Myerson Solicitors LLP > Altrincham, England > Firm Profile

Myerson Solicitors LLP
GROSVENOR HOUSE
20 BARRINGTON ROAD
ALTRINCHAM
WA14 1HB
England

Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the North West Tier 1

Myerson Solicitors LLP advises a diverse range of SME and OMB clients on corporate transactions, commercial contracts and operational issues, financings, and restructuring matters. The firm regularly receives referrals from tax advisors, accountancy firms, and other professionals, on a national basis. The team is led by Mohammed Akeel Latif, a trusted advisor to clients on a range of corporate and commercial matters, with particular strength in corporate finance. Scott Sands specialises in early-stage funding rounds, as well as private wealth matters. Andrew Brown focuses on corporate and commercial work in the SME sector including mergers and acquisitions, and Carla Murray specialises in commercial IT and IP matters. Senior associate Terry Moore is noted for his work in the technology, manufacturing and professional service sectors.

Practice head(s):

Mohammed Akeel Latif

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Carla Murray was willing to adjust and adapt to any of the feedback I provided to her, whilst keeping the project on-time and on-budget. She took the time to understand the business, and the requirements of the documents we were in need of. ’

‘Regular and proactive contact with clients and fellow professionals. Strong work origination team which underpins a well resourced corporate offering.’

‘Myerson helped us in the sale of a business. An in-depth and demanding process especially with so many players involved. The professionalism, flexibility and the outstanding attitude of Myerson’s team and their team leader were impressive.’

‘Knowledge, dedication, flexibility and great attitude. Myerson’s team and in particular their team leader Andrew Brown were available at any time required even late at night to avoid delaying the process. ’

‘We worked with Scott Sands as partner who was assisted by Ryan Fletcher. Both Scott and Ryan were very good to work with. They were friendly, responsive and able to deal with complex issues that arose on a timely and practical basis.’

‘Andrew Brown is a very effective operator who keeps clients well informed and delivers consistently’

Key clients

CDL Group Limited

Pozzoni Architecture Limited

Customs Connect Limited

Fortis Developments Ltd

Evans Textiles (Sales) Limited

Starkey Laboratories Ltd

Minton Morrill Solicitors

Stax Trade Centres Plc

VeGB Holding BV

Machinecompare.com Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Panthera Biopartners on a Series A funding round.
  • Advised VeGB Holding on the negotiation of commercial, corporate, and intellectual property agreements.
  • Advised e-commerce client Machine Compare on the drafting of two sets of website terms and conditions in advance of its service launch.

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the North West Tier 1

Myerson Solicitors LLP offers an experienced commercial litigation team with strong expertise across complex issues relating to contractual disputes, shareholder and employee issues, discrimination and equality claims, and financial disputes. The team has notable capabilities in using instruments such as freezing injunctions and receivership in high-value claims. The Altrincham-based team is led by Adam Maher, a specialist in commercial agency disputes and shareholder issues, while senior partner Tim Norman is an experienced litigator, having regularly argued High Court cases. Director and shareholder disputes specialist Sven Clarke joined from Laytons LLP in early 2020 and has attracted a number of high-profile clients. Suzanne Carr represents clients in a broad range of disputes, including against public bodies, and Vicky Biggs is also noted for her IP expertise.

Practice head(s):

Adam Maher

Other key lawyers:

Suzanne Carr; Tim Norman; Vicky Biggs; Jonathan Hassall

Testimonials

‘Good understanding and knowledge of the relevant laws and cases that apply. Good knowledge of all processes, stage by stage of court proceedings. When one partner is not available, other partners are fully briefed on the case so there is always a partner to assist with enquiries. ’

‘Superb client engagement / handling, and punch well above their weight with some real stars in their ranks.’

‘Great reputation as one of the better dispute resolution teams in the North West Excellent team with an all-round attention to detail.’

‘The team led by Adam Maher are extremely knowledgeable and adept at achieving great commercial outcomes for clients, but still very personable and easy to work with. ’

‘Adam Maher is extremely personable and knowledgeable.’

‘Good solid commercial sense. The two people with whom I worked last year on a big High Court breach of confidence action were Jonathan Hassall and Vicky Biggs. The one thing that struck me is they have a huge range of satisfied clients from all over the country,  so they must be doing something right.’

‘Flexible approach in being prepared to consider billing arrangements such as CFAs; willingness to to accept risk and take on complex cases.’

‘Adam Maher: good level of involvement in the case and sound practical/commercial judgment.’

