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THE FIRM As a leading UK law firm, Browne Jacobson works in partnership with big business, funders and SMEs and provides top-tier advice to support the health, education and broader government sectors. By valuing decency, insisting on simplicity and finding creative solutions, their lawyers work to improve outcomes for every person, community and business they serve.

Clients choose Browne Jacobson for its exceptional service, its personality and its combination of quality, expertise and style. The team's down-to-earth culture is reflected in clear, pragmatic advice. They tell clients what they would do in their place and provide solutions, so clients can focus on what matters to them.

Browne Jacobson is often at the cutting edge of developments, influencing and supporting change throughout its client base. The organisation uses a breadth of expertise and established networks and relationships to bring clients together across the markets they serve – learning from each other and creating opportunities together.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Large Corporates
As a trusted adviser to some of the world’s most iconic corporations and their brands, the firm advises on complex corporate and commercial matters in a range of sectors including property, technology, construction and engineering, leisure, energy, logistics and automotive. The team sees itself as an extension of its clients’ legal teams, enabling it to advise on core business issues and provide responsive, pragmatic and commercial advice in areas such as corporate finance, IP and brand enforcement work, information technology, real estate, employment and commercial dispute resolution. The firm provides a comprehensive international service to its large corporate client base either operating within or seeking strategically to target overseas markets, drawing on membership of Pangea Net, an international network of independent law firms.
Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises & Entrepreneurs The firm has an enviable reputation for supporting both local entrepreneurs and family- and owner-managed, employee- or investor-led SMEs at all stages of the business life-cycle from start-up, capital and finance raising, through mergers and acquisitions, and ultimately to succession or exit planning. Its innovative ‘Grow’ programme for start-ups, focusing on advice, support and mentoring, has been a resounding success, particularly amongst the UK’s tech sector companies with disruptive business models. With well-established relationships with key intermediaries, financial institutions, industry bodies and the wider business community, the firm provides SMEs and entrepreneurs with a comprehensive legal service tailored to deliver growth, manage risk and ensure regulatory compliance.
Financial Services & Insurance The firm’s financial services and insurance practice provides specialist strategic advice across the FS market, including acting for insurers, policy holders, intermediaries and private equity companies. The firm has clients across the London insurance and reinsurance markets and a growing presence in the fast-growing fintech and insurtech sub-sectors, as well as acting for many of the UK’s leading private equity houses. Specialist teams provide a complete range of services to clients across all business lines and in commercial, corporate and FCA regulatory matters. The firm’s leading expertise in complex non-contentious regulatory issues sees it working on business-critical conduct, prudential and governance matters, as well as ‘perimeter issues’ affecting financial services 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.
Government Widely regarded as a leader in this area and one of the few national law firms that has a genuinely dedicated public law practice, the government team is at the forefront of the current challenges facing government and society. Working with an enviable array of clients, the team advises central government, local government, arm’s-length bodies and third-sector organisations on large-scale organisational change projects as well as offering specialist expertise in areas including corporate governance, compliance, employment, health and safety, judicial reviews, liability litigation, planning, procurement, regeneration and state aid.
Health As one of the leading healthcare firms in the country, the practice is a trusted adviser to healthcare providers and regulators across the public and independent health sectors and the social care sector. Specialists in contentious and non-contentious legal advice, the practice uses its unique perspective to share insights and connect clients seamlessly. Alongside a leading defendant clinical negligence, med-mal and personal injury practice, the team has been involved in a number of high-profile national issues in the sector, including advising NHS England during the Covid-19 pandemic. The practice’s leading reputation in the independent healthcare sector also sees it regularly advising independent health and social care providers on a wide range of matters including corporate and commercial, med-mal, regulatory, mental health, workforce and real estate.
Education As a market leader, the firm’s education practice provides expert legal advice to clients across the full range of legal practice areas. Its status as a genuine heavyweight, thought leader and influencer, has seen it garner a stellar reputation amongst many of the country’s most well-known and well-respected education providers. The team is often the first port of call for clients seeking strategic advice and support on many of the most highly sensitive, complex, political and media-sensitive issues affecting the sector. The firm also has a higher education legal practice focused on supporting institutions in the rapidly changing legal, regulatory and commercial landscape in which they operate, both domestically and internationally.

KEY CONTACTS
Managing Partner:
Richard Medd
Senior Partner: Caroline Green
Number of UK partners: 145+
Number of other UK fee-earners: 420+

Academies & Education:
Mark Blois, Nick Mackenzie
Automotive: Giles Parsons
Banking/Security: Paul Ray, Emma Hinton
Branding & Marketing: Bonita Trimmer
Charities: Catherine Rustomji
Clinical Negligence: Lorna Hardman
Commercial Litigation: Jonathan Tardif
Company/Commercial: Gavin Cummings
Competition: Matthew Woodford
Construction & Engineering: Tim Claremont
Corporate Finance: Nigel Blackwell, Gavin Cummings, Richard Cox
Counter Fraud: Paul Wainwright
Data Protection: Ros Foster
Employment: Peter Jones
Energy: Selina Hinchliffe
Environmental: Richard Barlow
Financial Services: Jonathan Newbold
Fraud & Asset Recovery: John Adams
Government: Peter Ware
Health Law: Gerard Hanratty
Higher Education: Bettina Rigg
Independent Health: Clare Auty
Information Technology: Anthony Nagle
Insurance: Jonathan Newbold
Intellectual Property: Declan Cushley
Leisure: Caroline Green, Sarah Parkinson
Life Sciences: Giles Parsons
Personal Injury: Bridget Tatham
PFI/Projects: Craig Elder
Planning: Laura Hughes
Procurement: Peter Ware
Professional Indemnity: Derek Bambury, Jonathan Newbold
Property & Development: Sarah Parkinson
Retail: Caroline Green, Sarah Parkinson
Social Housing: Barry Sully
Taxation/Trusts: Lucy Worwood
Transport & Logistics: Caroline Green, Sarah Parkinson

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Robert WofindenAgriculture & Rural Affairs
Lorna HardmanClinical Negligence: Mainly Defendant
Gavin CummingsCorporate/M&A: Mid-Market and Private Equity
Rebecca FitzpatrickCourt of Protection: Health & Welfare (Public Sector Clients)
Mark BloisEducation: Institutions (Schools)
Richard BarlowEnvironment
Rebecca FitzpatrickHealthcare: Mental Health: Providers
Barry SullyReal Estate
Barry SullySocial Housing
Gabor TallerSocial Housing
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Paul RayBanking & Finance
Matthew R WoodfordCompetition Law
Mark HughesCorporate/M&A: Mid-Market and Private Equity
Roger BirchallCorporate/M&A: Mid-Market and Private Equity
Bettina RiggEducation: Institutions (Higher & Further Education)
Nick MackenzieEducation: Institutions (Schools)
Peter JonesEmployment
Ben StandingEnvironment

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