Firm Profile > Aaron & Partners LLP > Chester, England

Aaron & Partners LLP
5-7 GROSVENOR COURT
FOREGATE STREET
CHESTER
CH1 1HG
England

Agriculture and estates Tier 1

Aaron & Partners LLP advises clients including estates, family farms and businesses on agricultural property matters. The team's work encompasses advising on private client matters, such as succession arrangements and disputes involving estates, as well as providing assistance on the sale and acquisition of land. The practice is adept at advising on specialist issues, such as common land and working with the land registry. Practice head Simon Ellis specialises in commercial property matters, while David Harries is noted for his work on planning and environment issues, particularly in relation to the energy sector. Associate Ben Brassington is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Simon Ellis

Other key lawyers:

David Harries; Ben Brassington

Key clients

Dŵr Cymru Cyfyngedig (Welsh Water)

Mostyn Estates

Denbighshire County Council

Chester Zoo

Chester Diocesan Board of Finance

John Holford Charity

Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the North West Tier 1

Aaron & Partners LLP represents high-net-worth individuals, shareholders, and corporate clients in complex litigation, with matters including shareholder disputes, transactional issues, restrictive covenants and project disputes. The team takes a partner-led approach, with senior practitioners including practice head Nick Clarke, who handles a range of commercial disputes, John Devoy, noted for his work on property-related litigation, experienced mediator and energy sector practitioner David Harries, and David Mann, who handles high-value financial claims. Senior associate Bryony Cook has notable experience in Court of Appeal cases, and associate Claire Hughes is noted for her solutions-oriented approach.

Practice head(s):

Nick Clarke

Other key lawyers:

John Devoy; David Harries; David Mann; Bryony Cook; Claire Hughes

Testimonials

‘I was very impressed with my lawyer’s approach during mediation. In what was a very stressful time for myself personally, I was comforted by the way my lawyer managed the day for me.’

Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the North West Tier 1

Aaron & Partners LLP advises regional, national, and international companies, primarily OMBs, on acquisitions, disposals, and private equity investments, with notable capabilities in US-domiciled work. The team is led by Stuart Scott-Goldstone, who specialises in the technology, renewable energy and care sectors, advising on M&A, private equity deals, and corporate finance, as well as long-term strategic issues. The 'excellent' and 'efficientJamie Hawley has a strong record in financial services, advising banks and institutions on corporate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Stuart Scott-Goldstone

Other key lawyers:

Jamie Hawley; Zoe Lloyd

Testimonials

‘A&P’s Corporate team have a great approach to dealing with commercial matters in a commercial manner which differs from many of their peers. They know their own strengths and are happy to bring in support where necessary . Both flexible and supportive in their approach they have continued to provide us with an excellent service throughout out time with them.’

‘When needed both Stuart Scott-Goldstone and his associate Zoe Lloyd were there. The last sale was both urgent, cross time zones and time critical and they worked tirelessly often late into the early hours of the morning to get the project done.’

‘Our business has used Aaron & Partners for the majority of our legal work since 2015 when they acted efficiently and at short notice to resolve a serious situation within our business. We enjoy working with A&P as they are well located and this allows us to build a good working relationship with the firm. The firm is sufficiently sized in order to have various teams who we can work with to cover everything off under one roof.’

‘We work almost exclusively with Jamie Hawley in the Corporate Team. Jamie has acted on our behalf for a number of years and this year (through Covid) he has acted on our behalf in a number of corporate sales which have been significant for our business. Jamie really is excellent and we are very pleased with the service which he fulfils for our business. Jamie provides a very good service for a competitive price; Jamie is readily available on the phone at all times and is very prompt at responding to e-mails. Jamie doesn’t look to overcomplicate a transaction or to drag things out, he works to keep things straightforward and to get the deal done in the most efficient way.’

 

Key clients

Sicut Enterprises Ltd

KNP Logistics Group Limited

Special Needs Group Limited

North Wales Hydro

Commercial property: elsewhere in the North West Tier 2

Providing a ‘comprehensive service to commercial clients’, Chester's Aaron & Partners LLP has strong, well-established client relationships, particularly in the food, retail and utilities sectors. The team also advises on residential, commercial and industrial developments as well as agricultural holdings and estates. Simon Ellis has expertise in the utilities and charity sectors. Emma McGlinchey, who focuses on retail and food retail work, took on leadership of the practice in May 2021. Iwan Williams is another key practitioner on the team.

