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Field Seymour Parkes

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Firm Details: 

Senior Partner: Ian Wood-Smith

Managing Partner: Jeremy Parkes

Partners: 25

Solicitors: 41

Other fee-earners: 3

Contacts:  

Banking & Finance: Alex Illingworth

Corporate: Rachael Maunder

Construction: James Palmer

Restructuring & Recovery: Ian Wood-Smith

Commercial & Technology: Cathrine Ripley

Dispute Resolution: Bill Dixon

Employment: Katie Burley

Family & Matrimonial: Bethan Thomas

Real Estate: Marcus Francis

Private Client: Rob Crowther

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
Family/Matrimonial
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Family/Matrimonial
1
Family/Matrimonial
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Susan B Baker
2
Susan B Baker
2
Band 2
Bethan Thomas
U
Bethan Thomas
U
Up and Coming
Thames Valley
Agriculture & Rural Affairs
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Agriculture & Rural Affairs
1
Agriculture & Rural Affairs
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Hazel Eccles
1
Hazel Eccles
1
Band 1
James Burgess
2
James Burgess
2
Band 2
Kelsie A Essenhigh
2
Kelsie A Essenhigh
2
Band 2
Banking & Finance
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Banking & Finance
2
Banking & Finance
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Alex Illingworth
3
Alex Illingworth
3
Band 3
Corporate/M&A: £5 million and above
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Corporate/M&A: £5 million and above
2
Corporate/M&A: £5 million and above
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Jeremy Parkes
2
Jeremy Parkes
2
Band 2
Penelope Garden
2
Penelope Garden
2
Band 2
Ian Wood-Smith
3
Ian Wood-Smith
3
Band 3
Employment
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Employment
4
Employment
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Ian Machray
3
Ian Machray
3
Band 3
Litigation
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Litigation
3
Litigation
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Bill Dixon
2
Bill Dixon
2
Band 2
3
Tom Maple
3
Band 3
Real Estate
4 Ranked Lawyers
Lawyers
Dean Bickford
1
Dean Bickford
1
Band 1
Marcus Francis
1
Marcus Francis
1
Band 1
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