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5 ST PAUL'S SQUARE, OLD HALL STREET, LIVERPOOL, L3 9AE, ENGLAND
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Work 0333 320 2220
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North West

Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 2

DWF

The transport sector at DWF is organised into subsectors dealing with automotive, marine and trade, road haulage and logistics as well as rail. Vikki Woodfine heads the regulatory team and is the international head of the road haulage and logistics sub sector. Woodfine is adept at advising on a broad range of matters from operator licensing, clandestine entrants/vehicle seizures/smuggling to representing companies and individuals facing CPS/HSE prosecutions following serious incidents. The firm also boasts a team of motor fraud experts. The group has an impressive roster of clients such as First Group, Booker, Ageas Insurance and Insure-the-Box.

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North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Liverpool
Corporate and commercial: Liverpool - ranked: tier 2

DWF

The ‘excellent’ team at DWF  is active across corporate and commercial mandates, advising clients such as Inflexion Private Equity Partners, Lloyds Development Capital, Bibby Group Expedia, Blue Bay Travel and Liverpool John Moores University. Corporate head Paul Rimmer is ‘brilliant’ and is particularly noted for his private equity experience. Senior associate James Cashman provides tax advice. Commercial head Paul Attwood is regularly instructed by clients across the food, technology, hospitality and education sectors. Senior associate Ben Cooke is also noted for commercial work and advises Marks & Spencer on a range of commercial matters.

Leading individuals

Paul Attwood - DWF

Paul Rimmer - DWF

Next generation lawyers

Ben Cooke - DWF

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Corporate and commercial: Manchester
Corporate and commercial: Manchester - ranked: tier 2

DWF

DWF's eight-partner team is noted for its expertise in M&A, capital markets and private equity transactions, as well complex commercial mandates. National corporate head Frank Shephard  (‘very pragmatic, and able to find solutions to get the deal done’) acted alongside Alasdair Outhwaite  for Arlington Industries on its acquisition of Magal Engineering. Manchester corporate head Jonathan Robinson  advised NorthEdge Capital on its £100m exit and reinvestment in Utiligroup; and acted alongside Outhwaite for Palatine Private Equity on its investment in ZyroFisher. Recently promoted partner Lisa Stavropoulos  is a key member of the team, specialising in M&A and capital markets mandates. On the commercial side, national head of commercial, Craig Chaplin, acts for clients such as Serco and Morrisons, and James Lonsdale  advises Countrywide on a range of commercial matters.

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Corporate tax
Corporate tax - ranked: tier 2

DWF

The ‘excellent’ team at DWF is noted for its private equity expertise and regularly advises on employee equity incentives. The team advised Tatton Asset Management on the pre-reorganisation of two groups of companies, and advised on the exercise and grant of share options in advance of its IPO. It also advised Velocity Composites on the drafting of EMI share scheme documentation for the grant of EMI options prior to the float of the company on AIM, advised Mini-Cam Holdings and its shareholders on the sale of the entire issued share capital of Mini-Cam Holdings to Halma, and advised Sofology and its shareholders on the sale of the entire issued share capital of Sofology to DFS. Liverpool-based senior associate James Cashman is recommended.

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EU competition
EU competition - ranked: tier 1

DWF

DWF's ‘excellent EU and competition practice’ stands out for its EU State aid expertise; it is also adept at handling EU procurement and EU funding regulatory issues and regularly advises on cartels and mergers, benefiting from close ties with the firm’s Brussels office. Recent highlights include advising Mexichem UK and Mexichem Group on an ongoing European Commission investigation into alleged anti-competitive behaviour by  Honeywell and DuPont concerning automotive refrigerants; advising the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Arts Council, in relation to particular grants to a venue in the North East for the delivery of a culture and visitor centre, in the context of a European Commission investigation; and advising Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Finance in relation to the £300m AMSCI fund for supporting supply chain manufacturing and engineering companies across England.  The team is also advising Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) on the administration of the Single Investment fund (SIF), a major new grant fund run across Merseyside. Team head Jonathan Branton splits his time between Manchester and Leeds and is ‘an expert competition lawyer, with particular expertise in EU state aid law’. ‘Knowledgeable’ senior associate Jay Mehta is also noted for state aid matters.