Practice head(s):

Emma McGlinchey

Other key lawyers:

Iwan Williams; Simon Ellis

Testimonials

‘Iwan Williams has been advising clients on some large, high value development schemes. He has good attention to detail.’

‘Aarons is a high quality, medium-sized commercial practice based in the city of Chester, strong in many of areas of business law so as to provide a comprehensive service to the commercial client – litigation, insolvency, commercial conveyancing and planning.’

‘Good attention to detail from pleasant staff.’

Key clients

Dŵr Cymru Cyfyngedig (Welsh Water)

Thomas Plant Hire

Edenstone Homes

John Holford Charity

Chester Diocesan Board of Finance

Santander

Parkfield Homes Limited

Corbett Sports (Bookmaker)

University of Chester

Special Needs Group

Family Tier 2

Aaron & Partners LLP specialises in advising on the financial aspects of divorces. The team’s work includes divorces involving farming assets, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and family businesses. Richard Barge leads the practice; he works with Simon Mawdsley and Lorraine Saunders, who are also recommended. The practice acts for clients such as businessowners, professionals, and landowners and handles matters involving international assets. Saunders is valued by clients for providing ‘empathy and support at all times’.

Practice head(s):

Richard Barge

Other key lawyers:

Simon Mawdsley; Lorraine Saunders

Testimonials

‘The first meeting was really scary but I was put at my ease straight away. I met members of the team and the process was explained really well to me. I felt at all times that they were supporting and helping me along the journey of divorce with great consideration and empathy. I felt a bit ‘wobbly’ at times but Lorraine totally understood and guided me along so well, she was brilliant! Other members of the team were brought in at different times for writing a will; selling the family home; buying a new house etc. We used technology throughout which is not a strength of mine but again they helped me. They went over and beyond in my opinion and will be highly recommended by me to other people.’

‘Lorraine Saunders offered me a crutch that enabled me to reach an amicable divorce from my husband. She showed empathy and support at all times in her professional capacity. Her communication skills were excellent and she contacted me in a number of different ways during the challenging Covid pandemic. Everything was explained really well so I knew what was coming next and how to deal with it. I felt her by my side helping me at all times. She has very special qualities that give clients a confidence to obtain a successful end in a supportive and non confrontational way.’

‘Each member of the team is highly skilled in the work that they do, very efficient and their response time is almost immediate! I find this practice very unique in comparison to all other legal firms where I usually have to wait for weeks to get any response at all.’

‘Compassionate with the issues. Ability to help see things in a different way. Anticipating potential problems and having in place strategies to overcome. ’

‘As a large regional firm I feel that they retain the personal service approach that they offer to their clients, something which some large national firms can loose sight of. During these challenging times they have adapted to using available technology to maintain a proactive service for clients.’

Contentious trusts and probate Tier 3

Aaron & Partners LLP handles contentious trusts work as well as Court of Protection issues from its offices in Chester and Shrewsbury. James Wallace handles trusts and probates disputes, while Clive Pointon has more than 20 years of experience in this area. The team was substantially bolstered in January 2021 by the arrival of senior associate Vlad Macdonald-Munteanu, who joined from the Cardiff office of Hugh James. Macdonald-Munteanu specialises in litigating claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and proprietary estoppel claims, and has previously acted in the High Court and Court of Appeals.

Practice head(s):

Clive Pointon

Other key lawyers:

James Wallace; Vlad Macdonald-Munteanu

Testimonials

‘Vlad MacDonald-Munteanu has recently joined from Hugh James and is a real catch. Smart, tactically astute and very good with tricky clients, he is also brilliant at bringing work in.’

‘An efficient and capable team with a great track record in contentious trust and probate’

‘The team has moved up a level with the excellent new recruit, rising star Vlad MacDonald-Munteanu. His unflappable ability to handle, effectively at top partner level, the most complex, heavy and pressured litigation makes him one of the best associate solicitors in the country in this filed.’

Employment Tier 3

Charities, manufacturers, and companies in the automotive industry are amongst the clients that Aaron & Partners LLP advises on employment matters. In 2020, the practice handled matters related to COVID-19 such as furlough, compliance with health regulations, and collective redundancies; it also continued to act for employers and employees in contentious matters. Helen Watson leads the team, with Claire Brook active in employment tribunal matters. The team expanded in late 2020, with Ikram Malik and Adam Haines joining.

