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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire
Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP combines local expertise with the ability to leverage the global reach of its international network to handle a range of multi-jurisdictional transactions. The food and drink, retail, diversified industrials and financial services sectors are all areas of strength for the Leeds-based corporate and commercial teams, which are led by Robin Skelton and Peter McCormack respectively. Principal associate Jonathan Pollard is a name to note for public and private company work.

Practice head(s):Robin Skelton; Peter McCormack

Other key lawyers:Jonathan Pollard

Key Clients

Amazon

Communisis plc

Rolls Royce

Greencore

JP Morgan

Lloyds Banking Group

Next plc

Inflexion Private Equity

Perwyn LLP

Baird Capital

American Express

Work highlights

  • Advised KFC on the £300m sale to numerous franchisees of a portfolio of over 160 restaurants located throughout the UK.
  • Acted for Raisio on its disposal of the entire issued share capital of Big Bear Confectionery, The Lindum Snack Company and Candy Plus to Rowse Honey.
  • Advised Communisis on a £153.8m takeover offer from New York-based payment solutions firm OSG Group Holdings.
  • Advised Tyman on its stock exchange fundraising to raise £51.5m to support its acquisition of a North American manufacturer.
Leading individuals

Robin Skelton - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Rising stars

Jonathan Pollard - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Corporate tax
Corporate tax - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP assists clients with transactional and structuring tax advice with particular expertise in corporate tax matters, real estate transactions and fund structures, VAT and employment tax. The team frequently leverages its international network in handling cross-border matters and counts the renewable energy, education, waste and local authority sectors as notable areas of strength. Leeds-based David Jervis jointly heads up the firm's global tax practice; other key names to note include recently promoted partner Colin Askew, who handles transactional and private equity tax work and recently joined the Leeds-based team from the firm's London office, and principal associate Amanda Dodsworth, who is a key name for employment tax advice.

Practice head(s):David Jervis

Other key lawyers:Colin Askew; Amanda Dodsworth

Key Clients

Amazon

Aviva

Blackrock Investment

Communisis plc

Greencore Group

Experian

Kier Group

Next plc

Wm Morrison

Work highlights

  • Acted for SPX Flow on the tax aspects of its European reorganisations.
  • Advised Network Rail on the tax elements of its £1.5bn disposal of its arches property portfolio.
  • Advised Diamorph Group Holdings on the tax aspects of its disposal to and reinvestment with Epiris.
  • Advised Lloyds Development Capital on its £800m disposal of the National Exhibition Centre.
  • Acted for the shareholders of WTS Holco 1 on its strategic disposal.
Next Generation Partners

Colin Askew - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP has a dedicated team of competition specialists in Leeds advising regional, national and international clients across a range of sectors. In recent years the team has developed a particular specialism in regulated industries and utilities, with a specific focus on water and energy clients. The team is led by the hugely experienced Kate Newman, who has particular expertise in the application of competition law to complex regulated sectors and utilities.

Practice head(s):Kate Newman

Key Clients

European Metal Reycling

Greencore Group

DFS Furniture

Ingevity Corporation

Weinerberger

Buzz Bingo

Thames Water

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authrority

Wm Morrison Supermarkets

Ecobat Technologies

 

Work highlights

  • Advised European Metal Recycling on the Competition and Markets Authority Phase 1 and 2 merger investigation into its £57m acquisition of a competitor, Metal &Waste Recycling.
  • Advised a subsuduary of Cox & Kings on the multijurisdictional £467m merger control aspects of the sale of its educational travel business.
  • Advised Invegity Coproration on the merger control aspects of its £507m acquisition of the Caprolactone division of Perstorp AB.
  • Advised Compass Group in relation to the competition law aspects of the £14m sale of its security division to competitor Mitie.
  • Provied competition advice on the structure of Wienerberger's UK distribution model.
Leading individuals

Kate Newman - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP advises its impressive client roster on a range of contentious matters, with experience handling high-profile litigation and international arbitrations. Gary Pellow (who heads up the commercial litigation group nationally) jointly leads the practice alongside product liability and procurement disputes expert Richard Matthews, and international head of TMT disputes James Hyde. The group's other specialisms include energy disputes, for which Mark Howarth is a key name to note; Chris Buddle focuses on the food and retail, industrial engineering, defence and waste resources sectors, and Deborah Polden is developing a growing expertise in unfair prejudice claims and breach of confidence and restrictive covenant cases.

