Firm Profile > Clyde & Co LLP > Oxford, England

Clyde & Co LLP
3140 ROWAN PLACE
OXFORD BUSINESS PARK SOUTH
OXFORD
OX4 2WB
England

Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex Tier 1

Clyde & Co LLP's Guildford team works in conjunction with other UK teams to provide a comprehensive service on the full range of transactions, contentious work and related planning, finance and tax. 'First rateAdam Taylor-Smith and associate Choisanne Man are especially highlighted for their client-focused approach.

Practice head(s):

Adam Taylor-Smith

Other key lawyers:

Martin Quicke;John Pearce; Choisanne Man

Testimonials

A very personal service from a team of talented lawyers. They understand our business and their advice is commercial, which often isn’t  the case.’

Adam Taylor Smith and Choisanne Mann both have the depth of experience coupled with business acumen to give appropriate advice in a timely manner. They are fun to deal with and really feel like part of the team and that our business matters.’

Key clients

Crew Clothing Co

Saltrock Surfwear

Hotel San Francisco SA

Createfuture

Integra 61

Regatta

Screwfix

Ecoworld

Wylands Capital

Meyrick Estates

Freshwater Group/Daejan Holdings Plc

Frogmore Property Group

Lai Sun Development Group

C & J Clark International

Grainger Plc

Helical Plc

Urban & Civic

Ares UK

Invesco

Spelthorne Borough Council

Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex Tier 1

Clyde & Co LLP's Guildford team serves clients ranging from mid-sized to global, with an especially strong roster of energy clients. Simon Vere Nicol's experience spans public and private company corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity transactions and much of his work has an international element. Nick Purnell serves clients in a range of sectors including marine/shipping and the wider transportation and logistics sectors, while Richard Elks has a focus on real estate work. Legal director John Hopper is noted for his negotiating skills.

Practice head(s):

Simon Vere Nicol

Testimonials

John Hopper is extremely good at understanding and explaining how a point would play out in future negotiations – he can see to the horizon of a negotiation and help us make the right decisions upfront. He also really understands the nuances of the relationship between commercial/practical factors and legal factors and can balance them well. He treats me like his most important client and always has time for me.’

Key clients

Liberty House Group

P&O Maritime BV

GeoAmey PECS

NoBe Living Holdings

Purplexed LLP

Oaktree CapitalManagement

G4S

Anglo International Shipping Group

SIMEC UK

EnergyHoldings

iSec

Wyelands Property Holdings

Urban and Civic PrincessStreet

Harbour Hotels Group

Professional negligence Tier 1

The Oxford-based team at Clyde & Co LLP has vast proficiency in handling high-value and high-stakes professional negligence matters. Led by Tony Nurse-Marsh, the team regularly handles large claims and disputes for leading clients in the legal and insurance sectors. Other key practitioners include Clive Brett, Jim Taylor, and Katherine Gregory, all of whom have expertise in construction-related claims.

Practice head(s):

Tony Nurse-Marsh

Testimonials

Absolutely a top performer.

Clyde and Co have strength in depth, high standards and a real understanding of litigation and PI issues through the eyes of the insurers.

Shipping Tier 1

Jai Sharma is the key contact at Clyde & Co LLP, which focuses on three distinct areas of the shipping sector: cargo, insurance and casualty. Sharma heads up the group on the casualty front and has assisted cargo underwriters with over 300 marine casualty cases throughout his career.

Practice head(s):

Jai Sharma

IT and telecoms Tier 2

Clyde & Co LLP acts for a wide range of clients on technology matters and is distinguished by its sector specialisms in security, logistics, energy, and insurance, with particular emphasis on the latter. The firm has a focus on software procurement, including SaaS and cloud issues. Mark Williamson heads the practice and is noted for his e-commerce, IT, and data protection expertise.

Practice head(s):

Mark Williamson

Property litigation Tier 2

Clyde & Co LLP's property litigation department is 'a favourite for household name clients'. The firm advises on the full range of contentious property matters for clients operating in the retail, leisure, healthcare and manufacturing sectors. London-based partner Keith Conway is the practice head. Associate Armel Elaudais in Guildford is the name to note for right to light matters, telecoms issues and specific performance claims.

Practice head(s):

Keith Conway

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

The Clyde & Co team offers a premium service and possess exception legal knowledge; clients love it for its punchy, practical approach to issues‘.

Keith Conway and Armel Elaudais are both widely respected and loved by clients; they work exceptionally hard and have a superb grasp of client demands‘.

Key clients

BOC Limited

Muller UK & Ireland Group LLP

Robert Wiseman & Sons Limited

Mountview Estates plc

Clearstream Banking

European Vision Limited

Henley Property Dev 3 LLP, Henley Ark P LLP and Henley Ark 1000H2 Limited

Clinica Fiore Limited

Kathleen Eade (acting through her litigation friend, Christine Whyke)

Kingswood Wealth Group

Crew Clothing

Regatta

Spelthorne Borough Council

Dixons Carphone plc

Inditex group

C & J Clark International Limited

AkzoNobel UK Limited (Dulux)

Dairy Crest Limited

Grainger plc

B&Q plc

U+I plc

Aviation Tier 1

Clyde & Co LLP has a 'significant depth of expertise' for aviation work and it has 'exceptional international capabilities, which allows a high-quality service to be delivered, regardless of location'. The team handles a broad range of aviation issues covering contentious and non-contentious instructions. Its expertise spans regulatory, commercial and insurance mandates where the team is instructed by leading airlines and insurers. Robert Lawson QC is noted for his expertise across air carrier liability, aviation regulatory matters and commercial dispute resolution and defended Compagnia Aerea Italiana SPA (CAI), alongside Mark Bisset, on a $260m claim brought by an aircraft lessor. Elsewhere, John Samiotis is is 'hugely knowledgeable',  Maria Cetta is an 'exceptionally strong lawyer', Philip Bass is 'first-rate' and Gareth Lewis provides a 'joined-up approach to working across multiple jurisdictions'. Recently promoted partner Tom van der Wijngaart handles contentious and non-contentious instructions and is experienced in airport slot transactions, Craig Rooney is noted for his experience in aviation liability work, as are Rob Ireland and legal director Adam Baker. Senior associate Elizabeth Lambert-James is experienced in advising on high-profile aviation accidents, particularly in French-speaking jurisdictions. The team recently acquired Roger Whipp from Kennedys.

Practice head(s):

Austin Barham; Philip Bass; Mark Bisset; Maria Cetta; Rob Ireland; Robert Lawson QC; Gareth Lewis; Peter Macara; Simon Potter; Craig Rooney; John Samiotis; Patrick Slomski; Alex Stovold; Catherine West

Testimonials

There is a significant depth of expertise to the firm’s aviation practice, that covers a broad spectrum of disciplines.

It is a good one-stop-shop which can be used with confidence.

Patrick Slomski is invaluable to dissect the most complicated of issues to formulate a practical solution and strategy within tight deadlines.

Alex Stovold has a driven approach to challenging situations that promotes confidence.

The team is well-managed and efficient.

Patrick Slomski is an intelligent and charming partner who has a great way with clients.

The firm has comprehensive knowledge and it is experienced and approachable.

The team has unique knowledge of the insurance market.

The team is willing to listen and follow directions.

The team handles claims and cases in a smooth and efficient manner.

Joe Goodridge and Craig Rooney demonstrate an extensive level of knowledge and provide a professional service.

Clinical negligence: defendant Tier 1

Clyde & Co LLP fields 'an experienced team handling some of the weightiest clinical negligence cases'. The practice has a full-service healthcare offering, which not only includes defendant clinical negligence, but also encompasses regulatory and disciplinary proceedings, judicial review and representation at inquests. The team is instructed by heavyweights in the public sector as well as several private medical malpractice insurers, healthcare providers and privately paying individuals. Head of the Global Healthcare practice Claire Petts has particular expertise acting for medical professionals in brain injury, obstetric and other maximum severity claims. Gemma Brannigan 's experience spans advocacy in a number of high-profile inquests, including prison inquests. The 'very professional and first-class lawyer' Sam Holden often handles claims involving birth asphyxia and neurological injuries.

Practice head(s):

Claire Petts

Other key lawyers:

Gemma Brannigan; Robert Wilson; Sam Holden; Richard Manstoff

Testimonials

‘Clyde and Co are a friendly, experienced and approachable team with a wealth of knowledge about the NHS and Healthcare Law.’

‘They have strength in depth to provide an excellent service to NHS Trusts.’

‘An excellent firm of Defendant clinical negligence solicitors who also have a wealth of experience in handling regulatory and inquest matters on behalf of their clients.’

‘ Claire Petts is hugely experienced in handling all types of complex and high value clinical negligence claims, as well as having a detailed understanding of the regulatory implications of such proceedings for doctors in the GMC or how to handle an inquest arising out of a clinical negligence death.’

‘Sam Holden has a very thoughtful approach and is prepared to fight a claim to trial.’

‘Richard Manstoff is excellent, with an extremely thorough knowledge of his cases and huge attention to detail.’

Key clients

NHS Resolution

Medical Protection Society

MDDUS

MPLC

Premium Medical Protection

Berkshire Hathaway International Insurance

Care UK

Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

East Kent University Hospitals NHS Trust

Commercial property: retail Tier 1

The team at Clyde & Co LLP demonstrates a proven track record on development matters and investment work, both domestically and abroad,  ‘taking the initiative and going beyond what is required’. Public sector-driven schemes and projects are a particular strength; so too is the retail sector, where the practice is able to call upon the firm’s planning, construction, litigation and IP departments, among others, to provide clients with a full service. David Wyatt heads the retail practice, while Martin Quicke and Graeme Taylor lead on development and investment matters. The firm is also recommended for corporate occupier instructions.

Practice head(s):

David Wyatt

Testimonials

‘Excellent technically and very responsive.’

‘John Pearce has great attention to detail, is an excellent lawyer, and is very responsive.’

‘Martin Quicke is a very experienced lawyer’.

