Firm Profile > Sherrards Solicitors LLP > St Albans, England
Sherrards Solicitors LLP Offices
4 BEACONSFIELD ROAD
Sherrards Solicitors LLP > The Legal 500 Rankings
Sherrards Solicitors LLP’s litigation practice has a far-reaching international scope and handles complex cross-border and multi-jurisdictional matters with a focus on Russia, Ukraine and the CIS, China, North America and French-speaking countries. In the UK, the practice is best known for its expertise in the recruitment sector. Major fraud, financial services-related investigations, franchising, retail and banking-related litigation, debt recovery and insolvency, white collar crime and asset finance litigation are other areas of strength. Paul Marmor heads the practice. Barney Laurence, who was made partner in March 2018, and CIS specialist Marta Grieve are other names to note.
‘They have an international outlook with particular experience with dealing with Russian clients and familiarity with cross border business‘.
‘An excellent no nonsense firm which really understands business and how to handle complex and testing fraud and litigation matters‘.
‘Sherrards has an excellent litigation team led by Paul Marmor‘.
‘They provide advisory and litigation services of a quality similar to the services of the Tier 1 City and West End law firms, but at a fraction of the cost‘.
‘Paul Marmor is a star litigator. He is a master strategist and seeks to anticipate what the other side will do for the next move, and the move after that‘.
‘Paul Marmor is excellent in multi-jurisdictional litigation and appreciates how moves in one jurisdiction may impact on the proceedings and strategy in other jurisdictions‘.
‘Paul Marmor and Barney Laurence get on top of complex subject matters rapidly and diligently‘.
Aurora Leasing Limited
Cambria Automobiles Limited
Lauralu UK Limited
Menkind UK Limited
Winkworth Estates & Lettings
Ward Thomas Removals Limited
Sherrards Solicitors LLP's practice is based in Hertfordshire, but operates at a local, national and international level, benefiting from a strong geographical and professional proximity with London firms. The practice has longstanding expertise in mergers, acquisitions, disposals, private equity transactions and other transactions for public companies. The client portfolio includes a number of owner-managed businesses from the media and entertainment, franchising and recruitment sectors. Leigh Head heads the practice. Andrew Cooke, who was made partner in April 2018 splits his time between St Albans and London, and senior associate Kiall Bagnell are other key contacts.
‘A very professional and experienced team‘.
‘The individuals are responsive, aware of deadlines and professional‘.
KMP Taste Limited
McConnell Group Limited
Winkworth Franchising Limited
Fawcett Garages (Newbury) Limited
Arrow Medical Limited
Bestival & Camp Bestival
Mander Organs Limited
Lords Builders Merchants
International Music Summit
Sherrards Solicitors LLP’s employment team advises clients in sectors including retail and leisure, recruitment, franchising, logistics and pharmaceuticals. It provides both employment and HR advice in conjunction with transactional support on business mergers and acquisitions. The department has immigration capability and caters for a variety of international clients. Mark Fellows heads the practice. Joanne Perry is also recommended.
‘They seem to really care about not only doing a good job, but making you feel as though someone is listening to you and is determined to help. I also noticed how they will work extra hours to make sure urgent matters are dealt with.‘
‘The employment team have legal expertise and practical experience. They are excellent throughout their department for employment advice to individuals and to companies. Their HR consultancy is first rate.‘
‘Very commercial advice from friendly professionals. I have confidence in the answers I am given and they are relevant to our organisation and culture.‘
‘We have been delighted with the service provided by Mark Fellows, Joanne Perry and the team. They are very commercial in their mindset and understand the practicalities/difficulties of HR management, so give useful advice rather than just the simple legal position which is really appreciated. They always respond quickly if advice needed urgently.‘
‘Mark Fellows is like a good doctor in that he has been supporting me during a very difficult time.‘
‘The team’s support is fantastic. Joanne Perry in particular ensures she really understands our business and ensures we understand her advice.’
‘Joanne Perry gives practical advice and has a robust approach which makes the client feel that she is on their side but also making sure that a commercial view is taken.‘
‘Joanne Perry and Mark Fellows are both extremely friendly, professional and helpful.‘
Winkworth Franchising Limited
The Jewellery Channel Limited
Strax UK Limited
F H Bertling Limited
NewRiver REIT (UK) Limited
Bestival/ Camp Bestival
The team at Sherrards Solicitors LLP has longstanding expertise in the retail, leisure, hospitality, healthcare and banking sectors. High-profile work includes acquisitions, financing and the development of residential, commercial and mixed-use sites. The team also handles easement matters, planning and landlord and tenant work. Terry Fendt heads the practice. Stephanie Kierans and managing partner Alasdair McMillin are also recommended.
