Firm Profile > B P Collins LLP > Gerrards Cross , South East
B P Collins LLP Offices
32-38 STATION ROAD
B P Collins LLP > The Legal 500 Rankings
The commercial litigation team at B P Collins LLP is best known for its expertise in the environment, waste management, technology and pharmaceutical sectors. The practice specialises in commercial contract disputes, regulatory work, director and shareholder litigation, defamation, intellectual property and professional negligence. Matthew Brandis is the practice head. Craig Williams, senior associate Simon Carroll and associate Rajiv Malhotra are also recommended.
B P Collins LLP counts a number of longstanding, prestigious clients in the waste management, recycling and renewable energy, technology, food, logistics, and pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, to which the team provides industry-specific advice. The team has a strong reputation in the Gerrards Cross area, while also relying on close links to the London legal market. 'Outstanding' practice head Alex Zachary has been leading the team's largest transactions and is also specialised in GDPR issues. Simon Deans is recommended for his commercially-focused approach, particularly in the technology sector and Victoria Holland and associate Beth Miel are other names to note.
The employment department at B P Collins LLP handles a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters, acting for both corporate and high-net-worth private clients. The team specialises in restrictive covenants, director duties and complex Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal cases, as well as in business immigration matters, internal HR assistance and advice on GDPR implementation. Sectors of expertise include retail, leisure, manufacturing, aviation, architecture, construction, and pharmaceuticals. Jo Davis heads the practice. Kathryn Fielder and Chris Brazier are other key contacts.
Environment Tier 1
B P Collins LLP's environment department specialises in mandates relating to waste and recycling. The team has a strong track record of advising clients on all stages of the waste cycle, including producer responsibility, transfer of waste, recycling and means of disposal. It also advises on major corporate transactions in the sector; practice head Alex Zachary has experience of leading on more than 40 M&A deals in this space.
The family law practice at B P Collins LLP is well known for its expertise in all types of financial disputes. Practice head Sue Andrews and her team regularly deal with very high-value cases, complex trusts and business or tax structures. The number of matters with an overseas element in increasing. The team also prepares prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Claire Filer and Fran Hipperson are other key contacts.
B P Collins LLP’s wills, trusts and probate team has a strong reputation for its work with complex cross-border estates. The team is particularly experienced in capital tax planning, often concerning trusts or complex wills and involvement in contentious matters is increasing. Lucy Wood heads the practice. Senior associates Sharon Heselton and Dominic Ibbs are other names to note.
B P Collins LLP’s property team has in-depth expertise in the environmental sector in addition to assisting clients with commercial acquisitions involving multiple properties, corporate support, portfolio management and tender processes. Other key areas of strength include advising international entities on their UK property requirements, acting for developers and landowners on all aspects of the development cycle, handling complex transactions in the mining and mineral sector, and working on property acquisitions in major retail and leisure developments. Alison Taylor heads the practice. Maria Mowberry is also recommended.
B P Collins LLP's team is praised by one client for being 'thorough, tenacious (but pragmatic) and always client-focused'. Team head Craig Williams focuses on contentious trusts work and inheritance disputes for high net-worth individuals. Its work includes Inheritance Act claims, will validity disputes and matters concerning the administration of trusts and estates. The group also has a niche specialism in litigation concerning genealogists' 'finders fees'. Matthew Brandis is another name to note.
Immigration Tier 2
B P Collins LLP advises on a wide range of business and private immigration matters, such as sponsor licences and assisting UK businesses in securing migrant employees under the Points Based System. For the private client, Chris Brazier is experienced in advising EU nationals on Settled Status applications and handling complex citizenship applications with a specialism in Turkish worker and Turkish business people visas. Kathryn Fielder is also a name to note for business immigration.
B P Collins LLP > Firm Profile
B P Collins LLP is a consistently successful full-service law firm dedicated to delivering robust legal solutions for both commercial and private clients. The firm now has a St Paul’s London office.
