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North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Elsewhere in the North West
Corporate and commercial: Elsewhere in the North West - ranked: tier 1

Myerson Solicitors LLP

Myerson Solicitors LLP advises local and national owner-managed businesses, banks, venture capital institutions, listed companies and individuals on corporate and commercial matters. Key client sectors include IT, IP, professional services and manufacturing. Mohammed Akeel Latif heads the team and focuses on corporate finance work, such as M&A, sales, equity investments, restructuring and capital markets. Terry Moore was promoted to senior solicitor.

Practice head(s):Mohammed Akeel Latif

Other key lawyers:Andrew Brown; Scott Sands; Carla Murray; Philip Ball; Carl Newton; Terry Moore

Testimonials

'Strong in all departments; a one stop legal service'.

'Responsive and proactive approach to new developments in the wider market'.

'Andrew Brown has a professional and friendly manner'.

'Mohammed Akeel Latif is a very safe pair of hands'.

'Terry Moore is a very good commercial lawyer with a hands-on approach'.

Key Clients

CDL Group Limited

Pozzoni Architecture

Customs Connect

Fairhome Group PLC

Evans Textiles

Styles & Wood

Starkey

Minton Morrill

Solicitors

Tute Education

Escape Room

Associated Security

Joseph Holt

Stax Trade Centres

Work highlights

  • Acted for DF Optometrists on the £578,000 acquisition of Gregory M Etkin.
Leading individuals

Mohammed Akeel Latif - Myerson Solicitors LLP

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North West: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation
Banking litigation - ranked: tier 4

Myerson Solicitors LLP

Myerson Solicitors LLP advises on financial and regulatory disputes,  representing major corporates and owner-managed businesses on claims against banks and the national and international firms that represent them. Jonathan Hassall heads the team with support from senior solicitor Vicky Biggs.

Practice head(s):Jonathan Hassall

Other key lawyers:Vicky Biggs

Key Clients

Bennett Holdings Shrewsbury Limited

CGL Group Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented CGL Group Limited in a misrepresentation claim relating to a Property Participation Fee Agreement.

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Commercial litigation: Elsewhere in the North West
Commercial litigation: Elsewhere in the North West - ranked: tier 1

Myerson Solicitors LLP

Myerson Solicitors LLP 's commercial litigation team is continuing to grow, boosting revenues and taking on a number of lawyers from firms including Pannone Corporate LLP, Linder Myers and Carson McDowell. The practice has recently seen an uptick in work from instructions to seek injunctive relief for breach of restrictive covenants or misuse of confidential information. The practices other areas of expertise include disputes relating to trademarks, copyright, patents, design rights and reputation management. 'Exceptional, dynamic and creative litigator' Adam Maher heads the team.

Practice head(s):Adam Maher

Other key lawyers:Seán Hackett; Suzanne Carr; Victoria Biggs; Helen Thompson; Jonathan Hassall; Tim Norman

Testimonials

The commercial litigation team at Myerson are excellent at every level with tremendous strength in depth’.

The members of the team are all exceptional - proactive, excellent communicators, engaging and consistently highly effective’.

Adam Maher is an exceptional, dynamic and creative litigator; a visionary leader with excellent communication skills, tenacity and a proven track record of success in the most complex and challenging of cases’.

Tim Norman is commercially astute, incisive, positive and assured’.

Jonathan Hassall is a leader in intellectual property disputes who remains calm under pressure’.

All levels of the firm reflect the same high level of knowledge and expertise allowing no weak links in the chain, which in turn ensures that my best interests are safeguarded’.

Key Clients

Hall and Co Projects

Freshasia Foods Ltd

Gorilla Glue

Bennett Holdings Shrewsbury Ltd

CGL Group Ltd

Clearway Drainage Services Ltd

International Pastry Concepts

Fortis Developments

Akzo Nobel

Work highlights

  • Acted on substantial commercial agency claim under the Commercial Agents Regulations 1993.
  • Ongoing advice to a claimant regarding the continued freezing of the defendants’ assets post-judgment in commercial fraud proceedings, in the context of a criminal fraud investigation.
  • Acted for Freshasia Foods Limited in a claim against one of its former employees in relation to misuse of confidential information and copyright and database right infringements.
  • Representing a commercial agent in a claim for compensation under the Commercial Agents Regulations 1993 against a large German manufacturing company.
  • Acted for a director and shareholder in an action for unfair prejudice under S.994 of the Companies Act 2016.
Leading individuals

Adam Maher - Myerson Solicitors LLP

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North West: Human resources

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Myerson Solicitors LLP

The 'commercially savvy' Joanne Evans leads Myerson Solicitors LLP's employment department, which covers all aspects of employment law, including business critical matters such as large-scale redundancies, collective consultations and complex tribunal claims. The team also works with the firm's corporate team, handling employment law aspects of transactions such as TUPE. Charlotte Gilbert is recommended.