Practice head(s):

Helen Watson

Other key lawyers:

Claire Brook; Ikram Malik; Adam Haines; Deborah Coyne

Testimonials

‘They cover a variety of sectors very professionally. I have worked with them in technology and automotive and their service has been outstanding.’

‘It’s great that the most important factor is the client and resolving their issue – not billing fees or creating a problem where none exists. They look at matters with a strong business perspective Refreshing and supportive.’

‘The service is absolutely outstanding. Every interaction is pleasant and you feel appreciated as an individual. ’

‘Claire Brook is absolutely outstanding. She is efficient, clear and extremely personable. This makes such a difference to the client experience, compared to other firms I have used. I have recommended the firm to several contacts as a result of the fantastic service delivered by Claire.’

‘The team are extremely approachable. Nothing is too much trouble for them. They listen to your concerns and work with you to find the best solutions for everyone. They also keep the technical aspects of employment law easy to understand with all communication written and verbal delivered in a concise way. It is a brilliant team who share the same values as us. ’

‘They are down to earth and treat the team as equals. They will allow us to as much as we can drafting documents and communications reviewing. It’s a true partnership. Other competitiors I have worked with have made issues extremely complicated and prefer to work more in isolation. ’

‘Always responsive, willing to understand the business need, accurate, ’

‘Pleasant and helpful- always interested ’

Key clients

North of England Zoological Society (Chester Zoo)

Mostyn Estates

Lynne Lock

Belfield Group

Evans Textile

OrderYOYO Limited

Eden Collection

Wirral Chamber of Commerce

Knights of Old Limited

Ysgol Bryn Elian

Energy, project finance and PFI Tier 3

Aaron & Partners LLP offers specialist energy expertise to a variety of proponent clients, working primarily on renewable energy developments, handling issues such as site permissions, regulatory issues, and appeals, alongside financing and transactions. The team is led by David Harries , who has led on national and international energy developments. Consultant Richard Forrester has strong expertise in natural resources and waste-to-energy matters, while Keith McKinney specialises in onshore wind projects.

Practice head(s):

David Harries

Other key lawyers:

Richard Forrester; Keith McKinney

Testimonials

‘Renewable energy projects require specialists in a number of different field which the company was able to provide working seamlessly across disciplines.’

‘Diligent, flexible and knowledgeable. ’

‘Aarons have a hard working and thorough team with a good command of the law and policy in the planning and environment field.’

‘David Harries and Keith McKinney are charming and thorough solicitors who prepare an excellent brief. They have a comprehensive knowledge of the law and policy in the planning and environmental field and come up with good new ideas.’

‘This team has a niche practice which is exceptional in term of commitment, energy deployed on behalf of the client and dept of experience.’

‘David Harries is a terrific strategist with insight into problems and how to solve them which is so rarely found. Keith McKinney leaves no stone unturned in any case and commands complete confidence.’

 

Key clients

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

Bryn Blaen Wind Farm Ltd

Hendy Wind Farm Ltd

North Wales Tidal Energy & Coastal Protection Ltd

Cornish Lithium Plc

Personal tax, trusts and probate Tier 3

Aaron & Partners LLP's varied practice advises high-net-worth clients on tax planning, such as accessing business and agricultural property relief, as well as handling the administration of estates. Practice head Clive Pointon is highly experienced in wills and trusts, and also frequently acts as a trustee and Court of Protection deputy, receiving referrals for deputyship work from across Cheshire and North Wales.

Practice head(s):

Clive Pointon

Other key lawyers:

Rowena Ridgeway

Testimonials

‘The team in the Trust and Probate department of Aaron & Partners don’t confuse you with legal/technical language. They are able to convey the detail in clear plain English which allows clients to understand the subject matter in hand. They are sympathetic in their approach and understand quickly the clients requirements and deliver their response in a concise manner. As an accountancy practice, we are able to introduce clients to Aaron & Partners and we are assured our clients get the best possible legal advice.’

‘Clive Pointon is a long standing well respected Senior Partner in the city. His ability to communicate concisely and clearly without legal technical jargon is a tremendous asset to the practice. His diplomacy with clients and beneficiaries alike is exemplary. He is firm and resolute in his understanding yet sympathetic to all concerned. ’

‘Clive Pointon has a wealth of knowledge. Creative in finding solutions. Ability to communicate effectively with clients of different knowledge and experience. Ongoing service, develops long term relationships, Clive still provides a service to clients that I introduced him to 20 years ago.’

