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Blaser Mills Law

40 OXFORD ROAD, HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, HP11 2EE, ENGLAND
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Work 020 3814 2020
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Web:
www.blasermills.co.uk

South East: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud
Crime: fraud - ranked: tier 3

Blaser Mills Law

Blaser Mills Law is active across the business and financial crime sector, providing services to private and legal aid clients in the Thames Valley area as well as London. The firm's presence is particularly strong in cases concerning benefit fraud. Practice head Daniel Martin is 'very professional' and noted for his significant experience in confiscation work, maintaining close relationships with forensic accountants

Practice head(s):Daniel Martin

Testimonials

'Dan Martin is an assured and wise operator.'

'A progressive firm with a very talented group of younger lawyers'

'A great team that can deal with the full range of financial crime'

'The quality of advice that I have witnessed being provided to my clients is exceptional.'

'They made me feel very confident with their advice.'

Work highlights

  • Instructed for one of the largest ever fraud investigations by Royal Mail and successfully negotiated an out-of-court settlement agreement for the client.
  • Acting for a client involved in an international money laundering case with a value exceeding £400,000.
  • Secured a discontinuance in a local authority prosecution against a client for failure to declare a pension.
  • Representing a client in complex confiscation proceedings following involvement in an international passport fraud ring.
  • Successfully helped a client avoid prosecution for failing to declare £70,000 of savings to the local authority.

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Crime: general
Crime: general - ranked: tier 2

Blaser Mills Law

Blaser Mills Law undertakes the full spectrum of defence work for both private and publicly funded clients, but particularly specialises in drug-related offences, serious sexual offences including historic offences, and violent crime. The 'committed, flexible, and accessible' team is headed by Daniel Martin who has specialist expertise in cases concerning the use, sale, and importation of offensive weapons, alongside a strong general crime practice. Associate Ben Langley is notable for his work in magistrates and youth court cases, as well as his work on cases involving sexual offences.

Practice head(s):Daniel Martin

Other key lawyers:Ben Langley

Testimonials

'The team are very professional, understanding and have always wanted the best results for our case from day one.' 

'They have worked extremely hard on a complicated case for a year to achieve a positive result.'

'Daniel Martin's cool calmness under pressure, coupled with his unrelenting attention to detail make him every prosecutor's nightmare.'

'Blaser Mills LLP is an incredibly professional and slick firm.'

'The team  is particularly adept at marrying the appropriate client with counsel to ensure a smooth running case.'

'Dan Martin is an extremely intelligent and brilliant defence lawyer.'

'Their high level of service was consistent between the fee-based work and when the case moved to legal aid - we experienced no change in the level of support we received.'

'Both Dan Martin and Emily Wright were incredibly responsive and able to explain our situation in understandable terms.'

Work highlights

  • The team acted for an individual involved in a large-scale prison mutiny, which caused hundreds of thousands of pounds’ worth of damage.
  • Representing a youth client accused of terrorist activity after being found in possession of extremist material and explosives.
  • Acted for an elderly client accused of serious, historic sex offences against family members.
  • Representing a defendant accused of county-lines drug supply between London and Wales.
  • Secured acquittal for a client accused of possession of indecent images of children.
Next Generation Partners

Daniel Martin - Blaser Mills Law

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South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx - ranked: tier 3

Blaser Mills Law

Blaser Mills Law’s litigation department has specialist industry knowledge of consumables, including sterile products, disability aids, home care, catering equipment and agricultural feedstuff. Practice head Alka Kharbanda is well versed in contractual disputes, civil fraud, professional negligence and contentious probate, as well as in GDPR-related matters. Jackie Ray specialises in debt recovery. Commercial litigator Gary Braathen is also recommended.

Practice head(s):Alka Kharbanda

Other key lawyers:Jackie Ray; Gary Braathen

Testimonials

'Blaser Mills has excellent strength and depth across their team, with a very impressive client list'.

'Jackie Ray is an excellent client-focused lawyer who is a delight to work with'.

'Gary Braathen is an excellent lawyer and great tactician'.

