Managing Partner: Susan Glenholme
Number of partners: 18
Fee earners: 57
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
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 with 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.
KEY AREAS OF WORK:
Corporate and commercial:
Acquisitions and disposals, banking, finance and loan agreements, business structuring, commercial contracts.
Boardroom disputes, company dissolutions, contractual disputes, debt recovery, banking litigation, professional negligence, alternative dispute resolution, real estate disputes, personal injury.
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.
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.
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.
Landlord and tenant work, property development, sales and purchases of owner occupied and investment property, secured lending, residential conveyancing.
Provided by Debenhams Ottaway