Kuit Steinart Levy LLP > Manchester, England > Firm Profile
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Crime, fraud and licensing > Licensing Tier 1Kuit Steinart Levy LLP’s licensing department assists clients, particularly in the hospitality and leisure sectors, on a range of matters, including acquiring new provisional licenses, planning issues and diversification work. The team also specialises in obtaining new premise licenses, particularly in areas of cumulative impact. Felicity Tulloch heads the team, handling a range of complex licensing issues and regularly appears before licensing subcommittees and magistrates courts across the country. Rebecca Ingram advises on all aspects of alcohol and entertainment licensing for pubs, bars, restaurants, large event spaces, festivals and developments.
Other key lawyers:
‘Real quality and experience throughout the licensing team. Exceptional industry knowledge and relationships with local authorities, particularly in the North West.’
‘Felicity Tulloch is a leading light of licensing both in the North West and further afield, including London. She is very experienced and has excellent judgement.’
‘Rebecca Ingram is a rising young star of licensing.’
Revolution Bars Group
The New World Trading Company (UK) Limited
BrewDog Retail Limited
Mission Mars Group
GG Hospitality (The Stock Exchange Hotel & Hotel Football, Manchester)
Somerset House Trust, London
The Alchemist Bar & Restaurant Limited
RedCat Pub Company
Manchester Airport Group plc
Gino D’Acampo Hotels & Leisure
- Advised on all licensing matters across the country for Mission Mars, operators behind Albert’s Schloss, Albert’s Schenke, Zumhof Biergarten and Rudy’s Pizza.
- Acted for the likes of Stockport County, Salford City FC and Macclesfield Town FC, with work for Stockport County including a license variation to allow for large-scale music concerts and similar events to take place in the stadium during off season.
- Advised on all licensing matters for Brewdog across England and Wales for all existing and new sites, including its new site in Waterloo, London, which will be its biggest UK premise to date.
Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate Tier 1Kuit Steinart Levy LLP has developed a reputation for advising high-net-worth business owners and families on wills, trusts, and estates matters, including complex tax planning, asset protection, and Court of Protection work. Its niche expertise includes advising on tax investigations and tax disclosure work, as well as the taxation of cryptocurrency. Paul Bricknell was promoted to lead the team in February 2022, taking over from previous head Graham Wood. Bricknell is a key contact regarding family business succession planning and maximising tax efficiency for clients. Wood is a key contact regarding tax disclosures to the HMRC, as well as mitigating inheritance tax. Executive partner Robert Levy is another name of note regarding tax matters.
Other key lawyers:
‘Accessible, corporate, with a diverse range of legal skills and expertise.’
‘Robert Levy is a joy to work with. He has a great deal of legal expertise particularly in all aspects of taxation. He is a good listener keen to hear your thoughts and act collaboratively on.’
- Advised the Stoller Charitable Trust on all legal aspects of the creation and opening of its new climbing centre in Oldham, Summit Up.
Employment > Employment: employee/union firms Tier 2Kuit Steinart Levy LLP often deals with Employment Tribunal litigation, including complex whistleblowing and discrimination claims, as well as high-value civil litigation involving senior executive terminations. The team also covers employment law involving sport and High Court injunctions related to post-termination restrictive covenants. Practice head Kevin McKenna is a key contact regarding complex terminations and unfair dismissal claims, while Sally Bird advises on boardroom disputes. Employment dispute specialist and senior associate Claire Hollins joined from Weightmans LLP in May 2021. Claire Treacy, noted for her work on sexual harassment and unfair dismissal claims, made associate in June 2021.
Other key lawyers:
‘Great teamwork, blend of partner and other staff as required.’
‘My original solicitor was very approachable and comfortable to deal with. Her understanding of my complicated case, was extraordinary and she pushed in every direction to have my case carried out to an exceptional level.’
‘I really felt that the team took time in assessing my situation and it was dealt with in a professional and friendly manner.’
