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Trethowans LLP

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Managing Partner: Chris Whiteley
Senior Partner: Simon Rhodes
Number of partners: 44
Number of other fee-earners: 78
Total staff (including partners): 238

The Firm Trethowans is a leading law firm in the South. It represents international and national household brand names, owner-managed businesses, banks, insurers and major regional employers across the UK. When acting for individuals, Trethowans represents entrepreneurs, families, land-owners, property developers and Trustees.

Areas of Practice
Corporate: 14%
Finance: 9%
Litigation: 21%
Property: 30%
Other: 12%

Principal Areas of Work

Commercial Property:
The team handles all aspects of property portfolio work across a range of sectors throughout the UK, and is nationally recognised for its pension property work.

Licensing: The team have a national reputation for providing legal advice to operators in the leisure and retail sector in relation to the sale of alcohol and provision of entertainment. The team also acts for a number of nationally recognised restaurant chains, premier league football club, a number of hotels as well as individual operators and those hosting a one off event.

Employment: Advises international, national and regional employers on all aspects of employment law including TUPE, restrictive covenants and discrimination and immigration issues.

Corporate & Commercial: A leading regional practice with extensive experience in relation to all types of corporate transactional work and commercial agreements.

Banking & Finance: The team represents institutional lenders and corporate borrowers on all aspects of finance and related security arrangements.

Restructuring & Insolvency: The team has extensive experience in restructuring and insolvency related issues.

Litigation & Debt Recovery: The team specialises in company and commercial issues, construction/ building, property and professional negligence disputes as well as health and safety and regulatory compliance.

Personal Injury: The personal injury team’s solicitors specialise in catastrophic head and spinal injury cases, accidents at work, road traffic accidents, military claims, accidents abroad, clinical negligence, and asbestos disease cases. Its lawyers recover over £10 million in compensation for its clients each year.

Private Client, Family, Agriculture & Rural Property & Residential Property: The group comprises of the teams that advise individual clients covering wills, trusts, tax planning and lasting powers of attorney; family and relationship advice; agriculture and rural property and residential conveyancing.

Agriculture & Rural Property: Marcus Thorpe
Banking & Finance: Sophie Eales
Clinical Negligence: Clare Carter
Commercial Property: Garry Treagust
Corporate & Commercial: Mike Watson Debt
Recovery: Ben Milward
Employment & Immigration: Simon Rhodes
Family: Andrew Mercer
Health & Safety & Regulatory: Sarah Wheadon
Insurance Litigation: Kelvin Farmaner
Licensing: Karen Lush
Litigation: Karl Cameron
Occupational Disease: John Hall
Personal Injury: John Hall
Private Client: Mihiri Gajraj
Residential Property: Tim Higham
Restructuring & Insolvency: Matt Barker