Firm Profile > PDT Solicitors > Horsham, England
PDT Solicitors Offices
36-48 QUEEN STREET
PDT Solicitors > The Legal 500 Rankings
Health Tier 2
PDT Solicitors is particularly notable for its work in the pharmacy sector, advising clients on the set-up and expansion of pharmacy businesses, as well as disposals, and sales for sole practitioners who retire. The firm also advises opticians and social care clients on corporate matters. Practice head James Clewlow has a strong track record advising clients throughout the life cycle of their businesses. Jo Williams departed the firm for an in-house position in April 2018.
‘The team are accessible and responsive.’
‘They are knowledgeable experienced in the industry, and up-to-date on current issues.’
‘They provide very good value advice.’
‘James Clewlow is a very able practice head.’
Brunswick Trading Limited
Pearl Chemist Limited
Janak Jethwa and Bhanu Jethwa
Pillbox Chemists Limited
FMP Norfolk Limited
Mukesh Mandora – sole trader
Anna Healthcare Limited and Nima (Malden) Limited
PSG Pharma Limited
Mid Suffolk Medical Supplies Limited
Abax Health Limited
Pyramid Pharma Pharmaceuticals Limited
MIG Holdings Limited
Banking and finance Tier 3
The team at PDT Solicitors specialises in asset and invoice finance, acting for a number of ABLs and cash flow finance providers and advising on client mergers, acquisitions and demergers. The practice is well versed in assisting clients with documentation, dispute resolution issues, debt recovery, fraud and insolvency. The main contacts are Noel Ruddy, who heads the corporate department, co-heads of dispute resolution Nigel Davidson and William Angas and insolvency specialist Dawn Shadwell.
PDT Solicitors assists clients on all types of commercial property transactions, construction and planning law including promotion agreements and landlord and tenant issues. Managing partner James Clewlow also heads the healthcare team and includes a range of clients in this sector in addition to developers. Jane Bowden counts national and regional property developers and land promoters among her clients; land promotion agreements are an outstanding facet of her expertise.
‘They are a knowledgeable, approachable and efficient firm who offer easy access to their senior legal team. They are excellent at providing clear, practical and useful advice on complex matters and situations.’
‘They have been professional and intelligent in all my dealings with them.’
‘They have excelled in placing their partners and staff in areas which particularly suit their personalities and skill sets, be it negotiation, process or technical knowledge. This makes dealing with the firm straightforward and uncomplicated, even on complex transactions. I have yet to deal with a member of their team who has not been readily available with answers and solutions to any legal problem I have thrown at them.’
Greenplan Designer Homes Ltd
The Specialist Works Limited
Sunley Estates Ltd
J P Whelan Homes Ltd
Turnbull Land Ltd
Southern Housing Group
Portland Villas Limited
Moussavi Holdings Limited
Kallend and Others
BTC Racing Limited
Euro Cucina Limtied
PDT Solicitors' practice covers M&A and strategic commercial advisory work and is also known for its finance expertise. Noel Ruddy is recognised for his corporate finance expertise; he is a specialist in receivables finance and asset-based lending. The 'very bright' Rebecca Glazebrook undertakes a range of both corporate and finance transactions, and Andrew Hoad 'who provides pragmatic and commercial advice' has a focus on the technology sector, including advising on software consultancy sales.
‘The firm strives hard to get things right – it is increasing in stature.’
‘The corporate team has three strong practitioners in Noel Ruddy, Rebecca Glazebrook and Andrew Hoad. It has a no-nonsense approach and will provide sensible commercial fee proposals that are appropriate to the task in hand.’
‘A small but very experienced and talented team of corporate lawyers. Real senior leadership on transactions and a commercial approach to problem solving.‘
‘A long-established firm, extremely well known and widely respected within this industry. Happy to deliver partner-led relationships across all disciplines – the partners will get involved personally and are not afraid to get hands dirty.’
‘Top-class advice – they really care and are led from the front by the partners.’
‘Noel Ruddy has unrivalled knowledge and expertise in the receivables industry. He is widely respected and extremely well connected across the sector. Always available personally to deal with our client-related matters in a helpful and expeditious manner.’
‘Noel Ruddy is a wise and experienced head who brings real commercial insight. Rebecca Glazebrook is a detail-focused partner who will fight tooth and nail for her clients.’
‘Noel Ruddy is a legend in the asset-based lending sector. Rebecca Glazebrook is a bright lawyer who is very capable. We have used Andrew Hoad on smaller matters where he has provided pragmatic commercial advice.’
Pill Box Chemists
The Specialist Work Limited
Geotech Soil Stabilisation
Shareholders of AJ Mobility
Premier House Investments
Kamic Group AB
Shareholders of ICA Digital
Freedom Food Limited
Nucleus Commercial Finance
Debt recovery Tier 3
PDT Solicitors focuses on debt recovery in the recruitment and retail sectors, particularly in asset-based lending, invoice finance and insolvency. The group are also regularly instructed to handle flight delay compensation claims. Dispute co-heads Nigel Davidson and Will Angas are frequently supported by associates Gina Hope and Anne Bryant.
ABN AMRO Commercial Finance
Outsauce Financing Limited
Advantedge Commercial Finance Limited
Flight Delay Pay
The insolvency and restructuring practice at PDT Solicitors advises on all aspects of insolvency including both contentious and non-contentious matters. On the non-contentious side, the firm's lawyers work with financiers on high-value restructuring and refinancing transactions, and on the contentious side, the firm assists with issues such as misfeasance and breach of statutory duties. Practice head William Angas is 'always accessible and commercial in his advice'.