Key clients

AO World PLC/ AO Online

Freshasia Food Ltd

Gorilla Glue

Fortis Developments Ltd

Akzo Nobel

WJ Developments

Kverneland UK Ltd

SMG UK Ltd

PWS Brands Ltd

Melbourne Developments

Work highlights

  • Representing employees of 365Tribe in a case brought by previous employer alleging breaches of fiduciary and fidelity duties, misuse of confidential information and diversion of business.
  • Representing Victoria Mills in a case brought by a flooring subcontractor alleging non-payment of fees, which was successfully struck down.
  • Representing SMG Arena, defending claims brought by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association alleging unlawful religious discrimination, following the Arena’s decision to cancel an appearance by the foundation.

Private client > Agriculture and estates Tier 1

Myerson Solicitors LLP provides advice on a broad range of matters to clients from the agricultural sector. The practice includes lawyers from across the firm's different teams, with contentious probate, property transactions and farming divorces particular areas of focus. Mark Gillies and Joanne Perritt are the key figures in the area of real estate, handling acquisitions and disposals as well as option and promotion agreements. Elsewhere, Clara Staunton provides advice on estate planning, such as the establishment of trusts and the drafting of wills, and Andrew Brown focuses on corporate and commercial work including farming partnerships and joint ventures. Jane Tenquist leads the team's family law work.

Practice head(s):

Clara Staunton; Andrew Brown; Mark Gillies

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘An all-encompassing legal service provider, based out-of-town with both a compelling offering and competitive fees.’

‘Clara Staunton is proactive, diligent and displays exception professionalism at all times. I have the upmost confidence when referring my clients to her.’

Key clients

Hall Wood Forest Developments

O’Gara Developments

Private client > Contentious trusts and probate Tier 1

Myerson Solicitors LLP represents claimants and defendents in complex, high-value disputes involving trusts and estates. The practice is particularly active in advising on claims for reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance Act, with claims for breach of trustee duties and proprietary estoppel disputes also areas of focus. Practice head Helen Thompson is highly regarded as 'an outstanding intellect', with over 25 years' of experience in litigation. The practice also boasts a strong team of associates, including Alice Vale and Stephanie Ewan, both of whom are praised by clients.

Practice head(s):

Helen Thompson; Adam Maher

Other key lawyers:

Alice Vale; Stephanie Ewan; Jennifer McGuinness

Testimonials

‘Being unfamiliar with the topic and the process I was about to enter into, the team were patient, clear and unambiguous about what was required and the timescales. I trusted that advice and have not been let down at any stage. In addition they provided a framework of potential costings that enabled me to way up whether to engage the firm or not.’

‘We had visited many solicitors and researched several businesses without a clear guideline as to how to resolve our problem. What made Myerson stand out was they had previous experiences in cases similar to our matter and they did deliver what they had promised. When it comes to any matter related to Probate we will always suggest Myerson for their professional work and constant transparency throughout the process.’

‘Helen Thompson continues to be a stand out litigator who always manages a remarkable balance of calm, sympathy and determination in all those challenging moments. Stephanie Ewan’s support is outstanding as always and her attention to detail adds that extra bit of quality to discussions.’

‘I have been totally supported by the team in an emotionally draining situation. I wanted to keep costs to a minimum and was always advised in advance what those costs would be. The team are highly professional, their advice has been first rate and I feel indebted to them. I cannot recommend them highly enough.’

‘Helen Thompson and Stephanie Ewan were approachable and easy to work with. They worked with integrity, honesty and without the professional arrogance that can be experienced in some of their competitors. Defending a contentious probate matter can seem daunting and extremely challenging. We had many questions and concerns and we felt we were listened to and that our suggestions were carefully considered and acted upon ’

‘In respect of Senior Associate Alice Vale, I believe she adopts an exceptional pragmatic problem solving approach. Her communication skills are second to none and she makes fantastic efforts to simplify very complex legal issues. Alice responds to all queries on a timely basis and makes herself available at all times. Alice shows tremendous skills in the way she tiptoes thru the minefield of legal complexities whilst not diverting from the crux objective.’

‘Myersons undoubtedly leads the market in the North West when it comes to contentious trusts and probate. The entire team are a pleasure to work with. Their level of detail and insight is unrivalled. I have been most impressed at how they can robustly yet compassionately deal with particularly sensitive matters. In the course of the Pandemic they have quickly deployed technological innovation to ensure that their clients cases were always progressing. They were the first firm to instruct me in a remote mediation very early into the pandemic.