‘Kevin McKenna was always there for me giving legal advice, but also moral support.’
Employment Tier 2Kuit Steinart Levy LLP is noted for its experience in restructuring, as well as in Employment Tribunal litigation. Additional expertise includes advising US companies on UK employment law compliance and furlough fraud. Head of department Kevin McKenna is a key contact regarding senior executive terminations and restrictive covenants. Mark McKeating specialises in defence work on behalf of employers at Employment Tribunal, while Sally Bird has seen an increase in complex employment mandates regarding sports professionals. Senior associate Claire Hollins joined from Weightmans LLP in May 2021, bringing her experience in TUPE and complex discrimination cases to the table.
Other key lawyers:
‘A strong team, particularly focused on the entrepreneurial sector, providing a fantastic service to SME’s and owner-managed businesses in the North West.’
‘Kevin McKenna, Mark McKeating and Sally Bird are all excellent, extremely experienced lawyers. They provide real-world advice, with nous and enthusiasm, and command notable loyalty from their client base.’
‘They are transparent on fees and offer both a monthly retainer to cover day to day HR issues and, where appropriate, fixed fees to deal with matters that become more complex. They have a collaborative approach and take time to get to know key contacts within our business and to understand our commercial objectives and what makes our business tick.’
‘Mark McKeating is our main contact. He is approachable and commercial. He understands our business, responds quickly and offers practical advice – a shrewd operator who has the expertise.’
‘Kevin McKenna leads the team by example and sets its ethos. He is the engine for positive recruitment and collective client-centered drive.’
‘Highly responsive and professional team, giving expert practical advice.’
‘The team are great people to work with.’
Crown Oil Limited
Harnbury Holdings Limited (trading as San Carlo restaurants)
Maersk Line UK
Salford City Football Club
Salford Red Devils Rugby League Club
Private client > Contentious trusts and probate Tier 3The specialist probate and trust team at Kuit Steinart Levy LLP deals with challenges to the validity of wills, disappointed beneficiary claims, and Inheritance Act 1975 claims. Practice head Peter Kaye is a key contact regarding high-value contentious trust and probate matters. Associate Richard Wilson specialises in litigation regarding the validity of wills. Paul Bricknell advises on contentious trust and estate matters, especially pertaining to family business succession.
Other key lawyers:
‘An excellent team that knows its onions!’
‘Lawyers at Kuit Steinart Levy combine deep knowledge in their practice areas with astute tactical instincts for civil procedure. They have always delivered excellent service.’
‘Peter Kaye is a very experienced and commercially-minded litigator. He has sound judgement and knows when to prioritise ADR.’
‘Richard Wilson is clearly hard-working with fast turnaround times. He has a gut instinct for how issues will be viewed by the Courts and tailors his cases accordingly.’
‘Paul Bricknell and his team are excellent in delivering sound pragmatic and commercial advice.’
‘Paul Bricknell has excellent client handling skills and is always proactive in his advice.’
Real estate > Commercial property: Manchester Tier 3Kuit Steinart Levy LLP‘s ‘consistently excellent‘ commercial property practice is headed by development specialist Nick Nyunt who regularly advises on complex acquisitions and disposals. Managing partner Steve Eccleston handles property holding structures and debt structuring matters, while David Moroney leads the investment sector team. Tim Arkwright predominantly deals with housebuilders and developers, and the addition of Sally Knight from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP has further bolstered the team’s client base. Adam Hymes is head of property development.
Other key lawyers:
Chris Hardy; Steve Eccleston; David Moroney; Sally Knight; Tim Arkwright; Emma Nimmo; Adam Hymes
‘We have used Kuits for many years and have found them to be consistently excellent. Accessible, responsive and highly commercial, the team is focused on understanding our commercial drivers and delivering our transactions on time every time. We cannot recommend them highly enough.’
‘Chris Hardy is highly motivated to deliver an excellent service. Strong technical ability but also very commercial and solutions driven and an excellent communicator.’
