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Cripps Pemberton Greenish

CITY PAVILION, CANNON GREEN, 27 BUSH LANE, LONDON, EC4R 0AA, ENGLAND
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London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 5

Cripps Pemberton Greenish

A large proportion of the work that Cripps Pemberton Greenish does focuses on tax and succession planning with an international element. Clients include members of the English aristocracy, ultra-net-worth individuals as well as sports personalities and musicians. It also works for numerous non-dom clients and the primary focus of the practice is on individuals who have assets of over £10m. The London team has two dedicated trust managers (one of whom is a qualified accountant) who can deal with annual compliance, trust accounts, tax returns and related matters for its London clients. They also deal with many of its clients’ personal tax affairs. Jeremy Curtis heads the team.

Practice head(s):Jeremy Curtis

Other key lawyers:John Goodchild

Testimonials

'Jeremy Curtis - calm, sensible, practical and  approachable'.

'Jeremy Curtis provides innovative advice that he is able to explain in an understandable way'.

'Jeremy Curtis is a perfect, discrete, steady and wise private client adviser'.

'John Goodchild has an encyclopaedic knowledge and understanding of wills, trust and tax, and probate and a wealth of experience which, most importantly and unlike others, he delivers in a user-friendly manner keeping jargon to a minimum'.

'A true private client firm and a strong team of trusted advisors. John Goodchild is excellent - approachable, pragmatic and clients trust him. A first-class private client lawyer'.

'The team adopts a creative approach tailored to each client's specific priorities, rather than bombarding the client with generic advice. John Goodchild is particularly highly rated by clients for finding solutions to difficult and sensitive problems'.

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London: Real estate

Commercial property: development
Commercial property: development - ranked: tier 5

Cripps Pemberton Greenish

Cripps Pemberton Greenish¬†has an ‚Äėimpressive client base and a diverse depth of work that reflects its quality service‚Äô. Its development team is frequently instructed for commercial and residential projects, advising on all relevant issues including site purchases, planning permission, overage and subsequent lettings. In particular, mixed-use developments are a keystone of the practice with the group lending its expertise to prime central London projects, regenerations and joint ventures. The investment practice has a track record of acting for the principal London Estates, and also assists institutional property investors, government departments, housebuilders, banks and high-net-worth individuals. Retail is a sector specialism, with the group acting for nationwide shopping centre owners on asset management and development schemes in addition to providing luxury brands and other stores on disputes, transactions, construction, employment and planning affairs.

Practice head(s):Jason Tann

Other key lawyers:Henry Bowman; John McGeough

Testimonials

'Jason Tann is pragmatic and very sensible to deal with.'

'The team has a commercial proactive approach to legal advice.'

'Jason Tann remains an excellent operator. Good client focus and creative thinker and solution finder.'

'Joined up thinking from top to bottom so emails are drafted in the same way and advice is consistent from partner to paralegal. Proactive and commercial in their advice.'

'They have an excellent understanding of what is important to the client. Attention to detail in documentation is impressive.'

'Easy to contact. Easy to understand. Always have a definitive view that is helpful on how to progress.'

'John McGeough is a stand-out individual.'

Key Clients

Baylight Properties Limited

Birchall Properties Limited

Crossrail Limited

English National Ballet

Eyre Estate

Hermes Real Estate Investment

Harrow School

Home Office

John Lyon’s Charity

Liberty Property Trust UK Limited

M&G Real Estate (formerly PRUPIM)

Niveda Group

RO Group

The Cadogan Estate

The London Diocesan Fund

The Sloane Stanley Estate

Francis Holland Schools Trust

Native Land Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising on a £400m GDV Peak Resort leisure scheme in Derbyshire including first pre-let to household name leisure provider.
  • Advising developer on development finance and development issues relating to a 738 bed student accommodation scheme in Liverpool.
  • Acting for Liberty Property Trust UK Limited in relation to its 800-acre site at Kings Hill in Kent, comprising over 800,000 sq ft of business property, homes for over 7,000 people and retail, education, sport and leisure facilities.
  • Advising on the purchase of land earmarked for 1,880 units at a new site at Whitely in Hampshire. This matter involved a consortium of housebuilders including Taylor Wimpey and Crest Nicholson.
  • Handling the refurbishment of the iconic Aldwych Quarter, comprising Bush House, Melbourne House and four other adjacent buildings on The Strand in London.

