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Senior Partner: Ian Wood-Smith

Managing Partner: Jeremy Parkes

Partners: 23

Solicitors: 39

Other fee-earners: 1 Contacts:

Banking & Finance: John Barker

Corporate: Rachael Maunder

Restructuring & Recovery: Ian Wood-Smith

Commercial & Technology: Cathrine Ripley

Dispute Resolution: Bill Dixon

Employment: Ian Machray

Family: Sue Baker

Charity: Ruo Wu

Real Estate: Marcus Francis

Private Client: Rob Crowther

Notary Public: Michelle Mann


THE FIRM Field Seymour Parkes LLP is a leading Thames Valley law firm located in the centre of Reading. FSP provides services for clients ranging from multi-national companies to small family businesses and has one of the strongest real estate teams in the Thames Valley, including four individuals recognised as leaders in their fields in this one team alone. FSP also places great emphasis and value on its private clients and is widely recommended as providing a high quality, comprehensive and cost-effective private client service including a notarial service. FSP is accredited by the Lexcel and IIP professional standards. PRINCIPLE AREAS OF WORK 


Banking & Finance: Advising financial institutions, private investors and corporate borrowers on transactions such as cash flow and other corporate lending, real estate finance, mezzanine funding, project finance, security, guarantees and debt-restructuring.


Corporate: UK and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and disposals, private equity, shareholders’ subscription and investment agreements, share investment schemes, tax and advice relating to partnerships and LLPs.


Restructuring & Insolvency: Advising insolvency practitioners as well as directors and funders on all aspects of administrations, liquidations and corporate restructuring.


Commercial & Technology: Commercial ventures, distribution and agency, framework agreements, franchising, internet and cloud computing, outsourcing, sponsorship and data protection.


Litigation: UK and cross-border disputes including financial services, construction, contract and agency, corporate investigations, fraud, intellectual property, pensions, professional negligence and property litigation.


Employment: Tribunal and court litigation, redundancy and business re-structuring, restrictive covenants, employment documentation, employee benefits and matters relating to business acquisitions and the TUPE regulations.


Family: Divorce, to include Civil Partnerships, Cohabitation disputes and advising on financial arrangements following divorce or separation. Advising on education, care and contact arrangements concerning children. The team comprises all qualified solicitors, Law Society-accredited specialists, mediators and collaborative law specialists.


Charity: Advising domestic and international charities on incorporation, governance, M&A, property, tax, data protection, contracts, employment, and disputes.


Real Estate: Commercial property, farming and estates, property development and planning, social housing and residential property including residential leases and enfranchisement. Construction law, advising developers, funders and contractors as well as professional consultants such as architects and surveyors.


Private Client: Advising in relation to wills and trusts and estates (including multi-jurisdictional and complex estates), inheritance tax, capital gains tax and Court of Protection matters, as well as the full range of contentious probate matters.

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Reading and surrounds

Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Band 1
Family/Matrimonial
Band 1
Thames Valley

Banking & Finance
Band 2
Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
Band 2
Employment
Band 4
Litigation
Band 3

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Hazel Eccles
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James Burgess
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Michelle Mann
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Susan B Baker
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Thames Valley

Banking & Finance


Alex Illingworth
Star Associates
John Barker
Band 3

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James BurgessAgriculture & Rural Affairs
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Jeremy ParkesCorporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
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Penelope GardenCorporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
James BurgessReal Estate
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Dean BickfordReal Estate

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1 London Street,

Reading

Berkshire

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