‘Helen Thompson is an outstanding intellect. She is arguably the best contentious trusts and probate lawyer in the North West. Stephanie Ewan is an up and coming talent in contentious probate. Very early into her career she has dealt with matters of significant complexity. She has expertise and knowledge well beyond her level of qualification. She is pleasant and courteous to deal with. ’

Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate Tier 1

Myerson Solicitors LLP specialises in advising high-net-worth individuals on estate planning, providing assistance on complex matters ranging from the establishment of Family Investment Companies to clients with significant overseas assets. The team also works on the administration of multijurisdictional estates, including some involving unusual assets. Bik-ki Wong leads the team and has a broad practice in this area. Clara Staunton was promoted to partner in September 2020, while Amanda Freeman retired in August 2020.

Practice head(s):

Bik-ki Wong

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Bik-ki Wong is extremely approachable and has a vast wealth of knowledge within the private client sector.  Bik-ki and her team are always willing to assist.’

‘Bik-ki Wong impressed us greatly with the way that she quickly got on top of the detail of the estate and put together a proposition accepted by HMRC that drew on combination of different reliefs. She was always very clear in her communications and the final billing felt very fair.’

‘Laura Willis and Bik-ki Wong have been a credit in resolving my issue and ensured the process was both timely and transparent. Thank you!’

Real estate > Commercial property: elsewhere in the North West Tier 1

Joanne Perritt heads the real estate team at Altrincham's Myerson Solicitors LLP, leading on key transactions as well as advising landowners and developers on strategic land matters. The practice regularly supports clients with the purchase and sale of sites as well as with residential developments, care home development being a particular area of future growth. While the team acts for a number of international clients and has been instructed in developments outside of the region, it also aims to support the local business community in the north west. The practice has recently been strengthened with two new solicitors joining the team. Former practice head Richard Lloyd  is now firmwide chief operating officer.

Practice head(s):

Joanne Perritt

Other key lawyers:

Richard Lloyd; Ian Gordon; Andrew Chapman; Sarah Fecitt

Testimonials

‘Joanne Perritt is fair and amenable – she will treat the client individually rather than just apply a blanket policy across the board. She is good at delegating which solicitor would be best suited for which work.’

‘Jo Perritt always keeps a keen eye on the work of her team members to ensure compliance and a good result. Joanne Cookson, the senior associate responsible for our most recent work, has shown herself to be knowledgeable and efficient. Both these individuals are pleasant and personable.’

‘A special mention to Richard Lloyd, currently the COO but previously head of the department. His knowledge of commercial property matters is of the highest order and we have known and dealt with Richard since he joined the practice in 2000.’

‘The availability Andrew Chapman has for his clients is second to none. Emails and calls are answered promptly and time is taken to explain his advice.’

‘The whole team that we deal with are excellent at adapting to our company’s ways of working, particularly regarding updates, advice and payment requirements. They will go above and beyond to ensure we get things over the line in time and provide tailored advice and recommendations.’

‘Sarah Fecitt is amazing.’

‘I mainly deal with Sarah Fecit and Joanne Perritt – I have full confidence in both for advice.’

Key clients

Armstrong Brooks Limited

ICI/Dulux/Akzo Nobel

Dean Property Group

Fortis Developments Limited

LadBible Group Limited

Fairhome Group Plc

Property North West Limited

Philip J Davies Holdings Plc

Aldbury Homes Limited

SRL Manchester Limited

Paramount Panels UK

Golden Key Property Limited

One Heritage Tower Limited

Marchington Stone Limited

Global Eagle Entertainment Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Fairhome Group Plc, a developer of supported living accommodation with numerous site acquisitions and disposals.
  • Continued and expanded the firm’s longstanding relationship with the AkzoNobel Group property team, looking after their 250+ site estate of Dulux Decorator Centres, and other property interests across England and Wales.
  • Acted for Aldbury Homes Limited and group companies in relation to the purchase, funding, site set up and ultimate plot sales of a number of residential development sites in the Home Counties.

Employment Tier 2

Myerson Solicitors LLP provides comprehensive advice across the full spectrum of employment matters, ranging from TUPE transfers and reorganisations to representing clients in employment tribunals. The team's client base includes prominent public companies, and it also has a significant practice providing advice to senior executives on departures. Joanne Evans leads the practice and alongside Joanne Henderson offers decades of experience in employment law. Senior associate Charlotte Gilbert is another name to note; her work in 2020 varied from advising on large-scale reorganisations and collective redundancies, to acting for senior employees in complex tribunal claims.

