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Managing Partner: Simon Holdsworth
Senior Partner: Jonathan Payne
Number of UK partners: 47
Number of other UK fee-earners: 98
Agriculture: Duncan Sigournay
Banking & Finance: Mike Tomlin
Business Growth: Ramona Derbyshire
Commercial: Kate Westbrook
Construction: Natalia Sokolov
Corporate: John Davies
Commercial Litigation: Alastair Govier
Development of Land: Rosalyn Trotman
Dispute Resolution: Ramona Derbyshire
Employment & Immigration: Kerrie Hunt
Environment: Alex Madden
Family: Matthew Kellow
Insolvency: Mark Cullingford
Intellectual Property: Megan Jefferies
Planning: Alex Madden
Private Client: Fiona Kellow
Real Estate: Ben Jones
Real Estate Litigation: Michael Tatters
Succession & Tax: Mike Westbrook
Technology: Kate Westbrook
THE FIRM Thrings’ focus is on providing exceptional legal advice and collaborative long-term relationships which enable its clients to succeed and grow. Priding itself on a one-firm approach, Thrings collaborates with colleagues across its offices in London, Bristol, Bath, Romsey and Swindon, to ensure an integrated and consistently excellent service throughout.
The firm is well known for its reputation in certain sectors.
Thrings’ highly experienced and industry-renowned agriculture team has been providing specialist advice to those involved in farming and rural affairs for decades. The team has strong connections throughout the agriculture sector across the whole of the UK and is proud to be on the NFU legal panel in seven counties, as well as providing legal advice to Farmers Weekly readers through its Business Clinic feature. The team acts for landed estates that are household names and has a track record of winning large-scale agricultural litigation cases in the fields of farm partnership, ownership and inheritance disputes, tenancy disputes and rural planning. This team has also been instrumental in forcing the Government to change agricultural laws.
Within the banking and finance sector, the firm’s lawyers advise established and challenger banks, as well as institutional investors. They are adept at working with specialists across the firm creating a multidisciplined approach which is especially valuable in streamlining the due diligence process for investors.
Thrings’ reputation as a leading commercial law firm has been achieved, in part, as a result of providing legal and strategic advice to SMEs, corporates and multinationals, including Coty, Santander, HSBC, Lovehoney, MAN Truck & Bus Company and TrueSpeed. Thrings’ Growth Hub works alongside these and family-owned businesses of all sizes to ensure maximum future growth and success.
Thrings has been immersed in the strategic land and real estate development sector for many years, working with landowners, land developers and promoters, as well as specialist planning and construction teams. Thrings’ team of residential property development, commercial development and strategic land experts regularly act for all sides, meaning clients receive value and clarity at every stage of the development process, from site acquisition to delivery and disposal.
In line with its strategy of guiding clients safely through complicated decisions that preserve their business interests, Thrings has built up a strong private client offering. The private client team includes succession and tax specialists with a commercial background, meaning the complex needs of business clients as well as individuals continue to be well provided for. Clients value this fully integrated, cross-discipline approach, rather than the more traditional separation of commercial and private client affairs.
While 2020 has been a challenging year for every law firm, Thrings has adapted quickly to home-working, acknowledging the issues that it can bring. The firm has increased its focus on maintaining relationships with clients, looking after its employees’ physical and mental health, ensuring its trainees and NQs get the right supervision, and consistently striving for best practice in its legal advice and service delivery.
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