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Aaron & Partners LLP

LAKESIDE HOUSE, OXON BUSINESS PARK, SHREWSBURY, SY3 5HJ, ENGLAND
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Work 01743 443034
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Fax 0844 4721552
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148563 SHREWSBURY 14
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https://www.aaronandpartners.com
Chester, Manchester, Shrewsbury

West Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the West Midlands
Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the West Midlands - ranked: tier 4

Aaron & Partners LLP

Aaron & Partners LLP’s Shrewsbury team is regarded by some as ‘among the top practices for commercial work in Shropshire’. Hugh Strickland is ‘a steady pair of hands and guides clients well through difficult times’ – he advised the selling shareholders of Rockford IT in SysGroup’s £4m purchase of the company, and in another deal with an AIM-listed buyer, advised the owners of Kingfisher Lighting on selling the business to Luceco for £10m. Strickland also handles deals concerning car dealerships. Stuart Haynes is ‘very easy to relate to at a professional level and very knowledgeable’ – he handles various commercial contract matters, such as advising Blue Prism Software on selling robotic process automation software, and continues to advise Heaven Health and Beauty on distribution agreements covering jurisdictions including Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates. He also continues to advise MTD Products, an American company, on the purchase of a British turf care business, and assisted on the sell side of a management buyout of McPhillips (Wellington).

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West Midlands: Finance

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Aaron & Partners LLP

In Shrewsbury, Aaron & Partners LLP’s ‘sophisticated and knowledgeable team’ advises a range of banks and borrowers. Hugh Strickland is ‘capable of being creative and reasonable while acting for banks’ – he advised Santander on a £10m acquisition facility for the purchase of the Cresta Court Hotel in Altrincham by a hotel company headed by former FA chairman Greg Dyke. Other work concerns management buyout funding and work for non-bank lenders – Strickland advised Fullbrook Thorpe Investments on loans to Georges Tradition and Lichfield City Football Club.

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West Midlands: Human resources

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 5

Aaron & Partners LLP

Aaron & Partners LLP is headed by Helen Watson, who is skilled in TUPE disputes, large scale redundancies and trade union disputes. Paul Bennet is similarly skilled in TUPE disputes and mass redundancies, and also focuses on outsourcing matters. Associate Ben Mason  is 'incredibly knowledgeable' and 'always keen to not only help in the first instance but also follow up each issue proactively'. He recently advised Tudor Griffiths on general employment matters and Bird Technologies Group on contracts and restrictive covenants.

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West Midlands: Private client

Family: elsewhere in the West Midlands
Family: elsewhere in the West Midlands - ranked: tier 4

Aaron & Partners LLP

Aaron & Partners LLP  works almost exclusively on relationship breakdowns for high net worth individuals. Richard Barge leads the team and advises on separations, divorces as well as pre and post-nuptial agreements. He is also regularly involved in cases with a cross-border element. Senior associate Sandy Edwards has a similar focus on high net worth relationship breakdowns, with additional expertise in complex children cases. Also recommended is Richard Barge who similarly specialises in the financial aspects of relationship breakdowns.

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

Aaron & Partners LLP

Senior associate Lynda Richards  is a key figure in Aaron & Partners LLP ' Shrewsbury office.  She specialises in tax, trust, estate and succession planning, and represents both individuals and trustees.

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