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Pinney Talfourd LLP

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Brentwood, Hornchurch, Upminster

Stephen Eccles

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Pinney Talfourd LLP

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Partner and Head of Litigation


Trained at Dowse & Co and qualified in 1986
Associate at Hudson Freeman Berg 1987
Partner and Head of Litigation Kingsfords 1992
Partner and Head of Litigation at Pinney Talfourd LLP 1997


Member of The London Solicitors Litigation Association
Member of The Association of Leasehold Extension Practitioners (ALEP)


Durham University, Law BA (Hons) Dunelm 1983
City of London Law School, LPC 1984

South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Essex

Within: Commercial litigation: Essex

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.

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Debt recovery

Within: Debt recovery

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.

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South East: Human resources

Employment: Essex

Within: Employment: Essex

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.

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South East: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Personal injury: claimant

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.

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South East: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

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.

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