‘The firm employs a high caliber of professional staff both legal and support staff who appear always to live up to a high standards expected in a firm of solicitors. All staff are smart in appearance and behave as though they know what they are doing which gives confidence to a client.’

‘Clive Pointon is extremely knowledgeable not only in Trusts Wills Probate matters and Inheritance Tax but has helped me in dealing with my late husband in a care home and what that entails. He clearly understand the complexities of his specialised subjects and is good at explaining the law. He makes always confirms his advice in writing in clear language easily understandable and logical . He is patient and makes the client feel he has time to listen to them.’

‘My sister and I were executors of my late uncle’s will. In that capacity we were charged with setting up a trust fund and investment portfolio for my cousin in order to provide him with a monthly income and also financial provision for him in later life. Aaron & Partners were involved with my uncle and nephew before the former passed away and they dealt with all the legalities after his death and continue to administer the trust fund and the investments. In terms of the legal aspects of our association with the firm, the information they send us is always set out clearly with a full explanation of everything we are required to do. I cannot praise highly enough their efficiency and professionalism. I have dealt with other solicitors regarding tenancy matters relating to our family farm. It was not a happy experience and was in stark contrast to the way Aaron and Partners handle matters. ’

‘Clive Pointon has been an absolute godsend to my sister, father and I. My cousin has many mental health difficulties and complex needs. He doesn’t understand the concept of money or spending and is often clinically depressed. None of us live anywhere nearby to help on a daily basis so Clive has informally taken on this support role on our behalf, purely out of the goodness of his heart. So not only does he provide invaluable professional advice on a subject about which my sister and I know nothing and have little experience, he also deals with my cousin when he appears in his office asking for money to buy a new car, go on holiday, etc etc. We are massively indebted to him. ’

‘Clive Pointon is unassuming and easy to get on with. He knows his subject matter well and offers practical, sensible advice. He is easy to get hold of, and responds promptly to emails and telephone messages.’

Planning and environment Tier 3

Noted for its ‘ability to bring together planning and environmental expertise’, the team at Aaron & Partners LLP displays strengths in the energy sector, water law and Welsh planning law. David Harries leads the practice; he is an energy specialist, with particular expertise in renewable energy. Keith McKinney is also a key practitioner, handling planning matters, advising on environmental legislation and representing clients in investigations and prosecution by environmental regulators.

Practice head(s):

David Harries

Other key lawyers:

Keith McKinney; Richard Forrester

Testimonials

‘The environmental law team is second to none. They manage to bring together the best of sophisticated City practice with high-street care and attention to clients. Their reactive and attentive relationship with their clients mean that they can adapt their approach to a varied client base, dealing with industrial and agricultural businesses with equal skill.’

‘Keith McKinney is a good solicitor and excellent at the hard graft that goes into the preparation of a case for court. He is realistic in his approach to cases and firm with his clients.’

‘The ability to bring together planning and environmental expertise in such an effective way is rare but is accomplished through the experience and specialist knowledge at Aarons.’

Key clients

Cornish Lithium plc

Hillside Parks Ltd

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

Aldi Stores UK Ltd

Bryn Blaen Wind Farm Ltd

Hendy Wind Farm Ltd

North Wales Tidal Energy & Coastal Protection Ltd

Morris Homes Ltd

Meadow Foods Ltd

Tudor Griffiths Group

Lady Rona Delves Broughton

British Hydro Power Association

Transport Tier 3

Aaron & Partners LLP handles a wide ambit of mandates for transport operators. Although the firm is particularly known for its regulatory work, it also advises on commercial matters. and assists with drafting and litigating warehousing contracts. In addition, it acts for clients on the acquisition, disposal and financing of transport businesses. David Harries  heads up the regulatory sub-team, which provides strategic compliance advice and represents clients at public inquiries. Tim Culpin leads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Tim Culpin; David Harries

Testimonials

‘In my experience, there are not many true road transport specialists in the legal field.  Aaron and Partners are one of the few with a very deep understanding of the issues from a legal and operator point of view.’