‘The team at Clyde & Co always go the extra mile. They are committed, engaging, accessible and responsive.’

‘Will Deeprose has made the trick of herding kittens (his client) look simple and straightforward and with no small amount of humour and enjoyment along the way.’

‘Very thorough team that provide detailed analysis on the various aspects of a transaction’.

‘A practice with skilled individuals that is always able to provide the right information’.

‘Annabelle Redman is a great professional who always provides relevant advice and thinks about unforeseen matters.’

Samuel Clarke is a great professional – very technical’.

Key clients

Dixons Carphone plc

Kingfisher plc

Five Guys

Commodities disputes Tier 1

Clyde & Co LLP acts for clients across the entire commodities supply chain on a global basis, with the practice in London playing a pivotal role in the firm's international network. Its experienced partners have extensive experience in United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and International Court of Arbitration (ICC) arbitrations, both in London and overseas. They also handle matters before trade association boards and exchanges including Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA), Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations (FOSFA), the Refined Sugar Association, British Coffee Board, International Cotton Association and The London Metal Exchange. They frequently advise the world's largest trading, banking and logistics companies on complex, cross-border arbitrations before major trade association boards, and have specialist knowledge of the regulation of international commodity markets. The firm also has a market-leading practice for advice on international sanctions.

Practice head(s):

Marko Kraljevic; Michael Swangard

Other key lawyers:

Clare Hatcher; Hatty Sumption; Eurof Lloyd-Lewis; Tara Smith; Emma Skakle

Key clients

Vitol

Liberty Steel

British Steel

Stemcor

ED&F Man

Duferco

Cargill

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Health and safety Tier 1

Clyde & Co LLP advises both insurers and multinational companies on all aspects of health and safety work. The 'totally dependable and incredibly smart' Chris Morrison leads the team out of Manchester and has extensive experience of public investigations and inquiries; he has been leading the firm's team advising CEP Facades, the cladding fabricator to Grenfell Tower, on the ongoing police investigation and public inquiry into the fire at the tower in 2017. Other key figures include Rod Hunt, who is also based in Manchester and especially known for his work in the energy, construction and manufacturing sectors; and Mark Brookes, who is highly skilled in handling corporate manslaughter and workplace fatality cases. Associate Roger Cartwright is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Chris Morrison

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Pragmatic, clear, sensible advice. Total grasp of law, regulation, the approach of courts, tribunals and regulatory authorities in practice. The team understands the way businesses and people work.’

Chris Morrison is totally dependable, incredibly smart, tells you like it is. Superb knowledge of a wide variety of industries and work.’

Mark Brookes is calm, provides clear advice and is happy to run matters and take the headache away from you.’

‘Mark Brookes has a phenomenal grasp of the detail of a case.’

Key clients

Sports Direct

AIRBUS

Aviva

AXA

Wagamama

Natwest/RBS

Health and safety Tier 1

Clyde & Co LLP is praised for its ‘customer focus and understanding’ as well as its ‘in-depth knowledge and experience’. The team, which acts for both insurer and corporate clients, is led by Chris Morrison, who is described as 'the best lawyer in this field'Rod Hunt is sought after by clients in the energy, construction and manufacturing sectors, while legal director Mark Brookes handles work relating to fatalities, corporate manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter, advising blue chip clients, SMEs and individuals in the retail, agricultural, manufacturing and construction space. Legal director Nathan Buckley regularly undertakes his own advocacy before the Magistrates' Courts and the Coroner's Courts.

Practice head(s):

Chris Morrison

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is second to none – they work extremely hard for their clients. They provide honest, reliable and timely advice and always, always work in their client’s best interests.’

‘The team are incredibly personable and approachable; they can deliver detailed, practical advice in a human and caring manner. Their attention to detail is second to none, and they have tremendous strength in depth’.

‘One of, if not the, best teams of health and safety lawyers, with strength in depth from partner to associate.’

‘From the head of the unit – Chris Morrison – down to the most junior member, the team are aware of the important part they play in the team as a whole. Chris works tirelessly to make sure that he is doing all that he can to help his clients and the rest of the team follow his lead. It really is a pleasure to work with Chris and his team.’

‘Chris Morrison is a valued partner for myself and our business. He balances knowledge with experience and empathy which is a unique combination, putting us at ease that our cases are in good hands. You can tell Chris genuinely cares about his business, his cases, his clients and most importantly his team which shines through in the team’s dedication and delivery.’

‘Nathan Buckley is a superb lawyer – he has unrivalled knowledge of the law; his attention to detail; ability to identify the crucial elements of a case and his professional and friendly approach make him my first choice.’

‘From a regulatory perspective, Chris Morrison is the best lawyer in this field I have ever worked with. Chris and his team constantly surpass my expectations from a customer anticipation perspective.’

‘Having Chris Morrison on the team means I never have to worry about the legal aspect.’

Key clients

Sports Direct

AIRBUS

Aviva

AXA

Wagamama

Natwest/RBS

Insurance and reinsurance litigation Tier 1

The sizeable and well-respected team at Clyde & Co LLP stands out for its pedigree in handling high-profile cases, offering advice on a wide range of international and domestic matters involving directors and officers liability (D&O), warranty and indemnity, as well as political risk policies, among others. Strong areas of expertise include energy, construction and marine insurance. The practice, which is led out of London by global insurance head James Cooper, features the highly regarded Jane Andrewartha, reinsurance expert Nigel Brook, financial lines and management liability specialist Mandip Sagoo and head of the specialty practice Andrew Grant. Simon Jackson, who was recently promoted to senior equity partner, handles energy and marine insurance disputes, while Neil Beresford leads the global product liability practice.

Practice head(s):

James Cooper

Testimonials

Clyde & Co continues to be a market leader in energy, construction and marine classes of insurance litigation

Customer-focused and forward-thinking – the team not only has great partners but works hard to mentor the youngest members by delegating tasks and responsibilities

All the partners and associates are very knowledgeable and understanding. They don’t try to sell a product but they tailor it around the specific customers and situation. They all have clarity and transparency and are always willing to go the extra mile to deliver for their clients. Having them on your side makes a stressful situation a much better journey

The partners and associates are absolutely first rate. They are extremely able, very bright and hard working, and they have an excellent knowledge of the insurance market. In addition, they have a very broad range of expertise. As a result they are one of the leading insurance practices

Mark Wing is extremely bright, immensely hard-working, very good with clients and commercially highly astute

Toby Rogers is extremely clever, very commercial, great with clients, very practical and robust, gives very clear advice – a superb lawyer

Mandip Sagoo is a sensible, practical lawyer

Mandip Sagoo shows absolutely sound judgement

Nicholas Bathurst is a very able and immensely pragmatic lawyer. He has a great feel for a case, is down to earth, robust and excellent with clients

Legal director Monique Banin is very bright, extremely hardworking and fantastic with clients – a pleasure to work with

Insurance: corporate and regulatory Tier 1

Clyde & Co LLP has a preeminent reputation for marine and aviation work, fielding a substantial team of insurance lawyers with an 'exceptionally deep pool of expertise' who deal with M&A, investments, reinsurance and commercial work for leading insurance companies. Global corporate insurance head Andrew Holderness, described as 'the UK's finest lawyer in the Lloyd's market', works alongside the 'extremely knowledgeable and pragmatic' Ivor Edwards, 'leading practitioner' Stephen Browning and Mark Williamson, who heads the firm’s commercial and technology practice. William Hogarth was promoted to partner in the team during 2018.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Holderness

Testimonials

‘Led by Andrew Holderness, the corporate and regulatory team at Clyde & Co is exceptionally strong, knowledgeable, responsive and business savvy.’

‘Thoroughly knowledgeable in their field of insurance and in particular Lloyd’s.’

‘One of the largest corporate insurance practices in the City of London with an excellent ratio of experienced partners to associates. This ensures that there is a depth of expertise not always found in other top tier firms. It also generates confidence in the thoroughness and experience of advice delivered by the firm.’

‘The firm’s knowledge of London market insurance transactional and regulatory matters as well as the Lloyd’s market is exceptional. Many firms in the City excel in one or two of these areas but Clyde & Co has top tier lawyers in all three. A stand out firm.’

‘Clyde & Co rightly known as insurance specialists, with an exceptionally deep pool of expertise throughout the firm.’

‘Andrew Holderness brings decades of experience, deep knowledge and exceptional business acumen to any transaction, making him a unique counselor to insurance companies.’

‘Andrew Holderness is recognised as a go to lawyer on Lloyd’s matters.’

‘William Hogarth is good on transactional work and has a practical and pleasant presentation style.’

‘Ivor Edwards is thoughtful on more esoteric insurance products.’

‘Andrew Holderness is the UK’s finest lawyer in the Lloyd’s market.’

‘Ivor Edwards is extremely knowledgeable and pragmatic. A trusted adviser who is not afraid of a challenge.’

‘William Hogarth is at the vanguard of a new generation of corporate insurance partners who are leading the way in cutting-edge market developments, including, in particular, the insurtech space. He also boasts an impressive practice in more traditional corporate insurance areas such as portfolio transfers and M&A.’

‘Ravi Masaon is a big-ticket M&A and part VII portfolio transfer specialist. A superb lawyer who is client focused and extremely efficient. Clients love to deal with him and know they can rely on him to make complex work look effortless.’

‘Stephen Browning is the leading practitioner in the field of Lloyd’s insurance regulation and legal practice. He is also a first rate general (re)insurance corporate practitioner who understands the commercial/business imperatives of often very complex deals. Stephen is extremely responsive, hard working and a pleasure to deal with.’

Key clients

Barbican Insurance Group

Tokio Marine HCC

GIC Re

R&Q

ProSight Speciality Insurance

Phoenix Group

Canopius

Insurance: insolvency and restructuring Tier 1

Clyde & Co LLP's insolvency and restructuring Insurance practice is valued for its 'exceptional' expertise in Lloyd's market restructuring cases and Part VII portfolio transfers, which often have a cross-border element. The 'invaluable' Ravi Masaon, who is 'a real powerhouse on Part VII transfers' leads a 'very responsive, friendly and helpful' team. William Hogarth recently led the firm's team advising new client Phoenix on its £9bn insurance business transfer. Another busy area of work for the team has been restructurings related to Brexit.