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Jay Mehta - DWF

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North West: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud
Crime: fraud - ranked: tier 3

DWF

DWF fields a large team with a broad range of expertise across a number of sectors. Jamie Taylor has considerable expertise in the niche area of telematics as well as counter fraud. Nigel Teasdale heads the motor fraud and claimant practice group and is skilled at handling all types of insurance claims. David Crank is another name to remember. The team acts for most of the major insurers such as the RSA and Amlin. Other key clients include Markerstudy, Insure the Box and Towergate.

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Licensing
Licensing - ranked: tier 2

DWF

At DWF the ‘excellentDavid Crank  heads the licensing team and is praised for his ‘considered, sensible and commercially viable advice'. The department has considerable retail sector expertise and acts for clients such as Home Bargains and Poundworld. Other active clients include Village Hotels and Liverpool F.C.

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North West: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation
Banking litigation - ranked: tier 3

DWF

DWF's ‘brilliant’ team is split across its Liverpool and Manchester offices and is rated for its ‘expert knowledge’ and ability to deliver ‘strategic guidance’ with a ‘commercial approach’. It acts for major UK retail banks, finance houses and non-captive motor finance companies on a range of contentious matters. The team also has specialist knowledge of fraud, professional negligence, asset finance litigation and regulatory matters. Clients include Lloyds Banking Group, Santander Consumer UK, Aldermore Bank, UK Asset Resolution and RBS Group. National head of finance litigation John Perez is a motor finance specialist and head of specialist litigation Ritchie Irvine is ‘extremely approachable, pragmatic and not afraid to provide an opinion’. Julia Williams, who heads the lender services team, and the ‘excellentGraham Sidlow are also recommended, as are senior associates Daniel Fitzgerald, who focuses on high-value matters, Dominic Jones, who is ‘incredibly efficient’, and Jonathan Hall, who specialises in consumer finance litigation. Consultant David Wood is also noted.

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Commercial litigation: Liverpool
Commercial litigation: Liverpool - ranked: tier 1

DWF

DWF fields a team of ‘switched-on, commercial litigation heavyweights’ commended for their ‘proactive and client-centric approach’. The practice is active across the telecommunications, food and drink, retail and education sectors, handling contractual and company disputes as well as professional negligence, Judicial Review, competition, directors' disqualification, contentious probate, arbitration and injunctions. Highlights included advising Telefónica UK on a £20m dispute against Packet Media and representing Burton’s Foods in a business interruption claim against Barratt Homes relating to flooding caused to its factory following the development of adjacent land by Barratt.  Derwent Holdings, Crown Paints and Iceland Foods are also clients. Department head Andrew Whalley is ‘very committed and has a great manner with clients’; he also leads the firm’s telecoms sector group. other key figures include Graham Dagnall , who specialises in corporate and commercial litigation and has particular expertise in disputes in the food and professional services sectors; Matthew Stoll , who is head of the insured litigation practice group; and director Chris King is ‘tactically brilliant’. Senior associates Lyndsay Crowder-Barton, who is a ‘technically able lawyer with a strong eye for detail’, and Helen Otty are also recommended.

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Chris King - DWF

Helen Otty - DWF

Lyndsay Crowder-Barton - DWF

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Commercial litigation: Manchester
Commercial litigation: Manchester - ranked: tier 1

DWF

The team at DWF has an extensive track record representing national, international and regional clients in contractual and company disputes, in addition to handling professional negligence, Judicial Review, competition, directors' disqualification, insolvency and contentious probate disputes, as well as arbitrations and injunctions. Food and drink, retail, telecommunications, utilities, energy, education and the public sector are all key areas of focus for the ‘hardworking’ team, which represented WM Morrison Supermarkets in a high-profile claim brought by employees and former employees whose confidential data was put into the public domain in 2014. The Insolvency Service, Lancashire County Council, Safeway and Manchester United Football Club are also clients. The 'fantasticJoel Heap heads the disputes practice nationally, while the 'very responsive and pragmaticSteve Morris  - who is noted for his ‘business-like approach to litigation’ - heads the team in Manchester. Other key figures include consultant Andrew HarrisLee Norman, who is noted for professional negligence cases, director Chris Gee, who handles contentious probate matters as well as contractual and commercial disputes, and Claire Graham, who regularly handles insolvency-related cases. Senior associates Zoryana Jurczyszyn and the ‘excellent’ Nicole Burton are also noted, as are recently promoted senior associates Daniel Williams and Benjamin Johnson. Director Asima Rana, who focuses on contentious IP matters, recently joined from TLT. Jon Hainey  joined TLT in May 2018.

