Firm Profile > SAS Daniels LLP > Chester, England
SAS Daniels LLP Offices
3 VICAR'S LANE
SAS Daniels LLP > The Legal 500 Rankings
SAS Daniels LLP has a good geographic coverage across the North West, with offices in Chester, Stockport, Congleton and Macclesfield. The firm has particular expertise in transactional work for SMEs including M&A, demergers, sales and joint ventures. Client sectors include healthcare, music and education. Chester-based Jeremy Orrell and Kaye Whitby head the corporate and commercial teams respectively.
Pentre Group Holdings Limited
Medical Air Technology Limited
Beech Developments (NW) Limited
The Challenge Group
High Court Enforcement Group Limited
Fayrefield Foods Limited
Premier Care Limited
Rowlinson Knitwear Limited
Agriculture and estates Tier 2
SAS Daniels LLP's agricultural team sits within the firm's private client practice, offering a range of legal services for farmers, including land sales, partnerships, renewable energy and tax and succession issues, as well as divorce and litigation matters. The team is led out of Chester by James Goddard, who made partner in late 2018, alongside estate administration and probate head Helen Gowin in Congleton.
SAS Daniels LLP has particular expertise in residential work; the team stands out for its experience in the land promotion sector and has advised on a number of land disposals for residential development. It is also instructed by owner-managed businesses on their property needs and handles development work. The estates and agricultural sector is also a key driver of the practice where James Goddard, who was recently promoted to partner, is noted. Elsewhere, James Clarke handles development work and promotion agreements; Nigel Read leads the residential property team; Neil Powell is active on education sector work; and Andrew Clark handles development work. Recently promoted partner Scott Tams is instructed by social housing providers.
Scott Tams consistently provides solid and prompt advice on a diverse range of matters.
Nat West Bank
Clive Sall Architects
Beech Developments (NW)
Education Tier 2
SAS Daniels LLP regularly provides employment and HR advice to school and further education sector clients in the region, and it also advises on a range of health and safety, regulatory and commercial work. The team handles property mandates for clients in the sector and it has advised on a number of academy conversions. Karen Barker head of the employment and HR group.
‘The team provides support swiftly, offers pertinent advice and its no-nonsense approach is refreshing.’
‘The team gives confidence in the advice and guidance that it gives.’
‘Clare Bromley provides practical support’.
‘Simon Bellard is patient, thorough and shows warmth whatever the circumstances.’
Family Tier 2
The 'efficient, thoughtful and professional' family team at SAS Daniels LLP is spread across its four Cheshire offices, but the firm has in recent months begun to receive more work from further afield, with more instructions coming in from Shropshire, Birmingham and Leeds. The 'professional and intelligent' Shelley Chesworth, 'a little gem amongst lawyers', heads up the team, while fellow partner Denise Woodward has a 'professional, realistic and informative touch'.
‘Shelley Chesworth has impressed me highly – she is a little gem amongst lawyers. She is always on hand to reassure and give good advice, no matter how busy she is. She goes beyond what she needs to and has even took time to advice and reassure out of office hours and weekends. She does a brilliant job for a fair price, not taking advantage of the situation to make money. She is very professional and very intelligent.’
SAS Daniels LLP advises a broad range of clients on long-term care funding, inheritance tax planning, trusts and personal taxation, as well as complex and high value estates, including estates containing trusts, foreign property, business property and agricultural property. Justine Clowes, who specialises in wills and wealth planning, with a particular focus on mental capacity work, heads the team which also includes the 'very approachable and professional' Helen Kelly.
‘Helen Kelly and Jayne Heywood are very approachable, helpful and professional.’
‘The firm’s communication is exceptional and makes for very smooth working.’
SAS Daniels LLP advises businesses and high-net-worth individuals across Cheshire and the North West on a wide range of disputes, covering property, contentious probate, intellectual property and banking, as well as professional negligence claims. Newly promoted partner Anna Barnes heads the team, while Kathryn Clare joined as solicitor from Knights plc during 2018.
Gladman Homes Limited
Hutchison 3G UK Limited
Employment Tier 3
The SAS Daniels LLP employment team, which is led by Karen Barker has particular strengths in the education sector, representing a range of schools and academies. Former senior partner Jonathan Whittaker, a mainstay of the team, now serves as a consultant and part-time employment judge. 'Approachable and knowledgeable' senior associate Katie Hodson is recommended.
