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Trethowans LLP

SPACE HOUSE, 22-24 OXFORD ROAD, BOURNEMOUTH, BH8 8EZ, ENGLAND
Bournemouth, Poole, Salisbury, Southampton

South West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Dorset and South Wiltshire
Corporate and commercial: Dorset and South Wiltshire - ranked: tier 3

Trethowans LLP

Trethowans LLP¬†established its Bournemouth-based corporate and commercial practice with the arrival Mark Nixon¬†‚Äď ‚Äėan intelligent and decisive‚Äô corporate and M&A lawyer, who joined the firm from Blake Morgan LLP. Since joining the firm, Nixon advised the shareholders of iSupply Energy on the highly publicised sale of its entire issued share capital to Sweden-based Vattenfall. Similarly, Nixon assisted the shareholders of a local medical care business on the sale of its entire issued share capital to a French buyer. Further, Nixon often works alongside the firm‚Äôs Southampton-based corporate, employment and banking practitioners. Mike Watson¬†heads the corporate group from the firm‚Äôs Southampton office, which also includes Nick Gent.

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South West: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant
Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 2

Trethowans LLP

Trethowans LLP ¬†advises on the full range of clinical negligence work including cerebral palsy, birth injury cases, spinal injury, brain damage, misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis negligently performed surgery, and negligently treated medical conditions. It acts against NHS trusts, NHS hospitals, private hospitals, consultants, GPs and dentists, nationally. Partner and head of team Clare Carter¬† is ‚Äėindomitable, very experienced, fiercely clever and realistic to boot‚Äô. She specialises in high-value, complex matters including neonatal, still birth, gynaecological, paediatric, cancer, cardiac, orthopaedic, radiological, surgical, vascular, ophthalmological, pharmaceutical and amputation cases. Partner¬†Chris Whiteley¬† has ‚Äėexperience, common sense and good client care‚Äô, he deals with catastrophic injury cases and negligence cases such as birth injuries. Partner Gavin Lane¬†has ‚Äėvery considerable clinical negligence experience‚Äô and ‚Äėthe ability to find the right expert witness‚Äô. He also deals with catastrophic injury cases such as head injuries, spinal injuries and amputation cases.

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Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 3

Trethowans LLP

Trethowans LLP¬†specialises in complex high-value catastrophic injury cases such as head and spinal injury, orthopaedic injury and multiple injury claims. It deals with accidents at work, occupiers' liability, fatal accidents, public liability, industrial disease claims and road traffic accidents. Gavin Lane¬†heads the team and specialises in employer‚Äôs liability cases and asbestos-related claims; he has ‚Äėhuge experience and technical expertise‚Äô. Partner Chris Whitely¬†specialises in catastrophic injury cases and is ‚Äėvery experienced‚Äô with ‚Äėa reassuring gravitas‚Äô. Workplace injury specialist¬†Rhiannon Daniel¬†is ‚Äėoutstandingly good‚Äô and ‚Äėcommitted to achieving the best for clients‚Äô.

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South West: Private client

Agriculture and estates
Agriculture and estates - ranked: tier 2

Trethowans LLP

Trethowans LLP¬†is ‚Äėa good regional firm,' with an 'excellent property department' and 'a strong reputation'¬†¬†in the South West.¬†Clients include Lloyds Bank as well as Clydesdale Bank, which instructed the firm for independent advice regarding the refinance of a farm partition, worth approximately ¬£2.5m. Head of the team¬†Marcus Thorpe¬†is 'a cut above the rest: very proactive, efficient and excellent at giving advice in rural and agricultural property, particularly farmland';¬†Grainne Alen-Buckley is also highly recommended. Associate Rebecca Gillard¬†has ‚Äėgood attention to detail with a balanced pragmatism to getting the matter dealt with effectively'.

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Family
Family - ranked: tier 3

Trethowans LLP

Trethowans LLP provides particular expertise in dealing with complex high-net-worth financial provision and intricate private children's law and surrogacy or fertility matters. Typical work includes advising wealthy individuals in relation to family owned businesses and/or farms. 'Bright and tough litigator' and practice head Andrew Mercer 'has huge experience and gives excellent commercial and practical advice'. Grant Cameron leads in the Southampton office. Kimberley Davies - who joined with her team from Lester Aldridge LLP as a senior associate - has a fast-developing practice in Poole and Bournemouth, and has particular expertise in fertility, surrogacy and assisted reproduction matters.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 4

Trethowans LLP

Trethowans LLP has a specialism in advising farmers, landed estates and entrepreneurs on succession and capital tax planning. Gary Pick is head of the practice, while senior associate James Hammersley heads the Poole-based team. Pick specialises in estate administration, with a particular focus on succession planning and wealth management; andHammersley undertakes all areas of private client work, with particular expertise in complex probate and Court of Protection work. Senior associate Sarah Richards also handles complex estate administration, and increasingly international probate matters; she also has a niche focus assisting charity legacy officers in the administration of estates where charities are beneficiaries.

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South West: Real estate

Commercial property: Dorset and South Wiltshire
Commercial property: Dorset and South Wiltshire - ranked: tier 2

Trethowans LLP

Trethowans LLP has experience in residential development, landlord and tenant work and property finance. Senior associate David Jones handles secured lending work, and advised a European commercial bank on the provision of a loan to a private equity group, which was secured over a £23m redeveloped sixth form college. Jones has also acted for a client in the multimillion-pound sale of a commercial estate in east London, and assisted a national retailer with a letting agreement. Gareth Yeoman advised a property developer on its £2m site acquisition for the development of flats and offices. The property group is headed by Garry Treagust, who has expertise in pensions-related property transactions. Caroline Probert heads the Salisbury property team. A number of new fee-earners were hired in 2017 including consultant Biddy Walker, who joined from recently absorbed Thomas Eggars, and senior associate Juliet Biddle , who joined from Bevan Brittan LLP.

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 4

Trethowans LLP

Trethowans LLP ’s contentious property practice is headed by Ian Singleton, who handles commercial, agricultural and residential landlord and tenant disputes, and property-related professional negligence. Singleton has particular experience in forfeiture and possession claims, contested lease renewals and dilapidations, and is instructed by individuals and corporates.

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