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Yorkshire and the Humber

Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 3

Langleys Solicitors LLP

Particularly known for its defence and regulatory work, Langleys Solicitors LLP's transport team offers 'a brilliant, value for money service' and handles matters in the rail and road transport industries. Associate David Chant heads up the practice and handles matters in the road transport sector, acting for insurers and individuals in claims. The practice is also noted for its 'great depth of rail industry knowledge, and brings significant value when it comes to defending claims'. Chris Price is particularly experienced defending companies in personal injury claims in this sector.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire
Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 4

Langleys Solicitors LLP

Langleys Solicitors LLP  advises clients at a regional and national level across M&A work, MBOs and corporate governance issues. Christian Hunt  heads the practice, which recently acted for the Continuum Group on its acquisition of Greenwood Forest Park, assisted NNZ with its acquisition of Levy Brothers & Knowles, and advised The Inspired Branding Group on the sale of its trading subsidiary adProducts.com to Altitude Group.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 3

Langleys Solicitors LLP

Langleys Solicitors LLP‚Äôs ‚Äėexcellent knowledge allows for effective and efficient advice that consistently produces the best outcomes‚Äô. Team head James Henson¬†has ‚Äėan understanding of the region and the law that is invaluable‚Äô and handles civil fraud work, professional negligence actions and claims for breach of commercial contracts. Recent highlights include acting for the European Commission in a dispute with two liquidators and creditors regarding the ownership of unspent European Union grant monies, and representing Bauer Radio in a claim against Made Television relating to the breach of a supply agreement. Software Box, Electricity North West and Virgins Trains East Coast are also clients. Senior associate Elizabeth Turner¬†is recommended for property litigation.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Human resources

Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 4

Langleys Solicitors LLP

Langleys Solicitors LLP's York-based employment practice is led by Mini Setty, who has particular expertise in equality and diversity issues, executive terminations, employment issues on business transfers and strategic project. Setty has been instructed to provide advice on employment status as well as corporate support employment advice. Recently, the team have also been acting for clients on TUPE and outsourcing issues.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant
Personal injury: defendant - ranked: tier 2

Langleys Solicitors LLP

The 'truly client-focused' personal injury group at Langleys Solicitors LLP is described as being 'a stand out performer for litigation and negotiation outcomes, and in value for money'. In a high profile matter, Huw Edwards is instructed by MS Amlin following a fatality at a zoo when an employee of the insured company was attacked by a tiger. The team handled the pre-inquest review and will continue to act in the upcoming inquest. Highlighted for 'client care, strategy and team development', practice head David Thompson is experienced in handling catastrophic work, multi-party claims and claims involving complex liability disputes. Head of the team's public sector cases, Carol Dalton attracts praise for her 'care and sensitivity in respect of social care, schools and difficult injury claims'. Another key name to note is Rebecca Howitt who heads the regulatory sub-team. Changes to the team include promotion of the 'tenacious' Sean Riley to partner.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Private client

Agriculture and estates
Agriculture and estates - ranked: tier 2

Langleys Solicitors LLP

The private client team at Langleys Solicitors LLP handles the full spectrum of agriculture-related matters. Francoise Vandale  heads the practice which acts on sales and purchases of large estates, succession issues, and minerals and renewables projects. David Wood is recommended for tax and succession planning on behalf of high-net-worth clients. The team was bolstered with the arrivals of Andrew Gowar from Harrowells Solicitors and associate Judy Lankester who joined from Wilkin Chapman LLP. Gowar advises agricultural clients on capital taxation and succession matters, and Lankester handles the full range of agricultural matters. The group secured panel appointments with the Agricultural Law Association and Clydesdale Bank. Other clients include Tockwith & District Agricultural Society, Dawnay Estates and Lincoln University.

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Family: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Family: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 3

Langleys Solicitors LLP

Langleys Solicitors LLP leverages its specialist family unit - which deals with matrimonial finance matters - and its separate team focusing on child matters to offer the full spectrum of family law advice. Practice head Mark Day has expertise advising on divorces, separation and financial remedies, and Sheelagh Coles is highlighted for her child public law knowledge. The practice is bolstered with the arrival of William Kaye from Harrowells Solicitors, where he previously headed the family team. Kaye regularly acts in complex and high value financial remedy proceedings and has particular experience handling matters involving an agricultural aspect.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 4

Langleys Solicitors LLP

Langleys Solicitors LLP's York-based wills, probate and trust team includes Andrew Gowar, who has particular expertise advising on estate planning for farmers and business owners. Other key individuals include the experienced associate Serena Brotherton, who handles all aspects of non-contentious matters including drafting wills, tax planning and last powers of attorney matters. Hugh Thompson left the practice to head up Lupton Fawcett's Leeds-based private client practice.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate

Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 4

Langleys Solicitors LLP

Langleys Solicitors LLP¬†‚Äėimpresses across the board‚Äô under the leadership of Tim Cross, who ‚Äėknows his subject inside out and consistently gets the job done‚Äô. Cross and Emma Warner¬†are recommended for their landlord and tenant expertise; Warner is also noted for her property finance and freehold disposal and acquisition experience while Cross handles developments, investment work and retail clients. Highlights included advising Barmston Developments on a development agreement for lease at Turbine Business Park in Sunderland, assisting In-Site Property Solutions with the sale of units in a business park, and acting for Handlesbanken on a ten year lease for offices in York. The team also gained multiple new clients; Paynes Dairies, The York Roast Co and H Bauer Publishing are examples.

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