Senior Partner: Paul Bennett
Number of partners: 5
Number of associates: 10
Number of assistant solicitors: 6
Number of other fee-earners: 8
Corporate & Commercial: Paul Bennett
Commercial Property: Kevin Styles
Employment: Tim Lang
Dispute Resolution: Neil Williams
Private Client - Trusts, Tax & Estates: Claire Pottinger
Private Client - Family: Mark Vandaele
George Green LLP is recognised as a real alternative to city firms for the business community, whilst retaining its commitment to the provision of dedicated legal advice to its private clientele. Its strong reputation continues to attract work nationally and internationally well beyond its locality. Through membership of the ArsLegis international network of law firms, George Green LLP works closely with other network members offering a seamless service concerning transactions or disputes with a cross-border element.
PRINCIPLE AREAS OF WORK
Corporate & Commercial:
The team offers a broad service, handling all aspects of M&A and corporate finance related transactions, including MBO’s and other private equity transactions, acquisitions and disposals, finance and banking and cross-border transactions. The department offers a full commercial service including commercial agreements and intellectual property matters.
The firm provides a comprehensive commercial property service, including complex property acquisitions, disposals, leasing, building and development contracts and property finance. The commercial property team works closely with the property litigation arm of the firm.
Dispute Resolution & Litigation:
The dispute resolution team has an enviable reputation of resolving disputes to clients’ benefit. The team concentrates on its core skills in handling all types of commercial disputes, professional negligence claims, all types of property litigation, insolvency, mediations, intellectual property disputes and emergency injunctions. The team also specialises in advising on all areas of regulatory and licensing law.
The department advises on all aspects of employment law including unfair dismissal, discrimination issues, breach of contract and restrictive covenants.
The firms private client team has three core elements:
■ The family law team which has specialists providing all aspects of family law advice, including divorce and separation, children issues, both private and public law, and family law injunctions
■ The residential property team who offer all levels of domestic property legal advice on purchases and sales of principal residences, second homes and buy to let portfolio management
■ The trust, tax and estates team who offer a full service offering of advice on trusts, wills, powers of attorney, probate, succession planning, inheritance tax planning and charities