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Chief Executive: David Raine

Head of business services division (contentious): Franco Bosi

Head of business services division (non-contentious): Helen Drayton

Head of private individuals division: Tim Palmer

Head of real estate division: Peter McElligott

Number of partners: 132

Number of assistant solicitors: 247

Number of other fee earners: 138

Contacts:  

Banking & Finance: Grant Eldred, Helen Drayton

Clinical Negligence: Philippa Luscombe, Alison Appelboam Meadows

Commercial: Anna Frankum, Chris Shelley

Commercial Dispute Resolution: Clare Arthurs

Construction: Peter Stockill

Contentious Trusts: Michael Cash

Corporate: Simon Bickerdike, Matthew Martin

Court Of Protection: Julie Burton

Education: Hilary Aldred

Employment: Paul Mander

Energy & Offshore: Tim Kelleher

Family: Jane Craig

Immigration: Pat Saini

Insurance & Reinsurance: Mark Lee

Intellectual Property: Anna Frankum, Chris Shelley

International Trade: Tim Kelleher

International Wealth: Laura Dadswell, James Stewart

Life Sciences: Chris Shelley

Personal Injury: Philippa Luscombe

Private Client: Clare Archer

Real Estate: Peter McElligott

Real Estate Litigation: Donald Lambert

Residential Property: Duncan Taylor

Retail: Matthew Martin

Shipping: Darryl Kennard

Social Housing: Linda Storey

Tax: Stephen Goldstraw

Technology: Joanne Vengadesan

Travel: Mark Lee

THE FIRM Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a leading UK and international law firm which provides high-quality legal advice tailored to the needs of both businesses and individuals. It aims to address the specific objectives of each client through its broad market insight and technical expertise, and offers a personal service founded on a strong team ethic and culture.

Penningtons Manches Cooper’s head office is in the City of London. There are further UK offices in Basingstoke, Birmingham, Cambridge, Guildford, Oxford and Reading while its overseas network stretches from Asia to South America through offices in Singapore, Piraeus, Paris and Madrid, as well as in São Paulo via an association with Brazilian law firm Mattos Engelberg Echenique. Clients range from private individuals and owner-managed businesses to multinational corporations, public companies, universities, professional partnerships, banks and financial institutions.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE  

Business Services (contentious): 25%

Business Services (non-contentious): 25%

Private Individuals: 30%

Real Estate: 20%

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK The firm has established a strong reputation in a variety of sectors, particularly private wealth, shipping, technology and property. It is also recognised for its expertise in life sciences, education, retail, sports and entertainment and international trade and commodity finance. The main areas of legal services provided are real estate, dispute resolution, corporate and commercial, private client and family. To ensure a seamless service is delivered to clients, all Penningtons Manches Cooper’s activities and people are divided into three divisions:

Business Services: This division offers expertise in all types of dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration with specialists located in three of the world’s leading arbitration centres of London, Paris and Singapore. It also provides a wealth of expertise in corporate services and corporate finance, MBOs, MBIs, M&A and joint ventures as well as initial public offering and AIM listing. Areas of work include corporate tax, IP, data protection, employment, immigration, banking, financial regulation, insurance and reinsurance, international arbitration, marine, trade and energy, travel law, reputation management and privacy, insolvency work and all types of real estate litigation.

Real Estate: The real estate division represents companies, institutions and individuals, both in the UK and overseas, seeking property advice. Solicitors are experienced in dealing with investment sales and purchases, funding agreements, development schemes, portfolio management, landlord and tenant matters, registered social landlords and agricultural investments, as well as smaller commercial property work. Specialist town and country planning, environmental, taxation and construction law advice is also provided. The residential property team advises on high-value residential property sales and purchases, including French property transactions.

Private Individuals: Private client services include international tax structuring, personal tax planning, wills, trusts, charities, the administration of estates, and capacity and Court of Protection matters. The family team provides a comprehensive service which incorporates all aspects of family financial work and international family law issues. This division also has a substantial clinical negligence and personal injury practice which is regarded as one of the leading teams in the South East.

INTERNATIONAL Penningtons Manches Cooper has a broad international focus and provides an integrated service for corporates, individuals and their families, wherever they live or do business. Its network of international offices is supplemented by its membership of Multilaw and the European Law Group, associations with representatives in over 100 countries, while many of its lawyers play leading roles in a range of international bodies. The firm is well placed to advise on all aspects of inward investment and offers specialist international maritime, commodities, trading and finance law advice.

Other offices: Basingstoke, Birmingham, Cambridge, Guildford, Oxford, Reading, Madrid, Paris, Piraeus, Singapore.

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Construction: Non-contentious
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Helen Drayton
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Helen Drayton
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Hilary Aldred
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Sophie Whitbread
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Rachel Bradley
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Sarah Coates
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Alison Appelboam-MeadowsClinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant
Philippa LuscombeClinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant
Stephanie CodeClinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant
Simon BickerdikeCorporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
Julie BurtonCourt of Protection: Property & Affairs
Hilary AldredEmployment
Binder BanselEmployment: Employee & Trade Union
Jane MitchellFamily/Matrimonial
Kerry FretwellFamily/Matrimonial
Ruth JamesFamily/Matrimonial
Veronica GilmourFamily/Matrimonial
Joanne VengadesanInformation Technology
Maria RiccioPensions
Philippa LuscombePersonal Injury: Mainly Claimant
John MorrisonReal Estate Litigation
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Helen DraytonBanking & Finance
David KendallCorporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
David TigheCorporate/M&A: Mid-Market and Private Equity

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Greater London

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EC2V 7AW

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