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Commercial property: investment
Commercial property: investment - ranked: tier 4

Cripps Pemberton Greenish

Cripps Pemberton Greenish¬†has an ‚Äėimpressive client base and a diverse depth of work that reflects its quality service‚Äô. Its development team is frequently instructed for commercial and residential projects, advising on all relevant issues including site purchases, planning permission, overage and subsequent lettings. In particular, mixed-use developments are a keystone of the practice with the group lending its expertise to prime central London projects, regenerations and joint ventures. The investment practice has a track record of acting for the principal London Estates, and also assists institutional property investors, government departments, housebuilders, banks and high-net-worth individuals. Retail is a sector specialism, with the group acting for nationwide shopping centre owners on asset management and development schemes in addition to providing luxury brands and other stores on disputes, transactions, construction, employment and planning affairs.

Practice head(s):Jason Tann; Stephen Hedley

Other key lawyers:John McGeough

Testimonials

'Stephen Hedley and his team worked on a complex transaction for us; ensuring the documentation tied together to minimise risk whilst also finding solutions to a number of different requests from occupiers, owners and contractors was a credit to their performance and reflective of all the work they undertake on our behalf.'

'Jason Tann is pragmatic and very sensible to deal with.'

'The team has a commercial proactive approach to legal advice.'

'Jason Tann remains an excellent operator. Good client focus and creative thinker and solution finder.'

'Joined up thinking from top to bottom so emails are drafted in the same way and advice is consistent from partner to paralegal. Proactive and commercial in their advice.'

'They have an excellent understanding of what is important to the client. Attention to detail in documentation is impressive.'

'Easy to contact. Easy to understand. Always have a definitive view that is helpful on how to progress.'

Key Clients

Helical PLC

John Lyon’s Charity

Kennedy Wilson

Kato Kagaku Co. Limited

Hermes Real Estate

The Cadogan Estate

The Eyre Estate

The Baltic Exchange

The Sloane Stanley Estate

Niveda Group

Baylight Properties Ltd

Native Land Limited

RO Group

Emirates National Bank of Dubai

The Max Barney Estate

The Academy of Medical Sciences

M&G Real Estate

Liberty Property Trust UK Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising Helical on the sale of a multi-let office facility in Central London for a sale price of £125m.
  • Acting for Kennedy Wilson Europe on the disposal and asset management for a portfolio of 190 properties with the asset management of six regional shopping centres and a retail park.
  • Assisting Kato Kagaku Co. Limited with the refurbishment of the iconic Aldwych Quarter, comprising Bush House, Melbourne House and four other adjacent buildings on The Strand in London.
  • Serving as sole legal adviser, dealing with all lettings, asset management and construction work for the Hermes shopping centre in Milton Keynes.
  • Representing the purchaser on the acquisition of Somerset Hall, Bath.

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Commercial property: retail
Commercial property: retail - ranked: tier 1

Cripps Pemberton Greenish

Cripps Pemberton Greenish¬†has an ‚Äėimpressive client base and a diverse depth of work that reflects its quality service‚Äô. Its development team is frequently instructed for commercial and residential projects, advising on all relevant issues including site purchases, planning permission, overage and subsequent lettings. In particular, mixed-use developments are a keystone of the practice with the group lending its expertise to prime central London projects, regenerations and joint ventures. The investment practice has a track record of acting for the principal London Estates, and also assists institutional property investors, government departments, housebuilders, banks and high-net-worth individuals. Retail is a sector specialism, with the group acting for nationwide shopping centre owners on asset management and development schemes in addition to providing luxury brands and other stores on disputes, transactions, construction, employment and planning affairs.