‘Nick Nyunt is one of the most knowledgeable commercial property lawyers I have ever come across. A tremendous eye for detail and a prodigious work ethic. There is scarcely an issue that arises that he hasn’t seen before.’
Steve Eccleston is a fantastic problem solver. His background in real estate finance gives him an excellent perspective and his ability to cut through the noise and find the way to unlock a problem is peerless.’
‘Kuits are a very hands on practice. The team we work with are innovative, hands on and easy to get hold of. No problem can’t be solved!’
‘This practice is unique as they are efficient, they respond immediately, they are very thorough.’
‘Nick Nyunt and Emma Nimmo have never failed to provide a first class service on all my dealings with them. They are very personable and have expertise knowledge in their field. They take time to explain.’
University of Salford
David Samuel Properties
Property Alliance Group
Trafford Housing Trust
Stewart Milne Homes
- Advised Trafford Housing Trust on flagship deal to lease all 128 units in a residential tower currently being developed at Victoria Riverside, Red Bank, Manchester.
- Advised Prime Property on the development and sale of the Wire 81 industrial unit at Ash Road North, Wrexham Industrial Estate, extending to circa 81,550 sq ft.
- Advised Heaton Group on acquisition of a development site at Seymour Grove, Old Trafford known as Trafford Plaza. The site will be developed by the client for a residential housing block, with plans to have 174 new build apartments in the 12-16 storey structure.
TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property Tier 3Kuit Steinart Levy LLP advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious IP law, with a particular focus on licensing, software and database protection, franchising, patent litigation and international trade mark litigation. The practice acts for clients across the fashion, sports, retail and entertainment industries. Bruce Jones heads the team and is dually qualified as a European Patent Attorney. Consultant Ian Morris and Claire Meyers focus on contentious work, while senior associate Yasmin Kalantari advises clients across a variety of sectors on IP disputes.
Other key lawyers:
Ian Morris; Claire Meyers; Yasmin Kalantari; Humna Nadim
‘Kuit Steinart Levy LLP continues to have an established, strong intellectual property team with a solid reputation in the North West.’
‘Humna Nadim is a dedicated solicitor with a wealth of knowledge and experience in IP litigation.’
‘Bruce Jones is technically excellent and a great problem solver. Bruce is uniquely positioned as a solicitor and a patent attorney which enables him to provide clients with a broader perspective on complex issues in IP litigation.’
Beauty Bay Limited
Character World Limited
Class of ‘92
Harnbury Holdings Limited (San Carlo restaurants)
Thornton & Ross Limited
Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Manchester Tier 4The team at Kuit Steinart Levy LLP is differentiated by its ‘willingness to spend time learning the business and its operational systems‘. The healthcare, technology, leisure and professional services industries are areas of particular expertise, but the firm is also noted for its knowledge of family and AIM-listed companies. Rob Buckley oversees the practice, with Kirsti Pinnell and James Wall taking the lead on corporate and commercial mandates, respectively.
Rob Buckley; Kirsti Pinnell; James Wall
Other key lawyers:
‘Kuits take the time with every instruction to understand exactly how our business operates which, given that it is a difficult industry, has been admirable and ensured that in every new contract they are better able to advise and draft in a way that is suitable to requirements. Importantly, they have a pragmatic and commercial approach to drafting that ensures that the law is used to enable contracts to go live in an expedited way.’
‘Their willingness to spend time learning the business and its operational systems has been exceptional. They have dedicated fee earners to develop an in-depth understanding of our business at the outset of our relationship which has made every transaction with them pain-free and swift. Fundamentally for us, Kuits people are cognisant of and aligned to our ethos in every contract negotiation.’
Barkby Group plc
Beauty Bay Limited
Salford City Football Club
UK Waste Solutions Limited
University Academy 92 (UA92)
- Advised Relentless Developments on all aspects relating to equity investment into Phase 1 of St Michaels, a £200m premium real estate development in Manchester city centre.
