Corporate lawyer wins national excellence award from Legal 500 UK

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Senior Associate Edward Garston has been named 'Individual of the Year 2019' in the Outer London area for his excellence in corporate work at the Legal 500 Awards. The awards recognise the very best firms and individuals in the legal industry and delivered one of their coveted trophies to Edward at a glittering ce...
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Pinney Talfourd rated one of the ‘best firms in Essex’ by legal industry rankings

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After much anticipation, Pinney Talfourd is delighted to announce that our services are recommended yet again as some of the best in the region by Legal 500 UK. ​ ​ Legal 500 is widely recognised as the definitive guide to the best law firms in the UK. Thousands of firms apply to the UK edition every year which includes case studies, client referen...
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What Does Legal 500 Mean for Clients?

What Does Legal 500 Mean for Clients?
Legal 500 is a big deal for law firms across the UK – but what exactly does it mean for clients? Our Family Partner Catherine Polli breaks down what the rankings are all about.

 

What's your position at Pinney Talfourd?

I am head of the family team and have been since I joined the firm in 2004.  Prior to that, I was a barrister for 7 years practising in Central London. I then joined a smaller firm in Essex for a short period of time before moving to Pinney Talfourd. I lead a team which comprises of five partners, two senior associates, an associate and a solicitor.

 

What exactly is Legal 500?

Legal 500 is the largest and most in-depth independent survey of the UK legal market. Most lawyers regard it as the definitive guide! To enter Legal 500 you need to put together a very detailed submission referencing the most important and significant cases you have been involved in over the last year. Independent references are then taken from your clients, opponents and Counsel.  Only 14 firms in the whole of Essex are listed in Legal 500 for excellence in family law.

 

Why do you enter Legal 500 UK each year?

We believe Legal 500 provides us with independent recognition for the work we do. Being recommended by Legal 500 sets us apart from the rest - it provides clients and potential clients who are referred to us with an independent assessment of our ability and provides a flavour of who we are, the type of work we do and what makes this team special.

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Legal 500 Ranks Pinney Talfourd Best in Borough

Legal 500 Ranks Pinney Talfourd Best in Borough
Pinney Talfourd LLP was recommended in an outstanding ten categories when the Legal 500 UK results were published this week, beating stiff competition from other local firms.

The family team are celebrating a promotion to Tier 1, making them one of the top four practices in Essex and the best in their home boroughs of Havering and Brentwood.

Catherine Polli heads up the team which were called “highly efficient and professional with a solid reputation that continues to go from strength to strength in terms of the quality of its work and providing excellent representation for its clients“.

Legal 500 is widely seen as the definitive list of best legal practices around the world. The UK rankings are split into regions and are carefully selected after rigorous assessment including client interviews.

The employment team are also delighted to have moved up the rankings, beating the local competition to be named the best in Havering and Brentwood. Alex Pearce was named a ‘next generation lawyer’ and the team were deemed a “very practical, forward-thinking, responsive and reliable employment practice that is noted for its professionalism in all areas”.

A total of ten practice areas were recommended for excellence in the South East region – pretty much every practice area that has a Legal 500 category;

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Free Business Legal Review Service

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We are offering a free business legal review service to all Essex businesses to ensure your company is legally sound and resolve issues effectively.

We are delighted to announce that our Commercial Department has been recommended yet again by Legal 500 UK 2016. The Legal 500 rankings are carefully selected after rigorous assessment and provide a guide to the top legal providers across the UK. 

We would now like to give you the opportunity to find out why we have been recommended and how your company could benefit from our high quality legal support and advice.

  • Employment contracts and policies up to date?
  • Terms and conditions up to date?
  • Problems with unpaid bills?
  • Potential business disputes?
  • Considering expanding or moving premises?

Act now and take advantage of our free business legal review service. Simply call 01277 211 755 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a review.

We can visit your premises or you can visit one of our offices to undertake a strings free review of your legal needs and requirements.

Our knowledgeable and efficient lawyers are always looking out for clients best interests and our large team of specialists work together to advise on all commercial matters including:

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Best Personal Injury firm in Havering & Brentwood

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Legal 500 UK have ranked Pinney Talfourd as the leading personal injury firm in Havering and Brentwood, and one of the best firms in the whole of Essex.

We are delighted to announce that the Personal Injury Department at Pinney Talfourd has been ranked as one of the leading personal injury teams in Essex by Legal 500 UK 2016.

The Legal 500 rankings are carefully selected after rigorous assessment and provide a guide to the top legal providers across the UK. We are the only Legal 500 recognised personal injury firm in Havering and in Brentwood.

Stephen Green is a Partner and leads our personal injury team. Stephen is a specialist personal injury solicitor with many years of experience. His particular strengths include industrial disease claims and claims resulting major road traffic accidents. The 2016 edition of Legal 500 specifically notes one of his more complex cases: ‘Acted for a Claimant making a dependency claim arising from the death of her partner from mesothelioma due to occupational asbestos exposure. Claim settled at the top end of a six figure sum”.

Stephen has written a case study on this case (link to ‘when a personal injury settlement is final’) and has worked in association with Mesothelioma UK to set up a support group for sufferers of asbestos related disease in Essex.

Stephen is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). He is also an APIL Accredited Fellow. He is also a member of Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates.

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Clinical Negligence team one of the best in Essex

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Legal 500 UK results have just been announced and Pinney Talfourd’s ‘team of specialists’ come highly recommended.

We are delighted to announce that the Clinical Negligence Department at Pinney Talfourd has been ranked as one of the leading teams in Essex by Legal 500 UK 2016.

The Legal 500 rankings are carefully selected after rigorous assessment and provide a guide to the top legal providers across the UK. We are the only Legal 500 recognised clinical negligence firm in Havering and in Brentwood.

Kim Huggins leads our clinical negligence team. Kim is a specialist clinical negligence solicitor with many years of experience in this area. The 2016 edition of Legal 500 specifically notes one of her more complex cases: ‘A negligent hip replacement including extension of limitation by standstill agreement. Advice given in relation to causation and damages. Expected value circa. £500,000.’

The team includes members of UKABIF (The United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum) and APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers). Pinney Talfourd is a corporate sponsor of Headway and the Spinal Injuries Association and an active supporter and contributor to the local divisions of Headway, HADS (Havering Association for People with Disabilities) and SNAP (Special Needs and Parents).

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If you would like to discuss a potential claim with our Clinical Negligence team please call Kim Huggins on 01277 246836 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Legal 500 UK recommends our commercial work

Legal 500 UK recommends our commercial work
Pinney Talfourd has been ranked by Legal 500 UK as a leading firm in the Corporate Commercial and Commercial Property categories.

We are delighted to announce that our Commercial Department has been recommended yet again by Legal 500 UK 2016 in the following rankings:

Legal 500 UK praised Partner and Head of Department Julien Pritchard, saying his team “gets the job done efficiently, no matter how complicated.’”

 

They highlighted a number of notable cases including:

  • Dismantling of a RITA scheme with complex SDLT issues, application of reliefs and multiple transfers with a value in excess of £30million.
  • Private equity purchase of £11 million commercial property and related landlord and tenant advice.
  • Corporate restructure of a significant and established local business including partnership to company transfer, sale of a commercial property and refinancing.
  • Advising in relation to the acquisition of a service provider including advice in relation to warranties, indemnities and employment related issues. Consideration payable for shares was circa £3million.
  • Advising in relation to the acquisition of an underwriting agency including consultation with the Takeover Panel, deferred payments, earn-out and employment related issues.

The Legal 500 rankings are carefully selected after rigorous assessment and provide a guide to the top legal providers in the UK.

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Legal 500 UK recommends dispute resolution team

Legal 500 UK recommends dispute resolution team
Pinney Talfourd's property litigation, commercial litigation and debt recovery teams are recommended by Legal 500 UK. 

Legal 500 UK announced their 2016 rankings in September and we are delighted to announce that our Dispute Resolution Department has been recommended in the following rankings:

Stephen Eccles heads up the Department and is recommended as a “leading individual” and ‘knowledgeable and efficient’. Legal 500 said the debt recovery team was “responsive and commercial”.

Legal 500 highlighted a number of notable cases including:

  • Court of Appeal case involving a procurement contract and in particular breach of contract and the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977.
  • Advising a well known retailer in relation to planning, development and break clauses relating to their warehouse facility. Value circa £10million.
  • Advising in relation to the development of premises as a hotel including advice upon rescission, breach of an agreement to lease, damages and specific performance.