Practice head(s):

Ravi Masaon

Other key lawyers:

William Hogarth; Ivor Edwards

Testimonials

‘The team is very responsive, friendly and helpful, but their knowledge of the practice area is what makes them stand out. They are true insurance specialists with experience to help with any situation we find ourselves in, and this is what sets them apart and keeps us coming back to them for advice and guidance.’

‘One of the largest corporate insurance practices in the City of London with an excellent ratio of experienced partners to associates. This ensures that there is a depth of expertise not always found in other top tier firms. It also generates confidence in the thoroughness and experience of advice delivered by the firm. The firm’s expertise in Lloyd’s market restructuring and Part VII portfolio transfers is exceptional.’

‘They take great care to ensure their clients receive a gold standard service.’

‘Ivor Edwards has detailed knowledge of the rules and a terrific appreciation of the big picture. He is always able to come up with a pragmatic answer to a difficult problem.’

‘Ravi Masaon a real powerhouse on Part VII transfers. Generates flawless documents and always willing to do the heavy lifting.’

‘Fiona Cassidy has an undimmable work ethic. She will always deliver a detailed document.’

‘Ravi Masaon was invaluable in helping guide us through the process of our Part VII transaction, which was subject to shortened timelines and last minute changes. In particular, his organised and thorough approach to what we needed to do and when we needed to do it was especially helpful. Ravi is extremely responsive and always happy to help and come up with workable, realistic solutions, often on short notice. We were very happy with Ravi’s work and support and quite frankly could not have got our transaction done without him.’

‘Ravi Masaon is the standout lawyer in Clyde & Co’s insolvency and restructuring practice. A Part VII specialist who is extremely adept at solving client challenges and identifying how best to restructure insurance businesses (whether as part of an intra-group restructuring or in the context of big-ticket M&A work). A lawyer who is efficient but also engaging – he is a leading practitioner who also takes great care to ensure his clients receive a gold standard service.’

Key clients

Phoenix Group -Abbey Life and Phoenix Life

Travelers Insurance Group – Travelers Insurance Company Limited and Travelers Insurance DAC

Mediators Tier 1

 Jane Andrewartha of Clyde & Co LLP has a substantial mediation practice but also retains a full private legal practice; she acts in up to two mediation appointments a week, has served on a number of boards, and for the last five years, has been the chair of a well-known insurance company. Andrewartha has 45 years in the insurance industry, meaning she has substantial knowledge of insurance and reinsurance. She is well versed in the financial services, marine and energy, aviation and construction sectors. Other areas of expertise include employment issues and contractual and agency matters. Her practice is also international, including significant, multi-jurisdictional disputes, and she has mediated cases in the US, the Middle East and the Far East as well as other European countries.

Personal injury: defendant Tier 1

The personal injury defence team at Clyde & Co LLP is well known for delivering innovative solutions in cases involving the most serious injuries and providing strategic disease litigation. David Wynn predominantly deals with asbestos-related, carcinogenic and chemical poisoning claims for insurers and multinational companies, while Chris Murray focuses on complex personal injury litigation in respect of road traffic accidents, employers' and public liability. James Dadge and Peter Whitehead are also key names. Damien Rourke, who specialises in defeating fraudulent claims, relocated from the firm's London office to Manchester in late 2018.

Practice head(s):

David Wynn; Peter Whitehead; Chris Murray; Mark Hemsted; Damien Rourke; Rob Muttock; Siobhan Mullins

Other key lawyers:

James Dadge; Judith Martin; Kate Duffy; Chris Eccles

Testimonials

Mark Hemsted and his team provides valuable support with our motor personal injury defendant litigation work. Clyde & Co are utilised to support our business in view of their extensive knowledge of the motor injury claims legal environment.

Mark Hemsted has an in-depth understanding of our business and our commercial requirements. He provides our claims management team and case handlers with both a professional and personal support across a wide range of subjects.

Chris Murray is a great force behind the team. Kate Duffy is also an excellent tactician and a great leader.

Working with Clyde & Co is a very positive experience. Clyde & Co have a team which consistently strong. When something crops up outside their field they can pull in other resources from elsewhere in the firm, both efficiently and swiftly and in a way which is unparalleled in my experience.

Chris Murray has a relaxed but professional manner which makes him easy to work with. He has a knack for spotting the cases requiring investigation. He knows his cases well but delegates effectively and has respect for his team. His team is talented from the most junior trainee up. They get things done.

Key clients

Axa Insurance

Aviva

Admiral

Riverstone Insurance

Pro Insurance Solutions

AIG

QBE

InterEurope AG

Professional negligence Tier 1

James Preece and Louisa Robbins lead Clyde & Co LLP's professional negligence department, which in the past year has seen an increase in instructions in the property sector relating to claims against solicitors and surveyors, as well as an uptick in the defence of claims against construction professionals. Disciplinary and regulatory work is another area of enhanced activity for the team. Senior associate Anne-Marie Morgan-Barrett is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

James Preece; Louisa Robbins

Other key lawyers:

Sam Godding; Anne-Marie Morgan-Barrett; Vicky Hardy

Testimonials

The team at Clyde & Co has a unique blend of powerhouse intellects and those with an eye for detail and diligence beyond the call of duty. It is a fantastic blend which keeps clients happy and is a dream to work for and with.

Louisa Robbins is bright, effervescent, and with an output that would put two solicitors to shame, let alone one. She is liked by everyone who has dealings with her, and is at the very top of her field. If she cannot crack a case, it is uncrackable.’

‘James Preece is a seriously bright man, with a great feel for strategy and the nuance of difficult cases. He is also extremely personable, and a great favourite with insurers and clients alike.

A great team, highly skilled and a top performer. Clyde & Co perform to the highest standards.

Professional negligence Tier 1

Clyde & Co LLP 'rightly deserves its exclusive top-ranking, given its unrivalled knowledge of professional negligence law and insight into the thought-processes of insurers; its awesome bedrock of knowledge means that a client doesn't just get the time spent on the instant case, but also the fruits of the firm's last decade leading the pack in this practice area'. The London team, which works closely with teams in Bristol, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle and Oxford, as well as dedicated teams internationally, is experienced in defending claims against all classes of professionals, advising insurers on policy coverage, and advising on professional ethics and regulatory proceedings. The team offers 'excellent sector knowledge' and acts for leading law firms, the leading accountancy firms, the top surveying firms, national and international construction and engineering firms, and it is regularly instructed by the lion's share of the major professional indemnity insurers. Richard Harrison is defending Dechert LLP on a £45m claim brought by a high-profile former client, Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC), alleging that it breached its duties and acted in a manner which was contrary to the interests of the company. Team head Andrew Blair is an 'excellent lawyer; he is very responsive, pragmatic and commercial'.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Blair

Other key lawyers:

Sarah Clover; Richard Harrison; Neil Jamieson; Simon Konsta; Richard Moody; James Roberts; Fergal Cathie; Mark Sutton; Jonathan Brown; Tim Crockford; Angus Duncan; Bryn Hodges; Mandip Sagoo; Tom White; Karen Boto; Nicole McKinnon; Tabitta Van Nouhuys; Niya Phiri; Ivan Wilkinson; William Glynn; Natalia Jeremiah; David Milner; Alex Oldershaw

Testimonials

Probably the strongest London firm in this area; the team has an enormous amount of experience and is very good at judging whether cases should be fought or settled.

Andrew Blair and Fergal Cathie have superb judgement of a case and are very robust where a decision has been taken to litigate.

Richard Harrison has an excellent grasp of sophisticated commercial transactions.

The firm has a great brand that has an excellent international presence and extensive local and international industry knowledge.

Bryn Hodges is an excellent communicator and tactician with a strong focus on client needs.

The fact that members of this team also have in-depth knowledge of professional services regulation and professional indemnity insurance means they can approach problems holistically.

Sarah Clover, Richard Harrison and Fergal Cathie each have an extensive track record of handling big-ticket professional negligence claims, regulatory investigations and professional disciplinary matters.

Neil Jamieson is utterly unflappable and massively experienced.

The team has excellent strategic awareness and provides a thorough and considered approach designed to achieve the most efficient and cost-effective result for its clients.

Ivan Wilkinson has a strong eye for detail and takes a thorough approach to all issues.

Sarah Clover has excellent strategic awareness.

Ivan Wilkinson is a force of nature who never seems to sleep; he is constantly one step ahead of the opposition.

Nicole McKinnon is incredibly hard working, technically very good and much admired by clients.

Richard Harrison is extremely able, hugely experienced and is a super strategist.

The firm has excellent sector knowledge and it provides honest, pragmatic and commercial legal advice.

Richard Moody is simply brilliant in all regards.

Key clients

The vast majority of insurers of professional firms

CBRE

JLL

Dechert LLP

Shipping Tier 1

Operating across its London, Guildford, Manchester and Newcastle offices in the UK, and able to tap into its extensive global footprint to advise on cross-border mandates, Clyde & Co LLP 'sets the bar very high for shipping work'. It handles a broad spread of contentious and non-contentious instructions, with expertise across charterparty disputes, marine insurance claims and coverage issues, collision and salvage, cargo claims, shipbuilding, personal injury, offshore, sanctions and superyachts work. The team has a strong track record on high-profile disputes; it represented Lampe & Schwartze, as cargo insurers for Volcafe, in a well-publicised cargo claim in the Supreme Court. Among the 'exceptional team'; Stephen Mackin specialises in shipping and energy work; David Bennet handles complex disputes; Martin Hall has longstanding experience across marine casualties, charterparty and bill of lading disputes; Simon Culhane 'always provides a very good service and solutions'; Eleanor Coates provides 'assured and structured advice'; and senior associate Will Trustram is a 'rising star; he is commercially astute, technically spot-on and always available'.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Nicholas; Simon Jackson; David Bennet; Nick Austin; Irvine Marr; Stuart McAlpine; Marko Kraljevic; John Leonida

Other key lawyers:

Martin Hall; Stephen Mackin; Simon Culhane; Jai Sharma; Hatty Sumption; Rob Collins; Fanos Theophani; Jessica Maitra; Elizabeth Turnbull; Robert Parson; Ian Woods; Eleanor Coates; James Kennedy; Thomas Kelly; Will Trustram

Testimonials

Simon Culhane always provides a very good service and solutions.