- Advised James Fleming & Company on its acquisition of the John Morley food manufacturing business by Zeelandia Group.
- Advised SmartKem, a Manchester-based pioneer in the development of Application Specific Organic Materials, on a reverse acquisition transaction with SmartKem, formerly known as Parasol Investments.
Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Manchester Tier 4The ‘exceptional litigators‘ at Kuit Steinart Levy LLP primarily act on complex contractual and shareholder disputes, professional negligence cases, and product liability claims; over the course of the pandemic, the team has also witnessed a sharp increase in business interruption insurance work. Bruce Jones, Peter Kaye and Damian Bailey are the key names at leadership level, while Phillip Warburton is a recommended senior associate.
Other key lawyers:
Peter Kaye; Phillip Warburton; Damian Bailey; Richard Wilson
‘The team is very capable with an excellent depth of knowledge and experience.’
‘They are exceptional litigators with a keen commercial instinct as well as being very legally knowledgeable.’
‘Take the time and effort with client care and keeping us up to date.’
‘Peter Kaye ensures that you feel your work is the only one on his desk and has his complete focus.’
Finance > Banking and finance Tier 4In addition to typical offerings in the real estate finance sector, Kuit Steinart Levy LLP is well regarded for its healthcare sector financing team, covering pharmacies, dental practices and care homes. George MacMillan leads the Manchester team, which includes property-lending expert Alison Kellett and Meave O’Neill, who acts on retail and commercial property financing.
Other key lawyers:
Alison Kellett; Meave O’Neill
‘Professional individuals with a can-do attitude who not only advise of any potential issues but also provide a way that these can be resolved to protect all concerned.’
‘They have a very strong relationship management ethic, building relationships through understanding the client business requirements as well as the individuals they interact with. Proactive team members driving transactions through to successful completion within agreed timelines. Value for money fee structure.’
‘We have an exceptionally strong relationship with George MacMillan and Alison Kellett. They provide clear and commercial guidance, and excellent service.’
‘The individuals seek to build strong one to one relationships with client team members and become an extension of the lending team reflecting the values and behaviours of the client. The team strive to provide a consistent, first-class service including supporting the client with training and ad hoc query support.’
‘George MacMillan is a standout partner.’
‘The team is exactly that – a team – and there is always someone available to provide a fee quote or assist with queries on a particular transaction.’
Aldermore Bank plc
Lloyds Banking Group plc
Investec Bank plc
Allied Irish Bank
The Royal Bank of Scotland
Cambridge & Counties Bank Limited
Close Brothers Bridging Finance
Recognise Bank Ltd
Oaknorth Bank Plc
Private client > Family Tier 4Kuit Steinart Levy LLP is known for advising high-net-worth individuals and international sports figures on high-value wealth protection and matrimonial matters, especially those involving trusts and offshore assets. The team also advises on pre- and post-nuptial agreements. Practice head and senior lawyer Colin Davies often acts in matrimonial cases involving complex business assets.
‘A small department within a larger firm, but continue to attract high-net-worth clients and cases of considerable complexity. In a crowded Manchester market they have a great reputation and presence.’
‘Colin Davis is as a meticulous and thorough practitioner who adopts a methodical approach to his cases. He is very good with handling (sometimes difficult) client’s expectations whilst always making them feel totally supported during one of the most stressful periods of their lives. He is sensible and always prepared to reach (and actively seeks to find) a fair out of court settlement when possible. If not, then he is more than capable of representing a client’s interests robustly in court.’
‘Colin Davies is outstanding. He has a very sensible approach and sees all sides of things, he is cool, calm and collected. He is always 1 step ahead.’
‘The practice is unique in that the quality of work and instructions for a firm outside of London is second to none.’
‘Highly capable technically, personable with a family firm feel. Focus is on the client and their plans and goals.’
Real estate > Property litigation Tier 4With sector coverage spanning education, retail, energy, and development, the team at Kuit Steinart Levy LLP advise large property developers, public institutions, and high net worth individuals. The practice is headed by Bruce Jones , while Rebecca Jones handles complex landlord and tenant disputes and specialises in High Court and County Court matters brought against protestors.