Key Clients

C F Services

First Collect International Ltd

Bunzl UK Ltd

Stannah Lift Services Ltd

THX Ltd

Correco Ltd

GRS Roadstone Ltd

Fraikin Assets

Work highlights

  • Assisted the client with an adjudication issued in the name of an insolvent company against a defendant for failure to pay monies due under the terms of a construction contract.
  • Assisted the client with the recovery of cost of fine wine that had been stored incorrectly and spoiled.
  • Assisting client with cross-border claim they issued in relation to covering security service charges incurred in a gated community in South Carolina.
  • The practice head obtained a freezing injunction to protect the client's agreed fee.
  • Assisted client with a dispute concerning stock supplied by the client to a petrol forecourt shop.

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Debt recovery
Debt recovery - ranked: tier 3

Blaser Mills Law

Blaser Mills Law assists construction sector and consumer supply clients in  commercial recoveries. The firm also undertakes an increasing amount of work on behalf of trade finance and credit companies. High Wycombe based Jackie Ray is the lead adviser.

Practice head(s):Jackie Ray

Testimonials

'An excellent team, with an outstanding client list. Blaser Mills has a very good track record in the area.'

'Jackie Ray is extremely good- very commercial and client focused.'

 

Key Clients

C F Services

First Collect International Ltd

Bunzl UK Ltd

Stannah Lift Services Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acted for a wine supplier in the recovery of the cost of fine wine which has been stored incorrectly and cannot be sold.  

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South East: Human resources

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

Blaser Mills Law

Blaser Mills Law is home to a team that has expertise across the breadth of contentious and non-contentious employment law matters, including outsourcing and other TUPE issues, restrictive covenants, discrimination and whistleblowing claims. The practice acts mostly for employers, from small businesses to multi-national corporations and the not-for-profit sector. Advising overseas companies is an area of strength. James Simpson heads the practice. Managing partner Jonathan Lilley is another key contact.

Practice head(s):James Simpson

Other key lawyers:Jonathan Lilley

Testimonials

'Great attitude, in-depth knowledge, prompt service.'

Key Clients

Jupiter Hotels

Oxford Bus

Stagecoach in Oxfordshire

Semcon AB

Work highlights

  • Acted for the Oxford Bus Company in a religious discrimination claim.
  • Advised client on the complex redundancy of a senior executive.
  • Assisted a client with its GDPR project, which included HR policies and procedures.
  • Advised a client on a matter involving a data breach by an employee.
  • Advised a client on its liability in a disability discrimination and personal injury claim.
Leading individuals

James Simpson - Blaser Mills Law

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South East: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 2

Blaser Mills Law

Blaser Mills Law personal injury department covers medium to high-value serious injury claims pertaining to brain and spinal injuries. Practice head Dave Mathews handles pavement tripping accidents and accidents at work, senior litigator Victoria Harvey has experience in industrial disease cases, and Nicola Heales focuses on brain and spinal injury claims.

Practice head(s):Dave Matthews

Other key lawyers:Victoria Harvey; Nicola Heales

Rising stars

Nicola Heales - Blaser Mills Law

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South East: Private client

Family: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
Family: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx - ranked: tier 2

Blaser Mills Law

Blaser Mills Law’s team specialises in complex financial matters where large assets are at stake and/or the client is a high earner. Expertise in children work includes cases in which guardians and experts are involved and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are an area of growth. The practice is jointly headed by Jolene Hutchison (High Wycombe) and Denise Herman (Rickmansworth), who handle divorce and child care respectively. Senior associates Javita Malhotra and Naim Qureshi are also recommended.

Practice head(s):Jolene Hutchison; Denise Herman

Other key lawyers:Javita Malhotra; Naim Qureshi

Testimonials

'A full-service team able to deal with all and any issues'.

'This firm delivers a great balance between bigger central London firms and smaller high street organisations'.

'They provide an excellent all-round service'.

'Offering a London law firm service at non-London prices'.

'The family department offers a superb service. I recommend them wholeheartedly'.

'Jolene Hutchinson is very savvy and dynamic'.

'Jolene Hutchison is first rate'.