‘Always professional and commercial‘.
‘Terry Fendt and Stephanie Kierans are the most commercially aware solicitors I’ve ever used‘.
‘Stephanie Kierans stands out. She deals with everything very quickly and efficiently‘.
Pico’s Limited (trading as Benito’s Hat)
Eat At The Works Limited
Energie Property (UK) Limited
FoodCo. UK LLP (trading as Muffin Break)
Chokdee Limited (trading as Giggling Squid)
Chas Lowe & Sons
Gift Universe/Menkind/Red 5
Rituals Cosmetics UK Limited
Sherrards Solicitors LLP is best known for its internationally focused private client work, which focuses on clients from North America, India, Russia, the Middle East, Spain, France and Germany, among others. The team specialises in wills, estate and tax planning for both domiciled and non-domiciled clients. Complex probate and trust work is also an area of expertise, while economic control and coercion and romance fraud are fields of increasing interest. Senior consultant Nicole Marmor heads the practice. Senior solicitor Donna Payne is also recommended.
Sherrards Solicitors LLP > Firm Profile
The firm: Sherrards is a law firm with a reputation for providing excellent client service to a range of clients including owner managed businesses and public companies, banks, global brands, partnerships and enterprises. Sherrards’ clients also benefit from specialist legal expertise in the recruitment, retail, franchising, leisure, charities, media & entertainment and banking & finance sectors. Sherrards’ client-centric approach means that they provide a clear and commercially focused perspective based on a solid understanding of real business issues, helping clients to successfully resolve complex matters and achieve their growth ambitions.
Principal areas of work: Sherrards’ varied client base includes OFO (UK) Ltd, Haier Group Corporation, Winkworth Franchising Ltd, Berry Recruitment Ltd, Rituals Cosmetics (UK) Ltd, Gift Universe Limited (incorporating Menkind Limited and Red 5 (Retail) Limited, Foodco UK LLP (trading as Muffin Break) and Cambria Automobiles plc.
Property: Respected lawyers Terry Fendt and Charles Hodder lead the team. Commercially savvy solicitors, they handle complex property transactions, including joint ventures and finance agreements, acquisition and disposal of retail and investment property, hotels, restaurants and pubs, property development (commercial and residential) and management work. Asha Ngai, Caroline Vernon and John Brian lead the residential team, much of which has an international element.
Corporate/ Commercial: Covering a full range of corporate and commercial work, the team has additional expertise in IP, media and entertainment and charity law. Jean-Paul da Costa and Leigh Head lead the team providing a partner-led service, committed to providing tailored, commercial and cost-effective solutions.
Dispute Resolution & Litigation: Paul Marmor leads the litigation team who provide a responsive service to manage the risks and maximise the strength of their client’s position.
Employment: Mark Fellows leads the team with partner Joanne Perry who support clients through all stages of the employment relationship with a focus on creating and maintaining a sound legal framework for employers.
Private Wealth: The team handles Wills, tax and probate matters, UK and internationals succession planning and highend residential property.
International: Sherrards has an international focus with China & Asia, Russia & CIS, French and German teams. The teams provide legal services to UK SMEs looking to export overseas and foreign companies and high-net-worth individuals setting up in the UK.