The team always takes into consideration every risk that may happen and gives perfect advice without omission.

Simon Culhane has very good experience and knowledge in maritime law and practice.

Hatty Sumption delivers excellent results.

The team has in-depth industry knowledge, excellent litigators and is good on strategy.

Will Trustram is very calm, measured and is a sound lawyer.

The shipping team has members who are knowledgeable and responsive, and they complement each other in their experience and skills.

Will Trustram goes out of his way to provide an extremely helpful service and gives clear, to the point and commercially insightful advice.

The team has a good breadth of knowledge; the approachable partners and associates have sound industry knowledge.

Andrew Nicholas shows tenacity but also a real practical appreciation of litigation.

Simon Culhane couldn’t know more about his area of work and continues to dominate in the Japanese market.

The team is highly responsive and offers practical solutions with excellent industry knowledge.

Will Trustram has the rare ability to see issues from a client’s perspective.

The team has deep knowledge of applicable law tempered by practical knowledge of the shipping business and ship operations.

Key clients

Britannia P&I Club

Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction

Mitsui Sumitomo Ins Co

Glencore

Nautical Challenge

CSSA Chartering and Shipping Services

Songa ChemicalSchwartze

Vatryggingafelag Islands (VIS Insurance)

Construction: contentious Tier 2

Clyde & Co LLP's contentious team of 'excellent lawyers' handles all forms of dispute resolution for construction clients, both domestically and internationally. John Morris leads the practice and acts for a broad cross-section of the market including developers, contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers and surveyors. Anthony Albertini is another key name in the team; he works with barristers, claims consultants and expert witnesses and deals with disputes under all forms of contract.

Practice head(s):

John Morris

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Excellent lawyers. Detailed industry knowledge.’

‘Very client friendly.’

Clyde & Co provides astute and timely advice.’

Healthcare Tier 2

Clyde & Co LLP has a strong track record in clinical negligence litigation, primarily representing NHS trusts and healthcare professionals in complex inquests and regulatory proceedings. The firm also advises on real estate, joint ventures and commercial transactions. National practice head Claire Petts is 'a well-known figure' for claims against medical professionals, and representation of clinicians before their regulatory bodies and in complex inquests. Gemma Brannigan is likewise 'a safe pair of hands with remarkable experience' in serious medical negligence claims and inquests. Senior associate Jacques Howell is also very active in inquests and inquiries.

Practice head(s):

Claire Petts

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Clyde and Co are a friendly, approachable team with a wealth of knowledge about the NHS and healthcare law.’

The inquest team are responsive, knowledgeable and supportive, and open to challenge.’

Gemma Brannigan is a brilliant lawyer – she’s extremely knowledgeable when it comes to healthcare work and particularly inquests, where she always has the answer at her fingertips.’

Jacques Howell is a delight to work with – very organised, client orientated and has a wealth of inquest advocacy experience.’

Key clients

Apollo-Citrus LP

Grainger Plc

NHS Shared Business Services

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP) Tier 2

Clyde & Co LLP impresses clients with broad sector knowledge, which includes advising on social, energy, transport, and commercial development projects. Its areas of expertise include transactional support, project planning and financing as well as PFI/PPP projects work. John Morris and Liz Jenkins jointly lead the practice; the latter is noted for her experience in international infrastructure projects, particularly in emerging markets. She also advises on  facilities management and public sector outsourcing contracts. Mary Anne Roff, who divides her time between London and Newcastle, joined the group in 2019 from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP.

Practice head(s):

John Morris; Liz Jenkins

Other key lawyers:

Clare Hatcher; David Hansom; Olivia Blessington; Laura Coates

Testimonials

The team has an excellent understanding of the commercial drivers underpinning PFI schemes from all sides of the table which makes negotiations more efficient and straightforward. They are solution driven rather than point scoring which is refreshing and makes working with them easy and reassuring.’

Clyde & Co LLP has outstanding accessibility.

Liz Jenkins’ experience is second to none and she understands the client’s business and the role it plays in PFI/PPP schemes.

Senior associate Olivia Blessington is thorough, reliable and a pleasure to work with.

Liz Jenkins and senior associate Laura Coates are very accessible. They are always on hand to review and give guidance on legal issues. They provide context around important legal decisions including highlighting the risks efficiently.

Oil and gas Tier 2

Clyde & Co LLP has significant expertise in major oil and gas disputes, significant corporate and commercial transactions, offshore energy matters, and risk management in emerging markets. High-profile clients such as Total and Chevron entrust their marine, regulatory, health and safety, insurance, projects, construction and employment issues to the team, which is jointly led by Guildford-based David Bennet and Michael Wachtel. On the contentious side, David Leckie is the name to note.

Practice head(s):

David Bennet; Michael Wachtel

Other key lawyers:

David Leckie; Philip Mace

Key clients

Total

Chevron

PetroSaudi International

Schlumberger

New Age

Sasol

Scottish Power

SIMEC

OMV

Savannah Petroleum

Personal injury: defendant Tier 2

Clyde & Co LLP acts primarily in the areas of latent disease, including strategic advice to insurers, handling asbestos claims and short tail disease litigation. Industrial disease specialist Toby Scott leads the team and can call on experienced senior associate Emily Blackett, who has particular expertise in poisoning claims.

Practice head(s):

Toby Scott

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Aviva Group

Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group

Personal injury: defendant Tier 2

Clyde & Co LLP is a popular choice for domestic and international insurers, large corporate clients and public sector organisations in cases regarding serious injury and disease litigation. The team has strength in dismissing exaggerated or fraudulent claims, as well as defending class actions. Practice head Jennette Newman has extensive experience in casualty and motor claims, while Tony Cawley handles catastrophic injury claims arising from employers' and public liability matters, as well as complex occupational stress, workplace harassment and bullying claims. Multi-party claims, utmost severity cases and fatal incidents are all areas of expertise for Leanne Conisbee.

Practice head(s):

Jennette Newman; Jonathan Edwards; Tony Cawley

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Clyde & Co is an excellent city practice offering exceptional service for our company across a broad spectrum of business requirements.’

‘Strengths and key capabilities are the knowledge and experience of the team in handling and defending personal injury claims in a practical and economic way.’

‘Its customer focus is excellent and you feel that you are in safe hands when it is conducting legal cases on your behalf.’

‘It has a very strong team of practitioners who are able to handle a variety of challenging cases.’

‘Jennette Newman and Leanne Conisbee are highly competent in the area of defendant personal injury litigation and regulatory work. Their experience in handling claims in these fields is excellent. Their customer service is superb.’

‘Leanne Conisbee has great attention to detail and a pragmatic approach to the cases she handles.’

Planning and environment Tier 2

Clyde & Co LLP's 'fantastic environment team' is engaged on the full range of environmental work and stands out for its expertise in environmental crime, where the team advises on Environment Agency and local authority investigations, prosecutions, and enforcement actions. The team is regularly engaged by corporate clients and insurers. Former Environment Agency prosecutor Rod Hunt has 'valuable expertise' and heads the team. Chris Morrison leads the safety, security, health and environmental regulatory group and senior associate Anna Willetts handles environmental criminal defence work.

Practice head(s):

Rod Hunt

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Anna Willetts is able to combine her technical knowledge with legal advice; she is personal with clients and ensures they receive good client care; and clients flock to her because her reputation is highly regarded in the market place; a no nonsense lawyer who gets the job done.’

‘Rod Hunt is a fantastic environmental specialist who provides clear, well explained advice that is easy for site teams to implement.’

Key clients

AXA Insurance

Aviva

Product liability: defendant Tier 2

Clyde & Co LLP's client base is a mix of insurers and manufacturers, frequently from the aviation, agriculture and food, automotive, medical devices and pharmaceutical, and retail sectors. The firm's international network allows a close cooperation with product liability groups in the rest of Europe, North America and Asia, which is particularly valuable in multi-jurisdictional product recalls and disputes. Neil Beresford specialises in claims involving  insurers, manufacturers and retailers and Jason McNerlin is the key contact for recalls. Edinburgh-based duo Duncan Batchelor and Claire Raftery, as well as Victor Rae-Reeves and legal director Erika Rainger in London are other names to note.

Practice head(s):

Neil Beresford; Jason McNerlin

Testimonials

Clyde & Co has in-depth knowledge of product liability with subject matter experts skilled in the industry fields. They are able to deploy lawyers with knowledge of the industrial sectors / specialisms.’

The group has a very efficient use of resources.’

Neil Beresford is very clever and pragmatic; he is always cool-headed and reasonable.’

Beresford is extremely bright but has a sound commercial sense and acumen. He comes over as quite laid back but it is patently obvious there is a very sharp mind.’

Key clients

Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd

Stryker / Depuy International (Finsbury Orthopaedics)

Travelers Insurance Company Ltd

GlaxoSmithKline

CNA Hardy/ ITH Pharma Limited

Martin Baker Aircraft Company Limited

Professional discipline Tier 2

Clyde & Co LLP is 'a leading firm in the field of professional regulatory work'; it acts for a large number of professional organisations and its breadth of expertise covers the medical and healthcare, accountancy, legal, property, insurance and financial services sectors. Claire Petts is head of the global healthcare practice, Fergal Cathie has acted in complex professional malpractice litigation that involves professional conduct issues and Richard Harrison heads the lawyers’ liability and regulatory group. Also highly regarded are Tim Crockford, legal directors Sam Holden and Niya Phiri and consultant Judith Duffin.