Leading individuals

Joel Heap - DWF

Steve Morris - DWF

Next generation lawyers

Chris Gee - DWF

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North West: Finance

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

DWF

DWF is experienced across corporate banking and public sector finance mandates, with an emphasis on asset-based lending, acquisition finance, property finance, project finance, structured finance and restructurings. It advised NatWest on the amendment and restatement of the £40m revolving credit facility with £10m accordion to GA Pet Food Partners and advised Greater Manchester Housing Fund on a £10.3m development finance facility for the funding of a 91-unit residential apartment building in Manchester city centre. The team also advises the Homes and Communities Agency on a range of transactions, and acts for Warrington Borough Council, North East Combined Authority, Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC and Santander UK. The ‘brilliant’ Helen Corner handles asset-based lending, corporate lending, real estate finance, development and investment, restructurings and secured lending. James Szerdy acts for banks and other financial institutions, as well as borrowers, on secured and unsecured lending including structured finance, acquisition finance and real estate investment and development finance. Paul Brown represents lenders and borrower clients on public and private sector funding. Associates Katherine Tyas and Charlotte Walden, who was recently promoted, are also noted. Former national head of corporate banking Jonathan Edwards recently joined Browne Jacobson LLP.

Leading individuals

Helen Corner - DWF

James Szerdy - DWF

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Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 4

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DWF's team is noted for its ‘pragmatic and well-thought-through’ advice, and for its expertise in administrations involving substantial property assets, in addition to complex contentious insolvency instructions. Highlights included advising NMS Projects on the acquisition of the business and assets of Qualitycourse Ltd. Barclays Bank Restructuring and Recoveries Panel, Begbies Traynor, Ernst & Young and BDO are also clients. Liverpool-based Katharine Lawrenson is the firm’s national head of personal insolvency and co-heads the restructuring team with Manchester-based director Julie Agnew, who handles a range of contentious and non-contentious insolvency work. Other key figures include senior associate Alicia Renshaw, who specialises in distressed property-related mandates, and associate Amy Crighton. Sean McGrath left the firm in January 2018.

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North West: Human resources

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

DWF

DWF's  team is 'able to cover sensitive and technical areas of employment law really well’. Andrew Chamberlain  is ‘extremely attentive, responsive and supportive throughout complex and often stressful situations’. Kirsty Rogers  is praised for her ‘proper and consistent supervision of the work that is undertaken by the team and she is very engaging to deal with’. Joanne Frew  is also ‘excellent ‘and oversees the insured employment team acting for some major insurers. The ‘technically ableJon Keeble  is a ‘fantastic advocate’. The ‘strong, responsive and thorough’ team acts for clients such as Ladbrokes Coral, Lookers, Capita and Kier Group. Highlights included successfully settling a case for its client following a claim by an ex-employee for automatic unfair dismissal in respect of making alleged ‘protected disclosures’.

Leading individuals

Andrew Chamberlain - DWF

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Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 1

DWF

DWF   regularly acts in cases following major incidents and involving corporate manslaughter, fatalities and very serious injuries. The team has particular sector expertise in the energy, retail, transport, education, healthcare and construction sectors as well as in hotel and leisure, local authority and manufacturing. Key clients include Persimmon Group, Hovis, Wincanton, Fusion Insurance Services and Booker plc. Vikki Woodfine  and Steffan Groch  are well regarded. The ‘solid’ team is currently representing Landor Cartons and its finance director in an investigation into the death of a contractor at the client’s premises following a fall through a fragile roof. In this matter the HSE is now investigating serious health and safety failings.