‘Tim Culpin is a lawyer who really understands the issues from both side of the coin. He understands the law and also understands the operator, how they work and to prevent reoccurrence. Tim’s unique contact sphere within the field of road transport means he can give the best advice and knows where to gain working knowledge from those on the ground.’

‘We found Tim to be very efficient, proactive and quick to respond. He was very knowledgeable in this field.’

Key clients

(Honorary legal advisor to) UK Warehousing Association

DELTA Merseyside Ltd

Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 4

Praised for its 'deep subject matter knowledge and skills’ the practice at Aaron & Partners LLP regularly advises directors of distressed companies, and has a new focus on advising liquidators on breach of duty claims against directors resulting from tax avoidance schemes. Head of the litigation group Nick Clarke leads the practice together with national personal insolvency specialist Mark Davies. Promoted to partner in 2020, Chris Mitchell also plays a key role in the team.

Practice head(s):

Nick Clarke; Mark Davies

Other key lawyers:

Chris Mitchell; Jan Chillery

Testimonials

‘Deep subject matter knowledge and skills, robust governance and excellent results.’

‘Jan Chillery was direct, she made my options very clear and when I tried to deviate from that she explained very clearly what I could and could not do and any subsequent possible consequences of my actions.’

‘I have been working with Aaron and Partner’s Insolvency & Corporate Recovery practice for over 4 years on related cases. They have given me considerable support and advice during what was an extremely difficult period, bringing in considered advice from outside sources where needed. They kept billing regular and realistic and have currently recovered far more that we had initially hoped for.’

‘I have to say I would consider the partner I was working with Jan Chillery more of a mentor than a solicitor. She has been a stalwart supporter of myself and the business during the often painstakingly slow procedures acting as a superb guide through the myriad of complicated laws surrounding the position we were in. She dealt with all matters herself and was always available when needed.’

‘Very good communicators, Very good range of expertise within the firm. The range of subjects they cover in informal local CPD for the business community here in Chester is always pertinent and well-prepared.’

Key clients

Development Bank Wales

KPMG LLP

Grant Thornton

Menzies

SPK Financial Solutions Ltd

Baker Tilly

Dains LLP

Opus Restructuring LLP (Liverpool & London offices)

Leonard Curtis

Alvaraz & Marsal (Manchester office)

Personal tax, trusts and probate Tier 3

Lynda Richards at Aaron & Partners LLP is a full member of STEP and is particularly known for her experience in dealing with taxable estate and capital tax planning matters. The department has particular strength in providing succession planning and business planning advice to rural families and businesses with a range of farming interests and also advises and administers various charitable trusts. Associate Ben Brassington is well-regarded and senior associate Vlad Macdonald-Munteanu is recommended for his work on contentious matters. Chester-based Clive Pointon is also well-regarded.

Practice head(s):

Clive Pointon; Lynda Richards

Other key lawyers:

Ben Brassington; Vlad Macdonald-Munteanu

Testimonials

‘The team seems to work very well together and is very efficient in responding to queries which is done in a timely manner. Excellent communication with our clients (who we have recommended).

‘We have found Lynda Richards to be very adaptable, especially during the pandemic. Lynda exceeded our client’s expectations with getting the will drafted and signed in a safe environment. We have received excellent feedback from our clients on how Lynda has handled their individual matters’.

‘The team at Aaron & Partners offers a level of expertise and experience that is rare to find in a regional firms. Lynda Richards is technically very strong and also has a great manner. I have referred a number of my best clients and they have always been impressed with her work’.

Banking and finance Tier 4

At Aaron & Partners LLP, Shrewsbury-based Hugh Strickland leads the banking and finance practice which sits within the firm’s wider corporate and commercial division; his team has been particularly active on the borrower front of late, handling refinancing and additional finance transactions in addition to working on CBILS and bounceback loans.

Practice head(s):

Hugh Strickland; Stuart Scott-Goldstone

Testimonials

‘Excellent legal knowledge and first class-service.’

‘They always go the extra mile to help us meet our goals. We have had a busy few years, and Aaron & Partners have never let us down.’

‘Hugh Strickland is excellent.’

Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the West Midlands Tier 4

Shrewsbury-based Aaron & Partners LLP acts for OMBs on their local, national and overseas activities, with a particular focus on the Shropshire, Staffordshire and mid-Wales markets. Stuart Haynes is a contact of note for M&A, management buy-outs and commercial contracts; he is supported by Hugh Strickland who has a track record in the banking, finance and pharmaceutical sectors.

