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Blaser Mills Law
07 CHEAPSIDE
EC2V 6DN
England

Employment > Employment: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx Tier 1

Blaser Mills Law has an especially strong practice in the automotive sector acting for bus companies, general freight businesses, race teams and transport clients. In addition to acting for businesses, the team also advises directors, business people and entrepreneurs in their dealing with companies. This involves assistiang on boardroom disputes, executive exits and leaver share provisions. Noel Deans heads the employment practice with an excellent reputation in contentious matters. James Simpson  is experienced in executive dismissals, restructurings and TUPE issues.

Practice head(s):

Noel Deans

Other key lawyers:

James Simpson

Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx Tier 1

The personal tax, trusts and probate team at Blaser Mills Law provides a full range of services from administration issues and high-value estate planning to Court of Protection applications. Jonathan Gallop heads the practice and offers private client services including will drafting, trusts, lasting powers of attorney, tax and estate planning. Minesh Thakrar deals with matters relating to preparation of wills, inheritance tax mitigation and probate while Karen Woodison is well-versed in estate planning. Sara Rendell is a reputable senior associate.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Gallop

Other key lawyers:

Minesh Thakrar; Karen Woodison; Sara Rendell

Testimonials

‘Sara Rendell is an excellent communicator and clear and precise in her reading of client requirements.’

‘Prompt and efficient in carrying out the business requested.’

‘I have found this firm to be very responsive and user friendly. They are strong in private client matters.’

‘I have mainly instructed Jonathan Gallop on private client matters – wills, probate and lasting powers of attorney. I have found him to be very responsive ad thoughtful in his approach.’

‘I have used Blaser Mills Law for over 20 years. It has always been essential for me to feel confident in my dealings with matters such as this and the team at Blaser Mills have always been professional yet friendly. Communication via the phone, email or personal visits have always been dealt with efficiently. Time has been given for discussion and reflection. I have in fact recommended the firm to others.’

‘The team offer a professional and pragmatic approach to their work.’

‘The individuals that I deal with offer a personal approach and are always responsive.’

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx Tier 2

Blaser Mills Law has specialist industry knowledge in relation to various consumables including sterile products, specialist disability aids, home care, catering equipment, construction and commercial vehicle tyres. The department is also known for its expertise in the construction sector with key panel wins for solar panel companies. Co-head Jackie Ray and Sangita Manek act for blue chip commercial clients on matters involving mediation and commercial contracts while fellow co-head Alka Kharbanda specialises in contentious probate and professional negligence. Associate

Practice head(s):

Jackie Ray; Alka Kharbanda

Other key lawyers:

Sangita Manek; Jon Lilley

Testimonials

‘I dealt with Alka Kharbanda on a complex case. They were very helpful, gave good advice to the family I was dealing with and were quick to respond to email queries. They manage to settle a case quickly and wrote several excellent letters that ensured the other side settled quickly but were pragmatic with it.’

‘Extensive knowledge of a commercial litigation practice, working hard to resolve issues prior to court proceedings being issued therefore reducing costs & time for matters to be resolved.’

‘Excellent communication skills. Practical options for resolutions.’

‘An excellent Team that provides a City of London service, while being approachable and unstuffy.’

‘A growing, ambitious and excellent firm whose main hub is in the Chilterns.’

‘Jon Lilley is cool and calm under fire. He keeps his focus on achieving good results for clients. Sees through the bluff and bluster which some opponents employ. Sensible, practical and a natural solution-finder. And if an obvious solution cannot be found, he’ll fashion one.’

Key clients

Pythagoras Capital Ltd

Mr Tan Koon

McCambridge Duffy

C F Services

First Collect International Ltd

Bunzl UK Ltd

Stannah Lift Services Ltd

TXH Ltd

Correco Ltd

Kawasaki Motors Europe

Work highlights

  • Acted for Even Keel Solutions Limited in bankruptcy proceedings.

Dispute resolution > Debt recovery Tier 2

The High-Wycombe based team at Blaser Mills Law leverages its ‘excellent case handling skills‘ to assist clients in the construction and engineering sectors, where the team has notable experience. Specialisms for the group include software and IT disputes, which is a key area of expertise for ‘meticulous‘ litigator Jackie Ray; Ray has also had success in disputes in other mandates, having recently secured a favourable decision in an insolvency claim at the Supreme Court. Daria Stepien often represents clients in various commercial disputes at trial or as a mediator.

Practice head(s):

Jackie Ray

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Excellent case management skills, and they work hard to achieve the best result for the client.’

‘We have worked with Jackie Ray over the past 33 years and she is always meticulous in her approach to every matter. She has achieved excellent results in the field of debt recovery.’

‘An excellent team that provides a City of London service. Technically very able with excellent client handling skills.’

Key clients

Pythagoras Capital Ltd

McCambridge Duffy

C F Services

First Collect International Ltd

Bunzl UK Ltd

Stannah Lift Services Ltd

TXH Ltd

Correco Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acted for Pythagoras Capital Ltd in an insolvency dispute.

Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant Tier 2

Blaser Mills Law fields a team of experienced personal injury and clinical negligence lawyers, whose work includes multi-track and highly complex cases. The team, which is praised for taking 'a real interest in their clients' cases and getting the right result', includes firmwide CEO Dave Matthews, who specialises in personal injury litigation, supported by senior associate Andrew Castle, who handles both PI and clin neg claims. Senior associate Victoria Harvey is head of personal injury and medical negligence.

Practice head(s):

Dave Mathews; Victoria Harvey

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Blaser Mills is a firm that genuinely listens and makes sure I understand the process involved.’

‘Blaser Mills respected me with everything that had happened and really took the time to understand the case. Victoria Harvey set out all of the expectations and made sure I understood everything clearly before pursuing the case.’

‘A very good team with their clients’ interests at heart. Extremely diverse makeup of lawyers and paralegals. A real interest in their clients’ cases and prepared to take a risk on CFAs to get the right result for their client.’

‘During the COVID lockdown Andrew Castle really took care to listen to my requests. He took time to explained clearly by phone and email so that I fully understand in layman’s terms. Highly recommended.’

‘Andrew Castle was always happy to take a call, explain anything I didn’t understand and he provided a completely personal experience for me. When my case was passed over to Andrew I thought I would be left in the dark but Andrew worked so hard to get an amazing result.’

‘Andrew Castle and Victoria Harvey are outstanding. Both are very much at the top of their game. They both have excellent knowledge of their cases. Both also fully understand the importance of negotiating well at the right time.’

Private client > Family: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx Tier 2

Blaser Mills Law offers family law services from offices in Amersham, High Wycombe, Rickmansworth, Marlow, Silverstone and London. The firm is experienced in divorce issues with particular expertise in complex prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Lucinda Holliday heads the family and divorce team with experience in dissolution, divorce and separation. She is supported by Naim Qureshi who is well-versed in high-net worth matrimonial finance work. Associate Javita Malhotra regularly handles complex cases with cross-jurisdictional elements.

Practice head(s):

Lucinda Holliday

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘They were easy to contact at all times during my process. When my key contact was away I was always advised who would be looking after me in her absence. Work was distributed amongst the team where appropriate therefore keeping costs down when possible. Billing was always thorough and clear. The online payment process was extremely easy.’

‘My dealings were with Lucinda Holliday. She was clear and concise. I was confident from the first meeting that she would look after my case to the best of her knowledge and my interests were always at the forefront. She explained the process and followed everything up efficiently.’

‘Good communication and coverage especially when an urgent response is required or priorities shift.’

‘Prompt and helpful response always given.’

‘Javita Malhotra looked after my business impeccably. I was confident of a good outcome from my first contact with her.’

‘Blaser Mills are a team of professionals who provide an outstanding service to their clients. They are experts in law and provide an exceptional service to their clients. Would have no hesitation in recommending and using again.’

‘Naim Querishi is a true professional providing sound advice at all times. Naim is knowledgeable, always providing exemplary advice and support throughout and is a pleasure to work with. He is undoubtedly someone I would recommend.’

Jonathan Gallop is an excellent professional who offers sound advice, caring and advising his clients on their best interests. Another true professional who I would recommend.’