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Immigration
Immigration - ranked: tier 1

DWF

John Dorney leads the team at DWF  that acts for multinationals, FTSE 100 and AIM listed businesses as well as financial sector leaders and household brand names. The team provides the full range of services and routinely advises on Home Office sponsorship licences and on subsequent assistance in respect of migrant sponsorship applications and Home Office reporting obligations. Key areas of expertise include acting for high-net-worth/highly skilled migrants in respect of Tier 1 investor, entrepreneur and exceptional talent visa applications. The team has recently advised senior executives of major multinational companies on their personal settlement applications. It also continues to advise on right to work issues and on appeals against civil fines and penalties for unlawful working.

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John Dorney - DWF

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Pensions
Pensions - ranked: tier 2

DWF

The ‘omnipresentTim Green  at DWF  is a ‘great lawyer who understands his clients’ needs – he is a natural and tenacious problem solver who has the magic touch with clients’. He advises trustees, sponsors, government bodies and providers on the full range of pension issues both contentious and non-contentious. He has particular sector expertise in retail, energy, nuclear, transport, public and the charitable sectors. Senior associate Sinead Sheehan  has significant experience advising clients on a wide range of pensions issues including legal and regulatory compliance as well as liability management and pension scheme restructurings. Highlights included advising the Trustee of the British Steel Pension Scheme in a matter that has been widely publicised in the press and concerns 130,000 members of the £15bn pensions scheme. Other key clients include 2020 Trustees Limited, Edmundson Electrical Ltd and Ladbrokes Coral Plc.

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Tim Green - DWF

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North West: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant
Personal injury: defendant - ranked: tier 1

DWF

DWF  provides ‘very commercial, pragmatic and reliable advice to its insurance clients. It is a well organised firm with high calibre fee earners’ under the leadership of Paul Berry. Ian Slater is an ‘opponent who really knows what he is doing; he adopts a collaborative approach to litigation which benefits all parties’. Jamie Taylor  is a counter fraud director at the firm and leads the Manchester based fraud team and a niche team of telematics specialists. Highlights included acting in a case where a claimant tripped and fell on an allegedly defective staircase at a public house sustaining a severe brain injury. The claim was successfully defended at trial. Active clients include Groupama, QBE, Markerstudy Group and Aviva. Philip D’Netto  joined Plexus Law

Leading individuals

Ian Slater - DWF

Paul Berry - DWF

Next generation lawyers

Jamie Taylor - DWF

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence - ranked: tier 2

DWF

Headed by Andrew MacLeod and Paul Dally, the team at DWF holds panel appointments for some of the UK’s largest general insurers and syndicates. MacLeod defends in contentious claims against construction professionals and insurance brokers – he also routinely advises on construction-related appointment agreements. Dally has vast experience on a broad range of claims against all professions and miscellaneous ‘new’ professions. Mark Jenkyn-Jones  is an ‘experienced and highly skilled litigator who makes even the most complicated of claims look easy’. Senior associate Chris Burns has a ‘natural ability to deal with the most complex of matters in the most sensible of ways’. Key clients include RSA Insurance Group, Towergate AIUA, Novae Syndicates and Ecclesiastical Insurance. The team has specialist knowledge of highly technical insurance matters particularly relating to policy coverage advice on new and bespoke risks such as drones, cyber insurance and data breaches.

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North West: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate
Contentious trusts and probate - ranked: tier 2

DWF

DWF  fields a ‘strong team with excellent industry knowledge’. The ‘very competent’ Chris Gee  and ‘hardworking and thorough’ senior associate Daniel Williams  ‘get a very good grasp of complicated situations and are both realistic in their advice and expectations’. Chris King regularly advises trustees and executors of estates in addition to acting for beneficiaries of trusts and estates and insolvency professionals. Associate Paul Maddock  ‘gives concise and accurate advice’. Its client base includes trustee companies, private banks and charitable trusts such as Hawksford Trustees Jersey and Rathbones Brothers plc as well as private individuals. Its work increasingly has an international and offshore dimension.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 2

DWF

DWF's team is headed by the ‘very strongPaul Davies, who is a qualified solicitor, accountant, tax adviser and member of STEP. The team handles the full gamut of private client work with particular expertise in supporting business owners/entrepreneurs and high-net-worth families with both UK and international assets on complex tax planning opportunities. The team is praised for its ‘timely and useful advice’. Christopher Noel recently joined from Addleshaw Goddard. Consultant Alan Sturrock has retired.

