Higgs LLP > Brierley Hill, England > Firm Profile
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Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the West Midlands Tier 1Higgs LLP is roundly praised for its ‘experienced, knowledgeable and commercially focused‘ corporate practice, which works closely with the firm’s tax and private client teams on big-ticket transactions for owner-managed businesses and household names alike. Business Services department chair John Heaton takes the lead on a number of cross-border M&A deals, most recently for clients in telecoms, manufacturing, and food and drink. Corporate transactional practice head Richard Griffiths is a ‘go-to‘ advisor on multi-jurisdictional mandates, including divestitures and private-equity backed acquisitions. Jamie Partington is a key port of call for tech and high-growth companies based in the Midlands, working with founders and investment funds from their genesis to scale-up and exit. Senior associate Katie Willems is developing a reputation for share and business acquisitions whereas associate Emily Parkes regularly works on high-value transactions for a diverse cross-section of clients. All named lawyers are based in Brierley Hill unless stated otherwise.
John Heaton; Richard Griffiths
Other key lawyers:
‘The practice took time to understand our business and objectives. The practical advice we received was incredibly invaluable in providing a perspective for the process and decisions we needed to make. The technology for the data room worked perfectly and was especially important as Covid restrictions meant we only ever interacted remotely.’
‘Higgs provided a great hands on service, which was delivered with a personal touch and as part of a multi-skilled law practice.’
‘The corporate team is experienced, knowledgeable and commercially focused. ‘
‘Richard Griffiths in particular is my go-to corporate lawyer of choice. Nothing is ever too much trouble for him and his ability to articulate complex areas of corporate law and explain these in such a way to make them sound simple to the client is brilliant.’
The Old Station Nursery Limited
Mercia Asset Management
First Blue Group
United Glass Group
Alycidon Private Equity
United Care Group
Barton Storage Systems
Private client > Charities and not-for-profit Tier 1Kirsty McEwen heads a strong, specialised team at Higgs LLP which advises many charities and not-for-profit organisations. McEwen deploys particular focus towards constitutional, governance and regulatory matters and her team also provides support to trustees who are subject to intervention and internal dispute matters. The team garners particular praise for its work with faith-based charities, arts charities and sporting organisations. At associate level, Ellie Williams frequently advises on a vast array of issues from complex restructures and the formation of new entities to charity registration, managing conflicts of interests and on governance/constitutional review projects.
Other key lawyers:
‘Always pleasant with appropriate depth of knowledge to apply to a given problem or situation‘.
‘The team is one of the few true specialist charity practices in the Midlands with the skills to handle pretty much every area of charity law. The lawyers are active in providing legal updates and seminars/webinars which are always incredibly useful and valuable‘.
‘Kirsty McEwen and Ellie Williams are both incredibly knowledgeable but also very personable and approachable. They make the complex simple to understand and really seem to have the clients’ best interests at heart’.
‘Ellie Williams is ex Charity Commission and understands how they think. Kirsty McEwan has acted as an interim manager, and equally understands how the Charity Commission behaves and thinks. All in the team understand the law and are serious about a charity practice, unlike a lot of others who say they are knowledgeable but are really say a corporate lawyer but occasionally have dealt with a charity. This team is truly specialist which is rare‘.
‘Kirsty McEwen is exceptional – is vastly experienced, incredibly knowledgeable and reassuringly calm, measured and confident – it is always a pleasure dealing with her and I have no hesitation recommending her for her expertise within the charity and not-for-profit sector as she is exceptional in her field’.
‘Our experience with Higgs has been excellent, the advice and assistance in moving our charity to new style set up has been second to none. Kirsty McEwan and her team have excellent knowledge and expertise in relation to charity law. They have guided us through moving our charity to a new charity commission charity, helping us throughout the whole process‘.
‘Kirsty McEwan has very solid technical knowledge of charity law and offers sensible, practical advice’.
Millennium Point Trust
The CBSO Development Trust and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and City of Birmingham Orchestra Endowment Fund
Tax Advisors Benevolent Fund and The Tax Advisors Charitable Trust
Sport 4 Life UK
The David and Christine Lloyd-Jones Foundation
Journeys End Vineyards
Birmingham Dogs Home
The Badley Memorial Trust
Professional Golfers’ Association Benevolent Fund
- Provided governance advice and support to the board of Trustees of Bid Services on a number of internal trustee matters; providing trustee training; updating articles of association and updating governance documentation.
