Senior Partner: Caroline Green
Managing Partner: Iain Blatherwick
Number of UK partners: 150+
Number of other UK fee-earners: 380+
Academies & Education: Mark Blois, Nick Mackenzie
Automotive: Giles Parsons
Banking/Security: Paul Ray, Emma Hinton
Branding & Marketing: Alex Watt, Cerryg Jones
Charities: Catherine Rustomji
Clinical Negligence: Lorna Hardman
Commercial Litigation: Jonathan Tardif, Nick Pontt
Company/Commercial: Gavin Cummings
Competition: Matthew Woodford
Construction & Engineering: Tim Claremont
Corporate Finance: Nigel Blackwell, Gavin Cummings, Richard Cox
Counterfraud: Paul Wainwright
Data Protection: Ros Foster
Dispute Resolution: Nick Pontt
Employment: Peter Jones
Energy: Selina Hinchliffe
Environmental: Richard Barlow
Fraud & Asset Recovery: Nick Pontt and John Adams
Health Law: Gerard Hanratty
Independent Health: Clare Auty
Information Technology: Anthony Nagle
Intellectual Property: Declan Cushley
Leisure: Caroline Green, Sarah Parkinson
Life Sciences: Giles Parsons
Personal Injury: Susan Mabbott, Bridget Tatham
PFI/Projects: Craig Elder
Planning: Laura Hughes
Procurement: Peter Ware
Professional Indemnity: Derek Bambury, Jonathan Newbold
Property & Development: Sarah Parkinson
Government: Richard Barlow
Retail: Caroline Green, Sarah Parkinson
Social Housing: Barry Sully
Taxation/Trusts: Lucy Worwood
Transport & Logistics: Caroline Green, Sarah Parkinson
Browne Jacobson offers a comprehensive range of quality legal services, straightforward advice, pricing and product innovation and exceptional client service. The firm works in close partnership to deliver tailored strategic solutions to its diverse client base which includes:
■ UK based and international blue chip corporates
■ Local and owner managed businesses
■ Major insurers
■ Education organisations
■ Local and central government and other public bodies
■ NHS trusts
Browne Jacobson take its commitment to corporate social responsibility very seriously and to the firm this means being a great place to work, a great partner to work with, supporting the local communities and thinking about the impact that the firm has on the environment.
Over the last 10 years the firm has seen consecutive organic growth which can be attributed to its successful sector based strategy and a UK network of five offices in Birmingham, Exeter, London, Manchester and Nottingham.
PRINCIPLE AREAS OF WORK
Business: Browne Jacobson works with a broad range of businesses across various sectors and service lines including: real estate, construction and engineering, leisure, logistics, automotive, commercial services, corporate services, litigation, banking services and international in addition to the below:
Insurance: The insurance team are trusted legal advisors to insurers, brokers and policy holders. Browne Jacobson has clients across the London insurance and reinsurance markets. Specialist teams provide a complete range of services to insurance sector clients across all lines of business and in commercial, corporate and FCA regulatory matters.
Technology: The technology team advises on a wide spectrum of IT disciplines, such as, digital transformation, disruptive technologies (e.g.; AI, blockchain, IOT), online and apps, cloud computing, ERP and PSA transactions, mobile devices, e-commerce, licensing, cyber and data security/protection, GDPR, IT disputes and tech corporate transactions. The team’s expertise is across sectors, in particular insurance, health, central and local government, retail, financial services, education, construction and manufacturing. It has a strong and innovative ‘Grow’ programme for start-ups that it advises, supports and mentors. The team is also known for its long standing track record of advising on large scale, critical, complex IT transactions, implementation and outsourcing projects, including high profile transaction involving national critical infrastructure systems.
Retail: Browne Jacobson retail team is renowned for dealing with complex, time-challenging matters and making them happen — a great reputation to have and one which really benefits the firm’s retail clients in this challenging, ‘two-tier’ market. Browne Jacobson’s market leading luxury retail practice, boasts some of the world’s leading luxury brands and is known as the ‘go to’ firm in this area, assisting with IP and brand enforcement work, information technology, real estate, employment and commercial dispute resolution.
Financial Services: Browne Jacobson’s financial services practice provides specialist strategic advice across the FS markets. The regulatory part of the team works with senior managers, in-house legal and compliance advisers on business-critical conduct, prudential and governance matters, as well as ‘perimeter issues’ affecting FS and other firms. The practice also boasts a dedicated disputes team that is recognised as a leader in litigation funding and finance and focuses on cross-border advisory and contentious services, including insolvency. The team’s current most high profile role is as UK Counsel to the Trustee of the Liquidation of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities LLC.
Government: Widely regarded as a true heavyweight in this area. The firm is one of the few national law firms that has a genuinely dedicated public law practice. Serving an enviable array of public and third sector clients and well known for advising on corporate governance and compliance issues, judicial reviews and large scale procurement, and planning and regeneration projects. Other specialisms include employment, health and safety and liability litigation.
Education: The firm has a long standing nationwide reputation for providing expert legal advice to education clients across the full range of legal practice areas. Regarded as a genuine heavyweight and retained by many of the country’s most influential and well-known education providers. Often the first port of call for clients seeking advice and support on matters which are highly sensitive and attracting political and media attention and additionally has now advised on over 2000 academy projects.
Health: Independently rated as one of the leading healthcare firms in the country, the health team provide specialist contentious and non-contentious legal advice to both the public and independent sectors. The team has been involved in a number of high profile national issues in the sector. The defendant clinical negligence team continues to be ranked nationally as one of the UK’s leading teams.