Practice head(s):Gary Pellow; Richard Matthews; James Hyde

Other key lawyers:Mark Howarth; Chris Buddle; Deborah Polden

Key Clients

DHL

McCain Foods

EDF Energy

Nokia

Johnson Matthey

Specsavers

DXC

ExtraEnergy

John Lewis

Yum! Brands (KFC and Pizza Hut)

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented the Canal & River Trust (CRT) before the Court of Appeal in a dispute relating to the price to be paid by Thames Water for water abstracted from a waterway owned and managed by CRT and sold by Thames to its corporate customers and consumers.
  • Acting for a leading automotive part manufacturer in a significant claim before the English High Court arising from a fatality on a motorway in France.
  • Assisted several leading retailers and transport companies in high-profile interchange fee competition litigation against Mastercard and Visa.
  • Acted for the National Iranian Oil Company as defendant in one of the world’s largest oil and gas disputes, in which claimants seek damages in excess of $15bn.
  • Successfully represented Agents’ Mutual in the Competition Tribunal and Court of Appeal in litigation against estate agents, Gascoigne Halman alleging breach of contract.
Leading individuals

Gary Pellow - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Richard Matthews - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Rising stars

Deborah Polden - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Finance

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP  handles a broad range of banking work from Leeds, with the team working at a regional, national and international level. The firm sits on the panels of all national clearing banks. Kathryn Walters heads the team and has a particular strength in leveraged and structured finance work, as well as real estate investments. Paul Castle is also a key name for corporate lending, real estate finance and education finance mandates.

Practice head(s):Kathryn Walters

Other key lawyers:Paul Castle

Key Clients

Lloyds Banking Group

Santander UK

HSBC Bank

The Royal Bank of Scotland

National Westminster Bank

Clydesdale Bank

Yorkshire Bank

Harworth Group

CPP Group

DFS Furniture

Cranswick

Work highlights

  • Advising Anchor Carehomes on the lender consents and revised funding arrangements relating to its merger with Hanover Housing Association.
  • Assisting H2 Equity Partners with the debt funding and corporate working capital facilities for its purchase of Aquilant medical supplies group and subsequent investment in its merger with Primacy Healthcare.
  • Acting for Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank on the senior debt funding of Perwyn Equity's investment in Fresh Cut Foods Group.
  • Advising a three bank club including Royal Bank of Scotland on additional facilities to be made available to Hansteen Holdings.
  • Assisting Santander UK with the provision of revolving credit and other facilities to Clipper Logistics and its subsidiaries.
Leading individuals

Kathryn Walters - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Next Generation Partners

Paul Castle - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's specialist restructuring team is focused on a number of key sectors, including retail, diversified industrials, energy and infrastructure, construction and further education. Team head Paul Dutton is a key name for non-contentious work, consultant Peter Cranston focuses on corporate matters, principal associate Lemi McAuley handles board advisory and transactional matters and senior associate Victoria Procter works with key clients including banks, accountants and other corporates.

Practice head(s):Paul Dutton

Other key lawyers:Peter Cranston; Lemi McAuley; Victoria Procter

Key Clients

HSBC Bank

Clydesdale Bank

Lloyds Bank

Pepper (UK)

KPMG

PwC

The Royal Bank of Scotland

Santander Bank

EY

Deloitte

Work highlights

  • Advising Ideal Shopping Direct's board on directors’ duties in the context of financial difficulty and subsequently on a distressed sale process to a private equity investor.
  • Acting for PwC as administrators of Thornhill Heat Exchangers on its pre-pack sale to an RCapital-backed SPV.
  • Acting for Tayto Group on its purchase of three vending machine businesses, all subsidiaries of Uvenco, from KPMG, acting as administrator.
  • Assisting Apollo Fire Detectors with the insolvency of one of its key plastics supplier.
  • Handling RCapital's acquisition of the business and assets of Havelock Europa from PwC as administrators.
Rising stars

Lemi McAuley - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Victoria Procter - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Human resources

Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP’s employment practice acts for a range of domestic and international clients, with a reach extending from global corporates to banks and universities. The team provides advice on European Works Councils and trade unions, particularly in the industrial and education sectors. Practice head Paul Cotton specialises in employment aspects of M&A, as well as trade union and industrial relationship issues. Simon Rice-Birchall is well regarded for employment tribunal litigation and complex discrimination cases, while the recent addition of Christopher Mordue from Pinsent Masons LLP has added higher education expertise.

Practice head(s):Paul Cotton

Other key lawyers:Simon Rice-Birchall; Christopher Mordue

Key Clients

DHL

Skipton Building Society

Lloyds Bank

Virgin Atlantic

University of Durham

University of York

Eggborough Power Limited

PPG

McCain Foods GB Limited

Hilton Hotels

Work highlights

  • Advising Xylem on removal of a red notice imposed by Interpol on a senior employee.
  • Devising and delivering cross-jurisdictional employment law training programme for Rockwell's international HR team.
  • Advised the trust on a significant dispute with a recognised union including on challenging a ballot outcome.
  • Represented University of York in a complex indirect sex discrimination case in which the claimant - a member of teaching staff - is challenging pay, promotion and career progression arrangements at the university.
  • Advised five universities in the last 12 months on the managed exit of their vice chancellor or other senior executives.
Leading individuals

Christopher Mordue - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Paul Cotton - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Simon Rice-Birchall - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

The environment, health and safety team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP combines contentious and non-contentious expertise to assist its impressive client roster, which includes a range of household names and highlights the firm's sector specialisms in the energy, manufacturing and education industries. The practice is jointly led by national practice head Kevin Elliott, who splits his time across several offices, and Leeds-based Paul Verrico, who has particular experience in the education sector. Senior associate Surekha Gollapudi is also singled out; she specialises in corporate criminal defence work and non-contentious compliance advice, and frequently handles inquests.

Practice head(s):Kevin Elliott; Paul Verrico

Other key lawyers:Surekha Gollapudi

Key Clients

Forterra

CPM Group

Mitchells & Butlers plc

VPS UK

Sembcorp

Kingspan

Leeds University

Marshalls plc

Frutarom

DFDS

Kier / Turriff Contractors

Sir Robert McAlpine

Interserve plc

National Grid Electricity Transmission plc

Dairy Crest

Work highlights

  • Acted for Forterra in a prosecution brought by the HSE relating to an accident at the Manor Works, Claughton, which caused serious injuries.
  • Advised CPM on a fatal accident, in which a maintenance fitter became trapped in a conveyor.
  • Acted for DFDS in a criminal investigation brought by the HSE following the death of a security guard who was employed by a third party company.
  • Acted for VPS (UK) in prosecutions brought by the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Authority relating to the failure to properly assess the risks of a building and inadequately sign posting fire exits at a property prior to licencing it to property guardians.
  • Advised Turriff Contractors on issues following a serious gas explosion.

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Pensions
Pensions - ranked: tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

The pensions team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP has significant experience acting for a combination of trustees, employers and providers on a range of instructions. Richard Shelton advises on the full spectrum of pensions matters, and heads up the team which includes the well-regarded Anthea Whitton and principal associate Gemma Hanley; Hanley has particular expertise in advising employers and trustees in the energy, water and rail sectors.

Practice head(s):Richard Shelton

Other key lawyers:Anthea Whitton; Gemma Hanley

Key Clients

British Airways' Airways Pension Scheme

Aviva

Greggs plc

Deloitte Pensions Master Plan

BT Hybrid Scheme

Formica Limited

Fletcher Building Limited

Communisis PLC

The Trustees of the Southern Electric Group of the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme

Anglian Water Group

The Trustees of the RFS Pension Scheme

Association of Colleges

Work highlights

  • Advised the trustees of British Airways'  Airways Pension Scheme on its £4.4bn buy-in with Legal & General.
  • Advised Aviva UK Life and Pensions on its application to the Pensions Regulator for master trust authorisation of the Aviva Defined Contribution Master Trust.
  • Instructed by Greggs and the trustees of its pension schemes to handle the updating of its defined benefit scheme’s trust deed and rules.
  • Advising the Deloitte Master Plan trustee on all aspects of the governance of the master plan, including transfers into the plan.
  • Advised Formica on the closure of its two defined benefit pension schemes, including how the company can effect the closure, how the closure needed to be structured and other employment issues.
Leading individuals

Richard Shelton - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Projects, energy and natural resources (including PFI)

Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

The key contact in Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's Leeds office is Mark Howarth , who leads the international firm's UK energy sector commercial and regulatory disputes team. The practice works closely with the firm's national and international network to advise on global issues across the oil, power and renewable energy sectors. Jo Hatton-Jones is also noted for her renewable and clean energy expertise.