Practice head(s):Joanne Evans

Other key lawyers:Joanne Henderson; Charlotte Gilbert; David Jones

Testimonials

'A fantastic employment team - highly skilled, very commercial, approachable and fun to work with.'

'The go-to team for employment advice for individuals in the North of England.'

'Joanne Evans is a subject matter expert, tough and reliable but a real pleasure to work with. Very persistent on behalf of a client and takes the time to explain what is important and why. Commercially very savvy.'

'Joanne Henderson is a great lawyer and a wonderful adviser to have on your side. She has a good sense of humour and is a really dedicated, hard-working commercially minded solicitor.'

'Efficient and extremely professional. '

'Joanne Evans is quick to grasp the issue and tell me what I need to know and her advice is always professional and to the point.'

'Very efficient and effective in providing appropriate and timely advice.'

'Joanne Henderson provides sound advice - she is professional and pragmatic.'

'Joanne Evans is very easy to deal with and her advice is clear, concise and constructive.'

'David Jones is extremely capable and knowledgeable.'

'The team at Myerson are adept in understanding the commercial needs of our business and the need for a swift resolution on usually complex issues.'

'I have dealt with Charlotte Gilbert who has been incredibly professional and responsive to my needs as a client. The level of service I have received from Charlotte in relation to her in-depth knowledge of her specialism but also in regards to customer service has been second to none.'

'Jo Evans has built a practice from scratch over the past 10 years. They have strength in depth and can offer quality advice at fee rates which are very competitive.'

'Jo Evans is very experienced and client friendly.'

'Jo Evans is an expert in employment law with significant experience in all areas of employment law. Under her leadership, the team gives commercial and practical advice to its clients. The team compares very favourably to Manchester city centre employment teams at national law firms.'

'Jo Evans stands out amongst the team and she is the person I refer conflicts too. She has the ability to see the wood for the trees, quickly identifying the issues important to her clients and tailoring her advice to suit them. She is also very knowledgeable in the area of employment law, with experience in dealing with partner disputes too, which is useful.'

Key Clients

Aluprof UK

AQA

Associated Security Solutions

CCP Building Products Limited

Customs Connect

Eastern Airways

Elcometer Limited

Elior

European Metal Recycling

Evans Textiles

Flamefast UK

Fine Decor

Freshasia Foods

Halewood International

Humberside International Airport

Joseph Holt

Kverneland

Lotus Bakeries

Matillion

MBA Polymers UK

National Nuclear Laboratories

Renaker Build

 

Risktec Solutions

Rosehill FF&E

Royal Exchange Theatre

Stax Trade Centres

Styles & Wood Group PLC

TATA Chemicals

Total Systems Services Inc (TSYS)

Travel Counsellors

Trendsetter Home Furnishings

Urban Fresh Foods

Willows Veterinary Group

Work highlights

  • Advised on Freshasia Foods Limited v Jing Lu, successfully securing injunctive relief against a former employee of Freshasia.
  • Advised Renaker Build Ltd on a breadth of employment and HR issues.
  • Successful defence of an Employment Tribunal claim brought by the former managing director of Rosehill FF&E Limited, including shareholding, insolvency and TUPE issues.
  • Supporting employment clients with compliance advice in relation to modern slavery and gender pay gap reporting.
Leading individuals

Joanne Evans - Myerson Solicitors LLP

Rising stars

Charlotte Gilbert - Myerson Solicitors LLP

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North West: Insurance

Professional negligence
Professional negligence - ranked: tier 3

Myerson Solicitors LLP

Led by Tim Norman, Myerson Solicitors LLP's claimant-focused professional negligence practice works in tandem with the firm's other practices, particularly in relation to property litigation, construction and conveyancing, while also pursuing negligence claims against solicitors and accountants. The firm was boosted in 2018 by the arrival of Sean Hackett - who has a track record in professional negligence claims arising out of property related matters - from Pannone Corporate LLP.

Practice head(s):Tim Norman

Other key lawyers:Jonathan Hassall; Suzanne Carr

Testimonials

'Professional, approachable and easy to work with.'

'It is rare to find a practice which has genuine specialism, like Myersons, in acting for claimants in professional negligence claims.'