|Managing partner||Alasdair McMillinemail@example.com||01727 738902|
|Commercial property||Terry Fendtfirstname.lastname@example.org||01727 738922|
|Commercial property||Stephanie Kieransemail@example.com||01727 738923|
|Commercial property||Charles Hodderfirstname.lastname@example.org||020 7478 9027|
|Corporate/ commercial||Jean-Paul da Costa||JeanPaul.Dacosta@sherrards.com||020 7478 9018|
|Dispute resolution/ commercial litigation||Paul Marmoremail@example.com||0207 4789010|
|Employment||Mark Fellowsfirstname.lastname@example.org||01727 738976|
|Corporate/ commercial||Leigh Heademail@example.com||01727 738937|
|Banking and finance||Gregory Lunnonfirstname.lastname@example.org||01727 738903|
|Personal tax, trusts and probate||Nicole Marmoremail@example.com||01727 738989|
|Residential conveyancing||John Brianfirstname.lastname@example.org||01727 738977|
|Residential conveyancing||Asha Ngaiemail@example.com||02074953035|
|Residential conveyancing||Caroline Vernonfirstname.lastname@example.org||020 3795 0036|
|Employment||Joanne Perryemail@example.com||01727 738920|
|Property disputes||Michael Lewisfirstname.lastname@example.org||01727 738980|
|Dispute Resolution/ Litigation||Barney Lawrenceemail@example.com||01727 738975|
|Residential property||Amy Bruntfirstname.lastname@example.org||01727 738983|
|Corporate/ commercial||Andrew Cookeemail@example.com||020 7478 9911|
|Residential property||Anu Huntfirstname.lastname@example.org||020 7478 9914|
|Property disputes||Ben Waltersemail@example.com||01727 738931|
|Commercial property||Claire Haywoodfirstname.lastname@example.org||01727 738904|
|Wills, Trusts & Probate||Donna Payneemail@example.com||01727 738943|
|Commercial property||Fiorina Fortunatofirstname.lastname@example.org||020 3795 0026|
|Dispute Resolution/ Litigation||Gemma Newingemail@example.com||01727 738918|
|Corporate/ commercial||Geraldine Fabrefirstname.lastname@example.org||020 7478 9917|
|Commercial property||Isabel Wolfe Barry||Isabel.email@example.com||020 7478 9912|
|Commercial property||Jessica Lloydfirstname.lastname@example.org||0207 478 9015|
|Corporate/ commercial||Jonathan Cookeemail@example.com||020 7478 9028|
|Dispute Resolution/ Litigation||Karen Dobsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||01727 738906|
|Corporate/ commercial||Katherine Gilroyemail@example.com||020 7478 9918|
|Corporate/ commercial||Kiall Bagnellfirstname.lastname@example.org||01727 738914|
|Immigration adviser||Laura Butcheremail@example.com||020 7478 9014|
|Corporate/ commercial||Laurel Zhangfirstname.lastname@example.org||02074789916|
|Corporate/ commercial consultant||Manzoor Ishaniemail@example.com||07887745587|
|Commercial property||Mark Petersfirstname.lastname@example.org||020 7478 9011|
|Dispute Resolution/ Litigation||Paul Werth||Paul.email@example.com||01727 738940|
|Commercial property||Richard Bernsfirstname.lastname@example.org||020 7478 9020|
|Commercial property||Sarah Bennett- Hughesemail@example.com||01727 738948|
|Commercial property||Shreya Kargathrafirstname.lastname@example.org||020 7478 9919|
|Trainee||Sunira Patelemail@example.com||01727 738987|
|White Collar Crime||Simon Morganfirstname.lastname@example.org||020 3657 9454|
|Commercial property/ planning law||Giles Ferinemail@example.com||07778192150|
|Commercial property/ construction||Graeme Robertsfirstname.lastname@example.org||01256 889840|
|Paralegal||Rachael Draneemail@example.com||01727 738933|
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Staff FiguresNumber of UK partners : 18 Number of other UK fee-earners : 55
LanguagesMandarin Chinese Russian French German
CLIENT: Andy Laurillard, MD Giggling Squid
COMPANY/FIRM: Chokdee Ltd t/a Giggling Squid
TESTIMONIAL: “Giggling Squid has grown from one restaurant in 2002 to over 30 and we need a law firm who can keep pace with us. Stephanie Kierans and the rest of the lawyers at Sherrards have done just that. They provide excellent commercial advice and are quick to respond to all our needs”.
CLIENT: Doug Bates
COMPANY/FIRM: Intelligent People.
TESTIMONIAL: “Sherrards are a warm and friendly team who not only offer expert advice but execute brilliantly. As a small business we occasionally have debt to chase or need legal counsel on other matters, we have a 100% record with Sherrards and will continue to use them for the foreseeable future. Highly, highly recommended”
CLIENT: Eve Gonsalves
COMPANY/FIRM: Energie Property UK Limited
TESTIMONIAL: “Energie have worked with Sherrards as the business has expanded. The team at Sherrards are down to earth, approachable and on hand to provide assistance where required. They work with us and our franchisees to help making the club acquisition process as seamless as possible.”
CLIENT: Sahnker Patel, CEO Lords Builders Merchants
COMPANY/FIRM: Lords Builders Merchants
TESTIMONIAL: “Andrew Cooke and the team from Sherrards have once again provided the Lords Group with exemplary support in this acquisition. We have built a very strong relationship which will continue to grow as our business does.”
CLIENT: Robert McGregor, Director McConnell Group
COMPANY/FIRM: McConnell Group
TESTIMONIAL: “We have worked with Kiall, Leigh and corporate the team for a number of years and they always provides concise and commercial advice. They have a collaborative, personable approach and we thoroughly enjoy working with them.”