Practice head(s):Mark Howarth

Other key lawyers:Jo Hatton-Jones

Key Clients

Shell

Blackrock

CGN Europe Energy

Gresham House

Severn Trent

Alfanar

Wartsila

Greencoat

Faro Energy

Thames Water Group

Work highlights

  • Acting for a national oil company as defendant in a high-profile oil and gas dispute.
  • Acting for npower in a judicial review of Ofgem's decision to require npower to take part in a consumer collective switching trial.
  • Acting for a state oil company in an oil and gas dispute involving damages claims and future losses claims for the remaining term of a gas sales agreement.
  • Defending a wind farm operator in a claim brought by landowners for underpayment of royalties.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Public sector

Education
Education - ranked: tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's dedicated team works with the full range of education clients, including higher education and further education institutions, schools, academies and private education providers. Chris Mordue leads the group in Leeds and specialises in providing employment and industrial relations advice to universities. Other key names include employment expert Ben Wood, litigator Alison Oldfield and Paul Castle, who handles finance work for further and higher education borrowers.

Practice head(s):Chris Mordue

Other key lawyers:Ben Wood; Alison Oldfield; Paul Castle

Key Clients

Durham University

University of Leeds

Leeds Beckett University

The University of Sheffield

University of York

University of Bradford

University of Hull

University of Huddersfield

Sheffield Hallam University

Leeds Trinity University

University of Essex

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

University College London

Craven College

Kirklees College

Leeds City College

Leeds College of Building

New College Durham

Northern College

Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College

The Grimsby Institute Group

Wakefield College

Batley Multi Academy Trust

Beacon Multi Academy Trust

Congleton Multi Academy Trust

L.E.A.D. Multi Academy Trust

Nova Academy Trust

The Altius Trust

The Education Alliance

The Prospect Trust

The Wensum Trust

Twyford CofE Academies Trust

Work highlights

  • Advising a number of universities on senior exits.
  • Assisting a London university with the employment aspects of a major insourcing.
  • Representing a Yorkshire university in a complex indirect sex discrimination case in which a member of the teaching staff challenged pay, promotion and career progression arrangements at the institution.
  • Advising a Russell Group university on proposed changes to procedures and practices for dealing with sexual harassment complaints.
  • Advising a university on the legal and reputational implications following a student death.
Leading individuals

Chris Mordue - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Local government
Local government - ranked: tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's national team counts central government, local authorities and other public bodies as clients, which it assists with projects, governance issues, development, outsourcing, procurement work and investigations. In the Leeds office, Alison Oldfield focuses on contentious mandates and Michael Grimes handles projects and infrastructure work, particularly in the waste sector.

Other key lawyers:Alison Oldifield; Michael Grimes

Key Clients

Cherwell District Council

LGPS Central Limited

Broxtowe Borough Council

Education Workforce Council

The University of Manchester

Transport for Greater Manchester (“TfGM”)

Northumberland County Council

London Borough Hammersmith & Fulham

Anglian Water Land Holding & Cambridge City Council

Birmingham City Council and Homes England

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate

Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP boasts a national team with expertise in retail, development and investment work, and its large and prestigious client base puts it in the top tier for commercial property. George Bacon heads up the practice, which advises a range of big-name retailers and shopping centres, while Simon Harris has taken lead roles on some of the firm's major deals since his promotion to partner in 2018. Ian Barker, who has significant public sector development experience, recently relocated to the Leeds office from Manchester, while hospitality and leisure expert Susan Samuel departed for DLA Piper UK LLP.

Practice head(s):George Bacon

Other key lawyers:Simon Harris

Testimonials

'George Bacon is a excellent lawyer and easy to deal with'.