Practice head(s):

Claire Petts; Fergal Cathie

Testimonials

With a substantial medical disciplinary workload, the firm stands out as being efficient. The team deals with all matters comprehensively to ensure the best results for clients‘.

The team works seamlessly to provide a client service that is both supportive and caring but also knowledgeable; due to its experience, breadth of knowledge and ability to work with counsel, clients feel in the best possible, expert hands‘.

Fergal Cathie has huge competence and stands out as a team leader who commands the respect of his team, counsel and clients; he is also calm, thoughtful and responsive to difficult client wishes‘.

Richard Harrison is an excellent overall strategist who knows exactly what he is seeking to achieve for the client – and he usually achieves it‘.

Legal director Niya Phiri has a superb grasp of complex facts‘.

Key clients

Berkshire Hathaway International Insurance

Leigh Day

Medical Protection Society

Dental Protection

Abbey Legal Protection

Premium Medical Protection

Over 50 NHS Trusts

Professional negligence Tier 2

Clyde & Co LLP specialises in litigation and focuses on handling high value and complex claims. The practice acts for insurers, defending claims against a range of professionals, including solicitors, barristers, accountants, financial advisers and brokers, as well as construction and healthcare professionals. Anthony Brown leads the team and has particular expertise in defending claims against solicitors and accountants.

Practice head(s):

Anthony Brown

Testimonials

‘Real specialist sector knowledge of professional negligence claims and a deep understanding of the insurer market.’

‘Anthony Brown is a very strong technical lawyer whose written output is always first class.’

‘Anthony Brown is an experience professional negligence lawyer who has the ability to deal with document heavy cases and distil these into commercial reporting and advice. He is also a very good policy advice lawyer.’

Trade finance Tier 2

'The firm is knowledgeable and experienced, and always takes a practical approach', remarks a client of Clyde & Co LLP. The practice is an integrated part of the firm's global commodities team, which advises clients on all aspects of the commodities supply chain. Practice head Robert Parson is a leading light in the market and clients remark that 'he commands great respect across and is a giant in trade finance legal circles' . He acts for a broad spectrum of clients in the international trade, commodities, energy and natural resources sectors, including major banks, traders and exporters, in complex cross-border financing arrangements. Senior associate Geraldine Butac is 'highly respected' for her work in trade and commodity finance for banks, specialist financial institutions and corporates. The firm's growing expertise in alternative financing sources, including bonds, CDOs and emerging capital markets, is a key element in its work for leading trading houses and international financial institutions including the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Practice head(s):

Robert Parson

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

“Robert Parson from is my “go-to” for trade finance advice and support.”

“Its core business is in international trade and it is a first-class firm in this sector – probably without equal in the commodity contract and trade finance space.”

“Robert Parson is approachable and has a ‘can-do’ attitude.”

“Geraldine Butac is reliable and responsive.”

Key clients

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Transport Tier 2

Clyde & Co LLP represents clients in the marine, aviation and insurance sectors. Areas of expertise include cargo claims, international logistics, warehousing, defence of transport liability claims, yacht claims and recoveries, ports and marina incidents and marine insurance. The team also benefits from the firm's 'great international network of correspondent lawyers', as well as its in-house recoveries service in Manchester. ‘Trusted legal adviserEmma Rice heads up the firm's marine department in Manchester and was promoted to equity partner in 2018.

Practice head(s):

Emma Rice; Andrew Nicholas; Robert Muttock; Craig Rooney; Mark Hemsted; Chris Murray

Other key lawyers:

Liz Watton; Mike Farrell

Testimonials

Clyde & Co has built a strong and sizeable team in the Manchester office, which is great for clients as there is support at all levels’.

They have a great international network of correspondent lawyers if overseas advice is required’.

Emma Rice ensures that all cases are dealt with by the right solicitors with the appropriate level of experience and expertise’.

Emma Rice is pragmatic when it comes to managing costs, and her work is always of a very high standard’.

Mike Farrell is very pragmatic and commercial; very knowledgeable; very approachable’.

Commercial litigation Tier 3

Clyde & Co LLP's 'clients' experiences always exceed expectations', according to some of those using the firm. With a well-known strength for insurance-sector work, the firm's large UK practice covers a broad range of commercial disputes for a range of industries. Its experience includes contractual issues, defence of class actions, shareholder disputes, M&A and joint venture matters, fraud, jurisdictional issues, warranty disputes, and enforcement proceedings. Recommended practitioners include Chris Burdett, who divides his time between London and Guildford, Richard Power, Neil Jamieson, Helen Rowlands, Tom White and Tim Crockford .  Consultant Conrad Walker, and legal directors Anna Myrvang  and Nicola Vinovrški are also experienced advisers.

Commercial property: corporate occupiers Tier 3

The team at Clyde & Co LLP demonstrates a proven track record on development matters and investment work, both domestically and abroad,  ‘taking the initiative and going beyond what is required’. Public sector-driven schemes and projects are a particular strength; so too is the retail sector, where the practice is able to call upon the firm’s planning, construction, litigation and IP departments, among others, to provide clients with a full service. David Wyatt heads the retail practice, while Martin Quicke and Graeme Taylor lead on development and investment matters. The firm is also recommended for corporate occupier instructions.

Commercial property: development Tier 3

The team at Clyde & Co LLP demonstrates a proven track record on development matters and investment work, both domestically and abroad,  ‘taking the initiative and going beyond what is required’. Public sector-driven schemes and projects are a particular strength; so too is the retail sector, where the practice is able to call upon the firm’s planning, construction, litigation and IP departments, among others, to provide clients with a full service. David Wyatt heads the retail practice, while Martin Quicke and Graeme Taylor lead on development and investment matters. The firm is also recommended for corporate occupier instructions.

Practice head(s):

Graeme Taylor; Martin Quicke

Other key lawyers:

John Pearce

Testimonials

‘Excellent technically and very responsive.’

‘John Pearce has great attention to detail, is an excellent lawyer, and is very responsive.’

‘Martin Quicke is a very experienced lawyer’.

‘The team at Clyde & Co always go the extra mile. They are committed, engaging, accessible and responsive.’

‘Will Deeprose has made the trick of herding kittens (his client) look simple and straightforward and with no small amount of humour and enjoyment along the way.’

‘Very thorough team that provide detailed analysis on the various aspects of a transaction’.

‘A practice with skilled individuals that is always able to provide the right information’.

‘Annabelle Redman is a great professional who always provides relevant advice and thinks about unforeseen matters.’

Samuel Clarke is a great professional – very technical’.

Key clients

GRE Assets

Quintin Hogg Trustee Limited

Montreaux Limited

Grainger plc

Howard Osborne LLP

Regal London

Native Land Limited

Hutchison Property Group Limited

U+I

Urban&Civic plc

Commercial property: investment Tier 3

The team at Clyde & Co LLP demonstrates a proven track record on development matters and investment work, both domestically and abroad,  ‘taking the initiative and going beyond what is required’. Public sector-driven schemes and projects are a particular strength; so too is the retail sector, where the practice is able to call upon the firm’s planning, construction, litigation and IP departments, among others, to provide clients with a full service. David Wyatt heads the retail practice, while Martin Quicke and Graeme Taylor lead on development and investment matters. The firm is also recommended for corporate occupier instructions.

Practice head(s):

Graeme Taylor; Martin Quicke

Other key lawyers:

Will Deeprose; John Pearce; Annabelle Redman

Testimonials

‘Excellent technically and very responsive.’

‘John Pearce has great attention to detail, is an excellent lawyer, and is very responsive.’

‘Martin Quicke is a very experienced lawyer’.

‘The team at Clyde & Co always go the extra mile. They are committed, engaging, accessible and responsive.’

‘Will Deeprose has made the trick of herding kittens (his client) look simple and straightforward and with no small amount of humour and enjoyment along the way.’

‘Very thorough team that provide detailed analysis on the various aspects of a transaction’.

‘A practice with skilled individuals that is always able to provide the right information’.

‘Annabelle Redman is a great professional who always provides relevant advice and thinks about unforeseen matters.’

Samuel Clarke is a great professional – very technical’.

Key clients

RIU international hotel group

Montreaux Limited

London Borough of Southwark

Spelthorne Borough Council

Grainger plc

Native Land Limited

Hutchison Property Group Limited

Marcol Group

Lai Sun Developments Limited

Urban&Civic plc

One 55 Fenchurch

KHI Holding Group

Freston Ventures

Contruction: non-contentious Tier 3

Clyde & Co LLP's non-contentious team advises across a wide range of sectors including energy, transport and commercial development. John Morris, who leads the team, has particular expertise in construction contracts, as well as the design, supply and installation of mechanical and electrical engineering plants, offshore structures, power stations, coal liquefaction, mining and environmental issues. The firm also has a track record of advising on health and mixed use development matters. Other key partners in the team include Anthony Albertini.

Practice head(s):

John Morris

Other key lawyers:

International arbitration Tier 3

Clyde & Co LLP 'has impressive international arbitration experience, its presentation is slick and the lawyers are very tenacious'. The global arbitration group acts in large arbitrations in the UK and internationally, and it has particularly strong expertise in disputes arising in African and Latin American jurisdictions. Peter Hirst and Ben Knowles are co-chairs of the global arbitration group; Maurice Kenton is well known for investment arbitrations under the ICSID Rules, particularly in Africa's mining and oil and gas sectors; and Devika Khanna splits her time between the London and Athens offices. Other key advisers are David Leckie, Lee BaconRichard Power and David Reynolds, along with Alejandro GarciaDavid Hesse and Ricardo Lewandowski.

Practice head(s):

Peter Hirst; Ben Knowles

Testimonials

This practice has deep experience, and the team is highly intelligent and tactically adept in a practical way‘.

Ben Knowles drives the team forward‘.

Maurice Kenton is finely legally skilled and willing to apply every required effort to achieve the objective‘.