The firm: The firm specialises in tailored, innovative and effective legal advice for all clients, ranging from business start-ups to multinationals, and successful entrepreneurs to retired professionals. For over 50 years, the firm has developed an enviable reputation for competence and excellence. It has a solid track record of winning cases, solving clients’ problems, managing risk, safeguarding and growing wealth, and providing peace of mind. B P Collins continues to hold the Law Society’s Practice Management Standard (Lexcel) and other Law Society quality schemes.
Types of work undertaken: Corporate and commercial: the firm provides effective solutions to successful entrepreneurs, growing businesses, privately-owned businesses, inward investors and mid-tier corporates. The team covers the full range of client needs, including acquisitions and disposals, shareholder issues and complex commercial contracts. It takes a genuine interest in building and maintaining long-term relationships based on an understanding of clients’ businesses at each stage of the business lifecycle, their aims and aspirations, and the challenges they face.
Employment: this established and dedicated team is well known for tackling difficult and sensitive issues with a diverse case load, acting for employers and senior employees. The size of the practice allows for individual specialisms in its core areas of corporate support, employment rights and benefits, contracts, executive terminations, business immigration, discrimination and dismissal claims, protection of confidentiality and business transfers. The team regularly challenges existing case law.
Dispute resolution: the firm’s sizable litigation team includes several experts in their respective fields and qualified mediators. Its continuing growth and diversity ensure that the team’s solid track record of winning cases before courts of all levels is maintained. The team offers rapid, clear and practical advice on all commercial contract disputes, construction, partnership and shareholder disputes, IP and IT disputes, factoring and trade finance, fraud and insolvency to large and successful businesses across the UK. Its highly successful property litigation team enables the firm to handle landlord and tenant disputes for many clients.
Commercial and residential property: the team boasts recognised field leaders with longstanding experience in commercial and residential development; the waste and gravel industries; the retail sector; secured lending; sales and leasebacks; joint ventures; development agreements; industrial, commercial and residential investment; agriculture and trust-related work. It also advises on the challenging impact of environmental law on property ownership and transactions. Support is provided to the corporate practice in undertaking acquisitions, refinancing and disposals, and the team provides residential property services to individuals with significant assets.
Family: this skilled and respected team contains a breadth of experience that attracts a variety of high-profile cases, advising high-net-worth clients on their divorce or separation, foreign assets, pensions and pre-nuptial agreements. The team specialises in matrimonial cases for professionals requiring expert advice on matters ranging from pension arrangements to the valuation of business shares, as well as the more common aspects of contact and maintenance.
Private client: legal directories continue to regard the team as one of the best in the Thames Valley. It provides a dedicated trust administration service and legal services specifically for not-for-profit organisations and issues affecting the elderly, an area that traditional practices rarely cover. The team has strength in estate planning and administrations and trusts, including offshore trusts. It increasingly handles international tax and domicile issues for a diverse range of wealthy clients.
|Senior partner||Simon Deans|
|Business immigration||Chris Brazier|
|Corporate and commercial||Simon Deans|
|Corporate and commercial||Alex Zachary|
|Dispute resolution||Matthew Brandis|
|Private client disputes||Craig Williams|
|Technology and IP||Alex Zachary|
|Private client||Lucy Wood|
|Residential property||Martina Razaq|
|Commercial property||Alison Taylor|
|Commercial property||Maria Mowberry|
|Corporate and commercial||Victoria Holland|
|Corporate and commercial||David Smellie|
|Business immigration||Kathryn Fielder|
|Dispute resolution||Craig Williams|
|Property litigation||Phil Hind|
|Private client||Sharon Heselton|
|Private client disputes||Matthew Brandis|
|Corporate and commercial||Beth Miel|
|Private client||Dominic Ibbs|
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Staff FiguresNumber of UK partners : 14 Number of other UK fee-earners : 50
MembershipsLaw Society Solicitors Regulation Authority
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
- Corporate and commercial: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
- Employment: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
- Family: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
- Personal tax, trusts and probate: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx