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Browne Jacobson LLP

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Senior Partner: Derek Bambury
Managing Partner: Iain Blatherwick
Number of UK partners: 125+
Number of other UK fee-earners: 520+

Academies & Education: Mark Blois, Nick Mackenzie
Banking/Security: Paul Ray, Emma Hinton
Branding & Marketing: Alex Watt, Cerryg Jones
Clinical Negligence: Lorna Hardman
Commercial Litigation: Jonathan Tardif, Nick Pontt
Company/Commercial: Gavin Cummings
Competition: Matthew Woodford
Construction: Tim Claremont
Corporate Finance: Nigel Blackwell, Gavin Cummings
Counterfraud: Paul Wainwright
Data Protection: Mark Gleeson
Dispute Resolution: Nick Pontt
Employment: Peter Jones
Environmental: Richard Barlow
Fraud & Asset Recovery: Dominic Offord
Health Law: Simon Tait
Independent Health: Oliver Pritchard, Clare Auty
Information Technology: Anthony Nagle
Intellectual Property: Declan Cushley
Life Sciences: Kathleen Fox Murphy
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
Public Sector: Richard Barlow
Retail: Caroline Green
Social Housing: Barry Sully
Taxation/Trusts: William Colacicchi
Transport & Logistics: Caroline Green 

THE FIRM Browne Jacobson offers a comprehensive range of legal services, with expertise across a number of key private and public sector specialisms including education, health, local and central government, technology, international and insurance.

Over the last eight years the firm has seen revenue 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.


The firm continues to have a strong focus on the private sector, advising clients on a full range of matters. As a founding member of PANGEA NET, the firm is perfectly positioned to advise and assist both UK and international clients on domestic and overseas investment and growth opportunities.

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. 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.

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 trial wins and continue to be ranked nationally as one of the UK’s leading defendant clinical negligence teams.

The firm has a nationwide reputation for providing expert legal advice to its education clients. The work on the government’s academisation programme, which has seen the team advise on over 1,000 academy projects nationally, confirming that the firm is a clear market leader in advising in this area.

The insurance team is made up of trusted advisors to the insurance sector, working alongside insurers, policyholders, brokers and public bodies. The team helps clients manage risk early, provide excellence in claims resolution and post risk support. The specialist teams provide a complete range of insurance claims management, including EL/PL, abuse, professional indemnity, coverage disputes, cybersecurity, financial institutions insurance, motor and medical malpractice.

Financial Services:
The financial services team provides contentious and non-contentious advice and support. The firm have continued its international work in its role as advisors to the Trustee of the Liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, and the estate of Bernard L. Madoff.

The technology practice is becoming increasingly known for advising on large scale, business critical IT projects, international patent litigation cases and complex data protection and privacy issues, as well as seeing considerable growth in the FinTech and startups markets.

The market leading luxury 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, employment and commercial dispute resolution.