- Advised The David and Christine Lloyd Jones Foundation in relation to the registration of a substantial grant making charity with the Charity Commission. Liaised with the executors on the transfer of assets from the estate. Provided all governance advice and support on the initial set up including developing grant processes and procedures. Developed a grant giving strategy for the trustees based on a spend down model.
- Provided the Professional Golfers Association Benevolent Fund with strategic advice and acted on the conversion of the Benevolent Fund from a charitable company limited by guarantee to a charitable incorporated organisation, to include moving from a open membership based structure to a closed/unified membership structure (where the only members are the Trustees).
Private client > Family: elsewhere in the West Midlands Tier 1At Higgs LLP, Philip Barnsley heads ‘the wonderfully collaborative‘ team, noted for its proficiency in family wealth protection affairs. It is also skilled at advising on family relationship protection as well as on child protection. Rhian Gray specialises in private matrimonial and family law for married couples, civil partners and cohabitees while Sioned Fitt has a primary focus on child arrangements. The team garners praise for its ‘client-centred approach’ for a roster of owner-managed businesses, entrepreneurs and wealthy families.
Other key lawyers:
‘Philip Barnsley – great solicitor who very clearly keeps up to date with the law and has great attention to detail. Fantastic with clients and really goes the extra mile for them. His instructions to counsel are very well prepared; it’s always a pleasure to be briefed by Phil who tends to brief me on high value cases with high net-worth clients‘.
‘I’ve benefited from timely and great advice. Karen Gray and Rhian Gray are a real credit to Higgs. Warm, very approachable, thorough understanding of my case and robust when needed, neither of them have been fazed by some difficult situations and have always offered clear perspective. Both of them have been very dependable in both reactive and proactive situations and to be able to trust them so implicitly exceeded my expectations’.
‘Higgs LLP works to the highest standard, working collaboratively with its clients, ensuring that they understand every step of the process. Providing timely and measured advice. The team is very client focused. The team is tactically astute and gives great levels of service. The team will fight the difficult cases‘.
‘Sioned Fitt has a uniquely insightful knowledge of her clients and the difficulties that they and their families / loved ones are facing. Sioned works tirelessly, with great care and patience to provide her clients with the support that they need, in order to move through the litigation process, navigating the inevitable pitfalls with grace and determination‘.
‘Our main point of contact was Sioned Fitt. She made us feel at ease right from the first meeting. She took time to understand our needs, review information and ask pertinent questions. Most of all she supported us emotionally and practically, setting out our options, providing professional opinions and legal advice’.
‘Sioned Fitt was quite simply outstanding throughout the case. The issues throughout this case were of the upmost seriousness and having Sioned fight your corner is like being in there with your best mate. Articulate, intelligent, always available and passionate, I never felt alone. All of the pressure was taken off me during my time working with Sioned‘.
‘Excellent empathy during my divorce. Phil Barnsley was very companionate, knowledgeable and provided the relevant information so that I could make an informed choice. Outstanding professional practice and knowledge and most importantly care and kindness I will never forget how they got me through the most difficult part of my life it was like a therapeutic process‘.
‘Personal qualities that we perceive have been instilled across the whole team….. The support clients get is honest, to the point, will not be “dressed up” and will be truthful even if it isn’t what you want to hear, but most importantly will be delivered to you in a way that is both supportive and positive. These qualities are instilled by Phil Barnsley, head of the family law team. When negotiating on behalf of clients, the team is highly skilled and knowledgeable. The focus is to obtain the best outcome for the client but, importantly, they are mindful that the best outcome also includes avoiding unnecessary cost‘.
Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the West Midlands Tier 2
Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimantClare Langford, Higgs LLP‘s clinical negligence team is well-regarded for its work on a broad spectrum of high-value and complex clinical negligence claims. It has particular expertise in cases involving serious birth injuries, such as cerebral palsy, in addition to spinal cord injuries, delayed diagnosis and fatal claims. Langford is particularly renowned for her work on cases involving a delay in diagnosing meningitis and loss of vision. Andy Shaw receives plaudits for his expertise in claims involving major trauma such as brain injury, amputation and serious orthopaedic injury, as well as severe psychological cases. Newly-promoted partner Steven Santy specialises in complex and multi-site orthopaedic injury claims, among many others. Claire Burnell was made principal associate in 2021 and the team has also been adding to its ranks with the addition of Charlotte Measures from Harrison Clark Rickerbys and Sarah Huntbach from Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP.
