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North West: Human resources

Employment - ranked: tier 5


Karen Bexley now heads up the employment team at MLP Law LLP, taking over from Daniel Walker following his departure to Knights plc. The team acts for large corporations including global chemical manufacturing companies, SMEs and high level executives in the North West, handling all contentious and non-contentious employment law issues. The team's particular strength lie in the retail, hospitality and chemical manufacturing sectors.

Practice head(s):Karen Bexley

Other key lawyers:Gareth Matthews; Joanne Alvey

Key Clients

Malmaison and Hotel Du Vin Holdings Limited

Missguided Limited

Sim Trava Limited t/a Costa Coffee

TB Resorts Operations Limited t/a The Belfry

VUR Village Trading No 1 Limited t/a Village Hotels

Calgaz Limited

Britplas Commercial Limited

The Manchester Crematorium Limited;Pulsar Communications Limited

GKR Karate Admin Services LLP

Rota Engineering Limited

Colloids Limited

F2R Group Limited

ICX4 LtdJefferies Solicitors Limited

Osborne Delta (Lightning Conductors) Limited

Delta Steeplejacks Limited

Pulsar Communications Limited

Futuresky Limited t/a Cubiq Recruitment

Rota Engineering Limited.


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North West: Private client

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


The team at MLP Law LLP has expertise in administering high-value estates, including advising on ways to mitigate or avoid inheritance tax and dealing with complex assets. The team also has experience in cases that have international elements. Team head Lesley Sullivan 'stands out from other solicitors' due to 'her ability to make you feel as if you are part of the MLP family'.

Practice head(s):Lesley Sullivan


'We received first class service from MLP Law - the team headed by Elizabeth Wilkinson were both professional and caring throughout.'

'Lesley Sullivan and her team always complete any work in a timely, professional and personal manner.'

'I always feel the advice offered by Lesley Sullivan is consistent, timely and in the detail one would expect from a professional solicitor. Why Lesley stands out from other solicitors is her ability to make you feel as if you are part of the 'MLP family'. The resulting feeling when leaving a meeting with Lesley and MLP is not one of being overcharged but that you have been given good value for your money.'

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North West: Real estate

Construction - ranked: tier 6


MLP Law LLP's newly established construction and engineering team features real estate and built environment head Stephen Chalcraft, who joined in 2018 from Shakespeare Martineau LLP, and is led by legal director Paul Donnelly. The team handles contentious and non-contentious construction work and is instructed by public and private sector clients.

Practice head(s):Paul Donnelly

Other key lawyers:Stephen Chalcraft

Work highlights

  • Advised an employer client on contractual issues relating to a building contract for the redevelopment of its offices, which included successfully defending an adjudication commenced by the building contract for extensions of time and disputed account.
  • Advised a tenant client on the construction aspects of its relocation to a new 40,000 sq ft distribution centre in the East Midlands.
  • Prepared amendments, on behalf of an employer client, to the building contract for the construction of a high-profile hotel at Luton Airport.
  • Advised a building contractor client on disputes arising on a green energy build project in Oxfordshire.
  • Advised a landlord client on issues relating to a fire at the client’s tenanted property, which included claims against insurers for rebuilding and reinstatement costs.

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