Firm Profile > Harrison Drury & Co > Preston, England
Harrison Drury & Co Offices
1A CHAPEL STREET
Harrison Drury & Co > The Legal 500 Rankings
Harrison Drury & Co is ‘well-connected and respected in the market’, fielding a team best known for partnership, shareholder and contractual disputes, derivative claims including negligence, breach of duty and breach of trust, as well as director misfeasance matters. Aside from core commercial litigation, the practice, which is headed by Sean Gibbs, acclaimed for his ‘great touch with clients’, also actively handles reputational and privacy disputes, IP and sport-related litigation and claims against professionals.
Other key lawyers:
‘The team is approachable, hardworking, and run by an intellectual powerhouse, Nick Booth. I was referred to the team by another Harrison Drury director, and my expectations were met and exceeded. From my perspective, the success of a dispute resolution team hinges on its ability to secure instructions, successfully execute them (hopefully to a positive outcome), and then, in spite of the inevitable anguish and exhaustion, be the clients first choice solicitor thereafter.’
‘The strength of the team was epitomised by Nick Booth. He has an innate ability to delegate, whilst maintaining complete oversight of his very capable team members without micro-managing them. Nick was quickly able to absorb and synthesize information, provide a clear and concise legal opinion and thereafter advice upon which we could initiate our next steps. At no point did I feel out of the loop, nor unclear about our future actions and the intended consequences of these.’
‘This is a very effective team litigating company and partnership disputes. A small play packing a big punch on this area of the law.’
AFC Fylde Limited
AM Packaging Corporation Limited
Harrison Drury & Co is active in the residential and commercial development markets, advising retailers and investors on the commercial side. Estate management work is also handled by the practice. The 'commercially savvy and pragmatic' Simon England heads up the team and specialises in landlord and tenant work. Also of note is Naomi Fell, who has experience acting on residential conveyancing matters, operating out of the Kendal office.
Other key lawyers:
‘An excellent real estate team headed by Simon England. A diverse range of knowledge always ensuring the suitable solicitor deals with the matter. Communication in particular remains a major strength along with response time and proactiveness, all strengths which I find to be rare particularly outside of Greater Manchester.’
‘Simon England is excellent. Always available and helpful, always looking for the best solution and prepared to work hard to achieve it on behalf of the client.’
‘Simon England embodies the main strengths referred to above by some margin and most certainly is the stand out being commercially savvy, pragmatic and an excellent communicator.’
Eric Wright Group Limited and Eric Wright Pension
James Alpe Developments Limited
M&M Acquisitions Ltd
Oakhill Developments Limited
Peter Jackson, the Jeweller
PJM Property Investments
Sir Simon Towneley (Worsthorne Estate, Cliviger and Burnley)
Oakfield Park, Kirkby Lonsdale
Ballytherm UK Limited
FDC (Holdings) Limited
Chicken Delicatessen Limited
The team at Harrison Drury & Co, which is led by the ‘exceptional’ David Filmer, is particularly active in the manufacturing, sports and entertainment sectors, and is regularly entrusted for M&A, joint ventures and company formations. It is also experienced in corporate governance, shareholder agreements and management buyouts.
‘They explain technical legal language so it is easily understood. Very helpful when you are dealing with an issue for the first time.’
‘All people dealing with the company have gone the extra mile, whether that’s out of hours contact or just being available – both David Filmer and Kerry Southworth were exceptional.’
Montagu Events Limited, t/a XYZ
11 Degrees Limited
R&G Acquisitions Limited
Barton Grange Group Limited
Tangerine Group Limited
Graeme Macleod Property Limited
AFC Fylde (official legal partner)
Dexine Leyland Rubber Technology Limited
Harrison Drury & Co's insolvency and corporate recovery practice handles work 'thoroughly and does a good job' when acting for its clients. The group handles the full remit of insolvency matters including contentious proceedings, working with insolvent and distressed companies. Team head James Robbins provides 'a brilliant service to clients with high-quality advice on complex issues'; he is dual qualified as a solicitor and insolvency practitioner.
‘The firm does a lot of insolvency work across the country getting interesting instructions from foreign banks and agencies regarding foreign debts which has extra complexity. The firm prepares things very thoroughly and does a good job.’
‘James Robbins is highly knowledgeable. But also approachable. My team are very comfortable taking issues to him, for a practical and pragmatic view on both how the law works and what will be successful in the situation.’
‘James Robbins has been the contact point, often coming into his own vs opposing teams lead by Partners. He offers a brilliant service to clients with high quality advice on complex issues and very responsive and go the extra mile.’