Other key lawyers:
‘Very professional – determined to deliver a good outcome for the client – Andy Shaw‘.
‘Progressive PI team looking to expand its high quality PI market share. Innovative work with local Trusts to provide representation to catastrophic injured patients early. Excellent at bringing in early rehabilitation and helping injured people on their journey to recovery. Steve Santy, partner real ‘go getter’. Not afraid to work on difficult cases. Has achieved some great results with cases that have been abandoned by other firms. Hardworking and always user friendly (either to client and counsel!)’.
‘The team here has great experience in representing claimants in personal injury claims. They are all very capable and there’s not much they haven’t seen before. I work with Claire Burnell, who is a tenacious and effective negotiator. She will always get the best deal for her clients, no matter what it takes’.
‘The solicitors I work with are extremely proactive and communication is seamless between myself and the client. They seem to go over and above for the client and are much easier to contact/ deal with compared to most other legal firms. Steve Santy and Andy Shaw – both are extremely approachable and knowledgeable within their industry field’.
‘Clare Langford leads the team but is readily available to assist junior members of the team. She is very personable. Her focus is always on client care, and she is always looking out for the needs of clients and their families following significant injuries. Her focus on the client is inspiring. Charlotte Measures has very quickly found her feet at Higgs, and having worked with her (before and since her move) it is easy to understand why. Charlotte is an exceptional lawyer who will get to the heart of a case quickly and directly’.
‘A small, specialist team with a high level of knowledge and experience. Charlotte Measures – recruited in 2021, Charlotte is a real asset to the team. Her experience and knowledge are second to none and she has the determination and dedication to get excellent results for her clients. She is calm, considered and intellectually rigorous in her approach to cases yet empathetic and supportive to clients’.
‘Clare Langford is very personable and user-friendly. She always has an eye on innovative solutions to problems and is a great team player. Liz Hickman is unflappable and a tenacious representative. She is very good in sensitive matters and can carefully manage client expectations. Sarah Huntbach adds real value due to her vast experience in clinical negligence and coronial law‘.
‘This is a rapidly growing and dynamic team. The focus seems to be on catastrophic injury, seeing clients from the very earliest stages and supporting them through their rehabilitation journey. A team that is really going places in the market. Andy Shaw is a formidable head of department. He is ambitious for the firm, but principally for his clients, bringing an unflappable nature, but with true empathy. He is as good as any PI lawyer in the country‘.
Private client > Contentious trusts and probate Tier 2Higgs LLP excels at dealing with all the contentious aspects of high-value and complex estates and familial trusts, as well as more modest estates. It has been increasingly advising on estates that include owner-managed businesses and family partnerships. Under the direction of the ‘excellent‘ Craig Ridge, the team acts for executors and beneficiaries on a variety of estate claims and on challenges to wills. Other team members include associates Georgia Stott and Joseph Martin.
Other key lawyers:
Real estate > Commercial property: elsewhere in the West Midlands Tier 2Higgs LLP works with a diverse roster of owner-managed businesses and PLCs throughout the Black Country on the full gamut of commercial development matters. Cherry Elliott is especially regarded as an advisor to end users on major new builds and refurbishment transactions. Sara Shepherd advises corporate owner occupiers and property investors on a national scale, and possesses particular experience in transactions involving industrial estates, care homes, and medical practices. Promoted to partner in December 2021, Jen Hicks-Jones leads the commercial property sub-team, regularly helming matters in the industrial, retail, and childcare sectors. Rachael Hobbis spearheads the firm’s construction desk, with recent engagements including multi-million pound regeneration schemes and contractor claims. All named lawyers are based in Brierley Hill.
Other key lawyers:
‘Fantastic, and couldn’t have been more helpful.’
‘The team at Higgs are very relatable and friendly. Everyone I have dealt with at Higgs are extremely respectful, engaging and provide a very high level of service.’