The Legal 500 rankings are carefully selected after rigorous assessment and provide a guide to the top legal providers across the UK.

More information

If you would like a member of our team to advise you on any business or personal dispute please contact our Dispute Resolution Department on 01708 229444 (Upminster or Hornchurch), 01277 211755 (Brentwood office) or 01702 418433 (Leigh-on-Sea). 

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Employment Department is a leading Essex firm

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Legal 500 UK results have just been announced and Pinney Talfourd’s ‘team of specialists’ come highly recommended.
 

We are delighted to announce that our Employment Department has been recommended yet again by Legal 500 UK 2016.

The Legal 500 rankings are carefully selected after rigorous assessment and provide a guide to the top legal providers across the UK.

Legal 500 noted in the rankings that “Pinney Talfourd’s ‘team of specialists’ includes the efficient and knowledgeable’ Alex Pearce. It is noted for its ‘sound and practical advice.’”

Notable cases include ‘acting for a record label regarding the employment aspects on the sale of the share capital to an international group of music companies and a hive out agreement of the merchandising and live events.’

Alex Pearce is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

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Family Department lead the way in Legal 500 rankings

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Legal 500 UK results have just been announced and the Family Law team are celebrating a move up to Tier 2 in the rankings.

We are delighted to announce that the Family Law Department are now ranked as Tier 2 firm by Legal 500 UK 2016

Leading firm in brentwood and havering

This means that we are now the leading firm in our local boroughs of Havering and Brentwood, beating stiff competition from other firms in Romford and Brentwood.

Our team includes members of the Law Society’s Family Panel and Advanced Family Panel, accredited Resolution specialists and Collaborative Family Lawyers.

Legal 500 UK writes “Catherine Polli and Sebastian Burrows at Pinney Talfourd LLP are singled out as being ‘excellent, intelligent and thoughtful solicitors’.”

notable cases

  • Court of Appeal Children Act proceedings for leave to remove from the jurisdiction
  • High Court case reported in the nationl press. Successful application was made to rescind the Decree Nisi upon the basis of bigamy
  • Financial Remedy Proceedings involving assets circa £10million involving company valuations.

The Legal 500 rankings are carefully selected after rigorous assessment and provide a guide to the top legal providers across the UK.

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Wills, Tax, Trusts and Probate Department recommended again

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Legal 500 UK results have just been announced! We are ranked again as a leading firm for personal tax, trusts and probate work.

We are delighted to announce that our Wills, Tax, Trusts and Probate Department are recommended yet again by Legal 500 UK 2016.

The Legal 500 rankings are carefully selected after rigorous assessment and provide a guide to the top legal providers across the UK.

Growing team

Matthew Edwards’ team is in demand due to it's outstanding reputation and solicitors Christopher Dickinson and Nicholas Conway have recently joined the popular team.

Christopher is based in Hornchurch whilst Nicholas is based in the Brentwood’s new office on Ongar Road.

The team regularly offer presentations and free advice sessions to the local community and Matthew Edwards is a member of the Court of Protection Deputyship Panel, one of only 68 in the country. All members of the team are members of STEP.

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Legal 500 UK 2016 results are announced

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Pinney Talfourd were recommended yet again in the Legal 500 UK 2016 rankings, when results were published this week.

Pinney Talfourd LLP Solicitors was recommended in an outstanding ten categories when the Legal 500 UK 2016 results were published on Wednesday, beating stiff competition from other local firms. 

These lists are carefully selected after rigorous assessment and provide a guide to the top legal providers across the UK. Pinney Talfourd is now recommended for excellence in the South East region for:

The Legal 500 rankings are carefully selected after rigorous assessment and provide a guide to the top legal providers across the UK.

Our 2016 rankings

Individual recommendations

Julien Pritchard and his team were noted in the Corporate and Commercial rankings as a team that “gets the job done efficiently, no matter how complicated“.

Stephen Eccles was recommended numerous times for his excellent work in commercial litigation and debt recovery. “The knowledgeable and efficient Stephen Eccles is recommended”. They also noted he had a "responsive and commercial team".

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