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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

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Chief Executive: David Raine
Head of business services division: Franco Bosi
Head of private individuals division: Tim Palmer
Head of real estate division: Peter McElligott
Number of partners: 113
Number of assistant solicitors: 175
Number of other fee earners: 121

Banking & Finance:
Helen Drayton, Mark Phillips
Charities: Alison Talbot
Clinical Negligence: Tim Palmer, Philippa Luscombe
Commercial: Anna Frankum, Chris Shelley
Commercial Dispute Resolution: Rustam Dubash, Alexander Fox
Construction: Richard Cooke
Contentious Trusts: Michael Cash
Corporate: Simon Bickerdike, Matthew Martin
Court Of Protection: Julie Burton
Education: Hilary Aldred
Employment: Paul Mander
Family: Jane Craig
Healthcare: John Hargreaves
Immigration: Pat Saini
Intellectual Property: Anna Frankum, Chris Shelley
International Wealth: Laura Dadswell, James Stewart
Life Sciences: Chris Shelley
Pensions: Maria Riccio
Personal Injury: Tim Palmer, Philippa Luscombe
Private Client: Clare Archer
Professional Regulation: Geoffrey Hudson
Real Estate: Peter McElligott
Real Estate Litigation: Donald Lambert
Residential Property: Duncan Taylor
Retail: Matthew Martin
Social Housing: Linda Storey
Tax: Stephen Goldstraw
Technology: James Klein, Nicola McConville
Transport (Regulatory): David Niven
Travel: Mark Lee

THE FIRM Penningtons Manches LLP is a leading UK 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.

Penningtons Manches’ head office is in the City of London. There are further offices in Basingstoke, Cambridge, Guildford, Oxford and Reading as well as in San Francisco. As a member of Multilaw and the European Law Group, Penningtons Manches has close links with law firms throughout the world. Clients range from private individuals and owner managed businesses to multi-national corporations, public companies, universities, professional partnerships, banks and financial institutions.

Business Services: 44%
Private Individuals: 34%
Real Estate: 22%

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK The firm has established a strong reputation in a variety of sectors, particularly private wealth, technology and property. It is also recognised for its expertise in life sciences, education, charities, social housing, retail, healthcare, media and advertising, sports and entertainment and family businesses. 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 provided to clients, all Penningtons Manches’ activities and people are divided into three divisions:

Business Services:
This division offers expertise in corporate services and corporate finance, MBOs, MBIs, M&A and joint ventures. It also handles all types of dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration. Areas of work include corporate tax, IP, data protection, employment, banking, international arbitrations, immigration, travel law, professional regulation, partnership disputes, reputation management and privacy, secured lending recoveries, share sale and purchase disputes, 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 internationally recognised 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 has a broad international focus and provides an integrated service for corporates, individuals and their family members wherever they live or do business. In addition to Multilaw and the European Law Group, networks with representatives in over 100 countries, many of its lawyers play leading roles in a range of international bodies. They have a particularly strong knowledge of commercial activity and legal issues in North America and Asia. The firm’s San Francisco office reinforces both its position as a leading US/UK inward investment specialist and its cross-border M&A and international private wealth practices.