West Midlands: Corporate and commercial

 
Corporate and commercial: Birmingham
Corporate and commercial: Birmingham - ranked: tier 6

 

Sydney Mitchell LLP

Sydney Mitchell LLP’s John Irving displays ‘good knowledge of the client’s industry, and is very responsive, even if on leave’. The firm is strong in healthcare and coal manufacturing, and regularly conducts work in the £1-8m bracket.

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West Midlands: Dispute resolution

 
Commercial litigation: Birmingham
Commercial litigation: Birmingham - ranked: tier 3

 

Sydney Mitchell LLP

Sydney Mitchell LLP is ‘clearly run efficiently’. The firm is regularly found acting on complex commercial disputes, including shareholder disputes, warranty claims and injunctive relief, often valued in excess of £1m. Dean Parnell is ‘a great legal analyst’.

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Debt recovery
Debt recovery - ranked: tier 3

 

Sydney Mitchell LLP (Birmingham)

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West Midlands: Finance

 
Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 3

 

Sydney Mitchell LLP (Birmingham)

Sydney Mitchell LLP is ‘excellent, professional, fast, and efficient’. Kamal Majevadia and Leanne Schneider-Rose spearhead a team that, in addition to receiving repeat instructions from AIB Group (UK) and West Bromwich Commercial, also regularly advises insolvency practitioners.

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West Midlands: Human resources

 
Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 5

 

Sydney Mitchell LLP (Birmingham)

The highly regarded, ‘down-to-earthDean Parnell heads the team at Sydney Mitchell LLP, which has particular expertise in high-profile TUPE-related matters.

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West Midlands: Insurance

 
Clinical negligence: claimant
Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 3

 

Sydney Mitchell LLP (Birmingham)

Mike Sutton is the key contact at Sydney Mitchell LLP, where the practice has particular expertise dealing with cancer cases.

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Clinical negligence: defendant
Clinical negligence: defendant - ranked: tier 3

 

Sydney Mitchell LLP (Birmingham)

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Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 3

 

Sydney Mitchell LLP (Birmingham)

Mike Sutton is head of the department at Sydney Mitchell LLP, and routinely represents claimants who have obtained injuries in the workplace or public places.

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West Midlands: Private client

 
Contentious trusts and probate
Contentious trusts and probate - ranked: tier 1

 

Sydney Mitchell LLP (Birmingham)

Kamal Majevadia leads the team at Sydney Mitchell LLP, and has expertise in estates with cross-border assets, and company share issues.

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Family: Birmingham
Family: Birmingham - ranked: tier 2

 

Sydney Mitchell LLP

The highly regarded practice at Sydney Mitchell LLP is led by Karen Moores, who is described as ‘tenacious and hard hitting’; Mauro Vinti is also recommended. Highlights include acting for a wife in a divorce where an equal division of assets was sought.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 2

 

Sydney Mitchell LLP (Shirley, Birmingham)

Tracy Creed is head of private client at Sydney Mitchell LLP, where highlights include acting on a case that involved a deathbed will. Creed has expertise in elderly client work, including care-funding disputes.

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West Midlands: Public sector

 
Health
Health - ranked: tier 3

 

Sydney Mitchell LLP (Birmingham)

Fahmida Ismail leads the team at Sydney Mitchell LLP, which has experience in GP mergers, partnership disputes and retirement issues. The ‘excellent’ Tony Harris is highly recommended.

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West Midlands: Real estate

 
Commercial property: Birmingham
Commercial property: Birmingham - ranked: tier 4

 

Sydney Mitchell LLP

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 5

 

Sydney Mitchell LLP (Birmingham)

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The firm has obtained recommendations in Corporate and Commercial, Commercial Litigation, Debt Recovery, Insolvency and Corporate Recovery, Employment, Clinical Negligence both claimant and defendant, Personal Injury, Family, Personal tax, trusts and probate, Healthcare, Commercial Property and for the first time recognised for their work in Property Litigation.

In particular the firm has been identified in Tier 1 for Contentious Wills and Probate and with the family team in Tier 2 with Karen Moores, Head of Family and Mauro Vinti mentioned for their work. In addition, the firm has been ranked Tier 2 for Personal Tax Trusts & Probate with Head of Department Tracy Creed getting a special mention for elderly client work including care-funding disputes. Commercial Property and Employment gaining increased recognition, with Fahmida Ismail leading the Healthcare team recognised for their experience in GP mergers, partnership disputes and retirement issues.

Div Singh, Senior Partner, Sydney Mitchell commented: “As a firm, we are proud to be ranked once again in Tier 1 for our Contentious Probate work and we are also pleased to have received some excellent comments in respect of our other departments which include – ‘clearly run efficiently’; ‘the firm is regularly found acting on complex commercial disputes, including shareholder disputes, warranty claims and injunctive relief, often valued in excess of £1m;’ Dean Parnell is ‘a great legal analyst’ and we have a ‘tenacious and hard hitting’ Karen Moores leading the Family team.”

Mr Singh added, “It is always good to get independent recognition about the calibre of our lawyers and the fact we are successfully competing and holding our own against much larger national firms.  The level of expertise and service provided by our legal teams means that we continue to offer a genuine alternative to larger firms where clients may be looking for a more personalised service which will be partner led”.

Karen Moores, Head of the Family Law team, commented “All of our family lawyers pride themselves in giving clear, pragmatic advice of the highest quality whilst remaining approachable. We see these as key qualities in helping clients who are experiencing a family separation.”

The joint heads of the Dispute Resolution team, Dean Parnell and Kam Majevadia are pleased to see their team alongside many of the larger national law firms and particular mention of the complex and diverse nature of the work undertaken and Dean’s ‘great legal analyst’ comment.

Leading Midlands Law firm Sydney Mitchell is now ranked in 13 Legal 500 categories and has won Birmingham Law Firm of the Year 4 times in the last 7 years.

The Legal 500 Series, now in its 27th year, is widely acknowledged as the world’s largest legal referral guide. More than 250,000 corporate counsel have been surveyed and interviewed globally in the past 12 months. The Legal 500 is an independent guide, and firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit.

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West Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Birmingham

Corporate and commercial: Birmingham - ranked: tier 6

Sydney Mitchell LLP’s John Irving displays ‘good knowledge of the client’s industry, and is very responsive, even if on leave’. The firm is strong in healthcare and manufacturing, and regularly conducts work in the £1-8m bracket.

West Midlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Birmingham

Commercial litigation: Birmingham - ranked: tier 3

Sydney Mitchell LLP is ‘clearly run efficiently’. The firm is regularly found acting on complex commercial disputes, including shareholder disputes, warranty claims and injunctive relief, often valued in excess of £1m. Dean Parnell is ‘a great legal analyst’.

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Debt recovery

Debt recovery - ranked: tier 3

Sydney Mitchell LLP (Birmingham)

West Midlands: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 3

Sydney Mitchell LLP (Birmingham)

Sydney Mitchell LLP is ‘excellent, professional, fast, and efficient’. Kamal Majevadia and Leanne Schneider-Rose spearhead a team that, in addition to receiving repeat instructions from AIB Group (UK) and West Bromwich Commercial, also regularly advises insolvency practitioners.

West Midlands: Human resources

Employment

Employment - ranked: tier 5

Sydney Mitchell LLP (Birmingham)

The highly regarded, ‘down-to-earthDean Parnell heads the team at Sydney Mitchell LLP, which has particular expertise in high-profile TUPE-related matters.

West Midlands: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 3

Sydney Mitchell LLP (Birmingham)

Mike Sutton is the key contact at Sydney Mitchell LLP, where the practice has particular expertise dealing with cancer cases.

Clinical negligence: defendant

Clinical negligence: defendant - ranked: tier 3

Sydney Mitchell LLP (Birmingham)

Personal injury: claimant

Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 3

Sydney Mitchell LLP (Birmingham)

Mike Sutton is head of the department at Sydney Mitchell LLP, and routinely represents claimants who have obtained injuries in the workplace or public places.

West Midlands: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Contentious trusts and probate - ranked: tier 1

Kamal Majevadia leads the team at Sydney Mitchell LLP, and has expertise in estates with cross-border assets, and company share issues.

Family: Birmingham

Family: Birmingham - ranked: tier 2

Sydney Mitchell LLP

The highly regarded practice at Sydney Mitchell LLP is led by Karen Moores, who is described as ‘tenacious and hard hitting’; Mauro Vinti is also recommended. Highlights include acting for a wife in a divorce where an equal division of assets was sought.

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 2

Sydney Mitchell LLP (Shirley, Birmingham)

Tracy Creed is head of private client at Sydney Mitchell LLP, where highlights include acting on a case that involved a deathbed will. Creed has expertise in elderly client work, including care-funding disputes.

West Midlands: Public sector

Health

Health - ranked: tier 3

Sydney Mitchell LLP (Birmingham)

Fahmida Ismail leads the team at Sydney Mitchell LLP, which has experience in GP mergers, partnership disputes and retirement issues. The ‘excellent’ Tony Harris is highly recommended.

West Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: Birmingham

Commercial property: Birmingham - ranked: tier 4

Sydney Mitchell LLP

Property litigation

Property litigation - ranked: tier 5

Sydney Mitchell LLP (Birmingham)


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Source: Legal 500 more information

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