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The Wilkes Partnership
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Employment > Immigration Tier 2

Pam Sidhu heads the practice at The Wilkes Partnership. Sidhu, who was recently promoted to partner, is an experienced employment and immigration law practitioner who works mainly for employer clients. She has particular knowledge of advising on skilled worker sponsorship matters, sole overseas representative visas, business visitor visas as well as frontier worker permits.

Practice head(s):

Pam Sidhu


‘Very helpful, fast reacting, extremely knowledgeable’.

‘Clear and precise communication, detailed knowledge’.

‘Strong people, excellent coordination and cooperation, quick reactions and excellent availability; clear legal communication about administrative questions’.

‘They are reliable with information about chances to get work visa’.

‘Pam Sidhu is very capable and knows all about immigration and changing laws’.

‘I have had great experience with Wilkes so far, especially their response times, transparency, clarification (to someone who is not familiar with UK matters) is really good’.

‘I have been assisted by Pam Sidhu, who has been exceptional. Her expertise on immigration matters, detailed explanation on the very last bit and understanding of our needs has been amazing’.

‘What I liked the most was Pam’s guidance as she provided all the available options but highlighted what would make most sense for us given our company’s outlook’.

Key clients

Sit SteuerungsTechnik GmbH

German Christmas Company


Margetts Limited

Ramfoam Limited


Simportal Limited

Star Group Live Limited

CEC Solar GmbH

Hofats GmbH

Advena Medical Limited

Caeser LLC

Lunar HR

Hanson Lawrie

HUF Haus GmbH & Co KG

Manke Markets UK Limited

Vector Corrosion Technologies


Stratasys Solutions

Limited/Stratasys Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advice on all UK immigration and employment law issues for an international company.
  • Adviser to a fast growing global events company on international employment and immigration issues arising from the deployment of staff across the globe in order to design, build and de-rig stage infrastructure for major world events.
  • Advised a German engineering company on immigration permissions for approximately 200 workers needing entry to the UK for the purpose of working on a contract to install machinery and software for a new warehouse for Amazon UK.

Private client > Family: Birmingham Tier 2

The Wilkes Partnership has a 'well-regarded' team that advises clients from all backgrounds including company directors, dentists, doctors and their spouses on an extensive range of complex financial and children cases. Aaron Keene, a collaborative law practitioner, heads the private family law team. Ruth Harrison-Byrne  leads the public law childcare team. She has developed a reputation for her work with competent teenage clients who instruct her directly on often very complex cases involving issues such as serious sexual abuse allegations. Senior associate, Sian Kenkre, is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Aaron Keene; Ruth Harrison-Byrne

Other key lawyers:

Chris Allen-Jones; Sian Kenkre; Gail Hope


‘Aaron Keene – was at all times pleasant, helpful, professional, knowledgeable and very kind‘.

‘Aaron Keene had a very positive and supportive attitude and I felt from our first meeting that my case was in good hands. He answered questions promptly and was able to explain a very complicated situation clearly and helpfully’.

‘Aaron Keene- Very quickly developed a good understanding of my situation, has given me good advice over what has turned out to be a complicated and drawn out divorce proceeding. Thank you Aaron’.

‘I find the team responsive, caring and professional. They care about their clients and their clients’ lives, particularly those who are going through a major life changing event such as divorce or surrogacy’.

‘Sian Kenkre – her knowledge is strong and her client care skills are exceptional. Her no-nonsense and pragmatic approach resonates with clients and her calm manner when dealing with opposing solicitors provides clients with reassurance when they need it most’.

‘The Wilkes Partnership has a very high quality, specialist family team with a very good reputation in Birmingham and the surrounding area’.

Aaron Keene is a leading light of the Birmingham family law community and always a pleasure to deal with. Chris Allen-Jones is an absolute gentleman, but he’s not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get stuck in in the determined pursuit of the best possible outcome for his clients. Sian Kenkre is extremely capable‘.

‘Sian Kenkre – A caring, clever solicitor. First class client care skills. Aaron Keane – a seasoned pro. Chris Allen Jones – very experienced’.

Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate Tier 2

The 'strong team' at The Wilkes Partnership has Andrew Hasnip and Ellie Holland at the helm. It garners particular praise for the fact that 'the team knows what the other team members are doing, which is helpful to the client'. Hasnip has a vast array of experience in trusts and frequently advises on inheritance tax, trust and estate planning matters. Holland is the firm’s managing partner and is particularly adept at advising on succession planning for business owners. Ann-Marie Aston  acts for incapacitated clients as a professional deputy and has served on the deputyship panel of the Office of the Public Guardian.  