Key clients

Shanara Maritime International

Marfield

Coastline Maritime Pte

Pensions: dispute resolution Tier 3

Recent mandates for the team at Clyde & Co LLP have included advising on scheme restructuring exercises, benefit closures, master trust regulations, SIPPS platforms and scheme risks mitigation arising from corporate acquisitions. The team also advises insurers on their annuity offerings.The firm has a developing contentious pensions practice, often drawing on the firm’s wider litigation department to act on claims relating to professional negligence, historic administration errors and investigations by the Pensions Ombudsman and the FCA. Practice head Mark Howard recently left to join workplace pensions platform Smart Pension as general counsel; key lawyers in London include Paul Hodges and Ivan Wilkinson.

Practice head(s):

Terry Saeedi

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Highly effective in the field of professional negligence

A very responsive pensions team with real strength and depth

Paul Hodges provides timely, directional and commercially aware advice

Ivan Wilkinson is completely dedicated to his work; he is very thorough and committed to achieving a result that is in the best interests of the client

The team is sensible, down-to-earth and approachable

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology Tier 3

Clyde & Co LLP offers the full range of practice areas to its life sciences clients; in addition to corporate/commercial, product liability, IP and  regulatory, it also provides public procurement, employment, property and tax teams. Ralph Cox has extensive experience in patent litigation and freedom to operate and acts for biotech and mid-sized and generic pharma companies. Corporate partner Simon Gamblin assists clients such as university spin-outs on complex licensing and commercialisation agreements including disputes arising from collaboration or licensing agreements. Claire Petts specialises in the areas of drug trials, product liability and claims/clinical negligence.

Practice head(s):

Ralph Cox; Simon Gamblin

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

CNA Hardy/ITH PharmaLtd

GlaxoSmithKline

The Doctors Laboratory Ltd/TDL Genetics Ltd

Oxford Biodynamics Plc

Oxsybio Ltd

Planning Tier 3

Clyde & Co LLP has a broad planning practice which covers large-scale residential developments, DCO promotions for infrastructure projects, commercial development extensions, and a particularly strong contentious offering. Recent mandates in the contentious space included a lengthy public inquiry into a motorway development and promoting a successful judicial review in the High Court concerning a local authority's residential development plans. The client roster comprises developers, landowners, local authorities, and high-net-worth individuals from a diverse range of sectors – including residential, commercial, aviation, highways, retail, leisure and infrastructure – who highly praise the breadth of expertise of dedicated partners Ian Ginbey, Stephen Webb and Brian Greenwood.

Practice head(s):

Ian Ginbey; Brian Greenwood

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

The leading City firm for planning with an outstanding spread of work dealing with development projects, litigation and national infrastructure projects.’

Ian Ginbey, Stephen Webb and Brian Greenwood are outstanding practitioners. They are astute, well informed and highly practical.’

Great to work with and highly valued by clients.’

The team undertakes an outstanding spread of work dealing with development projects, litigation and national infrastructure.’

Key clients

Associated British Ports

Pinewood Group

Corinthian Land Limited

CEMEX UK Operations Limited

Freshwater Group of Companies

Dignity plc

Oikos Storage Limited

Frontier Dragon Limited

Briggens Estate Limited

Carlyle Land Limited

Greenland (London Limited)

Stonegate Homes

Regal London

Grainger plc

Hutchison Whampoa

Peel Holdings plc

CEG

Arlington

Marcol

Estates & Agency plc

U + I

St Modwen Developments Limited

UK Regeneration Limited

Galliard Homes Limited

Professional negligence Tier 3

Clyde & Co launched a Bristol office in May 2018 with the hire of two hugely experienced partners - Ian Peacock, a a professional indemnity litigator who spent 26 years at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP and its predecessor firms, and John Eastlake, who was formerly London head of professional indemnity at Kennedys. The team, which also includes senior associate Toby Rouse and associates Amy Martin and James Whalley, works in tandem with the firm's top-rated London practice, handling a broad range of insurance disputes for big-name clients.

Practice head(s):

Ian Peacock; John Eastlake

Other key lawyers:

Property litigation Tier 3

Clyde & Co LLP is well equipped to guide clients, such as investors, developers and corporate occupiers, through a wide range of property disputes, including various landlord and tenant matters, contentious property portfolio issues and disputes arising from property transactions, where the team works in close conjunction with its transactional property colleagues, as well as property disputes pertaining to developments and redevelopments. Handling development-related work is a key area of expertise for team head Keith Conway, who routinely handles rights of light, covenant and vacant possession issues alongside associated Telecommunications Code right matters.

Practice head(s):

Keith Conway

Key clients

Molyneux Investments

Pembury Hotels

Metropolitan Properties (City)

Henley Ark and Hencap Property Partners

Daejan Investments and Freshwater Group

Wagner Developments

Frogmore

Native Land

Hutchinson

Dixons/ CarphoneWarehouse

Dairy Crest

Zara

Public international law Tier 3

Clyde & Co LLP advises on both the contentious and non-contentious facets of public international law ranging from investor-state arbitrations and territorial boundary disputes to economic sanctions and diplomatic immunity. It also has extensive experience dealing with highly sensitive cross-border disputes for claimants and respondents within emerging markets. John Whittaker leads on investment disputes, sovereign immunity and sanction matters, particularly in cases involving sanctions in Iran and Syria. Co-chair of the global arbitration group Ben Knowles has 'a very good grasp of the core issues in public international law'.

Practice head(s):

John Whittaker

Testimonials

John Whittaker has great experience and provides thoughtful and helpful contributions to development of a case theory.’

Key clients

The Republic of Sri Lanka

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime Tier 3

Clyde & Co LLP  advises international corporations, regulators and governments on various risk advisory matters. It also represents clients in multi-jurisdictional corporate crime and regulatory investigations. Areas of expertise include anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption, market abuse, fraud and sanctions. The firm has a particular focus on the industrial and insurance sectors, and also advises commodities, transport and energy clients. Co-head of team Christopher Hill focuses on regulatory, compliance and dispute resolution matters. John Whittaker, who also heads the team, specialises in trading disputes, international economic sanctions matters and advisory work.

Practice head(s):

Christopher Hill; John Whittaker

Other key lawyers:

Charles Kuhn; Nigel Brook; Clare Hatcher; Angus Duncan; Richard Harrison; Anousheh Bromfield

Testimonials

‘They know how to resolve a dispute in the best interests of their client annd they work tirelessly to do so’.

‘Christopher Hill has exceptional client-care skills and overarching commercial commonsense’. 

‘Nigel Brook has great industry knowledge, is unflappable and pragmatic’.

Construction Tier 4

Clyde & Co LLP offers specialist construction advice for a range of industry players; it advises employers, contractors, sub-contractors and consultants on contracts, project delivery and disputes. The education, healthcare and energy sectors are key focuses for the team which is headed by Steven Cannon, who is noted for his contentious expertise. Legal director Lucy Frith specialises in construction and engineering disputes, and has particular expertise in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Consultant Julie Morrissy handles contentious and non-contentious work for public and private sector clients.

Practice head(s):

Steven Cannon

Other key lawyers:

Lucy Frith; Julie Morrisy

Testimonials

‘Steven Cannon is an excellent construction litigator and provides extremely user-friendly, tactical advice and direction.’

‘It is a highly competent team which is able to present complex legal matters in an easily understandable and concise way.’

‘Lucy Frith is a particularly impressive member of the team; her energy and passion for her particular area of practice is an impressive character trait.’

Mining and minerals Tier 4

The mining team at Clyde & Co LLP is especially strong in emerging markets and covers the full supply chain of natural resources, from discovery to closure. On the contentious front, the group advised the insurers of a large consulting engineering firm in relation to Federal Court of Australia proceedings which alleged that it was responsible for the collapse of underground mine workings, and advised one of the world’s largest commodities traders on the acquisition of 96 mining licenses in Brazil. Maurice Kenton and Christopher Duffy lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Maurice Kenton; Christopher Duffy

Other key lawyers:

Philip Mace; Peter Hirst

Partnership Tier 4

Clyde & Co LLP's offering benefits from the firm's wider expertise in professional liability, led by Sarah Clover, setting the team apart in professional liability claims, regulatory investigations and proceedings against professional firms. The group also advises on structuring professional service networks for insurance and regulatory purposes. Other areas of expertise include assisting clients with matters pertaining to the cross-over of partnership and employment law; matters handled by Chris Holme. On the transactional front, Simon Vere Nicoll is regularly instructed on partnership M&A and joint ventures.

Practice head(s):

Chris Holme; Simon Vere Nicoll; Sarah Clover

Other key lawyers:

Richard Harrison; James Roberts; Robert Hill; Neil Jamieson

Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables) Tier 4

Clyde & Co LLP is especially renowned for its strength in the energy insurance sector, representing both onshore and offshore clients. The practice, which is jointly led by Clare Hatcher and Guildford-based disputes specialist Mark Walsh, recently handled the defence of a claim for $80m brought by a US consortium over the cancellation of a contract for the construction of a power station near Bombay, and has also been defending a $140m business interruption claim for loss of a submarine cable between Australia and Japan.

Practice head(s):

Clare Hatcher; Mark Walsh

Other key lawyers:

Lucy Frith

Testimonials

‘The team is extremely knowledgeable about the construction industry and disputes including adjudication and litigation. They are growing, which will really help expand the non-contentious side of the team.’

‘Lucy Frith is absolutely outstanding. She is an excellent lawyer who is able to assimilate vast quantities of information down to the key points and provide relevant commercial and legal advice.’

Corporate tax Tier 5

In keeping with the firm's wider insurance expertise, Clyde & Co LLP stands out for insurance taxation matters, including public and private insurance for M&A transactions, underwriting and insurance premium tax. The group is also regularly instructed in real estate deals, as well as on a variety of M&A transactions. Ray Smith leads the team, advising on tax planning and transactional tax issues.

