1 Who s who? at Blacks s LLP. Welcome to Blacks. At Blacks, our primary objective is to provide a first class service to each and every client. We achieve this by proactive communication and by giving clear and sensible advice. Our charges for doing so are transparent and realistic. We aim to create long-standing relationships with all of our clients and view the high level of service from our friendly, dedicated and accessible team as a fundamental part of the Blacks experience. I hope you will take the time to look through this brochure and become acquainted with the wide range of services we offer and some of the people that make up the Blacks team. The firm is built upon the principles of integrity, honesty and hard work. We would be proud to represent you. Please visit our website at to read about our services in more detail and to view testimonials from our clients. Alternatively, if you have any questions or comments, or would like to discuss any legal issues, then please feel free to contact me on my direct line: Welcome to Blacks. Hello. My name is Chris Allen and I am the Managing of Blacks s LLP. Chris on CAllenBlacks Blacks Connect on BlacksConnect What we do. Business - Licensing - Corporate & Commercial - Intellectual Property - Commercial Property - Commercial Litigation - Employment Law - Sports Law - Music, Media & Entertainment What matters to you, matters to us. If you call us, we will get back to you as soon as possible, but in any event, within 4 hours. Personal - Family Law - Wills & Probate - Court of Protection & Lasting Power of Attorney - Personal Injury - Blacks Connect & Blacks Direct - Sports Law - Residential Property Chris Allen Managing Winner Best law firm (11-30) partners
2 Blacks Connect & Blacks Direct. Corporate & Commercial. David Hodgson Steven McMaster Dawn Hayes Nigel Hoyle Asad on AsadLawBlacks David Ward Asad Ali David on DGBlacksConnect Phil Thompson Emma on EmmaMariaMason Emma Mason Business Development Manager David Gilman Hardev Kaur Blacks Connect & Blacks Direct. Blacks Direct services the conveyancing needs of lenders and estate agency partners on volume sale, purchase and remortgage. Blacks Connect is dedicated to assisting mortgage brokers and IFAs to deliver high quality legal services, that support their day-to-day business and provide value for money for their clients. Blacks Connect is one of the largest conveyancing firms in the country, with over 30 years experience in servicing the needs of clients. We offer no sale, no fee arrangements and at no extra charge, our unique Buyer Protect reimbursement scheme will protect some of the associated costs that your client may incur when purchasing a property, should the purchase fall through, up to the value of David Paterson Pete on PeteLawBlacks Pete Bott Ailsa Pemberton Richard Buono Alex Hall Corporate & Commercial. The Corporate and Commercial team at Blacks cares about your business. We aim to build long-term relationships with business clients so we can understand and help you achieve your goals and objectives. We set ourselves high standards for quality of service and will provide you with sound, proactive and, above all, commercial advice.
3 Employment Law & Human Resources. Sports Law. Chris on CAllenBlacks Paul on PaulLawBlacks Stephen Lownsbrough David Paterson Matt Diskin Chris Allen Managing Euan on EuanLawBlacks Paul Kelly Tom Moyes Robbie Savage John Hendrie Madeline Perry David Ward Richard Parr Euan Lawrence Employment. James Farad Whether you are an employer or an employee, our dedicated employment law team is here to offer clear and comprehensive advice. Being one of the largest and most experienced teams in Leeds, we are acknowledged experts in this field and will work to ensure the very best results for you. Whatever challenges you face, the team at Blacks are here to help. Paul Eales Andrew Gale Andrew Boyde Trainee Jim Pearson Sport. Adrian Rattenbury Blacks nationally recognised Sports Law Department (recommended in the Legal 500) provides advice to sports people and organisations alike. Stephen Lownsbrough, Head of Sport, is joined by a team of current and ex sports specialists who provide a niche service to sportsmen and women in relation to their professional and personal lives. It is our ability to understand clients specific needs and aspirations and react quickly in applying a sound mix of legal expertise and commercial acumen that has provided a winning combination for our clients.
