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Herrington Carmichael LLP

BUILDING 9, RIVERSIDE WAY, WATCHMOOR PARK, CAMBERLEY, GU15 3YL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01276 686222
Fax:
Fax 01276 28041
DX:
161412 CAMBERLEY
Email:
Web:
www.herrington-carmichael.com
Camberley, London, Wokingham

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 3

Herrington Carmichael LLP

Herrington Carmichael LLP meets ‘international legal business standards in the field of mergers and acquisitions’ and is recommended for ‘distilling down complicated contractual advice into clear, concise and insightful feedback with clear recommendations and options’. Corporate lawyer and practice head Yavan Brar and senior solicitor Alex Canham are recommended for ‘their reactive and comprehensive approach when confronted with complex, international corporate legal situations’, while commercial specialist Mark Chapman ‘has strong technical knowledge and deals expeditiously with requests’ and ‘takes the time to understand clients’ businesses and shape his advice and support in a way that works for the client’. Work highlights included advising on acquisitions, share buy-backs and issuances, refinancing arrangements and financial services regulatory matters.

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South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey, Sussex - ranked: tier 4

Herrington Carmichael LLP

Herrington Carmichael LLP's team 'excellent, professional and responsive'. It handles a broad range of breach of contract matters; professional negligence; protection of confidential information and conflicts arising from corporate relationships. Practice head Frankie Tierney is 'personable and experienced' and provides 'sound legal advice' and 'outstanding lawyer' Frances Kyle is also a key member of the team.

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South East: Human resources

Employment: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Employment: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 3

Herrington Carmichael LLP

Herrington Carmichael LLP provides ‘an excellent, timely and professional service at all times’, with ‘exceptionally fast response times without any compromise on quality of advice and professionalism of service’. Highlights included bringing a high-profile claim against the defunct firm King & Wood Mallesons on behalf of over 200 employees, as well as defending a financial services client against an Employment Tribunal claim worth around £10m and advising a laundry company on the reorganisation of its business. Practice head Alistair McArthur is widely lauded, with reviewers recommending him as an ‘exceptionally bright and discerning lawyer’, ‘commercially savvy and decisive’, ‘always making himself available’ and ‘possessing strong business acumen’. Other key individuals for the team are senior solicitors Katie Harris and Katherine Clay and 'efficient and responsive' solicitor Robert Frampton .

Leading individuals

Alistair McArthur - Herrington Carmichael LLP

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Immigration
Immigration - ranked: tier 2

Herrington Carmichael LLP

Clients of Herrington Carmichael LLP 'always receive a consistently high level of service' from the immigration team, which is praised for its 'excellent knowledge of immigration law and the procedures and processes behind it, ensuring that all avenues are considered so as to mitigate against any risks'. Headed by Imelda Reddington (who is 'highly regarded in the field of immigration law'), the practice has cultivated a firm following among employers nationwide, who regularly instruct the firm on licence application compliance, Brexit-related immigration issues, and ongoing compliance with sponsor duties and recruitment of migrant workers, among other matters.

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South East: Private client

Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 3

Herrington Carmichael LLP

The ‘incredibly sensible and down to earth’ Maria Mulroe heads the 'very good' Herrington Carmichael LLP family law team. Mulroe divides her time between Wokingham and Camberley and is noted for her expertise in settling complicated financial matters and advising on children-related work, including complex, cross-border matters. Mulroe is assisted by a team of ‘conscientious and dedicated younger solicitors who are rising stars’, most notably ‘very hard-working and meticulous’ associate Danielle Bentley, who advises on leading work for high-net-worth individuals and has a strong grasp of complex family finance issues.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
Personal tax, trusts and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex - ranked: tier 3

Herrington Carmichael LLP

The team at Herrington Carmichael LLP 'acts with great integrity and professionalism' and 'combines in-depth knowledge and precision with a very friendly, helpful manner'. The team draws on the firm's commercial, disputes and real estate expertise to advise on estate planning, trusts, wills and probate matters, as well as inheritance and capital gains tax issues. Its recent work has included an acrimonious probate dispute and handling a complex case concerning the domicile of a late client. Practice head  Anthony Tahourdin is ' very impressive' and managing partner Frankie Tierney is praised by clients for her 'knowledge and efficiency' and her ability to resolve family disputes. Other noted lawyers include Paul Denza, Minnaar Badenhorst and the 'exceptional' Andrew Smith, who specialises in Court of Protection work. Rachel Burnett is also noted for being 'very knowledgeable on trusts and the drafting of trust instruments'.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 3

Herrington Carmichael LLP

The 'exemplary' Herrington Carmichael LLP private client team provides ‘an outstanding level of service with prompt signposting and referrals to other team members as required’. Areas of specialisation for the practice include estate administration, lifetime tax and estate planning, and work with elderly and vulnerable clients, including Court of Protection matters. ‘Very impressive’ practice head Anthony Tahourdin provides ‘timely, detailed, relevant and helpful responses’, while being ‘very friendly and approachable’. Litigator Robert Syms joined the practice in June 2017, bringing experience of applications for substitution or replacement of executors, claims under the Inheritance Act, and advice on mental capacity and undue influence issues in connection with wills. Senior solicitor Paul Denza specialises in detailed advice on complex tax and trust problems. Solicitors Andrew Smith and Faye Smith, both ‘dependable and trustworthy professionals’, are noted.

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex - ranked: tier 2

Herrington Carmichael LLP

Led by practice head Tim Hardesty, the team at Herrington Carmichael LLP has 'an intelligent and business-like manner' and 'always provides a first-class service that is excellent value for money'. It acts for an impressive roster of residential builders and investors as well as broader commercial property clients. The group's recent work includes the purchase of development sites for substantial house building, commercial borrowing mandates, and handling the acquisition of an office leasehold for an overseas client. Mark Izquierdo stands out for his 'outstanding expertise  combined with a fine legal brain and an uncompromising level of business and commercial acumen' and Daniel York, who leads on landlord and tenant and secured lending work, is 'a good leader'. Other key team members include Claire McSorley and new hire associate Terri Warren, who joined from Perrins Solicitors LLP and has many years experience in social housing and acquisitions work.

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 4

Herrington Carmichael LLP

Herrington Carmichael LLP acts for landlords, tenants, developers and investors in a range of property litigation matters. Key figures include Frances Tierney, who has an extensive track record acting for landowners, property developers and investors in property-related disputes at all court levels, and Robert Syms who joined in June 2017 and brings with him expertise in lease termination issues, dilapidation claims, disputes over breach of lease terms and and enforcement of restrictive covenants.

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