Key Clients

Legal & General

Wm Morrison Supermarkets

Hammerson

Kier Group

Next

Microsoft

UK Land Estates

Harworth Group

DFS

Texton REIT

Work highlights

  • Advised Kier Property Developments on the £29m acquisition of Birmingham city centre development site at Arena Central from Miller Developments.
  • Advised Next on the £62.5m acquisition and forward funding of a warehouse facility at Waltham Abbey.
  • Advised KFC on sale of a portfolio of over 160 UK restaurants to numerous franchisees.
  • Advised London Pensions Fund Authority on the £45m purchase of a portfolio of seven established industrial estates.
  • Advised Wm Morrison Supermarkets on the acquisition of new store site in Amble in Northumberland.
Leading individuals

George Bacon - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Next Generation Partners

Simon Harris - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP acts for national and international clients in the energy and infrastructure spaces on both contentious and non-contentious matters. The group is also growing its experience in specialist rail work and cross-jurisdictional oil and gas issues. Jo Hatton-Jones leads the practice and handles mandates in the energy, water, utilities, retail, property and education sectors. Senior associate Matthew Shotton focuses on contentious issues, and Simon Chamberlain and Gregory Buckley divide their time between Leeds and Manchester.

Practice head(s):Jo Hatton-Jones

Other key lawyers:Matthew Shotton

Key Clients

WM Morrison Plc

Wartsila

Next Plc

Legal & General

Severn Trent Water Limited

SNC-Lavalin

UK Land

University of Leeds

JD Williams & Company

Work highlights

  • Advising an airport on its procurement of major redevelopment works including new aircraft stands and a passenger terminal extension.
  • Assisting N Brown's subsidiary on an upgrade to its distribution and processing abilities at its warehouse.

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Planning
Planning - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's planning and infrastructure consenting team has notable experience in the retail, renewable energy and commercial development sectors, with practice head Peter Nesbit excelling in minerals and oil and gas work, and principal associate Roddy Macdonald leading on residential work.

Practice head(s):Peter Nesbit

Other key lawyers:Roddy Macdonald

Key Clients

WM Morrison Supermarkets plc

Evans Property Group

London South Bank University

IGas Energy

Banks Mining

Belview Golf Ltd

Infinergy Limited

Persimmon Homes North East Limited and Taylor Wimpey UK Limited

HJ Banks and Company Limited

Kentucky Fried Chicken (Great Britain) Limited

Work highlights

  • Acting for Morrisons on planning issues relating to the regeneration of the Camden Goods Yard area in London.
  • Advising Evans Property Group on a planning application for the construction of 350 dwellings in Fradley Park, Litchfield.
  • Assisting London South Bank University with the proposed regeneration of two campus buildings in the London Borough of Southwark.
  • Assisting IGas Energy with the planning submissions for IGas' Ellesmere Port proposal for a hydrocarbon plant.
  • Acting for Banks Mining in a High Court challenge to a refusal for planning permission for a surface coal mine.

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's Leeds team, which forms part of the global firm's national practice, includes experts in the retail, transport, education and telecoms sectors with practitioners focusing on niche areas of expertise. Team head Damian Hyndman is highly regarded for telecoms-related property disputes, Alison Oldfield is a key name nationally for reputationally sensitive disputes and protester and campaign group-related issues; and insolvency specialist Andrew Todd has recently handled a number of high street company voluntary arrangements (CVAs). Associate Charlotte Miller is noted for her portfolio management expertise.

Practice head(s):Damian Hyndman

Other key lawyers:Alison Oldfield; Andrew Todd; Charlotte Miller

Testimonials

'The team at Eversheds Sutherland really puts its clients first and utilises its expertise to handle a broad range of complex matters'.

'Charlotte Miller is a bright star and one to watch for the future'.

Key Clients

WM Morrison Supermarkets Plc

Network Rail

The Peel Group

Legal & General

Sportsdirect.com Retail Limited

Arqiva Limited

Hammerson UK Properties Plc

KFC

Microsoft

Siemens

Work highlights

  • Advising Network Rail Infrastructure Limited on issues relating to raising revenue from the sale of its commercial estate.
  • Representing Harcourt Developments Unlimited Company in a dispute in the Business and Property Courts affecting residential development land including defending the presentation of a winding-up petition.
  • Acting for Clydesdale Bank Plc in high-value possession proceedings.
  • Representing Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc in the judicial review of the planning permission for the demolition of its store in Brentford.
  • Handling all property litigation matters for Sports Direct including break notices, lease renewals and vacant possession issues.
Leading individuals

Andrew Todd - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Rising stars

Charlotte Miller - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Yorkshire and the Humber: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's technology team has significant experience in handling transactions and high-profile disputes, with particular expertise across the telecoms, media, retail, utilities, financial services and diversified industrial sectors; the group counts local, national and international companies as clients. Nick Stubbs, who splits his time between the Leeds and Manchester offices, and James Hyde head up the non-contentious technology and TMT disputes practices respectively. Principal associate Ed Williams is another name to note for contentious matters.

