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Pinney Talfourd LLP

54 STATION ROAD, UPMINSTER, ESSEX, RM14 2TU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01708 229444
Fax:
Fax 01708 228163
DX:
35555 UPMINSTER
Email:
Web:
www.pinneytalfourd.co.uk
Brentwood, Hornchurch, Upminster

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Essex
Corporate and commercial: Essex - ranked: tier 3

Pinney Talfourd LLP

Clients recommend the 'knowledgeable and professional' Pinney Talfourd LLP for its 'proactivity, collaborative approach and keen understanding of client needs', resulting in 'service levels beyond expectation'. The team covers M&A, restructuring, contractual, shareholder and partnership issues, while its key industries include real estate, transport and logistics, accountancy and business support. In a recent highlight, the practice represented the majority shareholder and director of GTS Learning during the buyout of his IT skills and training development business by a US corporation. SAT Holdings and carer charity Redbridge, Epping & Harlow Crossroads also brought their matters to the department. The 'very approachable' Edward Garston has 'brought a new dynamic to the firm', possesses 'excellent attention to detail' and 'never lets a problem get in the way'.

Next generation lawyers

Edward Garston - Pinney Talfourd LLP

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South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Essex
Commercial litigation: Essex - ranked: tier 3

Pinney Talfourd LLP

During 2017, Pinney Talfourd LLP's commercial litigation team increased its presence in the industrial manufacturing, renewable energy and e-commerce sectors, while remaining in a stable position in the construction and financial service industries, as well as for insolvency-related disputes. The Kiani Group of Companies, Target Interior Projects, Bowmite and Smile Clinics form part of the active client portfolio. Practice lead Stephen Eccles, senior associate Bushra Elzubeir and associate Damian Pitts are the main contacts. Solicitors Amit Bansal  and Aishah Fazil joined from Giles Wilson LLP and Wortley Byers LLP, respectively.

Next generation lawyers

Bushra Elzubeir - Pinney Talfourd LLP

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Debt recovery
Debt recovery - ranked: tier 3

Pinney Talfourd LLP

Pinney Talfourd LLP acts for businesses and individuals alike and acts for clients from construction, property, finance and accountancy fields. The team is also instructed by insolvency practitioners. Stephen Eccles heads the dispute resolution department, which incorporates the debt recovery practice. Stephen Green, senior associate Bushra Elzubeir and associate Damian Pitts, who specialises in property litigation are other key members of the team. Amit Bansal joined the team in February 2017 from Giles Wilson LLP.

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South East: Human resources

Employment: Essex
Employment: Essex - ranked: tier 2

Pinney Talfourd LLP

The 'very professional, well-reputed and proactive' employment team of Pinney Talfourd LLP provides 'clear, swift and knowledgeable advice, as well as good value for money'. Particular experience exists in the professional services, banking, energy, education, healthcare and charity sectors, while general focus areas include unfair dismissal, discrimination, breach of restrictive covenants and TUPE claims. In a recent highlight, 'pragmatic and commercial' senior associate Alexander Pearce represented an individual in their unfair dismissal claim against a telecoms company and further dealt with employment issues arising from the sale of an electrical wholesaler client. Another key lawyer is senior associate Bushra Elzubeir, while dispute resolution partner Stephen Eccles leads the practice, which also counts Brook Street Foodservice, Fairclough Property Professionals, Havering Women's Aid and Knight International among its clients.

Next generation lawyers

Alexander Pearce - Pinney Talfourd LLP

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South East: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant
Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 3

Pinney Talfourd LLP

Pinney Talfourd LLP's 'small, but well thought of' clinical negligence team provides 'services to the highest standards, with prompt response times, excellent advice and very professional, friendly communication'. A major focus area is oncology claims, and the team further covers orthopaedic, brain injury, fatality, gynaecological, obstetric, neonatal, cardiac, cosmetic surgery, spinal and ophthalmic injury cases. In a recent highlight, the practice represented an elderly client who suffered an infection from a negligent hip replacement, which was not treated properly and caused knee pain and reduced mobility as well as the need for an exchange arthroplasty. 'Approachable and hardworking' senior associate Kim Huggins, who 'combines encyclopaedic medical knowledge with a fantastic bed-side manner', is the key contact. Assistant solicitor Helen Keefe joined from an East London firm in May 2017.

