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Debenhams Ottaway

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Debenhams Ottaway works with individuals, families and businesses in Hertfordshire, London and across the UK, helping them make the most of new possibilities or deal with unexpected challenges at home or in business.
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Firm profile for UK 2022

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Managing Partner: Susan Glenholme

Number of partners: 14

Number of fee earners: 59

  • Commercial real estate: Ruth Boulton, Jonathan Foy
  • Corporate and commercial: Andrew Yates
  • Dispute resolution/ litigation: Juliet Schalker
  • Employment: Louise Attrup
  • Family: Helen Young
  • Insolvency and restructuring: Alexander Neale
  • Private wealth: Susan Glenholme
  • Private wealth disputes: Michael Henry
  • Residential property: Nigel Drake

Firm Overview:

Debenhams Ottaway works with individuals, families and businesses in Hertfordshire, London and across the UK, helping them make the most of new possibilities or deal with unexpected challenges at home or in business. Debenhams Ottaway’s long and successful history as a leading private wealth adviser is now matched by the reputation of its corporate, real estate and litigation teams which work with medium-sized businesses, owner-managed businesses and entrepreneurs in a range of sectors including healthcare, real estate and charities.

Debenhams Ottaway has a strong and loyal client base.Clients are regularly asked for feedback on their experience of working with the team at Debenhams Ottaway.It uses the Net Promoter Score as a benchmark and has one of the highest scores in the legal sector.

Key clients include Brook Street (UK) Limited, McNicholas Construction Services Limited, Dermal Laboratories Limited, St Albans Diocesan Board of Finance, Stratton Land, The Church Lands Trust, Veruth Holdings, Seva Care Home Group and Luxottica North Europe Limited.

Main Areas of Work:

Corporate and commercial: Acquisitions and disposals, banking, finance and loan agreements, business structuring, commercial contracts.

Dispute resolution: Boardroom disputes, company dissolutions, contractual disputes, debt recovery, banking litigation, professional negligence, alternative dispute resolution, real estate disputes, personal injury.

Employment: Contract preparation and policy guidance, disciplinaries and grievances, workplace discrimination, unfair and wrongful dismissal, employment tribunal and court representation, redundancy and restructuring programmes, restrictive covenants and data thefts, board level advice, settlement agreements.

Family: Divorce and separation, civil partnership dissolution, financial disputes, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, living together and cohabitation agreements, child arrangements including international relocation, collaborative law.

Insolvency and restructuring: Office holder claims, defending director actions, distressed creditor actions, formal insolvency procedures, debt advisory and restructuring.

Private client: Protecting and managing wealth through inheritance tax, estate planning and estate administration., setting up and administering trusts, lasting powers of attorney, Court of Protection and professional deputyship services, Wills, trusts and inheritance disputes.

Real estate: Landlord and tenant work, property development, sales and purchases of owner occupied and investment property, secured lending, residential conveyancing.

UK offices:

St Albans: Ivy House, 107 St Peter’s Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3EW

Radlett: 48 Watling Street, Radlett, Hertfordshire, WD7 7NN

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This firm is also ranked in:

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Thames Valley

Real Estate: Lower Mid-Market
Band 1
Watford, Uxbridge and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial
Band 1

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Thames Valley

Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market


James Brawn
Up and Coming

Employment


Louise Attrup
Band 4
Michael Kerrigan
Associates to watch

Real Estate


Jonathan Foy
Band 3
Ruth Boulton
Band 1
Watford, Uxbridge and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Helen Young
Band 1

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Helen YoungFamily/Matrimonial
Ruth BoultonReal Estate
Band 3
Jonathan FoyReal Estate
Band 4
Louise AttrupEmployment
Up and Coming
James BrawnCorporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
Associates to watch
Natalie LesterFamily/Matrimonial

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Ivy House

107 St Peter's Street

St Albans

Hertfordshire

UK

AL1 3EW

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