The Old Station Nursery Limited / La Maison Bleue
London & Cambridge Properties
Sheet Anchor Group
Urban Splash Group
Ark 29 Limited
Richborough Estates (PC) Limited
A F Blakemore & Sons
Miric Engineering (Holdings) Limited
Clear Score Technology Limited
Giffords Property Limited
Hovi Developments Limited
City Estates (Midlands) Limited
Royal Bank of Scotland plc
Weleda (UK) Limited
- Advised The Old Station Nursery Limited on six further share acquisitions across England, comprising 23 leasehold properties.
- Advised ETAC Limited in relation to acquisition of new build shell specification premises for relocation of its Midlands HQ.
- Acting for Richborough Estates (PC) Limited, as promoter, on a Planning, Promotion and Marketing Agreement, entered into with a consortium of landowners, for the purpose of the residential development of 26 acres of land at Strawmoor Lane, Codsall.
Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax Tier 3Regularly going ‘above and beyond’ for a varied roster of owner-managed businesses, family investment companies, and high-net-worth individuals, Higgs LLP is consistently engaged on a host of corporate deals and planning matters. Department head Susheel Gupta is renowned for his capabilities in mid-market transactions and structuring mandates, as well as first tier tax tribunals proceedings opposite HMRC. Senior associate Johnathan Hunter specialises in corporation, capital gains, and income tax issues, including share scheme implementation strategies and restructurings. Legal director Richard Ferguson returned to the practice from Freeths LLP in November 2021. All named lawyers are based in Brierley Hill.
Other key lawyers:
‘The Higgs team are incredibly skilled and knowledgeable and more importantly they can connect with clients on the right level – making the whole process easy for the client to understand at each step along the way.’
‘Susheel Gupta is a leading legal adviser and provides superb advice in a down to earth fashion that earns respect across the industry.’
‘They go above and beyond most other corporate teams we have previously used.’
‘Susheel Gupta is excellent with clients, providing clear guidance and offering alternative solutions.’
‘The team is down to earth and approachable, which allows them to collaborate effectively with clients and other professionals.’
‘The team has strength in depth and is able to turn work around efficiently and accurately.’
‘Susheel Gupta is a clear leader in his field, his tax knowledge is beyond his years and there is not much that this guy doesn’t know about corporate restructuring and stamp taxes.’
La Maison Bleue/Old Station Nursery
Ash & Lacy
Doocey Holdings Limited
One Stop Pharmacy
Systems ADI Group Holdings Ltd
Purity Brewing Group Limited
Deltron Lifts Limited
Shareholders of Legal Bricks
Shareholders of Hotel Shop
- Assisted Legal Bricks to obtain a material capital gains saving by advising on the structure of the deferred consideration through the negotiation and inclusion of a profit warranty provision.
- Working with Purity Brewing Group on a new growth share scheme following the current EMI Share Option Scheme becoming invalid after legislative change.
- Continuing to help support and provide tax assistance and advice to La Maison Bleue on their UK structure and UK acquisitions.
Employment Tier 3The experienced team at Higgs LLP continues to be best known for helping SMEs, owner managed businesses and their families and also has considerable expertise in the food and drink, transport, manufacturing and care sectors. Under the direction of Tim Jones , the group frequently advises senior executives on executive terminations and is also home to a well-regarded employment tribunal practice. Jayne Holliday advises on all aspects of employment law.
Other key lawyers:
‘The employment team at Higgs LLP provides us with an excellent service. The advice provided can not only be fully relied upon but it is timely and practical. They are completely transparent when it comes to fees. Tim Jones is exceptional at what he does. He has provided us with exceptional service and can be relied upon. He is always available and provides advice swiftly, which when dealing with employment issues is essential. Tim’s guidance and advice is an integral part of our HR provision‘.
‘They understand our business needs and drivers. They are quick to respond, we work with the same individual(s) which ensures consistency across our business. They are natural communicators and pitch their language within the business that is understood across our teams. We trust their advice and take their direction sure in the knowledge that it’s always in the best interests of the business. They have steered us through the many challenges that Covid and lockdowns presented us with and we have come through this stronger and more resilient’.