Next generation lawyers

Kim Huggins - Pinney Talfourd LLP

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

Pinney Talfourd LLP

Pinney Talfourd LLP's personal injury practice specialises in motorcycle accidents and industrial disease matters, as well as covering general road traffic accidents and employers' and public liability claims involving life-changing or fatal injuries. Recent highlights include the representation of a deceased claimant who was diagnosed with diffuse mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos during his railway employment in the 1950s, as well as a motorcycle accident claim for an elderly pedestrian who was knocked down while crossing a road at night, sustaining multiple fractures and a possible head injury. 'Real heavyweight' Stephen Green, who brings 'exceptional professionalism, outstanding performance under a time restraint, simple explanations and good legal knowledge', and litigation partner Stephen Eccles are the lead members of the team.

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South East: Private client

Family: Essex
Family: Essex - ranked: tier 1

Pinney Talfourd LLP

'Pre-eminent, business-like regional firm' Pinney Talfourd LLP is 'one of the best firms for matrimonial finance in Essex'; the 'professional, ambitious and experienced' family team 'provides second-to-none client care' and 'manages all details in a meticulous and timely manner'. High-net-worth financial remedy matters, including cross-border cases, are the department's specialty, in addition to Children Act and special guardianship applications, cohabitation, separation, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements. 'Experienced and well-respected' practice lead Catherine Polli 'combines sharp intellect with an easy manner' and 'over-delivers against client expectations', while 'outstanding' partner Michael Sheville is 'highly skilled at helping in complicated financial matters' and 'impresses with his case management'. Clients further recommend 'pragmatic' Claire Spurgeon, who has a 'steely resolve', 'calm and balanced' Catherine Loadman, 'extremely able strategist' Sarah Tsindides , and 'practical, realistic and personable' partner Sebastian Burrows, as well as 'knowledgeable and tenacious' senior associate Sue Nash and 'ferociously bright' associate Jennifer Herbert.

Leading individuals

Catherine Polli - Pinney Talfourd LLP

Michael Sheville - Pinney Talfourd LLP

Next generation lawyers

Catherine Loadman - Pinney Talfourd LLP

Sarah Tsindides - Pinney Talfourd LLP

Sebastian Burrows - Pinney Talfourd LLP

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Essex
Personal tax, trusts and probate: Essex - ranked: tier 3

Pinney Talfourd LLP

The 'solid, knowledgeable and experienced' private client team at Pinney Talfourd LLP provides a 'very good level of service' and 'appropriate advice', and has 'great understanding of the client's needs', 'making them feel confident in their undertakings and keeping them informed at all times'. The practice also 'puts a lot of effort into making the company approachable to new clients through excellent customer service'. Will preparation,  tax and business succession planning, securing financial support for second marital partners, establishing nil-rate band discretionary trusts, lasting powers of attorney and deputyship applications are some of the department's key areas of work. Clients recommend 'outgoing and very approachable' practice lead Matthew Edwards,'professional, personable and calm' senior associate and 'trust expert' Kristian Croad, 'empathic' senior associate Jill French,'exceptionally organised' solicitor Nicholas Conway and 'sympathetic and easy-to-get-on-with' solicitor Christopher Dickinson.

Next generation lawyers

Kristian Croad - Pinney Talfourd LLP

Matthew Edwards - Pinney Talfourd LLP

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Essex
Commercial property: Essex - ranked: tier 3

Pinney Talfourd LLP

The 'easily approachable, pragmatic and professional' commercial property practice at 'legally savvy and forward-thinking firm' Pinney Talfourd LLP 'always provides high-quality, clear advice and a broad, comforting level of service in a timely manner', which is supported by 'extensive industry knowledge' and a 'meticulous, efficient and proactive approach'. Its range of services covers freehold and leasehold transactions, landlord and tenant matters, and finance and lending work, as well as site developments. 'Knowledgeable, considerate and prompt' partner Julien Pritchard, who 'has a business-focused approach', and 'practical, thorough and straight-to-the-point' senior associate Keeley Miller are the main practitioners. Solicitor Benjamin Hersom joined from Whiskers in March 2018.

Next generation lawyers

Keeley Miller - Pinney Talfourd LLP

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