects, leasing and asset management. Nigel Mason is among the standout names for development matters.
Other key lawyers:
Nigel Mason; Joseph Holder; Victoria Camfield
‘The team have weathered lockdown superbly by holding fast to their strong collaborative culture, both as they work together and as they work alongside other firms.’
‘Professional and service-oriented.’
‘They seem to work together well and liaise without be asked to check.’
‘Mark Hurst is an excellent solicitor, no ego but very pragmatic, and not a clock watcher.’
Casa Bella Developments Limited
Lightstone Properties LLP
Marwees Ltd (Edgware Trust)
Orwell Real Estate
Palace Capital plc
Park Plaza Hotels
Structadene Group of Companies
William Pears Group of Companies
- Advised Structadene Group on the £240m refinancing of part of the portfolio comprising over 100 properties.
- Acting for Palace Capital Plc on various sales, as well as day to day advice on the £285m portfolio of this fully listed property company.
- Advised William Pears Group on the sales of 3 industrial estates in the South East and the purchase of a central Leeds shopping arcade for £8m, a £35m industrial portfolio (the Hornet Portfolio purchased for Telereal Trillium and Pears) and a £13.5m retail parade.
Clients recommend Hamlins LLP for its ‘notable strength in the establishment and operation of sports leagues’; the team has a strong focus on the structuring and launch of new events, initiatives and formats, across a wealth of sports, and is also reputed for its commercial, regulatory, doping, corporate, IP, privacy and reputation management capabilities. Practice head Matthew Pryke is a ‘valued source of market-specific knowledge’; he has a track record of having acted for some of England's most famous footballers. Other work encompasses broadcast and promotion agreements, sponsorships and player transfers.
Other key lawyers:
‘Notable strength in establishing and operating sports leagues. Commercial, IP strengths also. They have a good network of international partner law firms that we can tap into. They always feel like they are willing to listen and flex to meet our business needs, not theirs.’
‘Matthew Pryke is a valued source of market-specific knowledge. He feels more like an extension of our in-house legal team rather than a transactional external lawyer.’
Oracle Racing Inc.
SailGP GB Team
The English Cricket Board
366 Group Limited
Burhill Golf Group
La Liga Lowdown
Youth Sports Trust
DLG Media Limited
- Advised SailGP on the negotiation of a partnership arrangement with America’s Cup Team INEOS to operate and race as a SailGP GB Team. This partnership arrangement involved Sir Ben Ainslie becoming the skipper of the race team.
- Negotiated a deal on behalf of David Garrido, regarding strategic advice on broadcast arrangements and the commercial proposition for a new sporting and environmental concept, Planet Football.
- Providing strategic advice to the senior executive of England Cricket in connection with the renegotiation of the central player contracts with the senior men’s and women’s cricket teams.
The real estate finance team at Hamlins LLP has a client roster including traditional banks, opportunistic funds, property companies, developers and family offices, with a focus on asset classes such as student accommodation, hotels and residential properties. Practice head Aselle Djumabaeva-Wood, who has 'impeccable business and professional acumen', is qualified in England and Wales and the CIS, and specialises in secured lending.
Other key lawyers:
Joseph Holder; Mark Hurst; John Leasure
‘The property finance team has excellent acumen, and is very responsive, cohesive and commercially oriented. I would strongly recommend them to clients and other colleagues in the banking industry with confidence.’
‘Hamlins are black and white – during lockdown we worked hard with all departments and it didn’t feel like anyone was working from home; deadlines were met, the usual out-of-hours calls made and everything ran like clockwork!’
‘I have worked with them for several years on the real estate and finance side, and always had great service. I have built good relationships and they are always happy to advise if needed and be proactive in their approach.’
‘Hamlins is a very knowledgeable firm. They are easy to communicate with and always recommend a good solution that balances both risks and customer requests.’
‘Aselle Djumabaeva-Wood has always been proactive and sought out issues that need to be solved and come to us with solutions not problems. A great person to work with and have on your side.’
‘Joseph Holder is commercial with me, we brainstorm and think outside the box, and he is blunt and insistent when I am wrong to make me realise it. This is how I like to work. Aselle Djumabaeva-Wood is a gem. She works all day and all night to meet deadlines, is always is fair on fees and really is an asset to my legal team and the firm.’