Practice head(s):

Joanne Evans

Testimonials

‘The whole team at Myerson Solicitors LLP are great, really approachable and knowledgeable. We are very often working to tight deadlines and Myerson Solicitors LLP are always there to support and are available to provide support. They have great collaboration within the team, as it is an ease if someone is unavailable there is always someone else to step in and support us.’

‘I have been using Myerson for support with Employment Law for over 10 years now. The reason I think they are unique is they develop more of a partnership approach and really understand how their advice will fit or not with the culture of our company. I always find the advice to be pragmatic and they get the commercial constraints that I have to work within.’

‘Really responsive and client focused. Great value for money and back the client to the hilt. Easy to deal with, good fun and very professional.’

‘Jo Henderson is my main contact. Jo is very good at really listening to your issues and only advising once she has a full picture. She looks at things from angles that we wouldn’t have thought of and I don’t think that is just because of the legal expertise, I mean more in terms of the broader business objectives. She helps me to challenge the thinking in my organisation and often with her support I am able to effect positive decision making in the business. Jo also understands when it is not possible to implement advice and doesn’t overly pressurise if she thinks the business is taking a risk. She will just draw out the likely consequences. Jo is a very calm and measured person so this naturally has a mirror effect when I am dealing with particularly challenging issues. I really value having her support and advice.’

‘Charlotte Gilbert was our main contact and she provided an excellent service throughout the time that we needed legal advice. This included her excellent knowledge and advice. She explained things clearly, talked about options and she definitely understood the nuances of the situation and what different people required in the process e.g. the Chair and the HR Manager would have different questions. She listened very well and was always reassuring and non-judgmental in her communications and her approach. She always made time for us when needed, she understood our demands very well.’

‘Joanne Evans is extremely pragmatic and easy to work with. She takes time to understand a clients objectives and then works to achieve them.’

‘Jo Evans definitely stands out from the competitors. She gives commercial, straightforward advice that clients appreciate. She is highly respected by clients and professionals alike. ‘

Key clients

AQA

Associated Security Solutions

Eastern Airways

Joseph Holt Limited

Kverneland

Stax Trade Centres

TATA Chemicals

Private client > Family Tier 2

Myerson Solicitors LLP's broad family practice handles financial matters, including financial remedy disputes and pre-nuptial agreements, as well as child contact proceedings and child arrangement orders. The family practice draws on the wider firm's capabilties in areas such as agriculture, probate, and property to provide a comprehensive service to clients. Its work also includes matters with international dimensions, such as cases where one of the parties is a non-UK domicile. Jane Tenquist leads the team, with over 30 years' experience in family law; she 'knows her cases inside out, and is very client focused'. Senior associate Nichola Bright is noted for her work on financial disputes, international children matters, and cases involving fertility and surrogacy.

Practice head(s):

Jane Tenquist

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘An excellent matrimonial department within a larger firm, enabling the matrimonial team to harness advice on commercial matters in the drop of a hat.’

‘The team is headed by Jane Tenquist; her ability to listen, knowledge of this area of law, deciphering relevant key information critical to the matter and progression is highly commendable. Jane’s team are equally strong in these skills and together they work excellently. As a client I have felt to be in a very safe set of hands and I say thank you for your hard work.’

‘As a client of the practice I have experienced positive and practical guidance from my first introduction. Filing for divorce following 35 years of marriage was a very traumatic life event but I have been supported and guided throughout the whole process. My wishes were listened to and then legal advice given provided as to my various actions.’

‘I have worked with Jane Tenquist on two difficult matters, in both cases she has shown the steely aggression required to challenge reported accounts and looked beyond the detail and the obvious to find the right and a better settlement for her clients. She demonstrated great foresight in looking beyond the here and now in taking the necessary actions to get to the right solution later on.’

‘Jane Tenquist is very capable, calm and level headed. The nature of the work  is very emotive and from a client’s perspective it has been really helpful that she is able to show strength on my behalf at times when emotions made it difficult for me to do so on my own. She has given excellent advise and prevented me from making mistakes I may otherwise have made if she did not have my back. She also cares about the clients as people and shows person-to-person concern that you are OK.’

‘Jane Tenquist was fantastic. Her decisive and supportive manner provided clarity and instilled confidence during a turbulent period in my life. Later on, Nichola Bright took up my case and provided an equally high standard of service. Dilligent, helpful and understanding. I have finally obtained a good financial settlement in spite of the respondents non co-operative attitude.’

‘They have an approachable, honest manner that is supported by extensive knowledge and experience. Nichola Bright offers her clients the feeling of confidence in her advice as well as her understanding and appreciation of the challenges they are facing. She has the human touch that is so valuable to clients.’