Practice head(s):Nick Stubbs; James Hyde

Other key lawyers:Ed Williams

Testimonials

'Associate Ed Williams is good for IT litigation.'

Key Clients

Santander

The Co-Operative Bank Plc

Go Plant Fleet Services Limited

Comparex UK Limited

Nokia

DXC

John Lewis

Work highlights

  • Assisted Comparex UK with the review and amendment of its standard terms and conditions for the sale of all its IT services, software and hardware.
  • Advised Rolls-Royce on the strategic £500m disposal of its marine arm to Norwegian technology group Kongsberg Gruppen.
Leading individuals

Nick Stubbs - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Rising stars

Ed Williams - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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  • End of the ‚Äėcentre of life test‚Äô in Surinder Singh cases?

    In the recent case of¬† ZA (Reg 9. EEA Regs; abuse of rights) Afghanistan ¬† [2019] UKUT 281 (IAC ), the Upper Tribunal found that there is no basis in EU law for the centre of life test, as set out in Regulation 9(3)(a) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 (the ‚ÄúRegulations‚ÄĚ). It further found that it is not to be applied when Judges assess ¬†Surinder Singh ¬†cases that appear before them.
  • Terms of employment as a sole representative

    In this article we examine the working arrangements of sole representatives, looking at the terms and conditions of employment that the Home Office will expect a sole representative to have in order to qualify as a representative of an overseas business.  
  • Can Sole Representatives Be Shareholders?

    The Immigration Rules require that an applicant for a¬† sole representative visa ¬†is not ‚Äúa¬† majority shareholder in the overseas business‚ÄĚ.
  • Immigration Skills Charge - A Guide for Employers

    As a Sponsor, you may be required to pay the Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) each time you sponsor a migrant in the  Tier 2 General  or  Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Long-term Staff  subcategory.
  • 5 FAQS about paragraph 320(11)

    In applications for entry clearance where the applicant has a negative immigration history in the UK, the application may be refused under the general grounds for refusal, which are found in part 9 of the Immigration Rules. Where an applicant has ¬†‚Äėpreviously contrived in a significant way to frustrate the intentions of the Immigration Rules‚Äô,¬† the application could be refused under paragraph 320(11). In this post we look at five frequently asked questions about paragraph 320(11).¬†
  • Multiple nationality and multiple citizenship (including dual nationality and dual citizenship)

    British nationality law permits multiple nationality and multiple citizenship, including dual nationality and dual citizenship.
  • Applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the Exceptional Talent or Promise Category

    The  Exceptional Talent  and Exceptional Promise categories are for individuals who are recognised leaders or emerging leaders in their field of expertise. There are a number of endorsing bodies for lots of different fields of work, including  artists and musicians ,  architects ,  digital experts ,  scientists  and  academics . While there isn’t an endorsing body for every expert, the growing list means that many individuals could enjoy the flexibility that this category has to offer. 
  • PARALLEL PROCEEDINGS ‚Äď CIVIL AND CRIMINAL

    Syedur Rahmanconsiders the factors that determine when civil proceedings can go ahead before,or at the same time as, criminal proceedings relating to the same circumstances.
  • Rights of appeal after the Immigration Act 2014

    The Immigration Act 2014 (‚Äúthe 2014 Act‚ÄĚ) reduced the circumstances in which the refusal of an immigration application will give rise to a right of appeal.¬†The¬† explanatory notes ¬†to the 2014 Act state that the Act was intended to restructure rights of appeal to the Immigration Tribunal. Previously, a right of appeal to the Immigration Tribunal existed against any of the 14 different immigration decisions listed in s.82 of the¬† Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 ¬†(‚Äúthe 2002 Act‚ÄĚ). As explained below, whether or not the refusal of an immigration application currently generates a right of appeal depends on the subject matter of the application rather than its categorisation.