‘Aselle Djumabaeva-Wood is very accessible and communicates in a very straightforward way. Mark Hurst stands out for project management and oversight. John Leasure dovetailed effectively with Aselle to advise on property covenants.’
‘The team is helmed by Aselle Djumabaeva-Wood and under her guidance the only way for them is up! She is a well-rounded individual with impeccable business and professional acumen and a very calm spirit, who can solve the most difficult issues with the best possible outcome for everyone involved. She is very responsive, dilligent, down to earth and a great individual to be around and learn from. She has become a mentor not only to her team but also to her partners and clients, and the service she provides will always exceed your expectations. She builds and maintains life-long relationships due to the consistently outstanding service she provides.’
Bangkok Bank PCL
Palace Capital Plc
Pivot Lending Ltd
James Taylor Group
Trevali Mining Corporation
- Advised Trevali Mining Corporation on the English law elements of a second amended and restated credit agreement with a syndicate of existing lenders for a $150m first lien secured revolving credit facility and a $20m second lien secured facility agreement with Glencore Canada Corporation.
- Acted for a group of property investment and development companies owned by a high-net-worth family, completing 14 transactions undertaken over 12 months, including advice on bridging loans, investment loans and development loans in connection with the clients’ impressive property portfolio across England and Wales.
- Acting for a private equity investment group on a number of loans to refinance five properties in South East England.
TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design Tier 6
Hamlins LLP ’s IP group has a strong music rights practice, working with longstanding clients such as music licensing companies PPL and PRS on copyright claims, with co-head Martin Ochs leading the proceedings; his expertise is also deployed in the FMCG and hospitality sectors. Co-head Matthew Pryke is regularly engaged on endorsements and software licensing deals by sports and technology clients.
Martin Ochs; Matthew Pryke
‘Hands-on, efficient and trustworthy service.‘
‘Matthew Pryke is professional, reliable, honest and has the ability to speak in a language that all would understand.‘
Bravado International Group
Club La Costa
Fine & Country
George Lowden Guitars
Mighty Atom Entertainment
Performing Right Society Ltd (PRS for Music)
Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL)
PPL PRS Limited
- Advising Lowden Guitars on brand management, and particularly in relation to its collaboration with Ed Sheeran for the Sheeran by Lowden brand.
- Coordinating both civil and criminal infringement actions on behalf of TRAP Worldwide, whose members include Warner Music, Danilo Live Nation and Bravado (part of Universal Music Group).
- Advising a leading European modelling agency regarding the structuring of brands and use of image rights, as well as models and influencers on licensing and commercialising their brands and intellectual property rights.
Hamlins LLP > Firm Profile
Hamlins is a commercial law firm renowned for its industry expertise, entrepreneurial approach, responsiveness, quality lawyers who are recognised leaders in their fields and the personal service it delivers to clients.
The firm: Operating across multiple sectors, Hamlins has deep market knowledge of the media, digital, real estate, retail and fashion, sport, hospitality and leisure industries.
The firm provides the full array of legal services (including corporate, media, IP, real estate, employment and litigation) to a broad range of clients, from large institutions and corporates to SMEs and entrepreneurs.
The firm has grown successfully in line with its clients’ needs to become the top 200 UK law firm it is today.
Hamlins’ approach is to allow partners to deliver a partner-led service in a creative and cost-effective way, ensuring clients the best possible outcome.
Types of work undertaken: Hamlins offers a full range of legal services with a particular emphasis on its key sectors.
Banking and finance: the finance team advises senior and mezzanine lenders and borrowers on financing transactions, with particular expertise in real estate finance.
Commercial: Hamlins’ commercial team advises on general commercial contracts, technology contracts (licensing and development), distribution arrangements, franchising and outsourcing.
Corporate: the firm’s corporate team provides a broad spectrum of corporate services, including M&A, corporate finance, equity capital markets, joint ventures, debt finance and commercial agreements.
Dispute resolution: the dispute resolution team advises on all manner of commercial disputes, including professional negligence, insolvency, insurance, construction and real estate disputes.
Employment: the employment team advises on contentious and non-contentious employment law matters, including tribunal claims, employee incentives, share options, employment and service contracts and staff handbooks.
