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Owen White

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Managing Director: Jane Masih

Phil Lawrence, Mike Smith
Franchising: Jane Masih
Social Housing: Caroline Cowley
Company & Commercial: Andrew Hayward
Dispute Resolution: Russell Ford
Employment: Andrew Hayward

THE FIRM A regional law firm with an exceptional reputation for advising business clients in the Thames Valley and beyond. Known for the strength and success of its contentious and non-contentious advice in relation to franchising, property development, employment and dispute resolution. A creative and pragmatic approach has enabled growth of specialisations and a loyal client base.

Property: 30%
Litigation: 20%
Social Housing: 15%
Franchising: 20%
Company & Commercial: 10%
Employment: 5% 

Property: Site acquisition and residential development including urban regeneration and planning agreements. Commercial property ownership, occupation and disposal.
Franchising: Specialist advice covering franchise and master licence agreements, protection of brand and dispute resolution including group actions.
Property Disputes: Expert advice in relation to all aspects of commercial and residential property disputes, including development agreement and land contract disputes, business tenancies and leasehold management. Company & Commercial: A full practice covering all aspects of commercial law including mergers and acquisitions, shareholder agreements, intellectual property and IT contracts.
Dispute Resolution: Commercial and private disputes including professional negligence.
Employment: Advice to employers and employees covering contracts, remuneration, pensions, unfair dismissal and discrimination claims.