Real estate > Commercial property: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx Tier 3

Blaser Mills Law provides commercial property services for landlords, corporate occupiers and investors on the acquisition, disposal and letting of business premises. The Amersham-based office is led by Louise Benning who specialises in residential development with expertise in option agreements, unilateral undertakings and site assembly. David Michaels is experienced in property finance and handles building construction and housing association matters.

Practice head(s):

Louise Benning

Other key lawyers:

David Michaels; Simone Ganley

Testimonials

‘Blaser Mills provide focused, fuss-free legal input that reflects their wide range of experience working with clients across the region. Simone Ganley’s commercially savvy advice and pro-active management of her clients’ matters will be familiar to anyone who has enjoyed working with high-quality large law firms in London or elsewhere.’

‘Simone Ganley is a delight to deal with, her advice is always directional and to-the-point. She understands how to guide clients who may have prior experience with property matters, but is equally adept when supporting those who require more comprehensive guidance. Simone also delivers the wider Blaser Mills offering in a very neat, targeted way, identifying areas where clients may need to consider wider issues or engage with colleagues. From a relationship perspective, she makes Blaser Mills very easy to use.’

‘Carlos Parece and Tina Middleton are highly experienced in telecoms.’

Key clients

Ardmore Limited

The Moroccan National Tourist Office

Handlesbanken

Seiko UK Limited

Concordia International

Nammo UK Limited

The Gurney Trust

Lindfield Nursery

Heywood Real Estate Limited

Revere Developments Limited

Westgold Developments Limited

Millen Homes Limited

Bellwood Homes Limited

Landim Limited

Hae Developments Limited

Swakeleys Property Developments Limited

Crime, fraud and licensing > General crime and fraud Tier 4

The practice at Blaser Mills Law specialises in road traffic law, but undertakes the full spectrum of defence work. Consultant Ben Langley is a name to note as he is a specialist road traffic solicitor. Being based in High Wycombe has enabled the department to regularly undertake work in and around Thames Valley and in Central London.

Practice head(s):

Ben Langley

Private client > Contentious trusts and probate Tier 4

Blaser Mills Law has an active practice focusing on challenging wills, Inheritance Act claims, disputes relating to co-ownership of property included in an estate, executor disputes, as well as professional negligence claims against solicitors and will writers. Taking the lead is High Wycombe-based Alka Kharbanda , an experienced disputes lawyer who is ably assisted by Sangita Manek.

Practice head(s):

Alka Kharbanda

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The partner that dealt with my case was focussed and direct. She gave massive attention to the details and facts. Removed all emotions, trivia and distractions. Providing factual guidance and strength of purpose helped me to make the right decisions and resolve a dispute that had been going on fora long time. Billing and payment method on line was quick and easy. This practice is professional through and through.’

‘Sangita Manek was professional and focussed on the task in hand. She paid direct attention to the details and facts. She kept me concentrated on the facts and not getting caught up in emotion and distractions. she explained the law and processes in detail so that I understood exactly what I needed to do and where I stood. It took the stress and emotion out of the situation. At the same time, she was empathetic and worked to make sure the advice and work was kept within my financial boundaries. Sangita gave me proper professional advice which brought the sad situation to a close.’

‘Alka Kharbanda gave insightful and very experienced guidance from the very start of our contentious trust case. She was also clear as to what was reasonable and what outcomes might be a stretch, clearly managing expectations. That said, she was absolutely the person to lead our case in terms of fighting and asserting as required with our opponents. Very no nonsense.’

‘Alka Kharbanda- empathetic, patient, highly professional and her equally empathetic and helpful assistant,’

Real estate > Property litigation Tier 4

Executive Chairman: Jonathan Lilley

Chief Executive Officer: Dave Matthews

Number of partners: 23

Number of solicitors: 51

Firm Overview:

Blaser Mills Law is a leading law firm based in South East England with 23 partners and over 51 lawyers. The firm offers a comprehensive range of legal services to both businesses and private individuals.

The firm delivers cutting edge legal advice, using technology to provide consistently high service levels whilst building strong relationships with its clients. Its clients include multinationals, large corporates and SMEs across a number of sectors including technology, sport, automotive, freight and logistics, telecoms and retail. The firm is a member of one of the fastest growing international law firm networks and regularly advises clients in the UK doing business overseas and international clients wanting to invest in the UK.