Key Clients

CGL Group Limited

Clearway Drainage Services Limited

Bennett Holdings Shrewsbury Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing Clearway Drainage Services Limited in a professional negligence claim against its former solicitors for loss of chance following the negligent handling of the client’s High Court litigation claim against its insurance brokers.

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North West: Private client

Agriculture and estates
Agriculture and estates - ranked: tier 1

Myerson Solicitors LLP

Myerson Solicitors LLP's practice comprises lawyers from the firm's family, commercial property, corporate commercial, wills, trusts and probate and construction departments. The agriculture department is led by private client head Amanda Freeman, who acts for rural clients and high net worth individuals across agriculture businesses. Key recent matters for the firm have included disputes over lease renewals, estate administrations, and family disputes involving farmland.

Practice head(s):Amanda Freeman

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Contentious trusts and probate
Contentious trusts and probate - ranked: tier 1

Myerson Solicitors LLP

The 'impressive and extremely helpful' team at Myerson Solicitors LLP has an exclusive focus on contentious trust and probate work, handling high-value, complex cases. The practice has seen turnover grow by a third over the last year, with headcount in the team now up to six. 'First-class litigator' Helen Thompson leads the team, which also stands out for its use of bespoke case funding arrangements such as deferred fees, fixed fees and conditional fee agreements.

Practice head(s):Helen Thompson; Adam Maher

Testimonials

'The contentious trust and probate department is the equal of the larger Manchester firms. It is well resourced and in Helen Thompson has an able and experienced lead partner.'

'Myerson has a significant breadth of experience and willingness to both advise and assist clients for the best possible outcome.'

'The team has an uncompromised dedication to delivering exceptional customer service, which is second to none in my experience across the North West if not the UK. Clients are treated as individuals and very much made to feel part of the team.'

'The legal team have the rare ability of combining strong legal knowledge, procedural and strategic acumen but delivered with client care and overwhelming compassion in what are often difficult or testing circumstances.'

'The firm has particular expertise and experience in dealing with Inheritance Act claims, as well as niches in spousal claims and claims involving complex and financially and personally challenging disabilities.

'Experienced, approachable and capable. This is a team that offers a varied skillset which it applies appropriately to individual cases.'

'The team is committed to getting excellent results for clients. They work closely and are supportive creating a very productive and happy working environment.'

'The firm's team combines excellent technical knowledge with a strong work ethic.'

'This firm is very responsive and communicates very effectively in a timely manner.'

'Myersons put the client at the heart of the case and work tirelessly to achieve the right outcome.'

'Quick to respond and efficient in dealing with enquiries.'

'A great firm and great lawyers.'

'Clear understandable advice from approachable solicitors.'

Eleanor Clarke was exceptional in every aspect of dealing with my case - she made me feel at ease throughout my case.

'Helen Thompson is knowledgeable and experienced. She relates well to her clients and is a first rate negotiator with a good understanding of her clients needs and the insight to be able to see solutions where others would not.'

'Helen Thompson has a practical attitude and energises the clients for each round of dispute resolution, and gives them the ability to pursue a positive conclusion to their issues.'

'Helen Thompson is a first-class litigator. She works tirelessly; consistently demonstrating her dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for her clients by going the extra mile. She puts clients immediately at ease and is an excellent communicator. Her strong understanding of the law enables her to identify with surgical precision the issues in any given case from the outset. She has seen it all and is not phased by difficult or obstructive opponents.'   

'Eleanor Clarke's confidence combined with practical focus ensures that her clients are always in a very safe pair of hands.'

'Stephanie Ewan is wise beyond her years - no doubt an up-and-coming star of trust and probate litigation. She has a strong intellect, eye for detail and passion for client care. Her calm demeanour hides the fierce litigator inside, who is always determined to achieve the best possible outcome for often disadvantaged or vulnerable clients.'

'Adam Maher, the leader of the commercial litigation team is quietly spoken but has an iron determination to promote his client's interests.'

'Helen Thompson is approachable and charming, but has an excellent mind and a proven determination to get to the bottom of complex cases.'

'Stephanie Ewan has an exceptional eye for detail.'

'Helen Thompson goes above and beyond for clients - a very skilful litigator. She offers clients a first class service - she is tough and will fight the client's corner to achieve a good result.'

'Helen Thompson is particularly impressive.'

'Helen Thompson is approachable, sympathetic and knowledgable. Her no-nonsense approach is very reassuring.'

'Helen Thompson is professional, pragmatic and sensible.'

'Helen Thompson is cool and calm under pressure. She knows her stuff.'

'Helen Thompson has the ideal mix of approachability, compassion and empathy together with a sound understanding of the matter at hand and the ability to objectively advise.'

Key Clients

St Ann’s Hospice

Work highlights

  • Advised on a claim by a surviving spouse against the estate of his late wife under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
Leading individuals

Helen Thompson - Myerson Solicitors LLP

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Family
Family - ranked: tier 2

Myerson Solicitors LLP

The family team at Myerson Solicitors LLP is 'well-respected and acts for a wide range of clients', with 'articulate and efficient' practice head Jane Tenquist handling complex financial matters for high-net-worth clients and negotiating pre-nuptial agreements. Another name to note is the 'meticulous' Nichola Bright, who 'always gives well balanced advice' to clients, particularly in fertility and surrogacy issues.

Practice head(s):Jane Tenquist

Testimonials

'The team are well respected and act for a wide range of clients including professionals and business owners. The firm are making strides in developing their expertise in surrogacy and fertility law.'

'Jane Tenquist has a strong history of working collaboratively with great results for clients. Sarah Whitelegge is pragmatic and very empathetic to clients needs.'

'Jane Tenquist is very knowledgeable, deals with matters efficiently and is very supportive.'

'Jane Tenquist is an extremely approachable and is professional in her line of work. She is articulate and very efficient.'

'Nichola Bright is a meticulous lawyer who always gives well balanced advice. She has an empathy for her clients which ensures they feel that they are in safe hands.'

Leading individuals

Jane Tenquist - Myerson Solicitors LLP

Rising stars

Nichola Bright - Myerson Solicitors LLP

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Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 1

Myerson Solicitors LLP

Myerson Solicitors LLP handles a variety of trust and estates issues including the administration of estates, deputyship issues, wills and estates succession planning, and inheritance tax mitigation. Amanda Freeman heads the team which includes the 'simply superb' Bik-ki Irving, who has recently handled the  highest value trust administered by the firm, and senior solicitor Clara Staunton, who deals with a number of clients with complex matters including issues on domicile and estate planning.

Practice head(s):Amanda Freeman

Other key lawyers:Clara Staunton; Bik-ki Irving

Testimonials

'Clara Staunton is an exceptional private client lawyer. She combines a natural rapport with clients, with an ability to articulate complex matters in a straightforward manner.'

'The firm has a range of specialists who work extremely well together and complement each other efficiently and effectively.'

'Bik-ki Irving is simply superb. Very quick to respond, very knowledgeable and open to suggestions. She has excellent negotiation skills.'

'Amanda Freeman is friendly, approachable and knowledgeable and makes clients feel at ease.'

'Bik-ki Irving was exceptionally efficient and helpful.'

Next Generation Partners

Bik-ki Irving - Myerson Solicitors LLP

Rising stars

Clara Staunton - Myerson Solicitors LLP

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North West: Real estate

Commercial property: Elsewhere in the North West
Commercial property: Elsewhere in the North West - ranked: tier 1

Myerson Solicitors LLP

The 'growing' team at Myerson Solicitors LLP handles the full range of property work; the team is regularly instructed by developer and investor clients, and it also acts for a range of business clients throughout the region and beyond. It advises on residential and commercial property developments, and also houses portfolio management expertise, where it is often instructed by high-net-worth clients. Joanne Perritt heads the core commercial property team and the 'brilliant' Richard Lloyd leads the department.

Practice head(s):Richard Lloyd

Other key lawyers:Joanne Perritt

Testimonials

'The partners are easy to get in touch with and the other members of the legal team are quick to respond.'

 

 

Key Clients

Fortis Developments

Fairhome Group

Philip J Davies

Armstrong Brooks

LadBible Group

ICI Dulux/Akzo Nobel

Peninsula Business Services

Dean Property Group

Work highlights

  • The team has represented Fairhome on dozens of separate development projects, each involving the purchase and development of a property or properties, the leasing of the property to a registered care provider and the disposal of the completed investment to a pension fund.
  • The team advises Fortis Developments on a range of matters; it advised on the acquisition, forward funding and development of the Green Quarter 7 development in Manchester; the acquisition of Bridgewater Wharf in Salford; the development of phases 1, 2 and 3 of Adelphi Wharf, Salford; and the acquisition of a development site at Salford Quays.
  • Advised LADBible Group on the relocation of its London offices.
  • The team advises ICI Dulux Decorator Centres on the management of the leases of its 200 stores in England and Wales.
  • Advises Philip J Davies in connection with various property management issues relating to its substantial portfolio of properties.
Leading individuals

Richard Lloyd - Myerson Solicitors LLP

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 6

Myerson Solicitors LLP

Myerson Solicitors LLP's newly established construction team is led by Neil Armstrong, who joined in 2018 from Pannone Corporate LLP. It is mainly focused on non-contentious development transactions, and is developing a contentious practice. It is instructed by private sector clients where it advises on the drafting and negotiation of construction documents relating to a range of office, retail, residential, student accommodation, leisure and industrial developments. The team is instructed by developers on the procurement of projects across the UK, and also acts for tenants, purchasers and funders.