‘A niche firm with a big market presence. Very well experienced in personal insolvency’
R2 Advisory Ltd
CVR Global LLP
Moorfields Advisory Limited
SFP Restructuring Limited
Moorfields Advisory Limited t/a Moorfields Corporate Recovery
Alliance Asset Management
At PDT Solicitors, Nigel Davidson, who is appreciated for his 'wealth of experience', and William Angas head a team that undertakes disputes in relation to breaches of contract, professional negligence, protection of confidential information and shareholder disputes. The team also has a niche expertise in asset-based lending disputes. Gail Morris is noted for her real estate-related experience and 'pragmatic litigator' Justin McConville takes on a broad range of County and High Court litigation. Aysha Hussain and Laura Sutton are also highly rated team members.
‘We have a 95% win rate in court and that is due to Nigel Davidson’s full understanding of a difficult area of law.‘
‘They stand out because of their willingness to go the extra mile. Our reputation is linked to their ability to push through litigation in a timely fashion.’
‘The Dispute Resolution team at PDT are very strong and commercially minded and have a knack for understanding what judges are looking for in terms of persuasive litigation.’
‘William Angas is a very focused team player and understands his client’s needs.’
‘Associate Laura Sutton is excellent with a very strong pleading style and the ability to see several steps ahead for the client’s benefit.’
‘Gail Morris is a pleasure to work with, has always been very thorough in her approach to cases, and is willing to take the time out to properly think through matters before taking action.’
‘Associate Aysha Hussain, despite only recently being post-qualification, shows an awareness above her years and a careful approach to litigation.’
‘They are big enough to offer bandwidth in expertise, small enough to maintain personal relationships.’
‘Nigel Davidson is professional, commercial ( very unusual but great) and decisive.’
R2 Advisory (formerly Auria Recovery LLP)
ABN Amro Commercial Finance
The Specialist Works
Nucleus Commercial Finance
Catalyst Business Finance Limited
Bibby Financial Services
Pulse Cashflow Finance
Asset based lending Tier 5
Horsham-based firm PDT Solicitors has a long-established presence in the sector, and is particularly noted for the ‘commercial and cost-effective advice’ it is able to provide lenders in the domestic invoice finance and factoring space. Noel Ruddy ‘really knows his stuff’ and frequently takes the lead on new money financings and refinancings implementing receivables financing and ABL products. The four-partner team also includes practitioners with ABL-related litigation expertise, of benefit to clients on debt recovery matters, fraud claims and the enforcement of guarantees.
ABN AMRO Commercial Finance
Nucleus Commercial Finance
BNP Paribas Commercial Finance
Pulse Cashflow Finance
Catalyst Business Finance
Advantedge Commercial Finance
Breal Zeta CF Limited
Close Brothers Invoice Finance
Hitachi Invoice Finance
IGF Invoice Finance
Investec Capital Solutions
Optimum SME Finance
Paragon Bank Plc
Ultimate Finance Limited
PDT Solicitors > Firm Profile
PDT Solicitors is a leading commercial law firm, specialising in Corporate and Commercial Law, Commercial Real Estate, Dispute Resolution and Employment Law
Our core principles are to deliver clear, strong advice and nurture genuine and supportive relationships with our clients.
Our approach is collaborative and practical, we fuse City experience with niche specialisms and a uniquely warm and welcoming approach to business.
Types of work undertaken:
- Corporate: Our corporate team is known throughout the South East for its broad experience advising on M&A, strategic advisory work and other corporate transactional matters. We have significant experience dealing with acquisitions, buy-outs, demergers, private equity, AIM transactions and joint ventures.
- Asset and Invoice Finance: We are a leading advisor to the Asset Based Lending Industry and provide commercial advice to ABL’s dealing with client mergers, acquisitions and demergers and to help assess legal and commercial risks.
- Commercial Real Estate: Our experienced commercial real estate practice helps businesses to buy, sell and grow, advising housebuilders, housing associations, commercial landlords and tenants on all aspects of land development and commercial property transactions.
- Pharmacy and Healthcare: We are also leaders in pharmacy and healthcare, advising on everything from first acquisition to retirement sale, to group development and expansion.
- Insolvency and Corporate Recovery: We have a strong contentious and non-contentious insolvency and restructuring practice, advising on all aspects of insolvency. We regularly work with financiers and office-holders on high-value, complex restructuring and refinancing transactions.
- Corporate and Commercial Dispute Resolution: Our experienced dispute resolution team have successfully worked on wide range of corporate and commercial disputes, including breach of contract and professional negligence, partnership and shareholder disputes, property and land disputes, and advised on banking and finance disputes, including guarantor liabilities, consumer credit issues and repossessions.
- Debt Recovery: We also have specialist debt collection team dealing with all aspects of commercial debt recovery.
- Employment Law: Our employment law team offer prompt, practical and effective solutions on a range of employment and HR issues.
We are committed to providing excellence in service delivery, to developing key sector specialisms and creating a culture within the firm that encourages growth and confidence in everyone who works with us.
Our experience spans a wide range of sectors and we have the expertise to collaborate with you at any stage of your business development.
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Top Tier Firm Rankings
- South East Health
- South East Banking and finance
- South East Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
- South East Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
- South East Debt recovery
- South East Insolvency and corporate recovery
- South East Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey and Sussex
- London Asset based lending