Other key lawyers:
‘Kuits are unique in that communication is partner or senior associate led, which ensures the most appropriate level of response. The firm has excellent staff retention which promotes continuity.’
‘The specialist property litigation team at Kuits provides us with an excellent service. Unlike many other firms this team does property litigation day in day out so their expertise is truly specialist. Their ability to cut through to the key issues and focus on commercial outcomes is exceptional. They work closely with the commercial real estate team to deliver the service in the way we want with excellent results.’
‘We would single out Rebecca Jones who brought her national firm experience to Kuits and delivers a fantastic service. She think around issues in a way which delivers excellent outcomes.’
‘At all levels I have found a consistent level of awareness of all the legal and commercial aspects and a commendable concern to ensure that the client is getting value for money.’
‘Most recently my dealing have been with Rebecca Jones on a number of complex real estate litigation cases. I found her very efficient, knowledgeable and easy to work with.’
‘Rebecca Jones is a fantastic lawyer. She is very hands on with her clients, and makes sensible strategic decisions. She is a pleasure to work with.’
David Samuel Properties
London & Scottish Property Investments Limited
Persimmon Homes Limited
University of Salford
- Provide day-to-day asset management assistance to London and Scottish Property Investment Management on a variety of matters, relating to assets held by the Real Estate Investment Trust in respect of £750m worth of regional office and light industrial property space.
Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations Tier 4The tax investigations team at Kuit Steinart Levy LLP represents clients in relation to a range of issues including tax scheme investigations, furlough fraud, settlement of scheme liabilities and cases involving tax data theft. Practice head Robert Levy has expertise in representing clients facing tax investigations while Paul Bricknell specialises in tax disclosure matters.
Other key lawyers:
Paul Bricknell; Wendi Bussin
‘Knowledge, experience and client care from a team who really put their clients’ best interests first. We have worked alongside this team and they are impressive.’
‘The firm is well known in this area with good technical tax knowledge and known for excellent client care.’
‘Robert Levy is popular, collegiate, technically able, experienced and strategically astute.’
‘Wendi Bussin is also well regarded and has excellent client handling skills.’
‘Great interpersonal skills with a focus on developing a collaborative approach to working on wide ranging issues. Highly regarded as a ‘go to’ law firm.’
‘Robert Levy has a great depth of experience and is a pleasure to work with. Easily approachable and has a strong focus on building relationships to resolve complex and wide ranging issues.’
‘Wendi Bussin is a stand out performer Her knowledge of the law is first class Client friendly and very commercial aware’
‘Customer focus, personalised approach. Responsive to any type of client inquiry. Very personal.’
Real estate > Construction Tier 6
Commercial property expert Nick Nyunt heads up Kuit Steinart Levy LLP's construction team, with a focus on providing specialist advisory services regarding complex development, infrastructure and energy projects and construction disputes. Damian Bailey handles contentious matters, and Steven Finney contributes significant public sector construction and procurement expertise.
Other key lawyers:
Damian Bailey; Steven Finney
Philip J Davies Holdings PLC
Hardwick Homes Limited
Heaton Group Limited
Legend Property Group Limited
Property Alliance Group Limited
Rayner Rowen Construction Limited
Regal Estates Limited
Stoller Charitable Trust
Urban Logistics Limited
- Advised the Stoller Charitable Trust on the construction of an Olympic-standard indoor rock climbing centre in Oldham.
- Advised the Heaton Group in respect of a development of 174 new build apartments in a 12-16 storey new build structure at Trafford Plaza in Manchester.
- Advised Phillip J Davies Holdings in respect of a £3.5m office refurbishment at Express Buildings EP1 (One Express) in Ancoats, Manchester.