Practice head(s):Neil Armstrong

Key Clients

Renaker Build

Urban Splash

Handelsbanken

Mode Construction Services

FO Developments

Peter Brown & Co

Styles & Wood Group

Gladman Group

Work highlights

  • Represented Urban Splash on the construction elements of the grade 1 listed Royal William Yard mixed-use redevelopment project in Plymouth.  
  • The team advises Renaker Build on contract reviews, sub-contract negotiations and contentious matters.
Next Generation Partners

Neil Armstrong - Myerson Solicitors LLP

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 4

Myerson Solicitors LLP

Myerson Solicitors LLP acts for regional and national property developers on a range of matters including restrictive covenants, access rights, telecoms tenancies, rights of light and site clearance strategies. The team is also regularly instructed by landlords, management companies and managing agents of long leasehold residential portfolios and residential investment portfolios; and also acts for commercial landlords and tenants on portfolio management matters. Newly promoted partner Seán Hackett heads the team. Tim Norman and senior solicitor Laura Pile are also key contacts.

Practice head(s):Seán Hackett

Other key lawyers:Tim Norman; Laura Pile; Emma Dooley

Key Clients

Akzo Nobel

Convergys Corporation

Tatton Estate

Philip J Davies (Holdings)

Atmore Investments

Renaker Build

Fortis Developments

Woden Court

M Developments

The Harvey Homes Group

The City of Liverpool Investment Company

Mr Peter Kashem

Brisbane House

Veriti & Co.

NHR

Mr Mark Davies

Original Brands

X1 Management

Landmark Inns

Abbasi & Salek Partnership

Marnshaw

Kevern

BS Group

Discounted Plastics

Oxford Park

Work highlights

  • Advised Philip J Davies (Holdings) on options post disclaimer of lease of whole by Carillion’s liquidators.
  • Advised Marnshaw following the tenant company entering into administration.
  • Advised Atmore Investments on a terminal dilapidations claim under old lease against M&S following the CVA of tenant.
  • Advised on a terminal dilapidations claim against the Ministry of Justice.
  • Advised client on third party rights over an access road.
Next Generation Partners

Sean Hackett - Myerson Solicitors LLP

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North West: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 4

Myerson Solicitors LLP

Myerson Solicitors LLP advises on software development and licensing agreements, while also handling matters relating to cloud computing, R&D and technology transfer agreements and outsourcing contracts. Clients include individuals, owner-managed businesses, SMEs and plcs. Carla Murray heads the team and specialises in commercial contracts, IP, franchising and GDPR compliance.

Practice head(s):Carla Murray

Other key lawyers:Philip Ball; Scott Sands; Terry Moore

Key Clients

CDL Group

Styles & Wood Limited

Zebraware Limited

OIStarz

Dee3 Software Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised business start-up OIStarz on the launch of an app for event bookings.
Next Generation Partners

Carla Murray - Myerson Solicitors LLP

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Myerson Solicitors LLP

Myerson Solicitors LLP advises clients on IP dispute resolution matters relating to trademarks, copyright, patents, confidential information, data protection, design rights and reputation management. Carla Murray heads the team and deals with non-contentious IP matters. Clients include individuals, owner-managed businesses, SMEs and plcs.

Practice head(s):Carla Murray

Other key lawyers:Jonathan Hassall; Scott Sands; Vicky Biggs; Phillip Ball

Testimonials

Jonathan Hassall has an excellent way of dealing with clients and managing cases generally, as well as good judgement - he knows when to push, and when to take the victory’.

'The firm has a huge range of satisfied clients from all over the country, despite not being the most high profile of firms, so they must be doing something right.'

Vicky Biggs is a phenomenally hard worker who produces first class written work, even from difficult clients’.

'Myersons are excellent in the area of intellectual property. They have a really strong IP team which is growing.'

'Jonathan Hassall has a very strategic mind and is extremely thorough.'

Key Clients

Extentia Group

Freshasia Foods Limited

International Pastry Concepts LLC

Zebraware Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for Freshasia Foods Limited, a Chinese frozen food manufacturer, in a claim against one of its former employees in relation to misuse of confidential information and copyright and database right infringements.
  • Acted for International Pastry Concepts in a trademark infringement case against a bakery in London relating to the use of the trademark cronut.

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