‘I was extremely lucky to have Jane Tenquist represent me, she is calm and has a quiet demeanour and is incredibly knowledgeable and thorough. She will investigate every avenue and get results. A true professional and very comforting to know you are in safe hands.’

Insurance > Professional negligence Tier 3

The claimant-focused professional negligence practice at Myerson Solicitors LLP is particularly recommended for claims against solicitors and accountants. Other strengths include claims in the finance and construction sectors. Team lead Tim Norman concentrates on representing clients in construction sector claims.

Practice head(s):

Timothy Norman

Testimonials

‘Appetite for risk: willingness to take on difficult cases and consider flexible billing arrangements such as CFAs.’

‘The team work closely with our case. They have knowledge and professionalism.’

‘From the beginning, they listen carefully, and understand the problem. They get to the point quickly and correctly.’

Key clients

LTS Lohman Therapie-Systeme AG

Larchwood Investment Limited

Novopacs USA Inc

Real estate > Property litigation Tier 3

Myerson Solicitors LLP's specialist real estate litigation team acts for regional and national developers facing a wide range of development constraints, such as rights of light, access rights and restrictive covenants. It also advises on contentious matters arising from overage agreements, promotion agreements and option agreements. Also notable is that the firm acts for commercial landlords, tenants, management companies and managing agents. Seán Hackett leads the team, which includes Laura Pile.

Practice head(s):

Seán Hackett

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Strong in real estate litigation across the board, with a growing reputation in service charge litigation in the tribunals.’

‘Sean Hackett – his wide experience of landlord and tenant claims, and his attention to detail, enables him to provide robust practical advice for his clients. Laura Pile – efficient and effective, Laura is able to get to grips with complex claims quickly and guide her clients through tricky areas with consummate ease.’

‘I am extremely impressed by the advice received and the way the team have dealt with an extremely complicated property litigation issue.’

‘A dedicated, highly experienced team drawing upon strengths in various related disciplines and are able to respond quickly and provide focussed advice and representation.’

‘Hands-on involvement, like to think outside the box. The individuals are very well-versed in dealing with even the most complex and voluminous cases, and are extremely dedicated and meticulous in their preparation and presentation.’

Key clients

Atmore Investments Limited

Diamond Resorts (Europe) Ltd

Akzo Nobel

Philip J Davies (Holdings) PLC

Gladman Developments Limited

Monckton Properties Limited

Fortis Developments Limited

Brunswick Investor Company Limited

The Downes Partnership

Abbasi & Salek Partnership

Work highlights

  • Advising Atmore Investments Limited in respect of its dilapidations claim against M&S who were the former tenants of the property who had entered into a guarantee and indemnity on the assignment of the lease to the tenant who subsequently entered into a CVA. The matter is complex in that the claim against M&S is sustained based on the fact the that indemnity was not compromised by the CVA.
  • Advising Diamond Resorts (Europe) Ltd on its UK-based time share portfolio. Acted for the client in the most recent development in new classes of easements before the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
  • Advising Akzo Nobel in respect of its multimillion-pound rental portfolio. This demonstrates the team’s capabilities in commercial portfolio management for blue-chip corporations.

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms Tier 3

Myerson Solicitors LLP advises corporate clients on a diverse range of matters, including software development and licensing agreements, data protection, and outsourcing contracts, with notable capabilities in the establishment of e-commerce platforms and operational issues relating to COVID-19 testing. Fintech and technology regulations are key areas of strength. Carla Murray leads the department, focusing on non-contentious and commercial matters, particularly regulatory technology and IT contracts.

Practice head(s):

Carla Murray

Testimonials

‘It struck me that Myerson have a very collaborative approach, both within the firm and toward the client in order to solve the client’s needs. There were several occasions where advice was double checked or the best approach sought from colleagues within the firm giving a sense that the firm operates cohesively and is able to use its range of specialisms to good effect.’

‘An abundance of care and tact. Even when addressing potentially delicate matters, things were sensitively handled, I was kept very much in the loop and got the sense that a collective effort was made to look beyond the immediate requirements of the brief to safeguard the smooth running of affairs into the future. All of this was presently honestly, fairly and without pressure.’

‘The team are very approachable, flexible and above all else they know what they are doing.’

 

Key clients

Machine Compare.com Limited

Almond School of Design Ltd

Rimini Systems Limited

Matillion Limited

CDL Group Limited

dotcentric Limited

Customs Connect Limited

Zebraware Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising leading marketplace provider on its platform terms and conditions and drafting a suite of marketplace terms and conditions for listing, selling and purchasing products via the marketplace.
  • Advising new start up Fit2Fly Test Limited on its e-commerce terms and conditions for the supply of COVID-19 19 home test kits as part of a plethora of measures being rolled out across the country in the fight against the spread of the virus and variants. The test kits are provided for home tests to be taken prior to flying with the option of purchasing further test kits for immediate use upon arrival back in the UK as part of the government “Test to release” services.
  • Advising a variety of businesses on their e-commerce offering including drafting terms and conditions for the supply of goods, services and digital content via websites and other platforms, privacy notices and cookies policies.

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property Tier 4

Myerson Solicitors LLP works with a variety of corporate and individual clients on intellectual property matters from initial registration and exploitation of patents and trade marks, to protection and enforcement, including regular representation of clients in intellectual property disputes and litigation. The team is led by Carla Murray and Tim Norman, who lead on non-contentious and contentious issues respectively.

Practice head(s):

Carla Murray; Tim Norman

Key clients

Zebraware Limited

Customs Connect Limited

Almond School of Design Limited

Panthera Biopartners Limited

VeGB Holding BV (part of HOOD BV Group)

Work highlights

  • Advising Almond School of Design on its incorporation and IP elements of its platform.
  • Advising Customs Connect on the negotiation of a master collaboration agreement in relation to the ongoing development of a client portal and dashboard.
  • Advised Panthera Biopartners on the negotiation of a master collaboration agreement for the delivery of clinical trials for cancer treatments.

Real estate > Construction Tier 5

The team at Myerson Solicitors LLP assists clients in the transport and industrial sectors, as well as developers and contractors in both non-contentious and, increasingly, contentious matters. Drawing on practice head Neil Armstrong's mechanical engineering background and construction expertise, the team is known for its depth of practical knowledge as well as being 'focused on getting the best outcome for the client'.

Practice head(s):

Neil Armstrong

Testimonials

‘Over the past year I have predominantly worked with a team led by Neil Armstrong, who has always been available for each and every meeting and is always open and honest about options and next steps. Neil does understand the commerciality aspect and is able to advise on risk and reward scenarios, which enables a more informed forecast to be determined.’

‘A very helpful and responsive team, focused on getting the best outcome for the client. They are not afraid to embrace innovative litigation finance solutions.’

‘Neil Armstrong is incredibly competent and pragmatic and leads a professional team.’

Key clients

One Heritage

Spatial Initiative Limited

Extra Space Solutions

Urban Splash

Renaker Build Limited

Styles & Wood Limited

Adlington Retirement Homes

Akzo Nobel

Pozzoni Architects

Gladman Group

MD Catapult

Kempton Homes

Britannia Group

Salford Van Hire

Maple Sunscreening Limited

Work highlights

  • Successfully acted for Styles & Wood Limited (and subsequently its administrators) in Styles & Wood (in administration) v GE CIF Trustees [2020] EWHC 2694 (TCC), relating to the enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision by a company in administration arising from a complex final account dispute on a project in central Manchester.
  • Advising and supporting the commercial team at Renaker Build Limited on contract reviews, sub-contract negotiations and contentious matters, as well as contract negotiations for projects where the client is being appointed by Select Property Group.
  • Appointed by One Heritage Tower to advise on the project documentation for its iconic 55-storey residential tower development in the heart of Salford, Greater Manchester.

Myerson’s location, culture and expertise make it unique. Founded in 1982, Myerson is an independent and full-service law firm based in a modern office in the affluent Cheshire market town of Altrincham at the heart of the vibrant northern powerhouse and close to both Manchester airport and Manchester city-centre.

Myerson has grown rapidly in recent years, through organic growth, and has doubled in size in the last three years alone. The firm currently has 21 partners and a fee-earning strength of over 50 specialist lawyers. Over the last 12 months, total employment figures have exceeded 100, as Myerson further grows and develops both its commercial and private divisions.

Myerson has built its reputation by recruiting and training only the finest lawyers. All of Myerson’s lawyers have developed their experience through either Myerson’s bespoke training scheme or at-large City or regional firms. Myerson also recruits lawyers who are personable and approachable, balanced and pragmatic, efficient and focused on achieving specific client objectives.

Myerson’s relationship with its clients is of paramount importance, which is why many clients stay with the firm for decades.

Whilst being an independent law firm, Myerson enjoys international reach through its active membership of MSI Global, an international association of over 250 independent legal and accountancy firms in over 100 counties.

Types of work undertaken
Commercial: The Myerson commercial division provides City expertise, in a modern way and at favourable rates, to a diverse range of commercial clients from SME and family businesses and their directors and shareholders through to PLCs and household names.

Myerson’s commercial clients include those with local, national and international business interests across a wide range of sectors including technology, creative and media, private healthcare, education, charities, manufacturing, retail and leisure, fashion and textiles, agriculture and professional services.

Myerson commercial services include: corporate acquisitions, disposals and mergers; sales and purchases of businesses; commercial property; commercial contracts, advice and disputes; employment; commercial dispute resolution; intellectual property; alternative investment market flotations; corporate reorganisations; shareholder and partnership disputes; insolvency and corporate recovery; franchising, agency and distributorships; IT, e-commerce and telecoms.

Personal: The Myerson private division is pre-eminent in the north of England in providing discreet, private law solutions to affluent individuals. The private team is renowned in particular for its expertise and aptitude in relation to complex, high-level and international private matters, supported by specialists from the Myerson’s commercial division where necessary, to provide clients with creative and joined up solutions.

Myerson’s personal service include: wills and inheritance tax planning; complex and high-profile divorces; establishment and management of trusts; international child custody and relocation; the prestige conveyancing service; inheritance and trust disputes; senior executive employment support; professional negligence litigation; probate administration; reputation and media management; lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection; wealth and investment protection; and management of agricultural and landed estates.

Myerson has an open and transparent approach to costs and its own high client-service standards which are enshrined in the Myerson Promise, a copy of which is given to every client at the outset of every matter.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Managing partner Carl Newtoncarl.newton@myerson.co.uk0161-941-4000
Corporate and commercial Akeel Latifakeel.latif@myerson.co.uk0161-941-4000
Corporate and commercial Andrew Brownandrew.brown@myerson.co.uk0161-941-4000
Corporate and commercial Scott Sandsscott.sands@myerson.co.uk0161-941-4000
Corporate and commercial Carla Murraycarla.murray@myerson.co.uk0161-941-4000
Commercial property Richard Lloydrichard.lloyd@myerson.co.uk0161-941-4000
Commercial property Joanne Perrittjoanne.perritt@myerson.co.uk0161-941-4000
Commercial property Andrew Chapmanandrew.chapman@myerson.co.uk0161-941-4000
Commercial property Mark Gilliesmark.gillies@myerson.co.uk0161-941-4000
Dispute resolution and commercial litigation Tim Normantim.norman@myerson.co.uk0161-941-4000
Dispute resolution and commercial litigation Adam Maheradam.maher@myerson.co.uk0161-941-4000
Dispute resolution and commercial litigation Jonathan Hassalljonathan.hassall@myerson.co.uk0161-941-4000
Dispute resolution and commercial litigation Helen Thompsonhelen.thompson@myerson.co.uk0161-941-4000
Employment Joanne Evansjoanne.evans@myerson.co.uk0161-941-4000
Employment Joanne Hendersonjoanne.henderson@myerson.co.uk0161-941-4000
Family law Jane Tenquistjane.tenquist@myerson.co.uk0161-941-4000
Wills and probate Amanda Freemanamanda.freeman@myerson.co.uk0161-941-4000
Wills and probate Bik-ki Irvingbik-ki.irving@myerson.co.uk0161-941-4000
Construction Neil Armstrongneil.armstrong@myerson.co.uk0161-941-4000
Property litigation Sean Hackettsean.hackett@myerson.co.uk0161-941-4000
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Heather Adams  photo Heather Adams Partner and Head of Residential Property Specialising in all aspects of residential…
Lianne Allan  photo Lianne Allan Associate
Neil Armstrong  photo Neil Armstrong Head of Department & Partner
Sidrah Ashraf  photo Sidrah Ashraf Associate
Vicky Biggs  photo Vicky Biggs Senior Associate in the Commercial Litigation team. Vicky works closely with Adam…
Cindy Bishop  photo Cindy Bishop Associate in the Commercial Property team.
Nichola Bright  photo Nichola Bright Senior Associate
Robert Brothers  photo Robert Brothers Associate
Andrew Brown  photo Andrew Brown Partner
Jordan Buckle  photo Jordan Buckle Solicitor
Patrick Byrne  photo Patrick Byrne Associate
Suzanne Carr  photo Suzanne Carr Senior Associate specialising in large scale complex commercial disputes, including professional negligence,…