Kuit Steinart Levy LLP > Firm Profile
This leading Manchester commercial law firm advises and services businesses, their owners and high-net-worth individuals in the region, nationally and internationally, including SMEs, financial institutions, property investment companies and PLCs. The firm has specialist expertise in the healthcare, leisure, fashion, sport and charities sectors, along with niche expertise in serious tax investigations and family business succession planning.
The firm: Based in Manchester city centre for 110 years and a UK200-listed law firm, Kuits is securely established as a leading commercial advisor in the region, with a growing national and international reputation. Kuits seek to provide tailored advice to clients through integrated teams with high technical and personal skill levels. The firm’s overall approach is to develop close, long-term relationships with clients to gain a greater understanding of their business and its drivers, focusing on commerciality, collaboration and making connections.
The firm has developed strong international connections through its membership of the TAGLaw International Law Firm Alliance, and is a preferred adviser for a number of UK and overseas banks.
Types of work undertaken: The firm has major teams servicing the following areas:
Corporate: Provides highly-focused commercial advice to businesses and individuals on corporate structures, general corporate affairs, M&A and fundraising, and has developed specialisms in advising on investment and protection structures for family and AIM companies.
Commercial: Provides highly-focused commercial advice to businesses and individuals on corporate structures, general corporate affairs, M&A and fundraising, and has developed specialisms in advising on investment and protection structures for family and AIM companies.
IP: Specialises in complex IP litigation, brand copyright,data protection, competition law,counterfeiting cases patents and reputation management
Commercial property: One of the largest and most experienced teams in Manchester, the firm advises on investment, development, construction, planning, estate management, acquisition structures, and distressed market and debt restructuring, with specialist expertise in funding issues and default situations, and complex banking documentation and negotiations.
Litigation: Has particular expertise in complex professional negligence claims, and high-value disputes. The team also advises on commercial landlord and tenant, shareholder disputes, contentious probate, and restructuring and insolvency.
Employment: Advises senior executives and businesses on all employment issues, including contracts, executive dismissals, confidential information and restrictive covenants, High Court Injunctions, redundancy, tribunal litigation involving whistleblowing and discrimination, unfair dismissal, and employment aspects in company transactions.
Banking: Provides commercial advice and assistance for both investment and development finance, the management of assets over which clients have security, the recovery of monies lent, security reviews, security re-structures (including bespoke facilities and inter-creditor arrangements), and LPA receiver appointments.
Licensing: Advises on all aspects of liquor and entertainment licensing, and is renowned for dealing with contested applications, areas of Cumulative Impact and advising developers on licences in principle.
Private client: The firm’s private offering includes tax and trusts, residential, and family law. The team specialises in complex wills, probate, inheritance tax planning, domicile and residence, Office of the Public Guardian/Court of Protection/Powers of Attorney and serious HMRC investigations. The team advises on the full spectrum of family law, but is particularly known for complex matrimonial matters such as trust arrangements, business and property assets, and public pensions.