Practice head(s):

Andrew Hasnip; Ellie Holland

Other key lawyers:

Ann-Marie Aston; Sophie Fenn; Adrian Schuck; Philip Harrison


I was very impressed with the team’s proactive approach and can do attitude, I feel very reassured whilst they are dealing with my case. I am so grateful in how professional, Sophie Fenn and Ann Marie Aston have dealt with everything, they really do go above and beyond‘.

‘Philip Harrison impressed us greatly’.

‘Ellie Holland was approachable, sympathetic and very responsive. She and her associate dealt quickly and clearly with all queries and I was kept up to date with billing matters’.

‘One of the strengths is their honest and transparent approach, which is clear to see and understand. They have a broad range of services and appear strong as a team, with excellent leadership skills‘.

‘Ann-Marie Aston – an intrinsic leader, who is approachable and never dismissive of you, giving me and the client time… never hurrying you and always pleasant. She has a calm approach and her professionalism is clear to see and fills you with confidence‘.

‘Ann-Marie – her knowledge surrounding complex cases is formidable and she is assertive and decisive! Sophie Fenn – a fantastic Solicitor – kudos to Sophie – engaging with all her clients, and professionals alike, showing excellent knowledge, and efficiency’.

‘Andrew Hasnip (Probate) – is always available when needed and goes the extra mile’.

‘Their expertise is second to none and I have found them to be approachable, happy to help and always act in a most professional manner. I specifically refer clients to Adrian Schuck. He is extremely knowledgeable and I know my clients will be given great service’.

Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Birmingham Tier 3

Praised for its ‘genuine focus on the SME market’, The Wilkes Partnership fields a highly experienced team whose capabilities span both corporate and commercial matters, advising clients from the worlds of manufacturing, telecoms, and industrials, among others. The team is led by Gareth O’Hara, a veteran corporate practitioner whose experience is concentrated in the automotive retail sector. Rick Smyth is a comparably experienced partner specialising in mid-market corporate finance deals, working with a host of clients on (frequently) cross-border matters. Kate Hackett is another seasoned partner who regularly works with privately owned businesses on acquisitions, divestitures, and reorganisations.

Practice head(s):

Gareth O’Hara

Other key lawyers:

Rick Smyth; Kate Hackett; Matt Hartas


‘Wilkes has a genuine focus on the SME market and an understanding of the key issues that impact deals in this sector. Always pragmatic and commercial. Excellent in effectively working with other professionals.’

‘Rick Smyth is the stand-out legal adviser for SME/owner-managed businesses in the West Midlands. Yes, his legal knowledge is second to none, but beyond that he comes up with commercial and creative solutions for clients facing a range of business challenges. For owner-managers who want trusted business advisers rather than legal technicians, this skill set distinguishes Rick from his peers.’

‘The team were very personable when dealing with us, if we didn’t understand anything they would find a way of explaining it. Nothing was too much trouble or too simplistic. We were given an estimate at the beginning and informed along the way if anything was an additional cost before it was started, so there were no surprises.’

‘The corporate team guided us every step of the way, making recommendations when appropriate, being patient when needed, and robust when necessary. For us, this was a foreign environment, and they guided us through the process and made us feel very comfortable with each step.’

‘I have dealt with Wilkes for almost 20 years on a wide range of legal issues, using a number of different partners. Everyone I have dealt with has been very professional and reliable, giving sensible and solid advice.’

‘I have worked closely with Gareth O’Hara over the years, and recently on the sale of my business. I have always been reassured that all the details would be dealt with conscientiously. On the recent sale Helen Smart did a fantastic job, making sure every minute detail was dealt with, and this led to a very smooth process.’

‘Matt Hartas is our go-to at the firm.’

Key clients

Wesleyan Bank

Johnsons Cars

PPS Equipment Holdings


Star Events Group

Cotswold BMW

Wake Power Distribution

Dennis Eagle


J S Wright

HIA International


STABILA Messgeräte GustavUllrich



Polytec AMR

Huber Car Park Systems International

Pravida Bau

Fountains Forestry UK

The Service Response Group

China Industries Limited

Strongs Plastic Products

Monarch Care Group

Clive Smith and Lee Gripton

Bluevest Capital Partners

Work highlights

Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 3

The Wilkes Partnership’s ‘skilled’ team covers contentious and non-contentious work for clients that include insolvency practitioners and directors. Practice head David Cleary has a broad practice acting for stakeholders such as directors, creditors and buyers, while Andrew Garland, a ‘highly competent professional’, often handles issues arising from the pursuit and defence of significant antecedent transactions and misfeasance claims, alongside a recent focus on tax avoidance cases.