Andrew Chapman  photo Andrew Chapman Partner in the Commercial Property department at Myerson.
Sven Clarke  photo Sven Clarke Legal Director in the Commercial Litigation department. Sven’s practice encompasses company commercial…
Eleanor Clarke  photo Eleanor Clarke Associate
Joanna Colgan  photo Joanna Colgan Solicitor
Joanne Cookson  photo Joanne Cookson Senior Associate in the Real Estate department. Joanne regularly advises companies and…
Jack Diggines  photo Jack Diggines Solictor
Fran Duffy  photo Fran Duffy Solicitor
Jack Duncanson  photo Jack Duncanson Solictor
Joanne Evans  photo Joanne Evans Partner and Head of Employment Department, acting for significant employers in many…
Tom Evans  photo Tom Evans Solicitor
Stephanie Ewan  photo Stephanie Ewan Associate
Vicki Fagan  photo Vicki Fagan Solicitor in the Employment department. Vicki is experienced in both bringing and…
Sarah Fecitt  photo Sarah Fecitt Senior Associate
Ryan Fletcher  photo Ryan Fletcher Associate in the Corporate Commercial department, specialising in corporate transactions including mergers, acquisitions,…
Charlotte Gilbert  photo Charlotte Gilbert Partner providing commercial and practical advice on all aspects of employment law with…
Mark Gillies  photo Mark Gillies Partner
Ian Gordon  photo Ian Gordon Legal Director in the Real Estate department.  Ian has worked in the…
Sean Hackett  photo Sean Hackett Partner and Head of Property Litigation specialising in all forms of property…
Jennifer Hartley  photo Jennifer Hartley Solicitor in Real Estate Litigation. Jennifer has experience in commercial and residential…
Katie Hayes  photo Katie Hayes Associate
Joanne Henderson  photo Joanne Henderson Partner  Joanne advises on all aspects of employment law and is a…
Olivia Heston  photo Olivia Heston Solicitor
Charlotte Hook  photo Charlotte Hook Associate in the Commercial Property department. Deals with landlord and tenant matters,…
Sylwia Karkusiewicz  photo Sylwia Karkusiewicz Solicitor
Sean Kinney  photo Sean Kinney Solicitor
Jack Latham  photo Jack Latham Associate
Mohammed Akeel Latif  photo Mohammed Akeel Latif Partner and Head of Corporate Commercial Department specialising in corporate finance work which…
Annie Lau  photo Annie Lau Solicitor
Richard Lloyd  photo Richard Lloyd Chief Operating Officer
Adam Maher  photo Adam Maher Partner & Head of Department
Jennifer McGuinness  photo Jennifer McGuinness Senior Associate Jennifer has a particular interest in the niche area of…
Sarah McNair  photo Sarah McNair Associate in the Commercial Property department acting for both landlords and tenants on…
James Minshull  photo James Minshull Senior Associate
Jaima Mistry  photo Jaima Mistry Associate 
Terry Moore  photo Terry Moore Senior Associate in the Corporate Commercial Department specialising in mergers, acquisitions, sales,…
Nicola Moulds  photo Nicola Moulds Senior Associate
Carla Murray  photo Carla Murray Partner
Carl Newton  photo Carl Newton Chief Executive Officer
Tim Norman  photo Tim Norman Senior Partner
Zoe Olender  photo Zoe Olender Senior Associate in our Residential Property department. Zoe has a breadth of…
Joanne Perritt  photo Joanne Perritt Partner & Head of Department in the Commercial Property department dealing with…
Laura Pile  photo Laura Pile Partner specialising in all areas of property litigation including landlord and tenant…
Emily Roberts  photo Emily Roberts Associate 
Scott Sands  photo Scott Sands Partner
Clara Staunton  photo Clara Staunton Partner in the Private Client Team specialising in Estates, Trusts, Wills and…
Gemma Symons  photo Gemma Symons Solicitor in Commercial Litigation with experience in dealing with contractual disputes, professional negligence…
Karen Taylor  photo Karen Taylor Senior Associate
Jane Tenquist  photo Jane Tenquist Head of Department & Partner. Jane’s focus is in matrimonial finance, particularly…
Helen Thompson  photo Helen Thompson Helen is a Partner and Head of the Contentious Trust and Probate…
Alice Vale  photo Alice Vale Senior Associate in our Contentious Trust and Probate Team Alice advises clients…
Sarah Whitelegge  photo Sarah Whitelegge Senior Associate
Laura Willis  photo Laura Willis Senior Associate in our Wills, Trusts and Probate department.  Laura deals with…
Chris Wilson  photo Chris Wilson Senior Associate
Bik-Ki Wong photo Bik-Ki WongPartner & Head of Wills, Trusts & Probate department
Number of UK partners : 21
Number of other UK fee-earners : 46
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