Practice head(s):Ed Fowler; Stephen Hedley

Other key lawyers:John McGeough

Testimonials

‘Stephen Hedley and his team worked on a complex transaction for us; ensuring the documentation tied together to minimise risk whilst also finding solutions to a number of different requests from occupiers, owners and contractors was a credit to their performance and reflective of all the work they undertake on our behalf.’

'Jason Tann is pragmatic and very sensible to deal with.'

'The team has a commercial proactive approach to legal advice.'

'Jason Tann remains an excellent operator. Good client focus and creative thinker and solution finder.'

'Joined up thinking from top to bottom so emails are drafted in the same way and advice is consistent from partner to paralegal. Proactive and commercial in their advice.'

'They have an excellent understanding of what is important to the client. Attention to detail in documentation is impressive.'

'Easy to contact. Easy to understand. Always have a definitive view that is helpful on how to progress.'

Key Clients

Sézane

Cojean

Liu Jo

Mariage Frères

Jimmy Fairly

Bridor

SMCP (Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot)

Tristan Capital

Hermes Real Estate

Kennedy Wilson

AEW

M&G Real Estate

Runnymede Borough Council

Work highlights

  • Acted for Sandro (SMCP UK Limited) on its acquisition of a store on Regent Street to create its new flagship store.
  • Acted for Mariage Frères on the lease of their UK flagship store in Covent Garden.

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 3

Cripps Pemberton Greenish

Now operating under the name Cripps Pemberton Greenish following the merger of Pemberton Greenish and Cripps LLP in December 2018, the team jointly led by Tunbridge Wells-based Miles Paffard and London-based 'stand-out character' Kerry Glanville is best known for its leasehold enfranchisement work but also handles dilapidation and rights to light claims, service charge and land registration disputes as well as matters arising from restrictive covenants and insolvency scenarios.

Practice head(s):Kerry Glanville; Miles Paffard

Other key lawyers:Laura Southgate

Key Clients

M&G Real Estate

Hermes

Kennedy Wilson

AEW Europe

Home Office

Cadogan Estate

Wates Development

Sloane Stanley Estate

Crown Prosecution Service

South East Water

Work highlights

  • Represented the landlord, the Crown Estate Commissioners, in leasehold enfranchisement proceedings before the Court of Appeal concerning the no-Act assumption on lease extensions.
  • Assisting the large shopping centre owner, Hermes, with company voluntary arrangements and insolvency processes of a number of major retailers and restaurant chains.
  • Handled eight rights to light claims for title indemnity insurer, ERGO Versicherung and AEGIS Syndicate 1225, with a combined insurable value of over £150m.
  • Acting for the landlord, Peer Securities, in High Court proceedings for damages arising out of breaches by the tenant of covenants to repair, redecorate and reinstate office premises following the expiry of a lease.
Leading individuals

Kerry Glanville - Cripps Pemberton Greenish

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Residential property
Residential property - ranked: tier 3

Cripps Pemberton Greenish

Building on the merger which formed the firm in late 2018, Cripps Pemberton Greenish's newly combined practice represents high-net-worth domestic and international sellers and buyers of prime London and UK properties, working with developers, banks and estates. The group, which is led by Fiona McIntosh, is adept at liaising with foreign investors, evaluating SDLT liability and negotiating leases. The team also has expertise across the spectrum of tax law, and acts for clients in the Middle East and the Far East looking to invest in the UK property market. Former Pemberton Greenish senior partner Robert Barham is also a key member of the team.

Practice head(s):Fiona McIntosh

Other key lawyers:Robert Barham

Key Clients

Native Land Limited

The Crown Estate

Cadogan Estates Limited

Eyre Estate

Baylight Properties Limited

John Lyon’s Charity

The Ilchester Estate

Legal & General Assurance Society Limited

Banda Property

Work highlights

  • Advised on sale and purchase of various flats and houses on the Cadogan Estate in Chelsea.
  • Advised on acquisition of a Chelsea property by Middle Eastern investor.
  • Advised on sales pack for 10 luxury new build apartments in Central London.
  • Acting for a developer on the sale of Holland Park Villas, a high end residential development in Kensington.
  • Advised on sale of four penthouse suites.

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