Practice head(s):

Ray Smith

Other key lawyers:

Susan Ball; David Blumenthal

Testimonials

‘Advice is succinct and practical

Ray Smith is a very easy lawyer to relate to and is a pleasure to deal with. His deep knowledge gives clients comfort and confidence

Key clients

Grainger

Liberty

Simec

AIG

Oaktree Capital

Willmott Dixon

Education: institutions Tier 5

Clyde & Co LLP's education practice handles the full spectrum of national issues, as well as providing a broad international offering, with specialist education expertise in the Middle East. Led by David Hansom, who joined the firm from VWV, the team is active in advising UK universities, particularly on their expansion to the Middle East and Asia. Other key members of the team include Ross Barfoot in Abu Dhabi and employment lawyer Graham Mitchell.

Practice head(s):

David Hansom

Key clients

University College London

Jacobs Holding AG

EIS

COSLA

Employment: employers Tier 5

Clyde & Co LLP's employment team has a strong track record of advising on claims in the Employment Tribunal and High Court, both in its core insurance sector and in the financial services sphere. The practice is led by Robert Hill, who has experience in all types of tribunal disputes, as well as major High Court cases. Other key members of the team include Chris Holme, who has acted for law firms, accountancy firms and financial services institutions. Heidi Watson is also recommended as an 'invaluable' member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Robert Hill

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Highly trusted partners who work hard and fast to find the right solutions.’

‘Very knowledgeable and experienced legal professionals.’

‘Chris Holme and Anna Patashnik’s depth of experience and commercial problem solving skills are absolutely excellent.’

‘Chris Holme and Anna Patashnik are approachable, friendly and highly collaborative.’

‘Heidi Watson has been invaluable, providing practical advice.’

‘Chris Holme and Simon Tovey are a pleasure to work with, quick to respond  and explain legal matters in a way non-legal professionals can understand.’

Key clients

UPS

Amey

Hyundai Merchant Marine

University College London

Pay.UK

 

Environment Tier 5

Clyde & Co LLP acts for insurance, real estate and transport companies on contentious matters linked to environmental crime and investigations by the Environment Agency. The firm is also experienced in advising on nuisance claims, asbestos-related environmental damages and liability issues arising from poor waste management in the manufacturing process. The firm also assists with permitting issues regarding the storage of hazardous substances. Practice heads David Leckie and Victor Rae-Reeves have extensive experience in environmental litigation, as does Brian Greenwood.

Practice head(s):

David Leckie; Victor Rae-Reeves

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

The firm has a very good understanding of the port industry and combines its planning and environment practice, which leads to real efficiency and cross-planning

‘The team is hugely knowledgeable of the law and practice in this area. In addition, the team is comfortable in challenging associated judicial reviews’

‘Brian Greenwood is an extremely client-focused partner who is more or less like an in-house lawyer for us. He has a broad depth of experience and is easy to deal with and very focused on delivering value to clients’

Key clients

Aviva

Axa

Fraud: civil Tier 5

Clyde & Co LLP handles a wide range of litigation, including cross-border disputes and commercial, contractual, trading, insider dealing, market abuse, money laundering, bribery and corruption, sanctions and securities litigation. Other areas of expertise include fabricated or exaggerated claims, serial claimants, staged incidents, personal injury claims, late notified claims and fraud rings. Key client sectors range from marine and trade to real estate, employment and pensions. Global insurers, brokers, local authorities, corporates and banks are among the team's clients. Damian Rourke heads the practice and focuses on various civil and criminal cases, including motor, personal and commercial property, employers' and public liability.

Practice head(s):

Damian Rourke

Other key lawyers:

Chris Murray; Chris Burdett; Charles Kuhn

Key clients

AIG

AXA

RSA

NFU Mutual

Zurich Mutual

Allianz

Chubb

Aviva

M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m Tier 5

Clyde & Co LLP's corporate M&A team advises clients on strategic alliances, joint ventures, acquisitions and corporate compliance across key sectors of expertise, including real estate, marine, energy and natural resources and professional services. The international nature of the firm means that clients are both domestic and international, instructing the team on cross-border mandates across Europe, Asia and emerging markets. The team is led by Simon Vere Nicoll  , who advises both public and private companies on corporate finance transactions, including private equity-backed acquisitions.

Practice head(s):

Simon Vere Nicoll

Other key lawyers:

Nick Purnell;

Testimonials

‘Clydes’ lawyers  are very responsive, competent and provide us with thorough legal services across a broad range of issues from business formation to immigration

 

Key clients

Liberty House Group

P&O Maritime BV

GeoAmey PECS Limited

Be Living Holdings Ltd

Purplexed LLP

Oaktree Capital Management

G4S

Anglo International Shipping Group Limited

SIMEC UK Energy Holdings Limited

iSec

Wyelands Property Holdings Limited

Urban and Civic Princess Street Limited

Harbour Hotels Group Limited

Egis Road Operation UK Limited

Jacobs Holding AG

Pensions (non-contentious) Tier 5

Recent mandates for the team at Clyde & Co LLP have included advising on scheme restructuring exercises, benefit closures, master trust regulations, SIPPS platforms and scheme risks mitigation arising from corporate acquisitions. The team also advises insurers on their annuity offerings.The firm has a developing contentious pensions practice, often drawing on the firm’s wider litigation department to act on claims relating to professional negligence, historic administration errors and investigations by the Pensions Ombudsman and the FCA. Practice head Mark Howard recently left to join workplace pensions platform Smart Pension as general counsel; key lawyers in London include Paul Hodges and Ivan Wilkinson.

Practice head(s):

Terry Saeedi

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Highly effective in the field of professional negligence

A very responsive pensions team with real strength and depth

Paul Hodges provides timely, directional and commercially aware advice

Ivan Wilkinson is completely dedicated to his work; he is very thorough and committed to achieving a result that is in the best interests of the client

The team is sensible, down-to-earth and approachable

Key clients

NHBC Pension Scheme

Liberty House Group

Occupational Pensions Defence Union

Which?

British Medical Association

Hiscox

Clement Clarke Holdings

A Bilbrough & Co

Harris & Dixon Insurance Brokers Limited Pension and Life Assurance Scheme

BMS Associates Limited Pension & Assurance Scheme

Property finance Tier 5

Clyde & Co LLP has particular expertise in advising on high-end property acquisitions, development finance, onshore and offshore investment structures, and cross-border, sharia-compliant transactions. The team’s client base includes property development and investment companies, funds, major financial institutions and challenger banks; it also acts for a number of clients from the Middle East and Far East. Practice head Chris Lenton specialises in advising on mixed-use developments.

Practice head(s):

Chris Lenton

Other key lawyers:

Annabelle Redman; Sam Clarke; Andy King

Testimonials

The team was very approachable and provided technical expertise and clearly explained the nature of various legal documents. They were very responsive, provided a very efficient service and met some very challenging deadlines. They came up with pragmatic solutions when required and kept us updated on a regular basis. They displayed a great teamwork ethic.

The service is extremely cost effective, especially given the level of engagement.

The team is excellent not just legally but commercially too. They are responsive, work to deadlines and are excellent at closing transactions in tight timescales.’

The team is able to explain key clauses simply to enable understanding by non-lawyers.

Clyde & Co has a very thorough team that provides detailed analysis on the various aspects of a transaction.

The team takes the initiative by going beyond what is required without inflating legal fees; the practice has skilled individuals who are always able to provide the right information; and the client relationship is one of the best I have had.’

Annabelle Redman is a great professional who always provides relevant advice and thinks about unforeseen matters. She is always available to help.

The team has sensible and technical practitioners.

Key clients

U+I Group

Credit Suisse

Regal London

Secure Trust Bank

Urban&Civic

Roundshield Partners

Freshwater Group

One 55 Fenchurch

Aldgate Developments

Ingenious Real Estate

Marcol

Lendinvest

Transport finance & leasing Tier 5

Clyde & Co LLP's 'very responsive and co-operative' four-partner asset finance team is best known for its work in the shipping sector on behalf of operators, lessors and financiers. As well as traditional financing work within the cruise and tanker sectors, the firm also boasts several niches, including team head Stuart McAlpine's expertise on high-value LNG shipping projects and John Leonida's super-yacht expertise. The 'knowledgeable and co-operativeMark Bisset leads on the aviation finance front for both commercial airlines and corporate/business jets.

Practice head(s):

Stuart McAlpine; Mark Bisset

Other key lawyers:

John Leonida; Marie-Anne Moussalli; Richard Eglington; Dan Tindall; Nicholas Harding

Testimonials

The team is very co-operative so that you feel like it is part of your company‘.

Mark Bisset is very polite and knowledgeable‘.

Key clients

Dynagas Holding Ltd (and affiliates)

China LNG Shipping

Sinotrans Shipping

Credit Suisse

airBaltic

Turkish Airlines

Aeroflot

Royal Jordanian Airlines

Gama Aviation

Alitalia

Air Arabia

Wizz Air

Royal Air Maroc

Flynas

Aer Fin

Global Jet

Vista Jet

Banking litigation: investment and retail Tier 6

Clyde & Co LLP's client list includes financial institutions, corporations and individuals, and its representative banking litigation experience frequently involves multi-jurisdictional matters. The team has particular disputes expertise in relation to derivatives and interest rate swaps. Neil Jamieson's practice includes asset tracing, James Cooper has extensive experience in acting for directors, officers and financial institutions in contentious matters, and Helen Rowlands advises on regulatory investigations and disciplinary issues, as well as international banking and finance disputes. Andrew Foster is also a key adviser.

Intellectual property Tier 6

The 'flexible, professional and reliable' practice at Clyde & Co LLP provides 'sensible and pragmatic advice' on patent disputes in the life sciences sector.  Patent litigator Ralph Cox heads up the practice, which includes legal director Rebecca Costen, who focuses on IP litigation and brand protection matters and counts retail, hospitality and e-commerce among her sector specialisms. David Wilkinson joined Ashurst.

Practice head(s):

Ralph Cox

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Ralph Cox offers wonderful client care and fantastic knowledge of all aspects of patent litigation.