Institutional lender services: Hamlins has over 20 years’ experience and an unparalleled reputation advising major lenders on litigation matters. Services include repossessions, sale of property in possession, defended actions, negligence actions and shortfall actions.
Intellectual property: the firm’s IP team advises on contentious and non-contentious work including copyright, trade marks and cross-border anti-piracy matters. Non-contentious expertise includes licensing, franchising and IP structuring.
Media and entertainment: the media team is internationally recognised in relation to media contracts, rights acquisition and protection, defamation and reputation management, production, publishing and recording. The team is also at the forefront of ground-breaking digital media law.
Real estate: Hamlins’ real estate team acts on investment, development and construction matters for clients ranging from investors to end-users, including property companies, funds, banks, entrepreneurs, retailers and restaurants. The team has expertise in all aspects of real estate disputes and real estate finance.
Reputation management: the team of contentious media specialists is well versed in all defamation, reputation and privacy matters and has leading expertise in phone hacking claims.
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|Amanda Burge||Amanda is a Litigation and Dispute Resolution Partner in the Commercial Disputes Team.…||View Profile|
|Victoria Camfield||Victoria is a Partner in the Real Estate team. Victoria is trusted…||View Profile|
|Alex Cochrane||Alex is a Partner in our Media and Entertainment team. He is a media…||View Profile|
|Laura Daly||Laura is a Senior Associate in the Commercial Disputes Team. Laura is…||View Profile|
|Sarah Daniel||Sarah is an Associate in the Media and Entertainment team. Sarah has…||View Profile|
|Lola Dawson||Lola is an Associate in Hamlins’ Dispute Resolution team. Lola advises on…||View Profile|
|Aselle Djumabaeva-Wood||Aselle is a Partner in the Corporate Team and the Real Estate…||View Profile|
|Diana Featherstonhaugh||Diana Featherstonhaugh is a Consultant in the Real Estate Team. Diana has…||View Profile|
|Sarah Finch||Sarah is a Partner in the Real Estate Disputes team. She has…||View Profile|
|Callum Galbraith||Callum is a Partner in the Media and Entertainment team. Callum has…||View Profile|
|Ellen Gallagher||Ellen is a Senior Associate in the Media and Entertainment team. Ellen is…||View Profile|
|Simon Gallant||Simon is a Consultant in the Media and Entertainment department. A Partner…||View Profile|
|Hana Ghale||Hana is an Associate in our Real Estate team. Hana has experience…||View Profile|
|Joseph Holder||Joseph Holder is Senior Partner and a Partner in the Real Estate Team. …||View Profile|
|Mark Hurst||Mark joined Hamlins as a partner in 2004 having trained and worked…||View Profile|
|Christopher Hutchings||Chris is a Partner and the Head of Hamlins’ Media and Reputation…||View Profile|
|Ben Kilshaw||Ben joined Hamlins in 2002 and is a Partner in the Real…||View Profile|
|John Leasure||John is a Partner in Hamlins’ Real Estate team. Having previously been…||View Profile|
|Nigel Mason||Nigel Mason specialises in Real Estate with a particular expertise in Central…||View Profile|
|Razzak Mirjan||Razzak is an Associate in the Commercial and Tech team. Razzak specialises…||View Profile|
|Martin Ochs||Martin is a Partner in the Entertainment, Media and IP team. Martin has wide…||View Profile|
|Matthew Pryke||Matthew is the Managing Partner of the firm and specialises in Commercial…||View Profile|
|Yvonne Raymond||Yvonne Raymond is a Principal Associate in the Real Estate Department. Yvonne…||View Profile|
|Vicky Stanborough||Vicky Stanborough is a Partner in the Commercial Property Department. Vicky joined…||View Profile|
|Andrew Stephenson||Andrew is a Consultant in the Media and Entertainment team and is…||View Profile|
|Lauren Twidale||Lauren is an Associate in the Media and Entertainment team. Lauren has…||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of Partners: : 16 Number of Other Fee Earners including Paralegals: : 40 Number of Total Staff: : 85
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance)
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Reputation management
- Industry focus > Hospitality and leisure
- Real estate > Construction: contentious
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market
- Insurance > Professional negligence
- Real estate > Commercial property: investment
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport