Firm Profile > RadcliffesLeBrasseur > Leeds , Yorkshire And The Humber

RadcliffesLeBrasseur
VERITY HOUSE
6 CANAL WHARF
LEEDS
LS11 5PS
Yorkshire And The Humber

RadcliffesLeBrasseur is one of the UK’s leading medium-sized commercial law firms with around 200 employees working in three offices located in London, Leeds and Cardiff.

The firm: Over 150 years, RadcliffesLeBrasseur has built a reputation for providing sound, practical, high-quality legal advice, allying traditional values to forward thinking and commercial acumen.

While the firm is organised into traditional departments, multi-disciplinary teams from across the firm come together to deliver complete solutions for clients in key areas where it has particular strengths.

Types of work undertaken: Business and property: the firm specialises in advising property investors and developers in relation to the acquisition, funding, development, disposal and management of property. It provides a full company and commercial law service and prides itself on helping its clients to build businesses of all sizes. Clients range from start-ups and entrepreneurs, and private and family-owned businesses through to major plcs, multinationals and lending institutions. The department has particular expertise in landlord and tenant and commercial litigation and includes an arbitrator and an accredited mediator.

Healthcare: the firm has one of the most substantial healthcare practices in the UK acting for medical defence organisations, the NHS, private providers of healthcare, primary care practitioners and regulatory authorities. The firm is renowned for its specialist work in the field of mental health and public law and is a recognised leader in advising providers of mental health services and those operating care homes, where its expertise is unrivalled.

Tax and private client: the firm provides specialist inheritance and capital gains tax advice, planning for lifetime tax mitigation and to ensure that provision for the next generation is made as tax-efficiently as possible. It provides tax and trust advice for settlors, trustees and beneficiaries of UK trusts and advice on the administration of trusts and estates. The firm provides a complete estate and tax planning service from simple wills, codicils and lasting powers of attorney through to complex trust structures. It also services the needs of international private clients and investors in the UK and is one of the few teams in the UK looking after the specific needs of Turkish clients, providing bilingual and dual-qualified advice.

Charities: the firm guides charities, and their trustees, through the increasingly intricate demands of charity law and practice and the many other areas of law which affect charities in their day-to-day activities. The team provides specialist advice on charity formation, governance, compliance and regulatory matters, trading, fundraising and tax as well as advice on employment, immigration, property, commercial and corporate matters and disputes.

Employment: the team has a wealth of experience and expertise in all areas of employment law, including dismissals, claims under the discrimination legislation, equal pay claims, breach of contract, pensions and share options. Solicitors deliver their advice in a straightforward, practical and commercial manner. The firm is used to providing ad-hoc advice to organisations in urgent, often stressful circumstances, in which employment queries often arise.

Family: this department has a varied caseload including divorce, related financial proceedings, prenuptial agreements and all aspects of private client family law, including Children’s Act proceedings. The family department work encompasses issues relating to trusts (onshore and offshore) and tax, with the necessary expertise being provided within the tax and private client department.

Immigration: the firm provides advice on all aspects of business immigration, including work permits for UK companies wishing to employ non-EU nationals and international companies wishing to transfer employees to subsidiaries in the UK.

Solicitors’ regulation: the firm has one of the leading regulatory teams specialising in solicitors defence work. In this fast-changing field of regulatory law, a solicitor facing any risk of disciplinary proceedings needs to instruct a specialist to protect his or her career. The team’s work includes advice in investigations by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, assistance on practising certificate applications, representation on forensic investigations reports and caseworker reports prepared for adjudication and defence of Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal proceedings.

Trainees: four trainees are recruited each year. Application is by CV with covering letter to Erika Ely, head of HR, or via the firm’s website.

Department Name Email Telephone
Chief operating officer Jackie Darby
Charities Philip Maddock
Charities Victoria Fairley
Company commercial Stephen Blair
Corporate finance Stephen Blair
Employment Sejal Raja
Family Caroline Penfold
Health (mental health and care homes) Andrew Parsons
Health (MDOs and regulatory issues) Alex Leslie
Insolvency Stephen Blair
Litigation and dispute resolution Nigel West
Property investment and development Karen Mayne
Residential property Karen Mayne
Solicitors regulation Nigel West
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Number of UK partners : 38
Number of other UK fee-earners : 63