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Pinney Talfourd LLP

CROWN HOUSE, 40 NORTH STREET, HORNCHURCH, RM11 1EW, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01708 511000
Fax:
Fax 01708 511040
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

The corporate team at Pinney Talfourd LLP is noted for its scope of 'key commercial specialisms whilst still having the personal touch of a smaller firm'. Clients adore the 'exceptional' Edward Garston, who is the key contact at the firm and leads most of the group's significant mandates pertaining to joint ventures and corporate restructuring and organisation.

Practice head(s):Edward Garston

Testimonials

'Ed Garston is diligent and thorough. He is very personable which assists in resolving contentious matters as quickly as possible.'

'I could not recommend Edward Garston more to conflicted clients. Ed is an excellent solicitor and I know that commercial sense will win the day when he is on the other side of a transaction.'

'Ed is absolutely spot on with his legal knowledge and it makes a transaction so much easier, cheaper and more efficient for both sides.'

Next Generation Partners

Edward Garston - Pinney Talfourd LLP

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South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Essex
Commercial litigation: Essex - ranked: tier 2

Pinney Talfourd LLP

Pinney Talfourd LLP fields a 'first class' litigation team led by 'standout individual' Nick Hatchett, who joined the team from Wortley Byers. The team has expertise in an array of private litigation services, property disputes, employment, and contentious probate matters. Hatchett acts for a blend of private and commercial clients, including multiple European financial institutions. Hornchurch-based Stephen Eccles is the overall head of the team and is recommended for his expertise in property litigation.

Practice head(s):Nick Hatchett; Stephen Eccles

Testimonials

'Nick Hatchett is knowledgeable, approachable and a delight to work with; he gets his results through good argument and logic.'

'Nick Hatchett embodies every quality of a good litigator. He robustly advises clients and does not simply tell them what they want to hear in the way that so many solicitors do.'

'This a team of very good litigation solicitors. They correctly analyse the likely outcome of cases and get the law right.'

Key Clients

Bank of Cyprus

Charles Cross London

Charterhouse

FRP Advisory

Smallwood Architects

W Robinson & Sons

Work highlights

  • Acting for Bank of Cyprus in various matters in relation to asset tracing, recovery and enforcement, for loans made in Cyprus up to and in excess of €2m.
  • Acting for the proprietor of industrial land in a dispute of a historic nature and in relation to trespass and adverse possession.
  • Acting in the recovery of a payment of £90,000 from Barclays Bank after the sum was paid into a frozen account.
  • Acting in the recovery of payments made by an insolvent company in relation to an alleged loan made prior to liquidation.
  • Representing the trustee in bankruptcy in relation to a dispute regarding a loan made to the bankrupt by a company that became insolvent, and which the bankrupt was formerly a director of.
Leading individuals

Nick Hatchett - Pinney Talfourd LLP

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Debt recovery
Debt recovery - ranked: tier 3

Pinney Talfourd LLP

Pinney Talfourd LLP's debt recovery team forms an integral part of the wider disputes practice, and has benefited from the arrival of practice head Nick Hatchett from Wortley Byers in mid-2018 and associates Maria Orfanidou and Oliver-James Topping. The team advise a range of clients in financial services, property, retail and construction fields. Litigation partner Stephen Eccles is also recommended.

Practice head(s):Nick Hatchett

Other key lawyers:Stephen Eccles; Maria Orfanidou; Oliver-James Topping 

Key Clients

Bank of Cyprus

Charterhouse (Accountants)

FRP Advisory

Mark Riley & Co

Work highlights

  • Acting for the Bank of Cyprus in seeking recovery of judgement debts, enforcement of money judgments obtained by the bank and related loans.
  • Acting for FRP Advisory in the recovery of sums paid over by the director of a limited company to his wife, in relation to a loan that she had allegedly made to the insolvent company.
  • Acting for the corporate client in seeking recovery of outstanding professional fees.

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South East: Human resources

Employment: Essex
Employment: Essex - ranked: tier 2

Pinney Talfourd LLP

The 'dedicated and highly engaged' employment team at Pinney Talfourd LLP  in Hornchurch cover the full scope of contentious and non-contentious matters, including discrimination, unfair dismissal, and TUPE. Disputes head Stephen Eccles  manages the practice, while senior associate Alexander Pearce , who clients describe as 'outstanding in his field', handles many of the firm's mandates and is proficient in advising clients on high-value unlawful harassment claims relating to areas including sex and religion.