Practice head(s):

David Cleary

Other key lawyers:

Andrw Garland; John Cooper


‘Andrew Garland is a highly competent professional, showed good judgment in the case we worked on together, and is demonstrably technically excellent in his area of specialism. A good tactician.’

‘They are skilled negotiators, litigators, and advisors, and are passionate about achieving the best possible outcomes for clients.’

‘Andrew Garland’s dedication to his clients is truly remarkable, and he consistently goes above and beyond to provide exceptional legal services. His unwavering commitment to achieving the best possible results, coupled with his exceptional skills as a lawyer, make him a highly sought-after and respected member of the legal community.’

‘I have worked both with and against Andrew Garland. He is a very good insolvency litigator.’

‘Our experience of the Wilkes Partnership is that they have the resources and expertise to deal with complex and multifaceted assignments in a commercial and efficient manner.’

‘Andrew Garland stood out due to his approachability and knowledge of often complex subject matters (tax law and insolvency) and was able to obtain the desired result in an efficient manner in an extremely tight timeframe.’

‘This team has a very strong presence in the market for insolvency work in the Midlands and beyond. The practice is known for its specialism in insolvency matters.’

‘The partner team at The Wilkes Partnership is particularly strong. David Cleary, Andrew Garland and John Cooper are exceptionally good partners who strive at every opportunity to meet client’s needs as effectively as possible.’

Key clients

Irwin Insolvency

Begbies (Central) Traynor LLP

Rendle & Co

BLB Advisory Limited

K J Watkin & Co

Butcher Woods

Muras Baker Jones

Poppleton & Appleby (Birmingham)


Manolete Partners PLC

RG Insolvency

Greenfield Recovery

Griffin & King

Leonard Curtis

Ballard Business Recovery

F A Simms

Opus Restructuring & Insolvency

Expedium Limited

Bhardwaj Limited

Insolvency and Recovery limited

Oliver Elliot Limited


NDH Financial (Manchester)

Path Business Recovery (Manchester)

NTF Financial Solutions (Wilmslow)

Graywoods (Sheffield)

Revive Business Recovery (Doncaster)

Begbies Traynor (York)

RSM UK Creditor Solutions Ltd (Leeds)

Work highlights

Private client > Contentious trusts and probate Tier 3

The Wilkes Partnership has a busy and varied workload and specialises in advising private individuals on an extensive range of disputes from probate and Inheritance Act claims to rectification claims and disputes in relation to trusts. Practice head, Kevin Lynch, is a full ACTAPS member and regularly advises executors, administrators and beneficiaries in multi-million pound estates. At associate level, Jack Ackrill is well-regarded.

Practice head(s):

Kevin Lynch

Other key lawyers:

Jack Ackrill; Andrew Piddock


‘I have to say they have been great, helping me through a very difficult probate case. Billing was very clear and Jack Ackrill explained everything to me. Jack was so good when I first talked with him, I was so upset but he talked to me and walked me through everything I needed to do’.

‘This is a really solid team who have a good local reputation. They are a longstanding ‘safe pair of hands’. Jack Ackrill and Kevin Lynch are experienced litigators’.

‘I have had excellent experiences working with the Wilkes Partnership contentious trusts and probate team. A well versed and well put together team, that have a broad wealth of experience and sufficient depth that they can take on high value and quite complicated estates cases’.

‘The team is headed up by the excellent and always reliable Kevin Lynch. My own experience has mostly been cases involving the also excellent Jack Ackrill, who is not only very competent and conscientious but also very approachable, as well as able to relate to a wide range of clients’.

‘A large and well-resourced group.  Andrew Piddock of the old school’.

‘A good value alternative to other more expensive firms. Well able to hold their own against the bigger boys. Kevin Lynch is a very engaging and likeable character’.

Wilkes have a strong reputation for contentious probate in the West Midlands. I primarily work for Kevin Lynch. He is an affable and efficient practitioner who collaborates well with counsel and has a good understanding of when to pursue a claim to trial and when to settle’.