Leading individuals

Christopher Noel - DWF

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North West: Projects, energy and natural resources

Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

DWF

The ‘knowledgeable’ team at DWF is noted for its energy and renewables expertise and operates closely with its colleagues across the firm’s international network. Electricity, gas, water, renewables and nuclear work are key areas of focus. The team is advising ScottishPower on the £650m 1800 MW combined cycle gas turbine project in Kent. Vensys Energy and United Utilities Renewable Energy are also key clients. Andrew Symms heads the energy and industrials sector team and is based across the Manchester and Leeds offices. Catherine Haslam heads the solar team and is experienced in renewable energy projects, while head of water Steve Morris acts for energy and utility companies on a range of disputes, and James Lupton is part of the firm’s procurement group. Renewables team head Christian Hellmund operates across the Manchester and Leeds offices, as does EU and competition head Jonathan Branton. Michael Mousdale joined Browne Jacobson LLP in March 2018.

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North West: Public sector

Local government
Local government - ranked: tier 1

DWF

DWF's team advises more than 200 local authorities and other public sector bodies. Colin Murray  ‘works to a very high standard’. Murray is best known for his work on complex regeneration projects. James Lupton  produces ‘good quality work’ and advises local authorities on a broad range of matters ranging from contracting strategies and procurement processes to restructuring major projects relating to schools, highways, waste, housing and police projects. Jonathan Branton and senior associate Jay Mehta  ‘both carry a high degree of specialist knowledge and adopt a solutions-focused and flexible approach’. It advises Stockport MBC on a wide range of issues such as advising it on the closure of a number of leisure centres and the opening of some new ones. It has also advised Wirral MBC on the delivery of the Golf Project with the Jack Nicklaus consortium to deliver two new golf courses, a hotel, new homes and a new link road. Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority, Manchester City Council/Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Liverpool City Council are other major clients. It has also advised a number of companies in the private sector on their bids to local authorities.

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North West: Real estate

Commercial property: Liverpool
Commercial property: Liverpool - ranked: tier 3

DWF

The ‘practical’ and ‘efficient’ team at DWF advises on investment and development matters and also has real estate finance and asset management expertise. The retail, leisure, office, industrial and residential sectors are key areas of focus and the team advised Evoke Creative on its lease, acquiring 30,000 sq ft of Redsun's £5.5m Power Station development in Bromborough. Roubaix Group and NewRiver REIT are also key clients. The ‘brilliantAbigail Dry is experienced in retail-related real estate work and Julie Simms leads on asset management matters. Senior associates Neil Lacey, who is experienced in real estate development work, and Helen Thomas, who handles a range of property investment and management work and is experienced in education sector matters, are also recommended. Former team head Andrew Nichol joined Freeths LLP in 2018 as managing partner of its new Liverpool office with Luke Hopkins.

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Commercial property: Manchester
Commercial property: Manchester - ranked: tier 2

DWF

DWF delivers an ‘excellent service’ and is regularly instructed by major corporate occupiers and lenders, as well as regional and national developers and investors on transactions in the region and nationally. The retail, hotel and leisure sectors are key areas of specialism for the team and it has secured a three-year panel appointment as Whitbread's sole provider of real estate work for its Premier Inn, hub by Premier Inn, Restaurant and Costa brands. David Frankland is acting for Coplan Estates on its appointment as developer on a major mixed-used development scheme in Woking. Naveen Gupta continues to advise the adidas group on its property legal requirements, which included advising on a new flagship concept store in Westfield White City Shopping Centre, London. Catherine Haslam, who is experienced in advising on real estate issues in the telecoms sector, is advising EE on its agreements for the installation of electronic communications apparatus in a number of airports in the UK. Paul Inman heads the firm’s real estate teams in Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham, with Anita Gupta, who has a ‘very wide range of property knowledge and a very commercial attitude to risk’, leading the Manchester-based team. Christina Suddes, who is active on a range of commercial real estate mandates and David Walton, who is a member of the firm’s corporate occupiers group, are also recommended, as are senior associates Robin Sharp and Rachel Lawler.

