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Browne Jacobson LLP

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North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Manchester
Commercial litigation: Manchester - ranked: tier 5

Browne Jacobson LLP

The ‘impressive’ team at Browne Jacobson LLP is noted for its public and healthcare sector expertise, acting for clients such as NHS Commissioning Board and The Welsh Government. The team continued to represent Ted Baker and No Ordinary Designer Label in its claim against AXA Insurance UK and represented DPD in a dispute regarding the provision of handheld scanners at its warehouse hub. Elmdene Group, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Celthheath are also clients. Department head Nichola Evans leads on healthcare and public sector commercial litigation; she ‘approaches cases with considerable commercial pragmatism’. Associate Katie Scott is also a key member of the team.

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North West: Finance

Banking and finance
Leading individuals

Jonathan Edwards - Browne Jacobson LLP

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North West: Human resources

Employment - ranked: tier 4

Browne Jacobson LLP

Kerren Daly  at Browne Jacobson LLP  regularly advises on executive terminations, on restructures and on mergers and acquisitions as well as on collective issues. Clients consider her to be ‘unrivalled for her detailed knowledge of employoment law and her depth of experience'. Associate Ian Deakin gives ‘sound and commercial advice’. Key clients include Kerry Logistics (UK), Cohens Chemists and Bovis Homes. Burton and South Derbyshire College, Dock 10 and Entu plc are other major clients. The firm fields a ‘strong and approachable team that offers straightforward advice’.

Leading individuals

Kerren Daly - Browne Jacobson LLP

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North West: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant
Clinical negligence: defendant - ranked: tier 2

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP  has the ‘tenacious and thorough’ Amanda Callaghan  who plays a pivotal role in leading the firm’s publicly funded health care practice in the North West and in supervising NHS Resolution defence work. Callaghan also acts for private clinicians and has considerable experience in defence work for the Medical Protection Society. The ‘excellent and pragmatic’ Andrew Peel leads the UK and international practice on clinical negligence and regulatory matters for private sector healthcare providers and insurers. Associate Heather Caddy  is ‘well respected in the healthcare market’. Caddy advises NHS trusts and independent health providers on a range of contentious matters such as claims involving neurological injuries, neonatal deaths, complex orthopaedics, psychiatric injuries and delayed diagnosis. The team has an impressive array of other clients such as HCA, BUPA, NHS England in addition to Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.

Leading individuals

Amanda Callaghan - Browne Jacobson LLP

Andrew Peel - Browne Jacobson LLP

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North West: Public sector

Education - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP  is ‘outstanding; its knowledge and understanding of education and the wider issues that affect our schools is second to none’. Dai Durbridge, who leads the wider education team on safeguarding issues and heads the Manchester team, is a ‘consummate professional who goes to the upmost lengths to provide professional support, sometimes in the most difficult of circumstances’. Durbridge advises schools, academies, FE and sixth form colleges. Kerren Daly  who works in the employment and education teams has a ‘fantastic knack of getting to the nub of an issue and then follows it up with clear advice’. Legal director Jamie Otter  is ‘extremely responsive, listens well and then ensures that the barriers are removed to secure a successful outcome whenever possible’. The team has been extensively involved in the creation and growth of multi-academy trusts and has recently worked on more than 20 such projects. Such work has included advising on the formation of the Challenge Academy Trust. It has also advised on the setting up of the Bishop Fraser Trust (a Church of England multi-academy trust).

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Health - ranked: tier 1

Browne Jacobson LLP

Amanda Callaghan at Browne Jacobson LLP  leads a team that ‘is always available and is very quick to respond’. Andrew Peel handles clinical negligence and regulatory matters for private sector healthcare providers and insurers. The ‘very impressiveRebecca Fitzpatrick is recommended for her work on mental health and mental capacity law. Associate Edward Pollard and solicitor Victoria Colclough  provide ‘well-thought-through advice’. Gerard Hanratty joined from Capsticks LLP  and has extensive experience of representing NHS bodies in judicial reviews and on service reconfiguration. An impressive roster of clients includes North West Ambulance NHS Trust, Chorley and South Ribble CCG in addition to NHS Birmingham Cross City CCG.

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Local government
Leading individuals

Michael Mousedale - Browne Jacobson LLP

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North West: Real estate

Commercial property: Manchester
Commercial property: Manchester - ranked: tier 4

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP is noted for its expertise in advising clients in the health, education, corporate and public sectors on a range of real estate-related instructions. The team advised Homes England on the regeneration of a 43-acre former brownfield site at Northfleet Embankment on the Thames. The team also acts for a number of schools on their conversion to academies, which involves a range of real estate-related issues. Guildford Borough Council, YHA (England and Wales), Renold and Burnley Council are clients. Recently promoted partner Dominic Buckley heads the team, which includes Victoria Thourgood, who is experienced in advising on health and social care-related real estate matters.

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