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Birmingham Tier 4

The Wilkes Partnership focuses on business-to-business disputes, acting on manufacturing and sale of good matters, as well as for individuals in director and shareholder disputes. Simon Thomas is the head of the team, specialising in commercial and business disputes. ‘Technically strong and commercially aware’ Gavin Evans is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Simon Thomas

Other key lawyers:

Gavin Evans; Nigel Wood


‘Technically strong and very personable. Gives good practical commercial advice and experienced in large matters, but gives the same attention to small ones.’

‘Gavin Evans is technically strong and commercially aware, as well as very responsive and very knowledgeable on shareholder disputes.’

Key clients


Saint Gobain Building Distribution

Work highlights

Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant Tier 4

The ‘professional and approachable’ team at The Wilkes Partnership is led by Annmarie Wilde . Wilde has a vast array of experience in a broad range of clinical/medical negligence claims. Senior associate, Kate Campbell- Gunn, has particular expertise in cancer misdiagnosis and cosmetic surgery litigation.  

Practice head(s):

Annmarie Wilde

Other key lawyers:

Kate Campbell-Gunn


‘Highly professional company; complex cases dealt with in a timely and sensitive manner’.

‘Kate Campbell Gunn. Incredibly professional and easy to work with solicitor. Great communication skills; very detailed referral letters. Helps clients to feel supported not only through the trauma of index event, but also the stressful nature of litigation’.

‘I have worked with Ann Marie Wilde for many years and I find her approachable, professional and a pleasure to work with on cases, many of which are complex’.

‘Instructions are clear and any additional information required is promptly provided, wherever possible. Ms Wilde is clearly highly skilled and experienced’.

‘Kate Campbell-Gunn is our usual contact at The Wilkes Partnership. She is helpful, professional and committed and communicates well with us and her clients.’

‘Ms. Campbell-Gunn has been instructing me as an expert in clinical negligence claims over a number of years. She is highly effective and efficient and I strongly recommend her’.

‘Collaboration: the approach of the clinical negligence team at the Wilkes Partnership to engage with Hospitals/ GPs/ Trusts to try and narrow issues and push in favour of their clients for a beneficial resolution of matters ahead of proceeding to litigate is second-to-none’.

‘Kate Campbell-Gunn is absolutely fantastic with clients. She is so very empathetic and understanding both of what they have gone through medically and what they are going through from a legal perspective. She knows the right expert and the right counsel for any given case’.

Work highlights

  • Advised on a clinical negligence claim against Ambulance Service for failure to perform adequate CPR and defibrillation leading to a period of hypoxia and brain damage. Likely to settle in excess of £1m
  • Advised on a clinical negligence claim against Hospital Trust and GP who failed to detect claimant’s bowel cancer symptoms. LOCs have been sent off the back of supportive expert evidence and LOR’s are awaited. Likely to settle in excess of £250,000.00.
  • Advised on a CN claim against private hospital for unwarranted hip surgery leading to chronic pain, LOE and psychiatric injuries. Likely to settle in excess of £100,000.00

Employment Tier 5

James Leo spearheads a ‘very helpful’ team at The Wilkes Partnership, which primarily acts for employers as well as senior executives. It covers the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment services. The group covers a broad range of issues from TUPE and discrimination claims to also advising on restrictive covenants. Pam Sidhu has a particular focus on issues surrounding the management of international workforces.  

Practice head(s):

James Leo

Other key lawyers:


‘Strong people, excellent coordination and cooperation, quick reactions and excellent availability; clear legal communication’.

‘Take time to listen before offering commercial and pragmatic advice which is easy to implement’.

‘James Leo is a highly professional lawyer. His advices are business oriented and practical’.

‘Excellent legal knowledge, excellent communication, understandable for non legal people. Outstanding: Pam Sidhu’.

‘James Leo could very quickly reduce legal complexities to a few relevant bullet points I could understand. He improved the size of a settlement agreement and reduced some of the risks. I felt like I had his whole attention’.

‘Team is very skilled in international cross-border issues. Hands on, fast communication, detailed practical knowledge’.

‘A personal and fast response to questions dealt with in a professional manner. Very knowledgeable and honest approach to cases’.

‘I never felt like I needed a calendar appointment for another billable hour, I was able to send an email and get a quick useful reply or have a quick ‘phone call. This was really important as the situation was changing frequently at my end’.

Key clients

Greenfield Recovery Limited

Arcadian Products Limited

Emslie Bird

Transoft Solutions (UK) Limited

Comic Enterprises Limited

Doorfit Limited

Nova Express Limited

Architectural Building Fabrications Limited

QTM Global Services Limited

Daybreaks Trust

Premier Care (Midlands)

RNA Automation Limited

Complete Building Control Limited

Radiant Financial Group UK Holdings Limited

Hills Numberplates Ltd

German Christmas Company Limited

Star Group Live Limited

Sit SteuerungsTechnik  GmbH

Margetts Limited

Ramfoam Limited


Eneco UK Limited

Simportal Limited

CEC Solar GmbH

Hofats GmbH

Advena Medical Limited

Caeser LLC

Lunar HR

Hanson Lawrie

HUF Haus GmbH & Co KG

Manke Markets UK Limited

Kestrel Aluminium Systems Limited

Work highlights

  • Advice on all UK immigration and employment law issues for an international company.
  • Adviser to a fast growing global events company on international employment and immigration issues arising from the deployment of staff across the globe in order to design, build and de-rig stage infrastructure for major world events.
  • Advised the client on various issues including the grievance hearing.

Insurance > Personal injury: claimant Tier 5

The Wilkes Partnership is increasingly acting on higher value and more complex cases.  Practice head, Annmarie Wilde , covers the full spectrum of cases from accidents at work and road traffic accidents to criminal injuries and accidents in public places.

Practice head(s):

Annmarie Wilde

Other key lawyers:

Kate Campbell-Gunn


‘Very knowledgeable, professional and efficient. A lot of care was given to collecting all necessary documents that would be necessary. Listening carefully to what we had to say and not embellishing or making details insignificant. The absolute truth was always sorted’. 

‘Our solicitor Mrs Annemarie Wilde was brilliant. In our opinion went above and beyond our expectations. Really caring to do the best and explanations were given so that we understood all procedures etc so we were fully included in all things’.

‘Amazing professional courtesy. Anne Marie’.

The team are professional, friendly, approachable and efficient in handling my complex case’.

‘Kate is approachable, a good listener, keen to investigate, and enthusiastic about finding a resolution to the case by enquiring in depth into the claim. She is unafraid to take on unique and new challenges. Kate is patient’.


Real estate > Commercial property: Birmingham Tier 5

Recommended for its ‘excellent service’, The Wilkes Partnership advises a broad spectrum of clients, from landlords and property buyers to developers and commercial businesses. Tim Coplestone, who specialises in commercial real estate developments, jointly leads the team alongside Mark Hodgson, whose expertise encompasses landlord, tenant and investment work, among other areas. Bryan Poultney routinely handles investment acquisitions and disposals and commercial landlord and tenant matters, while Andrew Watts is experienced in the health and telecoms sectors.

Practice head(s):

Tim Coplestone; Mark Hodgson

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Watts; Bryan Poultney


‘A very practical, hands-on firm that provides an excellent service to its commercial property clients.’

‘Mark Hodgson is the man who delivers!’

‘Always receive high-quality support and advice provided on a timely basis – I’ve never had to chase them for responses, and they always act in our best interests.’

‘Quick response times, explanations are jargon free, and they always act professionally.’

‘Good depth of knowledge and availability of specialities to assist.’

‘Mark Hodgson has a broad property knowledge, good follow up, and is able to see the bigger picture in transactions.’

‘Practical advice with risks clearly explained which allows informed decisions to be made.’

‘Mark Hodgson – very easy to deal with and always commercial in his outlook.’

Key clients

Wesleyan Bank

Rigby Group Plc

Cambridge & Counties Bank Limited


Wesleyan Assurance Society

Gallan Developments

Roost People Limited

Work highlights

Real estate > Planning Tier 5

With recognised expertise in NHS developments, spearheaded by practice head Leenamari Aantaa-Collier, The Wilkes Partnership routinely advises clients including individuals, SME developers and NHS Trusts on licencing arrangements and planning regimes in this area. The firm was recently joined by Helena Rae from a local authority, where she specialised in planning law including s.106 agreements, planning enforcements and certificates of lawfulness.

Practice head(s):

Leenamari Aantaa-Collier

Other key lawyers:


‘The Planning Team at Wilkes is extremely knowledgeable and approaches problems and issues with a clear, logical and thorough approach. They have excellent strategic thinkers and explain issues to clients with precision and tact. A superb team.’