‘The team are big enough to cope but retain a local ability to care which is rarely found elsewhere.’
RSM Restructuring Advisory
Property litigation Tier 5
Harrison Drury & Co's team are 'excellent professionals, dedicated to clients, friendly and pleasant to work with on all levels.' They act on landlord and tenant disputes, negligence claims and the enforcement of property rights. Colin Fenny leads the team and is known for providing an 'exceptional service.' He principally acts on contentious development matters, including disputes over property contracts and professional negligence claims.
‘We engaged Harrison Drury as an unknown team of solicitors. We were desperate to find someone to fight our difficult case. We loved the fact that Colin Fenny was always available immediately or if busy soon got back to us. He was candid but we appreciated his honesty which gave the correct balance. We were supported through a very long and stressful chapter and can only speak very highly of our experience with Harrison Drury.’
‘Harrison Drury take a refreshingly modern approach to property litigation. They are both engaging and professional, friendly but firm and provide a high quality of professional service. Their approach makes them much easier to deal with than similar firms.’
‘The team is very much a team with an excellent working relationship therefore providing clients with a comprehensive service. Even when another member of the team is dealing with another matter each professional is aware of the case details so it can be picked up if anything was to happen. They have a wide range of knowledge of the whole sector, and also abreast with the latest developments. Each individual take time to understand the client’s requirements and end goal before advising on the matter. Most importantly it’s a joy to meet with them, as they are always so polite, professional, cheery and communicate to a standard which other professionals don’t.’
‘I find the team at Harrison Drury to be particularly responsive to their clients’ needs, and commercially astute. In the work I did with them, there were multiple factors need to taken into account, and they were careful to ensure that the client was aware of all its options and had clear, sensible advice which prioritised outcomes over processes, whilst keeping costs at a competitive level. All in all, they offer a great service.’
‘Excellent professionals, dedicated to clients, friendly and pleasant to work with on all levels.’
Colin Fenny provides an exceptional service. He finds innovative solutions to the many challenges which litigation brings, the ability to blend legal and practical knowledge together to bring a solution which exceeds the client’s aims. He always seems to be one step ahead of the other side allowing us to be proactive not counteracting. The communication and ability to commute with clients is second to none, all have complete faith in him.’
‘Colin Fenny is particularly responsive and diligent in understanding the issue around particular problems rather than simply looking at the pure legal elements. This allows pragmatic decision making and faster, commercially advantageous solutions to be reached.’
M&M Acquisitions Ltd
Eric Wright Group Limited and Eric Wright Pension Trustees
Sir Simon Towneley (Worsthorne Estate, Cliviger and Burnley)
Tustin Developments Limited
MAC Roofing and Contracting Limited
MH Stainton Limited
Trustees of the Legh Estate
Trustees of the Dunkenhalgh Estate
Cronin Properties Limited
Robert Silverwood (Lowther Café)
David Reginald Hatch, Alison Hatch, Zygmunt Kulbacki
Glendale Managed Services Limited
Parkwood Leisure Limited
Carter & Carter Photography Limited
The Log House Restaurant Limited
Classic Lodges Limited
Collinson Construction Plc
Harrison Drury & Co > Firm Profile
Harrison Drury is a leading and award winning regional law firm that dates its heritage back to 1901. We have offices across Lancashire and the South Lakes and provide sector specific legal services to businesses and their owners across this region and beyond.
Over the last ten years Harrison Drury has established itself as the employer of choice within the legal sector and has grown at a pace unrivalled by other firms within the county. Attracting experts who are passionate at delivering outstanding legal services has helped our business to stand out from an otherwise competitive market.
Harrison Drury is proud to be home to one of largest commercial property teams in Lancashire and Cumbria with many decades of experience acting for business owners, developers, funders, landlords and tenants.
The firm’s corporate and commercial teams are well versed in handling business transactions, whether it is one-off sale or purchase, or a multi-million group merger. The team also has experience in dealing with a broad spectrum of contracts within with the hospitality and leisure sector, from trading contracts to ownership and management agreements.
Harrison Drury’s team of family and private client solicitors have a strong track record of success in cases that involve high net worth individuals with complex asset structures, such as business owners, sports people and professionals.
From wealth and trust planning to dealing with a bereavement, the firm’s trusted and highly experienced team that can protect assets and ensure your property and possessions pass to those who you wish to benefit from them.
Harrison Drury assists individuals on wills and inheritance issues in a wide range of circumstances, including business owners, wealthy individuals with large estates, those with significant financial and property assets, and others looking to protect the future financial security of their loved ones.
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