Practice head(s):

Stuart Scott-Goldstone

Other key lawyers:

Stuart Haynes; Zoe Lloyd; Charlotte Butler

Key clients

Invertek Drives Ltd

Courtney Harris Browsdon Exports Ltd

Tudor Griffiths Limited

TriTech Group

Edson Evers PR

Hawk Developments

Family: elsewhere in the West Midlands Tier 4

Richard Barge and Neil Hobden lead a team at Aaron & Partners LLP that frequently handles high-value financial matters and complex children cases. It attracts instructions from clients with diverse backgrounds from ‘old money’ through to those in manufacturing, IT, media, leisure and agriculture. It also garners praise for its expertise in jurisdictional disputes. The majority of its clients live outside Shropshire and many come from London and the South East. It has also been receiving an increasing number of instructions from overseas.

Practice head(s):

Richard Barge; Neil Hobden

Testimonials

‘This team enables clients to access premium legal advice without the need to go to London or Birmingham. Neil Hobden has a wealth of experience in family matters. He is extremely knowledgeable and helpful and responds to emails promptly, usually the same day. He is organised, professional and personable. I cannot think of anyone better to represent me and feel reassured that I have Neil on my side’.

Efficient, excellent communication all the time. Their attention to detail is superb. They asked all the right questions to get the maximum for myself. I felt like Neil Hobden was in control at all times. They got the result I wanted’.

Employment Tier 5

The Shropshire based team at Aaron & Partners LLP advises major employers locally, nationally and internationally. Through newly promoted partner Ben Mason the practice has developed a strong reputation for its work on sports-related matters as well as large scale restructuring, TUPE and corporate support work.  It also has considerable experience in the financial, IT and manufacturing sectors. Chester-based Helen Watson has higher rights of audience and is praised for her work on contentious and non-contentious employment matters.

Practice head(s):

Helen Watson; Ben Mason

Testimonials

‘Accessible and highly competent. Ben Mason is very attentive and personable and generates quick practical solutions to HR related issues’.

‘Excellent service with both legal and commercial understanding . Ben Mason who looks after employment law for us, great knowledge and understanding and always keen to understand more about our business and how he can help and add value’.

Prompt with responses. Helpful and goes the extra mile. It understands our organisation well. The team is very friendly and very attentive. I like to meet who I am dealing with. The billing is very reasonable and fair.  Ben Mason is professional and goes that extra mile to understand our needs and requirements’.

‘Good proactive advice, willing to listen and strategise before quoting, ensuring the right solution for the client . Ben Mason – approachable, available, swift responses, high level of advice, personable’.

‘We find the firm to be extremely responsive and personable with a great understanding of our business and the commercial challenges faced in various circumstances whether this is mergers, acquisitions, or practical employment law advice. The expertise and practical application of the advice given is invaluable to our team and very much valued’.

‘I always find Ben Mason to be personable and grounded and very easy to talk to. I find that I can explain the situation/issue to Ben being completely honest and Ben is very pragmatic in the advice he provides. Ben will always seek to find a commercially viable realistic solution to the advice he is providing and is very supportive in how the advice is executed within the business. Ben is very approachable and will often discuss all the possible angles and solutions’.

‘From the initial contact through to the follow up, the firm was professional and showed a great degree of care for its clients. Ben Mason who supported and guided me through some of the most challenging times our business has been through at the height of the pandemic. Ben acted with great care and attention, and was great to work with. I couldn’t have asked for better support that enabled me to tackle the problems we faced confident I was equipped with the best advice’.

‘I have found Aaron & Partners to be a very user friendly practice. It gives value for money, has a great breadth of specialty legal knowledge and is my first port of call when I sense I may need sound advice and sometimes just as a sounding board.  Ben Mason always makes himself available, will give me options so that I make the best business decision, even if it is not always palatable. I get a feeling of always being in safe hands with Ben, based on his knowledge, how approachable he is, his professionalism and his business sense. This is what every business needs. I would not hesitate to recommend Ben’.