This highly regarded firm’s services include:

Corporate

  • Corporate
  • Commercial
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Property
  • Commercial Recoveries
  • Data Protection
  • Employment
  • In-House Counsel
  • Property Development
  • Real Estate & Infrastructure
  • Telecoms

Personal

  • Child care
  • Court of Protection
  • Criminal Defence
  • Employment for Individuals
  • Family & Divorce
  • Personal Injury & Medical Negligence
  • Private Litigation
  • Residential Property
  • New Homes
  • Wills, Trusts & Probate
DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Partner, Executive Chairman Jonathan Lilley
Partner Alka Kharbanda
Partner, Chief Executive Officer Dave Matthews
Corporate Edward Lee
Commercial Colin Smith
Real Estate and Infrastructure Carlos Pierce
Telecommunications Carlos Pierce
Property Development Louise Benning
Property Litigation Jonathan Lilley
Commercial Recoveries Jackie Ray & Nina Toor
Employment Noel Deans
Child Care Denise Herman
Wills, Trusts and Probate Jonathan Gallop
Family & Divorce Lucinda Holliday
Residential Property Alexandra Kirk
Private Litigation Alka Kharbanda
Personal Injury Victoria Harvey
Criminal defence Ben Langley
Number of UK partners : 23
Number of other UK fee-earners : 51
LawNet

Blaser Mills is a firm where we don’t just talk the talk on Diversity and Inclusion; the diversity of our workforce speaks for itself.

We are immensely proud of our record on diversity and inclusion. By simply always looking to recruit great people, regardless of background, we have a firm full of brilliant creative minds; people, each making their own unique contribution to the life and business of Blaser Mills Law.

We are a people focused firm – Made of almost 150+ people and growing.

We operate an inclusive culture – Celebrating and promoting diversity to drive excellence.

We embrace gender equality – 50% of our partners are female.

We nurture emerging talent – We offer a clear progression pathway for all staff.

We support career progression – many of our trainees progress to partner level.

We encourage work-life balance– over 25% of our people have part-time or flexible working arrangements.

Further information and our statistics can be found here.


CLIENT:Caitrionia
COMPANY/FIRM:
TESTIMONIAL: We received absolutely excellent service from Zara Liedl Carroll and Michaela Mayor throughout our house purchase. They made the whole experience feel smooth and easy. We always knew exactly where we were in the process, received all documentation promptly and any follow up queries we had were answered within hours. We really couldn’t fault any aspect of the service we received.


CLIENT: Sue
COMPANY/FIRM:
TESTIMONIAL: I was referred to you following problems with a legal contract drawn up by the vendors solicitors following my planned purchase of a new build. Essentially the contract was inadequate and not fit for purpose. I had direct contact with the solicitor who was handling my case as she has special expertise in this area. Haley Myrants was absolutely outstanding. She had an immediate grasp of the complexities and wrote clear an concise emails to my vendors solicitors outlining the many inconsistencies. I was copied into all correspondence. Her sentence structure was exemplary as was her use of English. I would thoroughly recommend her.


CLIENT: Julie
COMPANY/FIRM:
TESTIMONIAL: After suffering a medical negligence experience in 2018, I decided to take out a claim against the hospital using a “no win, no fee” agreement. The solicitor who acted on my behalf was Victoria Harvey based at High Wycombe. During the 3½ years from the beginning to the completion of the case Victoria was extremely professional, supportive and reassured me throughout the whole process. I was constantly kept updated with emails and letters on how the case was progressing. I am more than happy with the outcome and will be forever grateful for all the hard work Victoria put in to achieving a successful claim. Would recommend 100%.


CLIENT: Gary Townsend
COMPANY/FIRM:
TESTIMONIAL: We were delighted with the service provided by James Ludlow and Lisa Harris in dealing with our conveyance. Throughout they were most professional in their dealings with us and quick to respond to any queries we raised. We would have no hesitation in recommending Blaser Mills to anyone requiring conveyancing work.


CLIENT: Bev Rimmer
COMPANY/FIRM:
TESTIMONIAL: Highly recommended Highly professional would recommend Blaser Mills For all legal matters. Naim Qureshi for matrimonial and family matters – an outstanding professional throughout.