Leading individuals

Paul Inman - DWF

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 4

DWF

DWF handles non-contentious and contentious construction matters and is noted for its experience in local and national construction projects, with expertise in public sector mandates as well as experience in energy, education, student accommodation and hotels sector matters. Homes & Communities Agency, Alumno Developments, Warrington Borough Council and AMC Mining are clients. Manchester-based David Vayro, who joined from Trowers & Hamlins LLP in 2018, heads the construction and infrastructure team and specialises in procurement matters as well as construction disputes. Associates Gemma Wilson, who joined from Gateley Plc and Ragene Raithatha, are also key members of the team. Leeds-based Andrew Symms leads the national team and is experienced in energy-related mandates. Former international head of construction and infrastructure for the firm, Paul O\'Kane has joined Addleshaw Goddard, as has former North West department head Paul Barge and  Chris Henshaw .

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 2

DWF

DWF’s ‘extremely professional’ department delivers ‘fast response times’ and handles residential and commercial landlord and tenant matters and highly complex property disputes. It is noted for its ‘in-depth experience’ in telecoms work, rights to light cases and regularly acts for lenders on the enforcement of their security. Team head Alan Walker ‘consistently delivers exceptionally high-quality advice’ and ‘focuses on effective and efficient solutions’; and is leading advice for United Utilities on a £5m vacant possession matter, is advising St Ives on a contested lease matter and is advising EE on operational issues and the renewal of agreements regulating to the construction and operation of rooftop and in-building technical sites at airports across the UK. Jeremy Steele is active on rights of light disputes and property-related banking disputes and acts for Premier Inn in relation to rights of light and neighbour issues at a number of its hotel developments. Director Helena Davies, who handles commercial leasehold work, telecoms matters, boundary disputes, adverse possession, and private nuisance claims, is ‘passionate about her work’ and senior associate Joanne Hadley is ‘proficient in her knowledge on commercial service charges’. Graeme Dixon  joined Knights Professional Services Limited in April 2018.

Leading individuals

Alan Walker - DWF

Next generation lawyers

Joanne Hadley - DWF

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North West: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 1

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DWF   fields a ‘competent team’ under the leadership of Craig Chaplin  that ‘scores 10/10 all round. The team produces work on time and at a competitive rate’. Key figures include the ‘extremely diligent and technically excellentJames LonsdaleAndrew Whalley, who has considerable experience in managing telecoms disputes and has acted for a number of leading domestic and international telecoms operators and resellers; and Aassociate Richard Meehan. The team regularly advises clients on large and complex IT projects of regional and national significance. It has a broad range of sector expertise with considerable experience in IT and outsourcing projects in the financial services and insurance sectors. Clients include Telefonica UK Ltd (o2), Poundland and WM Morrisons Supermarkets. The group acted for Utiligroup in connection with its supply to utility companies of software and a managed service for Smart Metering. Utiligroup is a provider of innovative software as a service and provides managed service solutions to utilities in addition to handling data for over four million customer registrations. Senior associate Debra Coady advises on a range of IT and outsourcing matters such as telematics services and web-based consumer services as well as on data protection and security issues in a cloud computing context.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

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DWF's team is headed by the ‘very user friendlyCraig Chaplin, whose ‘service levels are excellent’. The ‘excellent’ team ‘has individuals who know their clients' business so thoroughly that they provide very efficient answers. The team has real strength in depth and adds value with its commercial approach’. Senior associate Catherine Harrison  ‘is very approachable and stands out from the rest; her specialist knowledge of IP and commercial law is first-class’. The team advises a plethora of IP-rich companies and has specialist knowledge of areas such as industrial manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and healthcare as well as leisure and hospitality. It is particularly known for its work in brand licensing, collaboration, protection and litigation work in the retail and sports sectors. It continues to provide IP, sponsorship and strategic commercial advice to British Cycling. Wm Morrisons and Expedia are also clients.

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