Senior Partner: Clare Hyland
Managing Partner: Gavin Tyler
Number of partners: 65
Number of assistants: 131
Number of other fee-earners: 66
Agriculture & Estates: Sally Firby
Banking & Finance: Craig Bowers
Charities: Dominic Ribet
Commercial & Corporate Litigation: Ed Weeks
Commercial Contracts: Pete Kenyon
Construction: James Lee
Corporate/M&A: James Beatton
Corporate Tax: Elizabeth Middleton
Dispute Resolution: Ed Weeks
Education: Dominic Ribet
Employment: Rhona Darbyshire
Environment: Jason Towell
Family/Matrimonial: Alex Davies
Food & Drink: Tom Bourne
Healthcare: Nick Austen
Hotels & Leisure: Victoria Symons
Information Technology: Pete Kenyon
Intellectual Property: Irfan Baluch
Investment Funds: Victoria Symons
Landed Estates: Kerry Glanville
Leasehold Enfranchisement: Laura Blackwell Shaw
Media & Entertainment: Nigel Stanford
Partnerships: Paul Lester
Planning: Jason Towell
Private Equity: Salim Somjee
Private Wealth: Kate Arnold
Professional Negligence: Russell Simpson
Property Development: Richard Blackman
Real Estate: Mike Scott
Real Estate Finance: Ajoy Bose-Mallick
Real Estate Litigation: Miles Paffard
Residential Property: Fiona McIntosh
Restructuring & Insolvency: James Beatton
Retail: Ed Fowler
Social Housing: Sarah Ferguson
Trusts & Estate Disputes: Myles McIntosh
Cripps Pemberton Greenish is one of the country’s leading legal practices serving corporate, real estate and private clients. With offices in Kent and London, the firm offers a flexible team of more than 450 people to deliver exceptional service to its clients. The firm builds, equips and continuously strengthens its teams, investing in the best talent and technology to deliver this service.
By making ‘how we do it’ as important as ‘what we do’ Cripps Pemberton Greenish has built a unique culture and capability designed around our clients’ needs. Its lawyers, who genuinely care about what they do, have the imagination to provide new perspectives to achieve the best outcomes for clients and want to make the client-adviser experience as enjoyable as possible. Whether acting for a real estate investor, a fast-growing business or a private individual, the approach is the same – making clients’ objectives its own, and getting them to where they need to be at a pace they set. Internationally, the firm has a strong network of trusted legal advisers to support clients with cross-border interests.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Businesses & Organisations: The award-winning corporate team supports many of the UK’s most exciting businesses from innovative start-ups to global brands. Dedicated teams advise on mergers, acquisitions and disposals, corporate finance, corporate tax, employment and HR services, commercial contracts, and commercial dispute resolution. Typical clients range from entrepreneurial businesses to international companies who need a personal, flexible service coupled with astute commercial advice. In 2019, the team won Corporate Team of the Year at the Southeast Dealmaker Awards and were recognised in The Times Best Law Firm Guide.
Business Owners: The firm’s unusual combination of private client and commercial capabilities are of considerable advantage to business owners whose personal and business needs overlap. Cripps Pemberton Greenish takes a holistic view of each client’s overall situation. Advising on corporate entities and structures, personal and family ownership of business assets, and disposals and transfers, it links these with the structuring of personal tax, wealth management and inheritance affairs.
Individuals & Families: The private client team is one of the largest in the country. It helps people to maximise their assets and makes their lives easier by taking the burden out of managing their personal affairs, in particular on complex trust and tax issues. Working nationally and internationally, the team also helps clients with all types of estate, property and inheritance issues. Cripps Pemberton Greenish is a member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme and the Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme.
Real Estate: With one of the UK’s largest commercial real estate teams, the firm advises on every aspect of the property life cycle from raising investment funds, planning a commercial or residential development, to managing a property portfolio. The team works for some of the country’s largest property owners and estates, developers and investors, as well as advising on the property needs of medium-sized and smaller entrepreneurial businesses and investors. Clients also benefit from the largest dedicated property dispute resolution team in the South East, which advises on all types of contentious property issues.
Sector Focus: Multi-disciplined teams combine industry knowledge and understanding to deliver advice and solutions to businesses in a range of industries. These include real estate investors and developers; advertising, technology and media businesses; retailers; central and local government; pharmacists, dentists and care providers; food and drink businesses; hospitality and leisure clients; professional practices, financial institutions and investors; and, charities.
Cripps Pemberton Greenish recruits like-minded people into all parts of the firm. Lawyers are either home-grown through the firm’s comprehensive training scheme or join from other highquality, city, national and regional firms. Business support professionals are of the highest quality. All staff appreciate the interactive, positive and non-hierarchical working culture in which everyone is valued.