Practice head(s):Stephen Eccles

Other key lawyers:Alexander Pearce

Testimonials

'The team thinks outside the box and comes up with innovative ideas. We receive excellent support from the Employment Team'

'Alex Pearce provides very clear and sage guidance to both ourselves and our clients and we hold him in very high regard.'

Key Clients

Brook Street Food Service

Classic Fresh Foods

Fairclough Property Professionals

Knight International

St. Joseph Catholic Club

Rising stars

Alexander Pearce - Pinney Talfourd LLP

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South East: Insurance

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

Pinney Talfourd LLP

The team at¬†Pinney Talfourd LLP¬†has built up¬†'an impressive reputation in the field of clinical negligence'. Overseen by¬†Stephen Green, the group 'punches well above its weight', handling a range of brain, birth, and spine injury claims, in addition to oncology-related claims.¬†The firm is regularly instructed to act against private medical companies and individuals. Kim Huggins¬†is¬†‚Äėabsolutely a powerhouse clinical negligence lawyer‚Äô¬†and is skilled in handling complex gynecological, cosmetic and cancer claims.

Practice head(s):Stephen Green

Other key lawyers:Kim Huggins;

Testimonials

'Kim Huggins has single-handedly built the team and is absolutely brilliant. She is an impressive lawyer and clients adore her.'

'Kim Huggins is a stellar performer in the clinical negligence arena. She has specialist knowledge and experience in delayed diagnosis of cancer claims. Kim has a robust and no-nonsense approach to her cases and always achieves the best possible results.'

'The team has a highly personal approach to clients and experts alike, where they try and obtain the best outcome for clients.'

Work highlights

  • Involved in a complex long-running claim stemming from a substandard hip replacement and numerous substandard surgeries.
  • Advised on a claim pursued under the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934 and Fatal Accidents Act 1976.
  • Led a successful mediation following an NHS procedure at a private hospital resulting in permanent injury.
Rising stars

Kim Huggins - Pinney Talfourd LLP

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

Pinney Talfourd LLP

At Pinney Talfourd LLP, the personal injury team focuses primarily on high-value motor related accidents, and industrial disease claims for a wide range of clients. Key figures include 'accomplished litigator' Stephen Green, Stephen Eccles and the 'absolutely brilliant’ Kim Huggins. The team has been especially active in trauma and serious injury claims.

Practice head(s):Stephen Green

Other key lawyers:Stephen Eccles; Kim Huggins

Testimonials

'Stephen Green is an approachable, knowledgeable and proactive lawyer with much expertise in personal injury and industrial disease claims.'

'Stephen Green has a careful analytical approach, never jumping to conclusions and never shying away from a difficult claim.'

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South East: Private client

Family: Essex
Family: Essex - ranked: tier 1

Pinney Talfourd LLP

Catherine Polli is the key contact and head of the family team at Pinney Talfourd LLP, which manages a spectrum of contentious and non-contentious high-value matters, often with a cross-border element. Recent highlights for the practice include a representing a private client in a complex high-stakes financial remedy proceeding that is awaiting a final order. Similarly, Michael Sheville represented a client in a sensitive financial remedy case which he led to a favourable outcome. Other key members of the team include Sebastian Burrows and Catherine Loadman.

Practice head(s):Catherine Polli

Other key lawyers:Michael Sheville; Sebastian Burrows; Catherine Loadman.

Testimonials

'The team is highly professional: expert lawyers with a strong client focus, efficient and timely in their management of cases.'

'The group demonstrated cohesive teamwork and collaborative working; identifying partners with the relevant level of expertise to assist. Excellent service.'

'The Pinney Talfourd family team is head and shoulders above its local competition and capable of holding its own with the very best.'

'The team is very much in the image of Catherine Polli and there isn't a weak link in sight. The strongest lineup of any family team that we dealt with in Essex.'

Leading individuals

Catherine Polli - Pinney Talfourd LLP

Michael Sheville - Pinney Talfourd LLP

Next Generation Partners

Catherine Loadman - 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 firm to call', Pinney Talfourd LLP's private client team is noted for its 'extreme professionalism, friendliness, and attentive approach' . It is led by Matthew Edwards , who clients describe as working 'always with a flair with some nice personal touches.' The practice group covers the full scope of wills, trusts and probate matters, with attention to estate planning and asset protection. Senior associate Kristian Croad is consistently highlighted by clients and has a specialism in medium to high-value trust-related work. Other key members include the 'exceptional' Chris Dickinson .

