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Winckworth Sherwood

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Senior Partner: John Rees
Managing Partner: Roger Fitton
Number of partners: 62
Assistant solicitors and fee earners: 145

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Commercial Litigation: Marie-Louise King
Construction: Eleanor Kilminster
Corporate & Commercial: Richard Tinham
Ecclesiastical: Owen Carew-Jones
Education: Andrea Squires
Employment: Jo Keddie
Family: Amanda Andrews
Funds: James Duncan
Licensing: Robert Botkai
Parliamentary: Paul Irving
Planning: Karen Cooksley
Private Client: Hugh MacDougald
Property Litigation: Emma Chadwick
Real Estate: Francesco Ferrari
Social Housing: Andrew Murray
Tax: Robin Dabydeen

THE FIRM Winckworth Sherwood is a fast growing full service commercial firm headquartered in London. The firm has built an enviable and diverse client base and has earned a reputation for delivering high quality advice alongside a focus on exceptional client service and a commercial approach.

Examples include:
■ Over £2.9bn of deals (value of corporate transactions)
■ Advising over 350 executives on high level employment issues
■ Over £1.6bn of residential sales for private developers and housing associations
■ Advising international UK based HNW and Ultra-HNW individuals in relation to their personal and business legal issues
■ Major regeneration and development schemes around the capital
■ Ground-breaking joint ventures between developers and affordable housing providers to deliver thousands of new homes and mixed use developments
■ Advising Family Offices on a range of corporate and commercial issues
■ New social enterprises providing leisure and arts facilities to communities across the country
■ New education academies that will transform the delivery of primary and secondary education

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK Winckworth Sherwood’s core legal service offerings are corporate and commercial, corporate M&A, funds, life science, real estate, employment, litigation, tax, affordable housing, charities, education, ecclesiastical, parliamentary, family office and private wealth. Please visit for more information.

CLIENTS Winckworth Sherwood has a diverse client base which includes some of the UK’s largest businesses and institutions. In addition to large organisations the firm advises a broad range of investors, entrepreneurial companies, professional partnerships, family offices, charities and wealthy individuals.

RECRUITMENT In the last year Winckworth Sherwood has made a number of lateral hires at partner level to further expand its real estate, corporate, litigation, employment and private client teams. The firm continues to recruit laterals and will make further strategic hires. Winckworth Sherwood also recruits six trainees a year. Please visit for more information.