‘Joanne Walker – she is the main reason why we have continued our working relationship with Higgs. She is so reliable, knowledgeable and an excellent communicator at all levels within our business. She really listens and will only, once she fully understands our concerns, then offer the advice and potential way forward. We love that we have options and can make an informed business decision on this. She is treated like one of our own team‘.
‘Joanne Walker is a valued and trusted voice within our company. Qualities include the knowledge of our company, fully aware that we have a small staff resource and time for employment law‘.
‘In all of my dealings with Higgs it has been highly professional, helpful and proactive. I regularly work with Joanne Walker who has supported and advised our organisation on a number of different employment law queries and casework. She is extremely knowledgeable, helpful and proactive. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending her services to others’.
Jonathan Lee Recruitment Limited
Elta Group Limited
The Walsall Wheelbarrow Company Limited
The Old Station Nursery Limited
N E Downing (Blackheath) Limited
T(N)S Catering Management Limited
Regal Mechanical and Electrical Services Limited
PP Control & Automation Ltd
Harris Lamb Limited
Birmingham Wholesesale Market
JW Hinks LLP
RCL Partners LLP
Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate Tier 3With Lucy Obrey at the helm, Higgs LLP‘s ‘experienced and technically proficient’ team receives plaudits for its ‘strong client engagement and empathy and for its clear and concise advice’. Other senior members of the well-established team include Nick Moxon who is a Court of Protection appointed panel deputy and panel guardian for Birmingham and the Black Country. In addition, Peter Gosling acts for many high-net-worth individuals, often with owner-managed businesses and agricultural interests.
Other key lawyers:
‘Strong technically with a ‘good bedside manner’. The lawyers possess the ability to call in other members of a wider team in order to get the job done. Lucy Obrey and Sarah Potter are technically strong and care about the client’s needs whilst having the ability to offer practical solutions‘.
‘Lucy Obrey brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience. Above all her way of dealing with individual clients is exceptionally good. She can take very complicated matters and communicate so that no matter the knowledge and experience the clients can understand the what and why’.
‘The team is all warm and friendly and works together well, whilst also being extremely knowledgeable about private client law, including personal tax, trusts and probate. Excellent collaboration between different areas of expertise within the firm. Peter Gosling and David Morgan‘.
‘A down to earth approach with highly skilled individuals that understand the importance of connecting with clients and providing advice in a clear and easy to understand manner. Peter Gosling, Lucy Obrey and Nick Moxon are regular contacts and they each provide great advice to my clients. Feedback from clients has only ever been really positive. A great team led by Lucy’.
‘Michelle Weaver- very hardworking and personable’.
‘Sarah Nineham has been excellent, she quickly grasped what it was that we required and set about making it happen in a timely and friendly manner’.
‘Higgs brings together a very broad range of skill sets which gives potential clients a one stop offering. It helps to know that different departments can ensure no duplication and no conflicting advice‘.
‘Personal service tailored to suit individual needs. Peter Gosling in particular has become the ‘go to’ person as he has an in-depth understanding of family history and requirements‘.
Real estate > Construction Tier 4A diverse roster of investors, developers, contractors, and end-users across the West Midlands turn to Higgs LLP for support with contentious proceedings and high-value projects. The Brierley Hill-based Rachael Hobbis ‘goes above and beyond‘ when advising on major developments, regeneration schemes, and breach-of-contract claims.
Other key lawyers:
‘The team are very knowledgeable, approachable and friendly. They are descriptive in their analysis of the dispute in question and, they clearly lay out the way forward, so their clients clearly understand the risks, timescales and costs.’
‘Rachael Hobbis went above and beyond my expectations for a legal adviser. A first-class experience.’
‘They worked hard on our behalf and took time to understand the complexities of our industry.’
‘Rachel was excellent throughout.’
Inland Homes PLC
Edmond Shipway LLP
RTS Construction Group
Miric Engineering (Holdings) Limited (part of Brennan Industries Inc)
Royal Bank of Scotland
Carlton Group Developments Limited
Marshdale Construction Limited
The Old Station Nursery Limited / La Maison Bleue
London & Cambridge Properties
Sheet Anchor Group
A F Blakemore & Sons
- Advised Inland Partnerships Limited on a £90m major regeneration scheme to deliver 355 build to rent and 228 affordable homes together with associated commercial and community space.