‘Leenamari Aantaa-Collier is passionate about her cases and will always ensure that no stone is ever left unturned in achieving the best possible outcome for her clients. Her attention to detail is second to none and she is a clear strategic thinker.’

‘The firm is constantly reevaluating strategies and efficiencies to provide better client service. The partners keep abreast of cutting edge legal developments to ensure that they have the latest advice to give to clients.’

‘Leenamari Aantaa-Collier – Absolutely dogged and committed to client care. Works incredibly hard and is always up to date with the latest legal cases and developments in her field – often they are her cases.’

‘I cannot praise the company and employees enough who go the extra mile. I have found them to be extremely knowledgeable, very efficient, helpful, warm and empathetic, honest, very engaging, readily available and efficient responding quickly to enquiries, very informative with good communication guiding every step of the way, which is reassuring whilst also being very good value for money.’

‘I have worked with Leanamari Aantia-Collier regarding planning matters and planning law for quite some time who goes the extra mile without request, is highly efficient, responds very quickly to any enquiry, extremely informative at each step, very knowledgeable in the subject matter, extremely helpful and empathetic and very engaging. I honestly cannot recommend Leanamari enough or thank her enough for her services to date and would highly recommend with honours her service.’

‘Extensive experience in NHS law and contributions.’

‘Leenamari Aantaa-Collier has extensive expertise in planning obligations to address impacts on providers of NHS services.’

Real estate > Property litigation Tier 5

The Wilkes Partnership's property litigation team works closely with the real estate department, litigating a range of cases before both courts and property tribunals, handling ownership disputes, commercial landlord and tenant disputes, restrictive covenants and tenant insolvency claims. Kevin Lynch leads the team, drawing on extensive experience, most recently in cases regarding commercial and residential tenancies, restrictive covenants, easements and community rights under the Localism Act 2011. Senior associate Harriet Critchley is another key contact in the team.

Practice head(s):

Kevin Lynch

Other key lawyers:

Harriet Critchley; Aimee Redican


‘A local firm which offers a nationwide service and with a wide ranging department list.’

‘Kevin Lynch gives unmatched personal commitment to his cases and his team. Aimee Redican is one to watch, with excellent client skills.’

‘A smaller outfit than some in Birmingham, but a match for some of the biggest regional players.’

‘Kevin Lynch has attuned instinct and nous. A strong negotiator and strategist.’

‘The team are well-resourced and someone is always available, and keen, to discuss the issues and consider the pragmatic approach to litigation as well as the technical side.’

‘A safe pair of hands.’

‘The team at The Wilkes Partnership are well placed in the market and well known for the strength and depth of their expertise, whilst providing a personal service to clients.’

‘A well-respected name in the Birmingham legal market, covering a wide range of disputes for many long-standing clients who implicitly trust their judgement.’

The Wilkes Partnership is an award winning, full-service, UK law firm operating from the Midlands region with offices in central Birmingham and Solihull.

Our expert solicitors specialise in a wide range of legal services for both businesses and individuals.

Choosing a solicitor is an important decision and client satisfaction is at the core of everything we do. Our aim from the outset is to become trusted advisors to our clients and consistently provide legal excellence at every opportunity.

For our business clients, both national and international, we provide leading-edge legal support in company and commercial, M&A and corporate finance, employment, real estate, planning and environment, property litigation, commercial litigation, commercial recovery, insolvency services.

For private individuals, we provide a full range of legal services including wills, trusts and probate, tax planning, residential conveyancing, dispute resolution, court of protection, notary services, personal injury and clinical negligence and family law.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Gareth O'Hara 0121 233 4333
Private Client Ellie Holland 0121 733 8000
Family Aaron Keene 0121 233 4333
Residential Conveyancing Amanda Holden 0121 733 8000
Private Client Andrew Hasnip 0121 233 4333
Personal Injury Annmarie Wilde 0121 233 4333
Business Recovery & Turnaround David Cleary 0121 233 4333
Employment James Leo 0121 233 4333
Dispute Resolution Gavin Evans 0121 233 4333
Contentious Probate & Property Litigation Kevin Lynch 0121 233 4333
Planning Leenamari Aantaa-Collier 0121 233 4333
Dispute Resolution Simon Thomas 0121 233 4333
Real Estate Tim Coplestone 0121 233 4333
Photo Name Position Profile
Leenamari Aantaa-Collier photo Leenamari Aantaa-Collier Partner & Head of Planning
Jack Ackrill  photo Jack Ackrill
Ann-Marie Aston photo Ann-Marie Aston Partner & Notary Public
David Cleary photo David Cleary Partner & Head of Business Recovery & Turnaround
John Cooper photo John Cooper Partner
Tim Coplestone photo Tim Coplestone Partner & Head of Real Estate
Gavin Evans photo Gavin Evans Partner
Andrew Garland photo Andrew Garland Partner
Kate Hackett photo Kate Hackett Partner
Ruth Harrison-Byrne photo Ruth Harrison-Byrne Partner
Andrew Hasnip photo Andrew Hasnip Partner & Head of Private Client
Mark Hodgson photo Mark Hodgson Partner
Amanda Holden photo Amanda Holden Partner & Head of Residential Conveyancing
Ellie Holland photo Ellie Holland Managing Partner
Aaron Keene photo Aaron Keene Partner & Head of Family
James Leo photo James Leo Partner & Head of Employment
Kevin Lynch photo Kevin Lynch Partner
Gareth O'Hara photo Gareth O'Hara Senior Partner & Head of Corporate
Jeremy Parkin photo Jeremy Parkin Partner
Bryan Poultney photo Bryan Poultney Partner
Pam Sidhu photo Pam Sidhu Partner and Head of Business Immigration
Rick Smyth photo Rick Smyth Partner
Simon Thomas photo Simon Thomas Partner
Andrew Watts photo Andrew Watts Partner
Annmarie Wilde photo Annmarie Wilde Partner & Head of Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

CLIENT: Anonymous
COMPANY/FIRM: The Wilkes Partnership
TESTIMONIAL: Mr Cleary comes highly recommend and is a credit to his profession. He was highly knowledgeable, honest and very experienced. He went over and beyond to help me with my case and for that I am very grateful. In hindsight, I should have listened to his advice at the very beginning but isn’t hindsight a great thing. Thank you to David Cleary and this firm is very highly recommended.

COMPANY/FIRM: The Wilkes Partnership
TESTIMONIAL: Jackie Lee is amazing, she helped me through my divorce with so much ease. She is so professional, knowledgeable and friendly.

CLIENT: Anonymous
COMPANY/FIRM: The Wilkes Partnership
TESTIMONIAL: Kate Campbell-Gunn was amazing, very understanding and very caring, I can’t thank Kate enough.

Kate has helped me get through a tough experience, she won my case for me with flying colours, and I will definitely be recommending her to everyone. Thank you Kate.

CLIENT: Anonymous
COMPANY/FIRM: The Wilkes Partnership
TESTIMONIAL: Everything went very smoothly and I felt well informed throughout the process.

CLIENT: Anonymous
COMPANY/FIRM: The Wilkes Partnership
TESTIMONIAL: I would recommend Kate for her professionalism, kindness and total understanding for helping me with my mom’s negligence case. She explained and supported me every step of the way, through telephone calls and emails as to keep me up to date. I cannot thank her enough for all the hard work she has done for me and my family. Thank you.

CLIENT: Gavin Miller, Forge Care
COMPANY/FIRM: The Wilkes Partnership
TESTIMONIAL: It was a pleasure working with Rick and the team at Wilkes again after collaborating with them earlier in the year. The team are attentive and ensure that the job is completed in a timely manner.

CLIENT: Jeremy Tutt, PPS Equipment Holdings
COMPANY/FIRM: The Wilkes Partnership
TESTIMONIAL: Rick and the team are a pleasure to work with. They will not only go the extra mile for you as their client but are pragmatic with their approach and their excellent expertise are demonstrated with the work that they achieve.

CLIENT: Mike Berwick, Johnsons Cars Limited
COMPANY/FIRM: The Wilkes Partnership
TESTIMONIAL: This was a complex acquisition given the multiple sites and the work with the various lease assignments. Once again it was a pleasure working with Wilkes team who helped us deliver the acquisition with prompt advice on the commercial matters, employment and the property.

CLIENT: Kenny Campbell, Tornado Group Ltd.
COMPANY/FIRM: The Wilkes Partnership
TESTIMONIAL: Having worked with Gareth at Wilkes since 2005, I knew that all of the legal details would be looked after professionally and without fuss; I am grateful for their input.

CLIENT: Paul Hughes, Techsil Group
COMPANY/FIRM: The Wilkes Partnership
TESTIMONIAL: Kate Hackett and her team are always responsive and deliver a really high level of quality advice and service to the company.