'Denise Herman is a consummate professional, and a hugely experienced litigator'.

'Javita Malhotra is very impressive. She is excellent with emotional clients, offering a sympathetic but firm support and giving robust advice in a very caring manner'.

'Naim Qureshi is hard working on behalf of his clients and is very thorough in his preparation for case'.

 

Work highlights

  • Drafting a postnuptial agreement.
  • Acting for a husband in divorce and financial remedy matters.
  • Advising a client on separation from her partner.
  • Acting for a wife in divorce proceedings.
  • Advising a wife on financial and Children Act matters.
Rising stars

Javita Malhotra - Blaser Mills Law

Naim Qureshi - Blaser Mills Law

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
Personal tax, trusts and probate: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx - ranked: tier 1

Blaser Mills Law

Aside from offering a full range of private client services, the wills, trusts and probate team at Blaser Mills Law has specialist knowledge in high- value estate planning, estates involving international assets, Court of Protection, trusts, care home and disabled client issues. Minesh Thakrar heads the practice from the Rickmansworth office. Jonathan Gallop and Sarah Ripper in Amersham and Karen Woodison in High Wycombe are other key contacts.

Practice head(s):Minesh Thakrar

Other key lawyers:Jonathan Gallop; Sarah Ripper; Karen Woodison

Testimonials

'I was made to feel individual and important to them'.

'Minesh Thakkrar and his assistant were always helpful and made themselves available to me whenever possible'.

Work highlights

  • Acted on the administration of a complex estate to maximise the amount of reliefs and allowances, saving approximately  £100,000 in IHT.
  • Acted on the administration of an estate of a widower who died intestate.
  • Acted on the complex administration of an estate where the original will could not be located
  • Acted on the administration of an estate where at the date of death the deceased was in the process of revising her will to allow her long-time partner to remain in her property for life.
  • Acted in the administration of an estate with international property.
Next Generation Partners

Jonathan Gallop - Blaser Mills Law

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South East: Real estate

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

Blaser Mills Law

Blaser Mills Law’s real estate and development team has merged with the commercial property team and is headed by Louise Benning from the Amersham office. The team is also has a presence in High Wycombe and Rickmansworth. made up of experienced property litigators and commercial lawyers, the practice handles a large number of commercial property matters in relation to shops, offices and industrial and commercial units, including sales, acquisitions and finance/security work. It is also active in the hotel and leisure sectors. David Kemp, consultant David Michaels and senior associate Shona Dunning are other key contacts.

Practice head(s):Louise Benning

Other key lawyers:David Kemp; David Michaels; Shona Dunning

Work highlights

  • Advised client on a proposed 20 year lease of a new commercial site for a company with a turnover in excess of £20m.
  • Advised client on the conditional contract to purchase a property in Greater London subject to planning permission, securing the release of certain restrictive covenants and obtaining certain title indemnity cover in a transaction worth approximately £1m.
  • Assisted client with the commercial property implications of a retirement from a partnership.
  • Assisted client with the complex purchase of a property.
  • Assisted client with a commercial multiple property auction sale consisting of 48 properties worth approximately £1.5m.
Rising stars

Shona Dunning - Blaser Mills Law

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 4

Blaser Mills Law

Alka Kharbanda leads the real estate litigation department at Blaser Mills Law, which acts for high net worth individuals, property developers, and logistics and healthcare companies. The team works closely with the family practice, as well as the wills, trusts and probate department. Alex Wyatt, who has specialist social housing knowledge, is a key figure.

Practice head(s):Alka Kharbanda

Other key lawyers:Alex Wyatt

Key Clients

Stanford Developments Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acting for the leaseholder of a block of 22 flats, which had been poorly managed by the previous leaseholder.
  • Acted on behalf of a client in connection with the sale of their home for development purposes.
  • Acted on behalf of a freeholder in relation to the legal aspects of block management, including taking legal action against two leaseholders to recover service charge arrears.
  • Acting for a client in connection with two telecommunication masts on the roof of a block of flats owned by the client.
  • Advised a first time buyer of a property on a potential misrepresentation by the seller / developer.

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