4 Commercial Property. Music, Media & Entertainment Law. Nick Wilford Beth Laidler Erica Dodds Glen Salt Nick on NickLawBlacks Chris Waddingham Nick Dyson Property. Andrew Challener Charlotte Spowage Aimee Jackson Our commercial property team brings a wealth of experience to support occupiers, developers and investors and provides the best and appropriate no-nonsense advice for your business. We handle the full range of property transactions, from simple shop leases to complex development sites. We know the importance of relationships in the sector, and have great contacts in the wider property market that have proved invaluable to our clients time and again. Pete on PeteLawBlacks Asad on AsadLawBlacks Asad Ali Pete Bott Music, Media & Entertainment. Our Music, Media & Entertainment Department draws on a wealth of legal and industry experience to provide a wide range of advice to solo artists, bands, managers, record labels, journalists, television personalities and others working in the sector. We have a solid understanding of the unique demands of the industry, and remain at the forefront of the commercial and technological advances that continue to shape it.
5 Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence. Wills & Probate. Luke Patel Ruth Bell Tina Tosney Ann Dudzinski Helen Gott Nathan Clay Personal Injury. Charlene De Ath At Blacks, we have a specialist team dealing with personal injury claims arising from road traffic accidents, stress at work, accidents in public or private places, accidents in the work place and medical negligence claims following treatment from doctors, dentists, surgeons and other health professionals. We also have a particular expertise in handling serious and traumatic injury claims. Our friendly, experienced staff ensure that we get the best possible outcome for our clients. Nick Rhodes Katherine Jordan Wills & Probate. Lucy Rigden an efficient and sympathetic department who will guide you through making a will, a power of attorney or the handling of a loved one s estate. Should you need help with planning for tax or care fees, we can ensure your hard-earned assets remain protected for you and your family.
6 Commercial Dispute Resolution. Family Law & Mediation Service. Luke Patel Oliver Gross Adrian Czajkowski Legal Executive Ann Robinson Victoria Lungu Ian Scobbie Phil Gorski James on JamesLawBlacks Aimee Hutchinson James Teagle Yat Wong Lindsay Dixon Commercial Dispute Resolution. We deal with a wide range of commercial and civil disputes in the County Court and High Court. We are experienced in the various ways a dispute can be resolved, negotiating settlements through mediation or alternative dispute resolutions such as arbitration. Only in circumstances which will result in a commercial benefit for you will we engage the court process. We are a dedicated team who will do everything possible to meet your demands and expectations. Viv Hulland Mediator Get in touch on LawBlacks Paul Lancaster Family. Jane Ingleby Blacks Family team can provide supportive, practical and robust advice in all areas of family law, ranging from contentious matters such as divorce, financial and children issues, to safeguarding your future with prenuptial and cohabitation agreements. Acknowledged by the Legal 500 as being one of the leading Family Law departments in Yorkshire and with a wealth of experience in this area of law, Blacks Family team offers a safe pair of hands.
7 here. Blacks s LLP Hanover House 22 Clarendon Road Leeds LS2 9NZ T: F: E: Clients are invited to use our free car park at the rear of Hanover House. Blacks Direct 3rd Floor Wade House The Merrion Centre Leeds LS2 8NG T: F: E: Blacks Commercial Dispute Resolution 4th Floor Wade House The Merrion Centre Leeds LS2 8NG T: F: E: We recommend that you park in the NCP car park adjoining the Merrion Centre. WESTGATE To M62 East Parade CALVERLEY ST A650 GREAT GEORGE ST THE HEADROW MERRION WAY MERRION ST WADE L ANE CLAY PIT LANE To M1 TRAFALGAR ST BURLEY RD KIRKSTALL RD BELLE VUE RD KENDAL LANE CLARENDON RD WEST ST Park Lane College UNIVERSITY RD PARK LANE WAY HANNOVE R A58 WESTGATE A660 Magistrates Court WESTGATE Civil Court Town Hall WELLINGTON ST Blacks s LLP is registered in England No. OC309566, VAT GB authorised and regulated by the s Regulation Authority.
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