Rebecca Costen’s legal advice is well-thought through and sound, and the commerciality of that advice is particularly valued.

Rebecca Costen goes the extra mile for her clients.

Key clients

The Doctors Laboratory Ltd/TDL Genetics Ltd

Fameccanica Data SpA

Immigration

Clyde & Co LLP's business immigration offering is regularly engaged by multinational corporate clients on global mobility issues and in relation to corporate restructurings, acting for clients across a number of sectors, with particular experience in the oil, gas and insurance sectors. It also advises senior executives. The team is led by Jonathan Chaimovic - described as 'an expert in his field' - and is able to draw on the international firm's global footprint to handle cross-border issues.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Chaimovic

Other key lawyers:

Neena Samuel

Testimonials

Knowledgeable lawyers who know their stuff and can articulate complex concepts in an understandable way.

The team is down-to-earth, and it is clear about risks and potential for opportunity and timelines.

Jonathan Chaimovic is an expert in his field, and he is passionate about those areas of expertise.

Key clients

Sasol

Total Gas & Power

Halfords Media UK  (“Pokerstars”)

Springer / MacMillan

Top Glory London (UK)  (COFCO UK)

Howe Robinson Partners (UK)

Engelhart Commodities Trading Partners (“ECTP”)

Cardano Risk Management

Travel

Able to tap into its extensive global footprint, Clyde & Co LLP is instructed by leading insurers, tour operators and hotels on international personal injury cases. The team, which is largely based across its Edinburgh and Manchester offices, is experienced in fatal and catastrophic injury claims, as well as multi-party actions, and is noted for its expertise in handling jurisdictional and applicable law issues.

Practice head(s):

Robert Muttock; Chris Murray; Mark Hemsted; Andrew Constable; Vikki Melville

Other key lawyers:

Craig Evans

Key clients

Divemaster Insurance

GJW

XL Catlin

InterEurope

MIB

The firm: Clyde & Co is a leading, sector-focused global law firm with 440 partners, 1,800 lawyers, 2,500 legal professionals, and 4,000 staff in over 50 offices and associated offices worldwide. The firm specialises in the sectors that move, build and power our connected world and the insurance that underpins it, including: transport, infrastructure, energy, trade & commodities and insurance. With a strong focus on developed and emerging markets, the firm has achieved compound average annual revenue growth of 15% over the last ten years, making it one of the fastest-growing law firms in the world with ambitious plans for further growth.

Sectors: The firm hires the best people in its chosen core sectors – genuine specialists. This combination of sector expertise and legal excellence allows the firm to provide the most innovative and commercial solutions to clients. The firm’s long history of working with the world’s insurance markets has led Clyde & Co into advising on the many facets of its core sectors. These include trade and commodities, insurance, transport, infrastructure and energy. Its strategic aim is to be the best and most complete provider of legal services to businesses engaged in these core sectors. As patterns of global trade have shifted, the firm has actively invested in its international network to meet the evolving needs of clients and has always been an early mover into key hubs of international commerce, as demonstrated by its offices and associate offices. Mirroring clients across the spread of their operations, the firm views the world from the clients’ perspective, fully aware of their ambitions and mindful of the commercial realities of their markets. Clyde & Co’s reputation in disputes, and particularly international cross border disputes, is outstanding.

International work: The firm has the largest dispute resolution practice of any UK law firm and with its international spread it has become a specialist in international arbitration in both developed forum and emerging market centres. Clyde & Co has a significant US and Canadian trial capability; a specialisation in financial institutions, shareholder and other commercial disputes; as well as deep experience of bilateral treaty disputes. The firm specialises in assisting businesses when they enter, operate and grow in emerging markets, helping them access funding and transact in the world’s capital markets. The firm has one of the largest dedicated global corporate practices based in London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The commercial team has a particular focus on IP, franchising, technology and outsourcing. Clyde & Co also has one of the largest employment practices of any City law firm, and has dedicated employment expertise across its entire international network.

Key facts:
•One of the top ten largest firms in the City of London and 60 globally
•Over 4,000 staff in over 50 offices worldwide
•Senior Partner: Simon Konsta
•Number of partners: 440
•Number of fee-earners : 1,800 lawyers, 2,500 legal professionals
•Market Leader in MENA and other emerging markets
•Doubled in size twice over the last ten years
•The largest dispute resolution practice of any UK law firm
•Unrivalled in-depth sector focus and expertise across both contentious and transactional disciplines in its core and related sectors
•The highest concentration of leading practitioners of any insurance law firm
•One of the largest employment and pensions practices of any City law firm

International offices:  Over 50 offices and associated offices on six continents

Americas
Atlanta, Caracas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, Montreal, New Jersey, New York, Orange County, San Francisco, São Paulo, Toronto, Washington DC

Asia Pacific
Auckland*, Beijing, Brisbane, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur*, Melbourne, New Delhi*, Perth, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Ulaanbaatar*

Europe
Aberdeen, Bristol, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guildford, Hamburg, Leeds, London, Madrid, Manchester, Nantes, Newcastle, Oxford, Paris

Middle East and Africa
Abu Dhabi, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Doha, Dubai, Johannesburg, Muscat*, Riyadh

*Associated offices

UK Office details:

Aberdeen
Silver Fin Building, Orega, Office 106, 455 Union Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6DB, United Kingdom
T +44 (0)1224 624 924F +44 (0) 1224 626 590

Bristol
10 Victoria St, Bristol, BS1 6BN, United Kingdom
T +44 (0) 117 313 5600

Dublin
28-32 Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
T +353 (1) 234 2515

Edinburgh
EH1 3QR, United Kingdom
T +44 (0) 131 557 1545F +44 (0) 131 525 8651

Glasgow
144 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 2HG, United Kingdom
T +44 (0) 141 248 2666F +44 (0) 141 248 9590

Guildford
1 Stoke Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4HW, United Kingdom
T +44 (0) 20 7876 5000F +44 (0) 20 7876 5120

Leeds
5th Floor, 2 Wellington Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4AP, United Kingdom
T +44 (0) 113 234 1775F +44 (0) 113 318 8718

London
St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7AR, United Kingdom
T +44 (0) 20 7876 5000F +44 (0) 20 7876 5111

Manchester
Royal Exchange Building, St Ann’s Square, Manchester, M2 7EF, United Kingdom
T +44 (0) 161 829 6400 F +44 (0) 161 829 6401

Newcastle
Central Square South, Orchard Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3AZ, United Kingdom
T +44 (0) 191 249 5400

Oxford
3140 Rowan Place, Oxford Business Park South, Oxford, OX4 2WB, United Kingdom
T +44 (0) 1865 336 600F +44 (0) 1865 336 611

Department Name Email Telephone
Aviation Maria Cetta
Aviation David Willcox
Aviation finance Mark Bisset
Clinical negligence and healthcare Kevin Bitmead
Clinical negligence and healthcare Claire Petts
Commercial Nick Purnell
Commercial Mark Williamson
Commercial litigation Chris Burdett
Commercial litigation Neil Jamieson
Commodities Marko Kraljevic
Commodities Michael Swangard
Commodities John Whittaker
Competition John Milligan
Construction and infrastructure Liz Jenkins
Construction and infrastructure John Morris
Corporate finance Gary Thorpe
Corporate finance Mike Wachtel
Corporate insurance Stephen Browning
Corporate insurance Ivor Edwards
Corporate insurance Andrew Holderness
Employment, pensions and immigration Jonathan Chaimovic
Employment, pensions and immigration Rob Hill
Employment, pensions and immigration Mark Howard
Energy and natural resources David Bennet
Energy and natural resources Mike Wachtel
Finance Chris Lenton
Finance Andrew Foster
Fraud James Dadge
Health, safety and environment David Leckie
Health, safety and environment Chris Morrison
Insolvency and reorganisation Andrew Foster
Insurance Simon Konsta
Insurance James Cooper
International arbitration Ben Knowles
International arbitration John Whittaker
International arbitration Maurice Kenton
Mediation Jane Andrewartha
Personal injury Kevin Bitmead
Personal injury James Dadge
Personal injury Peter Walmsley
Police and emergency services Hugh Mullins
Police and emergency services Siobhan Mullins
Product liability Neil Beresford
Product liability Ian Plumley
Professional negligence Sarah Clover
Professional negligence Richard Harrison
Professional negligence Simon Konsta
Public international law John Whittaker
Rail Victor Rae-Reeves
Real estate and planning Ian Ginbey
Real estate and planning Robert Pilcher
Real estate and planning Graeme Taylor
Regulatory Andrew Holderness
Reinsurance Nigel Brook
Retail David Wyatt
Shipping finance Paul Turner
Shipping Simon Culhane
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The Lex 100 Verdict

'Front runner in shipping and insurance law', Clyde & Co offers an 'impressive level of exposure to litigation work'. Indeed, the opportunity to 'specialise in a niche sector whilst still working at an international City firm' is largely unparalleled. Trainees appreciate that 'partners and other senior fee earners have time for us and trust us to do their work', resulting in a 'far more practical experience'. It is often the case that 'it will just be the trainee and the partner' working on a case, which is an 'amazing experience'. There is 'definitely a culture of wanting to help each other' at Clyde & Co, which offers training contracts in London and Manchester. Some respondents acknowledged the 'better work/life balance' and 'lack of facetime culture' championed at the firm, but others felt that 'whilst this may have been true in the past, the expectation is changing'. Many voiced the opinion that the salary is not always reflective of the longer hours expected of trainees. The work is 'incredibly interesting', though; 'working on cases which are currently appearing in the news' and 'attending a without prejudice emergency injunction hearing at the commercial court' are such examples. A 'solo business trip to Cape Town to attend a business development conference' and a secondment in Dar Es Salaam were also singled out as best moments. A 'couple of weeks of 2am finishes' and 'working on tasks where I haven't been given clear instructions' were much less popular. For a firm with a 'maritime and insurance focus', with an 'international reputation' and a unique 'litigation focus' for its size, look at Clyde & Co.