Practice head(s):Matthew Edwards

Other key lawyers:Kristian Croad; Chris Dickinson

Testimonials

'The team displays a high level of professionalism that inspires confidence. All team members are effective communicators and are knowledgeable'.

'Kristian Croad eloquently explains complicated aspects in a clear, concise and client-friendly way. I had absolute faith in Kristian and would use him and the team again.'

 

Next Generation Partners

Matthew Edwards - Pinney Talfourd LLP

Rising stars

Kristian Croad - Pinney Talfourd LLP

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South East: Real estate

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

Pinney Talfourd LLP

The commercial property department at Pinney Talfourd LLP is 'thorough, meticulous and proactive' and acts for high-net-worth commercial landlords and corporate clients. Overseen by Julien Pritchard, the residential property team has experience in high-value transaction structuring and land purchases. Keeley Miller is 'exemplary in her knowledge' of the Landlord and Tenant Act.

Practice head(s):Julien Pritchard

Testimonials

'Julien Pritchard and Keeley Miller deserve a special mention. Over the last year, they have gone beyond the call of duty to deliver outstanding advice to mutual clients which reflects well both on them and also my own firm.'

'Keeley Miller is practical, has good business acumen, thorough, and sees the big picture. Her commitment and drive to get the transaction through is admirable.'

Key Clients

Kiani Property Investments

Fore Street Investments

Dixon & Heydorn Limited

Work highlights

  • Structuring the freehold sale of Abbey Grange and Ajax Works by a corporate entity with the benefit of nine commercial occupiers over the two sites.
  • The purchase of a plot of land on a science park as a flagship occupier to generate interest in the science park as a whole.
  • The sale of a freehold commercial site conditionally to a developer which has commercial occupiers.
  • We acted in the sale of agricultural land subject to an implied periodic tenancy by way of tender by executors of the late proprietor’s estate.
Rising stars

Keeley Miller - Pinney Talfourd LLP

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 4

Pinney Talfourd LLP

Pinney Talfourd LLP's 'friendly and approachable team of specialists' is led by Stephen Eccles, who is recommended for contentious commercial lease renewal work. Elsewhere, the group's work includes right-to-manage and enfranchisement cases, boundary disputes, possession cases and advice on residential letting issues. Clients include estate agents, developers and private individuals.

Practice head(s):Stephen Eccles

Testimonials

'The lawyers are at all time courteous and efficient in their day-to-day communications and interaction'.

'They take a pragmatic approach, concentrating on the desired commercial outcome rather than pursuing litigation for its own sake'.

'We are satisfied with all facets of the service we receive'.

'This local firm has gone from strength to strength over the years; its customer service is great'.

'The team comprises a number of individuals who are all key players and boast a variety of skills'.

'I have always found Pinney Talfourd to be a very competent firm'.

'Stephen Eccles has guided us knowledgeably through our business over the years; he is always easy to contact'.

'Stephen Eccles and senior associate Edward Garston show great attention to detail'.

'Stephen Eccles is competent, organised, reliable and professional yet friendly'.

'Stephen Eccles has good business acumen and a well-rounded knowledge of the Landlord & Tenant Act; he has the ability and the commercial sense to achieve the best results'.

Key Clients

Connells

Sequence (UK) Limited

Abbey Developments

A.M.O.S Properties

Kiani Group

K1 Management Limited

RMS Estate Agents Ltd

UK Aggregates Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for estate agent Sequence (UK) Limited on an application for renewal of 30-year lease of post offices premises in Bournemouth. We were instructed to serve a Section 26 Notice, deal with all matters arising through to completion of the new lease.
  • Acting for a client on the termination of a 15-year lease where all of the premises were underlet to a third party.
  • Acting for a client in termination of a 25-year lease of commercial premises in Bedfordshire and dealing with sub-leases by service of Section 27 Notices, then advising on termination and dilapidations liabilities.
  • Acted for Sequence (UK) Limited as the tenant in court proceedings, which arose from the landlord serving a Section 40 Notice and a Section 25 Notice under the LTA 1954 terminating the lease.
  • Acting for client to terminate a 15-year lease where all of the premises were underlet to a third party.

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