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Clarke Willmott LLP

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London: Dispute resolution

Debt recovery
Debt recovery - ranked: tier 2

Clarke Willmott LLP

Noted for providing 'an excellent debt recovery service', Clarke Willmott LLP handles issues for local councils, government departments, corporates, financial institutions and managing agents. The group continues to assist The Insolvency Service with the collection of income payment agreements (IPAs), book debts and antecedent/specialist recoveries. It is also instructed by Viridor Waste Management on the recovery of its commercial waste management debts and debts incurred in employee salary over-payments; and longstanding client Thames Water Utilities on water rates collection.  Kathryn Quinton and Philip Roberts co-lead the team, which includes 'superb' pre-litigation debt specialist Karen Hellier and insolvency expert Stuart Hoysted.

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London: Private client

Court of protection
Court of protection - ranked: tier 2

Clarke Willmott LLP

Clarke Willmott LLP fields ‘a highly skilled and experienced team that is easy to communicate with’. Anthony Fairweather leads the ‘very experienced’ team, which includes Anne Minihane, who is ‘professional, diligent and knowledgeable’; the ‘highly experienced’ Jess Flanagan, who has a ‘passion for getting what her clients want and for respecting their rights'; and Charlotte Bromley, who is ‘committed, caring and excellent with clients’. Fairweather and Minihane are both members of the Office of the Public Guardian Panel of Professional Deputies. The team specialises in the management of high-value personal injury awards stemming from catastrophic injury and clinical negligence cases for clients with complex ongoing care needs.

Next generation lawyers

Jess Flanagan - Clarke Willmott LLP

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London: Real estate

Social housing: finance
Social housing: finance - ranked: tier 3

Clarke Willmott LLP

The Cardiff-based team at Clarke Willmott LLP provides ‘commercial and practical advice’ informed by ‘extensive housing sector knowledge’. Finance and securitisation head Vicky Kells advised Optivo on the due diligence and charging aspects of the refinancing of its £450m syndicated loan facilities as part of the merger between AmicusHorizon and Viridian Housing. Kells is also advising a subsidiary of a Welsh registered provider on the acquisition and development financing for a mixed-tenure residential development. On the lender side, Fraser MacRae acted for Triodos Bank in relation to the provision of a mixed-term and revolving credit facility to Cardiff Community Housing Association. Additional clients include L&Q and GreenSquare Group.

Leading individuals

Fraser MacRae - Clarke Willmott LLP

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Social housing: local authorities and registered providers
Social housing: local authorities and registered providers - ranked: tier 4

Clarke Willmott LLP

Clarke Willmott LLP advises housing associations on a range of construction and development projects, litigation and property deals, but is particularly ‘recommended for strategic land acquisitions’. Indeed, Hannah Langford, who joined the team from Clarion Housing Association, advised Newlon Housing Trust on the acquisition of land from a local authority, and continues to act for the client in relation to the development of an affordable housing scheme. Construction specialist Stuart Wilson joined the team from Trowers & Hamlins LLP, and has acted for London boroughs and major housing associations in development finance transactions and high-value regeneration projects. Kary Withers and Lindsay Felstead have experience acting for housing associations in housing sector disputes such as anti-social behaviour injunctions, possession claims and boundary disputes. Also recommended are Oliver Smedley and senior associate Joanna Jackson. Chimi Shakohoxha, Jonathan Hulley and James Howard left for Capsticks LLP.

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