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|Tasoula Addison||Senior Associate Tasoula has over 10 years of experience in dealing with…||View Profile|
|Tim Arkwright||Tim is a partner in the firm’s commercial property team. Areas of Expertise…||View Profile|
|Damian Bailey||Damian is a partner who is widely recognised by his colleagues and…||View Profile|
|Sally Bird||Sally joined the firm in 1997 and has been a partner in…||View Profile|
|Caroline Brennan||Caroline is a specialist commercial and non-contentious intellectual property lawyer and partner…||View Profile|
|Paul Bricknell||Paul is a partner and Head of our Tax and Estate Planning…||View Profile|
|Rob Buckley||Partner and head of department, Rob specialises in all aspects of corporate…||View Profile|
|Wendi Bussin||Wendi is the firm’s specialist regulatory and business crime consultant, with over…||View Profile|
|David Chambers||David is a senior associate in our tax and estate planning team.…||View Profile|
|Lauren Clyne||Lauren is a partner and specialises in tax and estate planning for…||View Profile|
|Colin Davies||Colin is a Senior Lawyer in our family team. Areas of Expertise…||View Profile|
|Martin Davies||Martin joined Kuits in 1990 and heads the department’s property management team.…||View Profile|
|Steve Eccleston||Managing partner Kuits, Steve began his career in the firm’s commercial property…||View Profile|
|Tony Hardy||Partner and head of the residential property team, Tony joined Kuits in…||View Profile|
|Christopher Hardy||Chris specialises in all aspects of commercial property, including acquisitions, sales, and…||View Profile|
|Claire Heron||Claire has experience of both residential and commercial property work including freehold…||View Profile|
|Claire Hollins||Claire joined Kuits in May 2021 as a Senior Associate in our…||View Profile|
|Adam Hymes||Adam is one of Manchester’s pre-eminent development solicitors. He specialises in residential…||View Profile|
|Rebecca Ingram||Rebecca advises on all aspects of alcohol and entertainment licensing for premises…||View Profile|
|Steve Jackson||Steve is a senior member of the Landlord and Tenant team and…||View Profile|
|Rebecca Jones||Rebecca is a senior associate in the firm’s litigation team. Expertise Rebecca’s…||View Profile|
|Bruce Jones||Bruce Jones is a partner at Kuits and is one of a…||View Profile|
|Yasmin Kalantari||Yasmin provides advice on intellectual property disputes and works with clients across…||View Profile|
|Peter Kaye||Peter is a senior lawyer in our commercial disputes team. Areas of…||View Profile|
|Alison Kellett||Alison is a Partner in the Banking and Real Estate Finance Team…||View Profile|
|Andrew Knight||Andrew specialises in commercial landlord and tenant, development, and investment sales. Andrew…||View Profile|
|Robert Levy||Executive partner of Kuits, Robert is legal adviser on company and business…||View Profile|
|Stephen Lopeman||Stephen specialises in property acquisitions, disposals and general development work. He has…||View Profile|
|George MacMillan||George has been in practice for over 25 years and for the…||View Profile|
|Helen Mather||Helen is a partner in the firm’s corporate team. Areas of Expertise…||View Profile|
|Duncan McGregor||Duncan is a Partner in the Residential Property Team. He specialises in all…||View Profile|
|Mark McKeating||Mark is a partner in the employment team. Areas of Expertise Mark…||View Profile|
|Kevin McKenna||Partner and Head of Employment, Kevin joined Kuits in 2013 from Weightmans.…||View Profile|
|David Moroney||David is a Partner in the Commercial Property Team. Whilst acting on a…||View Profile|
|Emma Nimmo||Emma specialises in the acquisition and disposal of investment properties and has…||View Profile|
|Nick Nyunt||Partner and head of commercial property, Nick specialises in property development (including…||View Profile|
|Meave O'Neill||Meave is a partner in the firm’s banking and real estate finance…||View Profile|
|Kirsti Pinnell||Corporate partner specialising in corporate finance and M&A, investments and joint ventures,…||View Profile|
|Elaine Roche||Elaine has a wealth of experience in working alongside families to structure…||View Profile|
|Claire Treacy||Associate Claire advises on all aspects of employment law. Claire has experience…||View Profile|
|Felicity Tulloch||Felicity is a partner in the Kuits licensing team and specialises in…||View Profile|
|Richard Wilson||Since joining Kuits in 2019, Richard has continued to develop his practice…||View Profile|
|Jan Winstanley||Jan specialises in a wide range of corporate matters including company and…||View Profile|
|Graham Wood||Partner in the Tax and Estate Planning Team, Graham specialises in tax…||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of UK partners : 32 Number of other UK fee-earners : 76
CLIENT: Adam Binks, Chief Operating Officer
TESTIMONIAL: I can’t praise the corporate team at Kuits highly enough for their hard work, diligence and commitment when working with them. Their commercial support on a complex and highly significant transaction was invaluable coupled with their in-depth knowledge and experience, meant tough obstacles we faced were overcome with minimal concern. They continuously went above and beyond what could be reasonably expected and despite consistent pressures, showed the upmost professionalism in seeing the deal through to completion.
