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Michelmores LLP

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Michelmores advises businesses and individuals, both nationally and internationally across offices in London, Exeter, Bristol and Cheltenham. Advice follows three core areas of expertise, Finance & Investment, Private Wealth and Real Estate across a range of sectors.
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Marketing Director: Louise Edwards

Managing Partner: Tim Richards

Senior Partner: Richard Cobb

Finance Director: Graham Johnson

Number of UK partners: 57

Number of other UK fee-earners: 166

Contacts  

Agriculture: Vivienne Williams

Bristol Office: Vivienne Williams

Charities: Edward Porter, Andrew White

Capital Markets: Ian Binnie

Contentious Probate: Tony Cockayne

Commercial Property: Emma Honey, Paul Paling

Company/Commercial: Richard Cobb, Ian Holyoak

Construction & Engineering: Chris Hoar

Corporate Recovery: Sacha Pickering

Court of Protection: Lorraine Jeffery

Dispute Resolution: Jonathan Kitchin

Employment: Andrew Tobey

Family: Daniel Eames

Financial Services & Markets: Andrew Oldland QC

Insurance: Johnathan Kitchin

ICT: Tom Torkar

Intellectual Property: David Thompson

Investment Funds: Joe Whitfield

Litigation: Jonathan Kitchin

London Office: Paul Paling

Planning: Mark Howard

Private Wealth: Jennifer Ridgway

Private Equity: Stephen Morse

Projects/PFI: Carol McCormack OBE

Property Litigation: Andrew Baines

Professional Negligence: Fiona Pearson

Public Sector: Carol McCormack OBE

Regulatory: Andrew Oldland QC

Technology, Media & Communications: Tom Torkar

THE FIRM Michelmores advises businesses and individuals, both nationally and internationally. The firm’s international reach is growing — nearly 1/5 of revenue is sourced from outside the UK. Michelmores continues to attract and retain talented and entrepreneurial lawyers who enjoy a collegiate approach to work and the opportunity to be given the space to think freely and deliver innovative and practical solutions to clients. Lawyers in the South West offices enjoy working for national and international clients based in London or further afield. Michelmores offers a range of core services across many sectors: commercial (including technology and intellectual property), corporate, regulatory, restructuring and insolvency, dispute resolution (including litigation and international arbitration), employment, immigration, international family law, projects/PFI, real estate, sustainable agriculture, court of protection and tax and trusts.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK Cross-office teams focus on servicing clients in a number of strategic sectors: 

Private Wealth: The private wealth group provides partner-led advice to wealthy individuals and their families, owner-managed businesses, landed estates and the wealth management firms and institutions that preserve and protect their assets. The group acts for an increasing number of clients from overseas or with offshore interests, particularly in the area of international tax and trusts.

Finance & Investment: The firm has experience from across the finance and investment sector in banking and finance, re/insurance, investment funds, wealth management financial regulation (including financial crime) and enforcement. The team has expanded its deal base to include a number of international and national clients including Social and Sustainable Capital, Triodos Bank, Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries, Allenby Capital, Hybridan, Zeus Capital and Finncap.

Real Estate: The real estate group acts for national house builders and developers, investors, public bodies and national institutions. There is a close link between the non-contentious and contentious lawyers in the group, providing clients with a one-stop shop. Clients are guided through acquisition and planning to construction and disposal, and benefit from advice on international tax and funds. Clients include Barratt David Wilson Homes, Persimmon Homes, Wainhomes, Cavanna, CG Fry, St Modwen, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Wiltshire County Councils and the Met Police. 

INTERNATIONAL The firm is a member of the International Bar Association and has a growing reputation for its corporate and investment work in emerging and frontier markets, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa. It is also increasingly winning international work from China. The firm also services a number of high profile clients from the agriculture, education, manufacturing, renewable energy and retail sectors.

RECRUITMENT Michelmores continues to foster home-grown talent with a number of internal promotions this year including six partners and six senior associates. Recent lateral hires include partners Benn Richards (contentious and non-contentious insolvency), Marie-Louise King (commercial and regulatory disputes), Christian Massey (high value residential law), Kate Gardner (employment), Richard Walford (real estate) and two senior lawyers to strengthen the firms Court of Protection team - Lorraine Jeffery and Holly Miéville-Hawkins.

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Christian Massey
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Tim RichardsLitigation
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Ben SharplesAgriculture & Rural Affairs
Christian MasseyAgriculture & Rural Affairs
Philip WolfgangAgriculture & Rural Affairs
Tom HydeAgriculture & Rural Affairs
Vivienne WilliamsAgriculture & Rural Affairs
Richard CobbCorporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
Stephen MorseCorporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
Daniel R EamesFamily/Matrimonial
Carol McCormack OBEInfrastructure: PFI/PPP
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Alan TateConstruction
Tom TorkarInformation Technology
Ben A HoganInfrastructure: PFI/PPP
Emma HoneyReal Estate
Lucy SmallwoodReal Estate
Sacha PickeringRestructuring/Insolvency
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Chris HoarConstruction
Andrew TobeyEmployment

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