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: 134
Number of assistant solicitors: 201
Number of other fee earners: 139
Banking & Finance: Grant Eldred, Helen Drayton
Clinical Negligence: Philippa Luscombe, Alison Appelboam Meadows
Commercial: Anna Frankum, Chris Shelley
Commercial Dispute Resolution: Rustam Dubash
Construction: Richard Cooke
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 Sachs
Intellectual Property: Anna Frankum, Chris Shelley
International Trade: Tim Kelleher
International Wealth: Laura Dadswell, James Stewart
Life Sciences: Chris Shelley
Pensions: Maria Riccio
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: Rob Hayes
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.
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 growing overseas network stretches from Asia to America through offices in Singapore, Piraeus, Paris, Madrid, São Paulo and San Francisco. 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: 45%
Private Individuals: 32%
Real Estate: 23%
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, San Francisco, São Paulo, Singapore