Key clients

Field Studies Council

West Bromwich Building Society

The Severn Partnership Limited

Circuit Coatings Ltd

Peter Posh Limited

Connah’s Quay Nomads FC Ltd

Carey Glass Chester Limited

AXYZ Automation (UK) Limited

Apollo Buckingham Health Sciences Campus Limited

AP Wireless (UK) Limited

The firm: Aaron & Partners is a UK top 200 law firm, which is growing from its core base in Cheshire and Shropshire through a series of nationally recognised sector specialisms. The firm has built a strong reputation for providing high quality, results-focused advice across all key commercial disciplines for those who own, run or invest in businesses. Aaron’s private client teams focus on helping high net worth individuals protect their wealth and resolve family matters.

Aaron’s specialist sectors include: insolvency, warehousing and logistics, transport, finance and banking, professional practices, pharmacy, licensing, education, planning, energy, renewables, minerals and mining, waste management and agriculture.

Other offices: Chester, Shrewsbury and Manchester.

Photo Name Position Profile
 Richard Barge  photo Richard Barge Partner & Head of Family Law
 Layla Barke-Jones  photo Layla Barke-Jones Senior Associate
 Claire Brook  photo Claire Brook Employment Law Partner
 Vicky Burgess  photo Vicky Burgess Senior Associate
 Paul Caslin  photo Paul Caslin Solicitor
 Jan Chillery  photo Jan Chillery Partner
 Rebecca Christian  photo Rebecca Christian Legal Executive
 Nick Clarke  photo Nick Clarke Senior Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution & Insolvency
 Bryony Cook  photo Bryony Cook Associate
 Tim Culpin  photo Tim Culpin Partner
 Mark Davies  photo Mark Davies Partner
 David Delaney  photo David Delaney Consultant
 John Devoy  photo John Devoy Dispute Resolution Partner
 Rhiannon Edwards  photo Rhiannon Edwards Solicitor
 Simon Edwards  photo Simon Edwards Partner
 Simon Ellis  photo Simon Ellis Partner & Head of Real Estate
 Joseph Fletcher-Hunt  photo Joseph Fletcher-Hunt Associate Solicitor
 Hannah Fynn  photo Hannah Fynn Associate Solicitor
 Laura Gandy  photo Laura Gandy Solicitor
 Sophie Greensill  photo Sophie Greensill Legal Executive
 David Harries  photo David Harries Partner, Head of the Planning, Environmental, Energy and Regulatory Team
 Jennifer Harrison  photo Jennifer Harrison Solicitor
 Jamie Hawley  photo Jamie Hawley Corporate & Commercial Senior Associate
 Paul Hennity  photo Paul Hennity Solicitor
 Barry Holland  photo Barry Holland Consultant
 Claire Hughes  photo Claire Hughes Solicitor
 Katie Hughes-Beddows  photo Katie Hughes-Beddows Solicitor
 Steph King  photo Steph King Solicitor
 Andrew Lees  photo Andrew Lees Senior Associate
 Katherine Livesey  photo Katherine Livesey Senior Associate
 David Mann  photo David Mann Dispute Resolution & Insolvency Partner
 Simon Mawdsley  photo Simon Mawdsley Senior Associate
 Emma McGlinchey  photo Emma McGlinchey Partner
 Keith McKinney  photo Keith McKinney Partner
 Chris Mitchell  photo Chris Mitchell Associate Solicitor
 Lisa Moncur  photo Lisa Moncur Senior Associate
 Clive Pointon  photo Clive Pointon Partner & Head of Wills, Trusts & Tax
 David Potts  photo David Potts Dispute Resolution Partner
 Michael Redston  photo Michael Redston Solictior
 Rowena Ridgway  photo Rowena Ridgway Partner
 Beth Sales  photo Beth Sales Associate
 Rob Salisbury  photo Rob Salisbury Consultant
 Lorraine Saunders  photo Lorraine Saunders Family Law Partner
 Stuart Scott-Goldstone  photo Stuart Scott-Goldstone Partner & Head of the Corporate & Commercial team
 Joshua Simpson  photo Joshua Simpson Solicitor
 Marc Sorrentino  photo Marc Sorrentino Solicitor
 Victoria Syvret  photo Victoria Syvret Associate Solicitor
 Joanna Tarne  photo Joanna Tarne Senior Associate
 James Wallace  photo James Wallace Contested Wills, Trusts & Estates Partner
 Helen Watson  photo Helen Watson Partner & Head of Employment Law
 Iwan Williams  photo Iwan Williams Senior Associate
 Michael Wilson  photo Michael Wilson Solicitor
 Alison Wright  photo Alison Wright Solicitor