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Sherrards Solicitors LLP

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141853 ST ALBANS 17
London, St Albans

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
Corporate and commercial: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx - ranked: tier 1

Sherrards Solicitors LLP

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.

Practice head(s):Leigh Head

Other key lawyers:Andrew Cooke; Kiall Bagnell


'A very professional and experienced team'.

'The individuals are responsive, aware of deadlines and professional'.

Key Clients

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

Hungry Panda

International Music Summit

Work highlights

  • Continued representation of long-standing media client Bestival Festival.
  • Represented Arrow Medical, a large medical manufacturing company, on a two phase capital fundraising project.
  • Represented KMP Taste Limited in the sale of one of the largest Pizza Hut franchises in the UK.
  • Ongoing advice to international franchisor Winkworth estate agents on a wide range of corporate work.
  • Advising the founding member of a financial company, acquired by a private equity fund, on a new group restructure.
Rising stars

Kiall Bagnell - Sherrards Solicitors LLP

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South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx - ranked: tier 1

Sherrards Solicitors LLP

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.

Practice head(s):Paul Marmor

Other key lawyers:Barney Laurence; Marta Grieve


'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'.

Key Clients

Habibsons Bank

Aurora Leasing Limited

Berry Recruitment

Cambria Automobiles Limited

Lauralu UK Limited

Villa Plus

Menkind UK Limited

Muffin Break

Winkworth Estates & Lettings

Ward Thomas Removals Limited

Work highlights

  • Acting for a foreign construction group which has been defrauded in the UK in a very high-value fraud claim.
  • Acted for a company supporting the firm's US counterpart law firm in arbitration proceedings in the High Court in London, in an attempt to prevent further litigation in the US and to prevent the other side from suppressing or preventing full disclosure.
Leading individuals

Paul Marmor - Sherrards Solicitors LLP

Next Generation Partners

Barney Laurence - Sherrards Solicitors LLP

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South East: Human resources

Employment: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
Employment: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx - ranked: tier 1

Sherrards Solicitors LLP

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.

Practice head(s):Mark Fellows

Other key lawyers:Joanne Perry


'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.'

Key Clients

Berry Recruitment

Winkworth Franchising Limited

Topgolf Limited

The Jewellery Channel Limited


Forever Collectibles

Strax UK Limited

F H Bertling Limited

B3 Living

NewRiver REIT (UK) Limited

Bestival/ Camp Bestival

Work highlights

  • Representing Berry Recruitment and providing ongoing employment support in relation to their own client base.
  • Assisted New River REIT (UK) plc with all employment aspects on the purchase of a property portfolio.
  • Advised Winkworth Franchising Limited on employment support in a number of their franchises.
  • Advised Topgolf Limited in relation to employment support.
  • Advised FH Bertling Limited in relation to employment support.
Leading individuals

Mark Fellows - Sherrards Solicitors LLP

Next Generation Partners

Joanne Perry - Sherrards Solicitors LLP

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South East: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
Personal tax, trusts and probate: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx - ranked: tier 2

Sherrards Solicitors LLP

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.

Practice head(s):Nicole Marmor

Other key lawyers:Donna Payne


'Excellent manner of communication with clients'.

'Excellent service from Nicole Marmor and Donna Payne'.

Work highlights

  • Acting for the administration of a cross-border taxable estate where the issue of domicile needed to be established.
  • Advising a client who has several successful businesses on inheritance tax (IHT) issues related to how best to pass on his wealth through the use of Wills and trusts.
  • Advising UK domiciled ultra-high net worth individuals in relation to IHT mitigation
  • Advising clients in relation to cross border (English/ French) succession planning.
  • Advising inter-generational family members on succession IHT planning and passing of family business with cross-border (English/ Indian) considerations and in particular domicile.
Rising stars

Donna Payne - Sherrards Solicitors LLP

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
Commercial property: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx - ranked: tier 2

Sherrards Solicitors LLP

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.

Practice head(s):Terry Fendt

Other key lawyers:Stephanie Kierans; Alasdair McMillin


'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'.

Key Clients

Pico’s Limited (trading as Benito’s Hat)

Funstation Limited

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

Evapo Ltd

Rituals Cosmetics UK Limited

Amey Plc

Work highlights

  • Assisting Pico’s Limited (trading as Benito’s Hat) with its acquisitions of two new restaurant premises.
  • Assisted Funstation Limited  with its acquisition of leisure premises in Xscape Milton Keynes.
  • Assisting Amey Plc with its re-gearing of a lease of head office premises.
  • Assisted Eat At The Works Limited with its acquisition of restaurant premises in Chelmsford.
  • Assisting Energie Property (UK) Limited with its acquisition of gym premises and new head office.
Next Generation Partners

Stephanie Kierans - Sherrards Solicitors LLP

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