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Aaron & Partners LLP

5-7 GROSVENOR COURT, FOREGATE STREET, CHESTER, CH1 1HG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01244 405555
DX:
19990 CHESTER
Email:
Web:
https://www.aaronandpartners.com

Simon Edwards

Tel:
Work 01244 405522
Email:
Aaron & Partners LLP

Work Department

Dispute Insolvency & Resolution

Position

Senior Partner

Career

Aaron & Partners’ senior partner Simon Edwards is recognised as a persuasive and a skilled negotiator, and a proven problem solver, with a wide knowledge and experience of law and business. He works in the Commercial, Insolvency, Commercial Litigation and Corporate fields.

A creative and lateral thinker, he has a clear focus and a practical, commercial way of dealing with clients’ issues. Simon’s analytical approach identifies the client’s objective and generates a strategy to achieve it; that includes thinking how an opponent will approach the issue.

Member

As legal advisor to the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) since 1988 he has drafted the UKWA standard conditions for logistics. He is a Fellow of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3) and a member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association and Solicitors Assistance Scheme.

Education

Simon was educated at Manchester Grammar School and University College London. When he’s not helping clients solve their problems he enjoys cars, motorcycles, walking and reading. He speaks French and basic Spanish.


North West

Transport

Within: Transport

Tim Culpin   at Aaron & Partners LLP  has ‘many years of knowledge and a great understanding of the legal aspects of the transport sector’. Culpin is an experienced advocate in both the Magistrates’ Court and at the Traffic Commissioners’ Public Inquiries. He has built up significant experience in dealing with regulatory authorities and in reviewing existing compliance management. Simon Edwards  is a legal advisor to the UK Warehousing Association and Nick Clarke has a wide range of experience in the logistics sector especially in drafting warehousing and distributions contracts and liens. The specialist team routinely advises on other issues such as contracts with customers and suppliers, disputes and other advice about land and buildings and on environmental matters.

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North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the North West

Within: Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the North West

The ‘approachable’ team at Aaron & Partners LLP is commended for its ‘attention to detail’ and regularly handles investments, corporate finance transactions, restructuring, and sales and acquisitions of owner-managed businesses across Cheshire and North Wales. Highlights included advising DP Williams Group on the disposal of its wholly owned subsidiary, D P Williams Holdings, to CCP Building Products; advising Mercury Commodities on the sale of its business and assets to Glencore Agriculture UK; and advising Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership on its £3.2m Growing Places Fund investment into the Cheshire Green Employment Park at Wardle, East Cheshire. Knights of Old Group, Meadow Foods and Culina are also clients. Department head Stuart Scott-Goldstone, who also operates from the firm’s Shrewsbury office, is praised for his ‘expertise’ and ‘clarity’. Senior partner Simon Edwards and partnership expert Mark Briegal are also recommended, as is senior associate Jamie Hawley, who is ‘thorough and explains details in an understandable manner’.

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North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the North West

Within: Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the North West

Aaron & Partners LLP delivers a ‘first-class service’ across complex and high-value shareholder and partnership disputes; disputes arising out of corporate transactions; claims involving directors; restrictive covenants; property litigation and professional negligence. Key highlights included representing two directors of a group of food companies in a professional negligence claim against the companies’ former solicitors, and representing two Florida-based banks in the collection of mortgage shortfalls from British citizens who invested in the US property market. David Harries handles energy, engineering, construction and IT disputes, and is also noted for land and fiduciary obligations work. Also recommended are John Devoy, who is experienced in professional negligence cases, David Potts, who is noted for shareholder disputes, and David Mann, who was promoted to partner in 2017 and has ‘an excellent listening ear’. Simon Edwards and recently promoted associate Bryony Cook are also key members of the department, which is led by Nick Clarke.

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North West: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

The ‘knowledgeable and responsive’ department Aaron & Partners LLP ‘punches above its weight’. The practice regularly handles contentious insolvency mandates and is often engaged by insolvency practitioners in relation to insolvent solicitor practices; it also handles personal insolvency work. Development Bank Wales, KPMG, Menzies, Poppleton & Appleby and RSM are clients. Key figures include personal insolvency specialist Mark Davies, who regularly acts for office holders, individuals, directors and creditors; Simon Edwards, who handles cases for office holders, defendants and creditors, and often advises on IVAs for solicitors and other professional services clients as does Jan Chillery; and dispute resolution and insolvency department head Nick Clarke, who handles complex insolvency-related litigation.

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