‘The team were very sympathetic and understanding in a very difficult situation. All the people we dealt with were very professional and well informed.‘
‘Katie Hodson’s availability to discuss circumstances and her excellent level of practical advice and interpretation is really helpful. She is very approachable and knowledgeable about the subject, quick to understand the situation circumstances and needs of any particular situation. She has an excellent understanding of the bigger picture and applying this to the circumstances to obtain an optimal but practical outcome.‘
‘The service provided by SAS Daniels – namely Katie Hodson – the best that I have ever experienced. Regardless of the nature of the query, Katie’s experience in providing straightforward advice in a no-nonsense fashion, I find to be second to none.’
SAS Daniels LLP acts for a range of insolvency practitioners, individuals and SMEs on contentious and non-contentious insolvency and restructuring mandates. The team has particular experience in advising on insolvent deceased estates and also handles asset recovery work. Paul Formby heads the team.
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SAS Daniels LLP > Firm Profile
SAS Daniels LLP is focused on delivering high-quality corporate, property, litigation, employment and individual client legal expertise.
The firm provides clear and practical legal advice through experienced teams – to develop long-term relationships with private clients and to become a trusted partner for businesses and intermediaries.
The firm: SAS Daniels LLP operates from locations across Cheshire and Greater Manchester and is placed outside the region’s major city centres. Clients select SAS Daniels because they want first-rate legal advice, delivered quickly without fuss, from cost-effective locations. This competitive pricing structure, delivered by well-respected legal advisors, is why the firm has a loyal client base that includes some of the best known national and regional companies, public sector organisations, owner-managed businesses and start-ups.
Types of work undertaken: SAS Daniels LLP provides expert legal advice in the following areas:
Corporate: delivers a range of corporate and commercial services for businesses, which includes mergers and acquisitions (public and private), disposals, corporate finance, corporate reorganisations, equity capital markets (IPOs, secondary offerings and pre-IPO fundraisings) private equity and private placings, MBOs, MBIs and LBOs, joint ventures, share schemes and partnership matters. The team also specialises in advising the healthcare sector, charities and local authorities.
Employment: provides a proactive and results-driven service to employers and employees on all aspects of employment law and HR. Areas of particular expertise include employment tribunal representation, restructuring and redundancy advice, TUPE and equal pay. One of the largest in the North West, the team was one of the first in the country to offer a fixed-price fully insured employment law protection scheme for employers, called SAS Protect. SAS Protect provides bespoke contracts, policies and procedures, advice on employment issues together with tribunal representation and award cover for complete peace of mind. The team also offers fixed-price HR consultancy services, including on-site support at disciplinary and grievance hearings, absence management, bespoke appraisal processes, recruitment guidance and management training.
Property: consists of full-service commercial and residential property teams. The commercial property team delivers advice for investment management, property funding and finance, rural and agriculture law and ancillary matters such as negotiating, licensing and insurance. The residential property team specialises in providing advice in conveyancing and landlord and tenant matters.
Litigation: specialises in delivering a range of dispute resolution services in both general and commercial litigation for both individuals and corporate clients. With a diverse range of skills and abilities, the team resolves land and property disputes, contentious probate issues, corporate and partnership disputes together with construction matters. A separate personal injury team covers all areas of personal injury claims and medical negligence actions, both in fast-track and multi-track claims.
Private client: offers expert guidance on a comprehensive range of services for individual clients, including a full probate service together with wills, trusts and estate administration. The team has particular strength in providing services for older and vulnerable clients, including safeguarding and personalisation matters.
Family: delivers specific expertise in separation, divorce and all associated family law matters. All team members are specialists in complex finance and children matters, with additional expertise in collaborative law and mediation.
|Managing Partner and Head of Corporate||Jeremy Orrell|
Staff FiguresNumber of UK partners : 20 Number of other UK fee-earners : 56
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- North West Agriculture and estates
- North West Commercial property: elsewhere in the North West
- North West Education
- North West Family
- North West Personal tax, trusts and probate
- North West Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the North West
- North West Employment
- North West Insolvency and corporate recovery
- North West Construction