CLIENT: Dave Statham, Managing Director
COMPANY/FIRM: Finlay Group
TESTIMONIAL: The corporate team at Kuits made one of the most difficult projects I could imagine progress smoothly, taking most of the strain and worry out of the deal whilst professionally guiding a board of directors to an excellent conclusion.
CLIENT: Kelly White, CEO
COMPANY/FIRM: Red Cow Media
TESTIMONIAL: We have worked with Kuits in a commercial capacity for a number of years now and have found them to be an integral part of our business. Always forward-thinking in their approach, they’re at least five steps ahead of where we need them to be, and take a proactive approach to advice that has been invaluable to our growth.
CLIENT: Calvin Evans, Co-founder
TESTIMONIAL: Kuits facilitated the acquisition of our business and were supportive and knowledgeable throughout the engagement and were able to really preserve the ‘human element’ of the deal, whilst executing the legal side with deft efficiency. I would highly recommend them and we look forward to working with them again in the future.
CLIENT: David Gabbie, Director
COMPANY/FIRM: Beauty Bay
TESTIMONIAL: Kuits has been a key adviser as our business has grown. We’ve always found them to be highly commercial and innovative.
CLIENT: Michael Calvert, Co-founder
COMPANY/FIRM: Progress Group
TESTIMONIAL: The team’s dedication and professionalism never wavered throughout the transaction. The final few weeks approaching the closure of the sale were a testing time for all, as things were starting to draw out. Without Kuits’ commitment, the deal may never have completed.
CLIENT: Jon Hall APFS, Chartered Financial Planner
COMPANY/FIRM: Sterling Partners
TESTIMONIAL: Kuits helped me in resolving a contract dispute with my previous employer and, from the first discussion, immediately put my mind at rest. Kevin McKenna quickly understood my situation and explained everything clearly, outlining the course of action to take, when it would be done and the possible outcomes. I have been very impressed with the timely fashion in which everything has been carried out.
CLIENT: Naser Fouad, Chairman & CEO
COMPANY/FIRM: St George Healthcare Group
TESTIMONIAL: As this deal enabled us to reinvest in our portfolio, while funding the development of a new specialist hospital, it was of great importance to us. Kuits’ corporate team understood this and worked closely with us to provide trusted commercial advice throughout. We would definitely recommend their services.
CLIENT: Martin Quigley
COMPANY/FIRM: Design Pro Software
TESTIMONIAL: I’m beyond happy with how Kuits helped me on the sale of my business and with what I regard as having been an incredibly difficult process. Everyone has been utterly exemplary. To be honest, you all made it look effortless.
CLIENT: Coronation Street
TESTIMONIAL: Kuits has been advising us on a number of Coronation Street storylines to ensure they are legally accurate and stay as true to life as possible. We are very grateful for their assistance and have always found them to be accessible, friendly and open.
CLIENT: Dave Atkins, Director
COMPANY/FIRM: Orchard Care Homes
TESTIMONIAL: As always, Kuits delivered a fantastic and professional service during a recent commercial property purchase and re-mortgage. The best attributes for me are the swift replies and chasing up of outstanding matters, so I can always be sure of an efficient service. I would not hesitate to recommend Kuits and will be using them again.
CLIENT: Mary Kan-Hai, Group HR Manager
COMPANY/FIRM: The Emerson Group
TESTIMONIAL: I feel confident that out managers will now be much better equipped to manage employee issues and spot risks more effectively as a result of the training. I can already see the results in some a month after the training.
CLIENT: Bernadette Neale
COMPANY/FIRM: Care sector business owner
TESTIMONIAL: I was impressed with the professional way Kuits handled the sale of our two businesses. Their legal expertise and professionalism went above and beyond our expectations, and we were guided throughout the transaction from start to finish. The team working with us were extremely accessible and communicative, and we would have no hesitation in recommending Kuits to others.
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