- Acting for Carlton Group Developments Limited in a multi-issue dispute with a contractor including defective works.
- Acting for ETAC Limited in relation to the acquisition of new build shell specification premises for relocation of its Midlands HQ.
Dispute resolution > Mediators Tier 5Tim Jones - Higgs LLP With longstanding experience as an accredited mediator, Higgs LLP's employment head Tim Jones regularly mediates civil and commercial disputes, as well as workplace matters.
Higgs LLP > Firm Profile
Higgs LLP is an award-winning Midlands law firm, employing over 220 people, based in prestigious offices in Brierley Hill. Recognised across the Midlands and nationally, Higgs LLP is proud of its heritage and reputation for consistently delivering exceptional standards of service.
The firm: An energetic, innovative law firm, Higgs LLP’s extensive team of legal experts takes the time to understand the needs of individuals and businesses in order to provide practical solutions, support and guidance.
Bringing together specialists in many disciplines, the firm provides genuine value by striving to constantly think from a client’s point of view, understanding their issues and responding to their particular needs. In this way, Higgs LLP is able to make a real difference.
The firm is proud of its record of continued growth over recent years in what has been a period of significant economic uncertainty and market flux in the legal sector. It continues to develop a balanced portfolio of services while fostering mutually beneficial relationships based on a proactive approach aimed at protecting the wealth and well-being of every client.
The firm does things its own way and is constantly innovating, seeking out new and better ways of delivering its services. Higgs LLP’s clients rightly expect the highest standards and everyone at the firm works hard in order to exceed their expectations.
Types of work undertaken: Higgs LLP provides a comprehensive range of services, including corporate and commercial, employment, residential and commercial property, dispute resolution, insolvency, personal injury, clinical negligence, family and private client.
Operating one of the largest and most technically advanced private client practices in the region, the firm uses expert legal insight to get the best possible results and has a reputation, developed over many years, for putting clients at ease and inspiring confidence.
Higgs LLPs’ astute business services team offers pragmatic and clear advice. The approach of working in partnership with clients has helped start-ups through to multi-million pound national companies.
Higgs LLP will continue to grow by attracting and nurturing the very best people to meet the changing needs of clients. Placing value on ability, commitment and initiative, Higgs LLP is an employer of choice for client-focused, driven people who can continually add strength to the firm.
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Staff FiguresNumber of UK partners : 32 Number of other UK lawyers : 70
Higgs & Sons is fully committed to achieving an environment which provides equality of opportunity to all. We aim to provide and maintain an inclusive, supportive and friendly workplace.
Higgs & Sons is fully committed to providing a service and place of work where diversity is embraced and equality of opportunity is promoted. We are committed to respecting human rights and believe that diversity benefits and adds value to our business. A diverse workforce helps to stimulate creativity and innovation through the introduction of fresh thinking and approaches.
We are committed to providing a service and workplace that is fair, transparent and equitable and one that is free from discrimination and harassment. We will value all differences, both visible and non-visible, across our staff, suppliers and clients. Higgs & Sons values the diversity of our workforce and all the differences that our people bring to the firm. Our aim is to remove any barriers for everyone to realise their full potential in a transparent culture. Higgs & Sons is a vibrant and diverse community in which all individuals are respected and are able to make the best use of their skills and capabilities. We will maintain a culture of meritocracy in all relevant decisions and ensure the principles of fairness and equity are practised.
We treat all clients equally and fairly and do not unlawfully discriminate against them. We will also, wherever possible, take steps to promote equal opportunity in relation to access to the legal services that we provide, taking account of the diversity of the communities that we serve.
We are committed to meeting the diverse needs of clients. We aim to create a work culture that values diversity, inclusiveness and respect, and that these values are reflected in our dealings with our clients. We aim to provide clear, meaningful information about what we do and how we do it for our clients and potential clients in ways that best suit their individual needs. We will identify as early as possible any individual requirements that need to be met in order for a client to fully access our services and we will be responsive to their changing needs and requirements.
We are committed to the principle of equality and diversity in all our procurement practices and procedures. We expect our chosen contractor or supplier to demonstrate that it maintains effective policies and procedures for ensuring equality and diversity.
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- Real estate > Commercial property: elsewhere in the West Midlands
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate