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1 The Legal 500 recommends Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP 2010 edition

2 Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP This PDF is an extract of the full recommendations for the firm in the 2010 edition of The UK Legal 500. The attached pages contain all the recommendations for the firm. This document relates to your firm only, to see how your firm has performed against your peers and our full editorial analysis please go to or refer to the printed book. London Private client Charities and not-for-profit Real estate Social housing West Midlands Corporate and commercial Corporate and commercial: Birmingham Crime, fraud and licensing Licensing Dispute resolution Commercial litigation: Birmingham Human resources Employment Insurance Clinical negligence: claimant Personal injury: claimant Professional negligence Private client Charities Family: Birmingham Personal tax, trusts and probate Public sector Education Local government Real estate Commercial property: Birmingham Construction Property litigation Social housing TMT (technology, media and telecoms) Intellectual property and information technology

3 PRIVATE CLIENT Charities and not-for-profit Charities and not-for-profit Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP Farrer & Co Bircham Dyson Bell LLP Withers LLP Hempsons Russell-Cooke LLP Speechly Bircham LLP Boodle Hatfield Charles Russell LLP Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP Beachcroft LLP Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP Bristows Dawsons LLP Devonshires Druces LLP Edwin Coe LLP Forsters LLP Harbottle & Lewis LLP Herbert Smith LLP Stone King LLP Wilsons Macfarlanes LLP Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP Trowers & Hamlins LLP Howard Kennedy Hunters Lee Bolton Monier-Williams Lawrence Graham LLP Payne Hicks Beach Pothecary Witham Weld RadcliffesLeBrasseur Winckworth Sherwood Veale Wasbrough Vizards Wilsons charities practice is headed by Moira Protani ( firm, courageous and very hard-working ), and includes the charming and conscientious Peter Jeffreys; the helpful and efficient Charlotte Watts; and Gillian Fletcher, who is excellent technically, and pleasant to work with. The firm recently advised Burger King and the James Dyson Foundation. Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP s highly regarded Birmingham practice is led by Romaine Thompson. The practice handles a range of charities advice and has advised national charities in relation to mergers. Boodle Hatfield acts for a number of large charities as part of the firm s wider private client and tax group. Led by practice head Sue Laing, it has a national and international client base, which includes families with large private charities and philanthropic programmes.

4 REAL ESTATE Social housing Social housing Trowers & Hamlins LLP Devonshires Lewis Silkin LLP Winckworth Sherwood DLA Piper UK LLP Leeds Dawsons LLP Eversheds LLP Cardiff, Newcastle Lawrence Graham LLP Maclay Murray & Spens LLP Barnes Morley Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP Bevan Brittan LLP Clarke Willmott LLP Bristol Dickinson Dees LLP Newcastle Bindmans LLP Clyde & Co LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP Pinsent Masons LLP Birmingham Prince Evans TLT LLP Bristol Fisher Meredith Hodge Jones & Allen LLP Maclay Murray & Spens LLP has been advising on regeneration projects with social housing elements, and is heavily involved in the care sector. Its clients include RBS and Richmond Fellowship. Group head Chris Smith is recommended. Birmingham-based Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP is representing Plymouth City Council on the LSVT of 15,000 homes to Plymouth Community Housing. It assisted Redland Housing Association with the transfer of tenanted properties, and helped Mercia to join Circle Anglia. Jonathan Cox heads the team. Barnes Morley s Ruth Barnes and Trevor Morley are recommended for social housing plot sales.

5 CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL Corporate and commercial: Birmingham Corporate and commercial: Birmingham DLA Piper UK LLP Eversheds LLP Pinsent Masons LLP Wragge & Co LLP HBJ Gateley Wareing LLP Hammonds LLP Martineau Cobbetts LLP Browne Jacobson LLP Harvey Ingram LLP Bevan Brittan LLP Clarke Willmott LLP Hill Hofstetter LLP Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP Challinors Solicitors Irwin Mitchell LLP Shoosmiths Mills & Reeve LLP Shakespeare Putsman LLP The Wilkes Partnership Sydney Mitchell Weightmans LLP At The Wilkes Partnership, Jeremy Parkin led a team advising on Unomedical s disposal of its woundcare and opthalmics business to US private equity buyer Aspen/RoundTable. Gary O Sullivan was promoted to partner. Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP s recent work includes the disposal of a casino business. Sarah Webb heads the team. Challinors Solicitors highlights included advising on the merger of a local accountancy practice with a larger national firm. Malford Harris is the contact partner.

6 CRIME, FRAUD AND LICENSING Licensing Licensing Hammonds LLP Birmingham Eversheds LLP Birmingham Martineau Birmingham Shoosmiths Birmingham Challinors Solicitors Birmingham DLA Piper UK LLP Birmingham FBC Manby Bowdler LLP Wolverhampton Grindeys LLP Stoke on Trent Harrison Clark LLP Worcester Kenneth Curtis & Co Birmingham Knights solicitors llp Newcastle under Lyme mfg Solicitors LLP Kidderminster Sydney Mitchell Birmingham Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP continues to apply for new licences and manage the existing estates of The Restaurant Group, Ego Restaurants UK and other local and national entrepreneurs. The team also acts for Aston Villa FC and Walsall FC. Heath Thomas is a key contact. Regulatory instructions and work on applications for new premises licences following automatic lapse on insolvency continue to increase. Hammonds LLP s extremely thorough team regularly advises in relation to large-scale venues both locally and nationally, including the new LG Arena; the entrance area at the National Exhibition Centre; and the major redevelopment of Edgbaston Cricket Ground. It also manages all licensing requirements for the owned and managed estate of InterContinental Hotels Group in England and Wales. Practice head Stephanie Perraton always finds a solution.

7 DISPUTE RESOLUTION Commercial litigation: Birmingham Commercial litigation: Birmingham DLA Piper UK LLP Eversheds LLP Pinsent Masons LLP Wragge & Co LLP Cobbetts LLP Hammonds LLP Hill Hofstetter LLP Martineau Mills & Reeve LLP Shoosmiths HBJ Gateley Wareing LLP Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP Shakespeare Putsman LLP Bevan Brittan LLP Blakemores Buller Jeffries Challinors Solicitors Clarke Willmott LLP The Wilkes Partnership Dass Solicitors Harvey Ingram LLP Irwin Mitchell LLP Sydney Mitchell Weightmans LLP HBJ Gateley Wareing LLP has been acting for a number of well-known AIM-listed companies and plcs, with Stephen Goodrham the main contact. A recent highlight was acting for executors defending an action brought by a disgruntled beneficiary against the deceased s estate. Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP s three-partner practice acts for commercial organisations, charities, and public sector organisations. Nick Carter led a team in acting for two companies on a breach of contract claim against two Swedish companies and a major car manufacturing group. Andrew Lancaster heads the team. Shakespeare Putsman LLP s Mark Beesley is calm and reassuring, and Tim Lawrence provides an excellent service. The team advises on the full gamut of commercial litigation, from contractual disputes to product liability claims. Clients include Royal Bank of Scotland Invoice Finance and British Motor Heritage.

8 HUMAN RESOURCES Employment Employment DLA Piper UK LLP Birmingham Eversheds LLP Birmingham Hammonds LLP Birmingham Pinsent Masons LLP Birmingham Wragge & Co LLP Birmingham Martineau Birmingham Cobbetts LLP Birmingham HBJ Gateley Wareing LLP Birmingham Mills & Reeve LLP Birmingham Shakespeare Putsman LLP Birmingham Averta Employment Lawyers Birmingham Irwin Mitchell LLP Birmingham Bevan Brittan LLP Birmingham Brethertons LLP Rugby Browne Jacobson LLP Birmingham Clarke Willmott LLP Birmingham Everatt & Company Evesham FBC Manby Bowdler LLP Wolverhampton, Bridgnorth George Green LLP Cradley Heath Alsters Kelley Leamington Spa Freeth Cartwright LLP Birmingham KJD Stoke on Trent Keelys LLP Lichfield mfg Solicitors LLP Kidderminster Shoosmiths Birmingham Harrison Clark LLP Worcester Helen Mason & Co Rangemore Higgs & Sons Brierley Hill Hill Hofstetter LLP Birmingham Knights solicitors llp Newcastle under Lyme Lanyon Bowdler Shrewsbury, Telford Weightmans LLP Birmingham Needham & James LLP Stratford upon Avon Sydney Mitchell Birmingham Thompsons Birmingham Thursfields Kidderminster W H Law LLP Dudley Shoosmiths Rebecca Sawbridge is recommended. Rebecca McGuirk advised Midland Heart and the Bromford Housing Group on the outsourcing and insourcing issues that arose as a result of Birmingham City Council s decision to re-tender all of its Supporting People contracts. New addition to the team Richard Santy (ex Hammonds LLP) advises mainly on contentious matters. Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP s clients include Church Mission Society and Plymouth City Council. The team recently defended a hotel in a multi-party race discrimination and harassment claim brought by an employee. Stephen Dalling heads the practice. At Bevan Brittan LLP, Sarah Michael has relocated from the firm s Bristol office following Sara Woffenden s departure to become a full-time employment judge. Key work highlights included advising a number of NHS trusts on complex equal pay litigation.

9 INSURANCE Clinical negligence: claimant Clinical negligence: claimant Irwin Mitchell LLP Birmingham Challinors Solicitors Birmingham Brindley Twist Tafft & James Coventry Alsters Kelley Coventry Higgs & Sons Brierley Hill Lanyon Bowdler Shrewsbury Shoosmiths Birmingham Thompsons Birmingham Irwin Mitchell LLP s knowledge is second to none. The excellent Lisa Jordan heads the team; Sara Burns works hard for her clients ; and Mandy Luckman is thorough. The highly specialised team has been involved in some groundbreaking work, such as acting for a couple whose last remaining viable embryo was wrongly implanted into another patient. Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP s team of specialist lawyers goes that extra mile for its clients, and acts in claims ranging from modest claims to complex multimillion-pound birth injury cases. Key areas of expertise include delayed diagnosis and cerebral palsy. The thorough and knowledgeable Rankeshwar Batta is now a partner, and Tony Hall heads the team there are few lawyers his equal. Challinors Solicitors has an experienced team with particular expertise in brain injury cases. It recently obtained a six-figure settlement in a case in which Worcester Royal Hospital admitted full liability for the death of a 75-year-old man under its care. The pragmatic Richard Bannister does his best for his clients.

10 INSURANCE Personal injury: claimant Personal injury: claimant Irwin Mitchell LLP Birmingham Russell Jones & Walker Birmingham Thompsons Birmingham Challinors Solicitors Birmingham FBC Manby Bowdler LLP Wolverhampton Higgs & Sons Brierley Hill Knights solicitors llp Newcastle under Lyme Lanyon Bowdler Shrewsbury Ansons LLP Cannock, Lichfield Blakemores Birmingham Brethertons LLP Rugby colemans-ctts LLP Walsall Harrison Clark LLP Worcester Martin Kaye Solicitors Telford Simpson Millar Birmingham Smith Partnership Burton upon Trent Sydney Mitchell Birmingham Irwin Mitchell LLP is pre-eminent in the West Midlands, led by established doyen of claimant PI Stuart Henderson. The team has particular expertise in neurotrauma, catastrophic injury and asbestos disease cases. Alida Coates is very sensible, and Philip Edwards is passionate and skilled. The first-class team secured a six-figure settlement for the estate of a man eight years after his death from mesothelioma. Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP acts in claims ranging from road traffic accidents to child abuse, with recent work including a case involving an accident at work resulting in the loss of the claimant s hand. Rankeshwar Batta has the ability to remain calm under pressure, and Tony Hall has enormous knowledge and experience. Russell Jones & Walker has been involved in the Maclaren buggies case, acting for some 40 victims with serious hand injuries. The team is also acting for families of individuals killed on active service, under the Human Rights Act. Richard Langton is a specialist in maximum severity and fatal injury claims.

11 INSURANCE Professional negligence Professional negligence Mills & Reeve LLP Birmingham Wragge & Co LLP Birmingham Robin Simon LLP Birmingham Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP Birmingham Browne Jacobson LLP Birmingham Buller Jeffries Birmingham DLA Piper UK LLP Birmingham George Green LLP Cradley Heath KJD Stoke on Trent Kennedys Birmingham Martineau Birmingham Robin Simon LLP has a niche defendant practice led by the dedicated and very bright Philip Steel. Highlights included the successful resolution at mediation of a complex multimillion-pound professional negligence claim against a large UK solicitors practice. Clients include global composite insurers and major insurance brokers. Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP undertakes claimant professional negligence work and gives first-class legal advice and personal service. The team advised a former company director in a claim against its solicitors. Nick Carter heads the team. Managing partner Richard Lane and Sarah Perry are key contacts at Wright Hassall LLP. The team successfully acted for three claimants in a claim against a national firm of accountants.

12 PRIVATE CLIENT Charities Charities Cobbetts LLP Birmingham Martineau Birmingham Mills & Reeve LLP Birmingham Band Hatton LLP Coventry Knights solicitors llp Newcastle under Lyme Ansons LLP Lichfield, Cannock Pinsent Masons LLP Birmingham FBC Manby Bowdler LLP Wolverhampton Leading firm Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP has a varied workload, with recent work including advising on mergers and the registration by the Commission of many previously excepted charities. The excellent team is particularly noted for keeping to agreed time frames. Romaine Thompson is a key contact. Significant clients include Anchor Trust. Cobbetts LLP s Anne Holmes is a delight to work with, and Martin Woodward is also singled out for praise. The team enjoyed a steady flow of substantial property-related instructions for charities. Clients include United Reformed Church Retired Ministers Housing Society.

13 PRIVATE CLIENT Family: Birmingham Family: Birmingham Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP Benussi & Co Blair Allison Challinors Solicitors Clarke Willmott LLP Divorce And Family Law Practice Irwin Mitchell LLP Mills & Reeve LLP Shakespeare Putsman LLP Blakemores Harrison Clark LLP Martineau Carvers Else Solicitors LLP Sydney Mitchell Tyndallwoods Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP s clients range from the very wealthy to individuals dependent on state benefit. In the public law arena it undertakes work of a highly specialised nature, sometimes involving serious injuries to children. Elizabeth Wyatt heads the team, and Ian McQuay and Alan Bean are also highly regarded. Benussi & Co s partner-led practice has a wealth of experience advising on cases involving business valuations, hidden resources, trusts and overseas assets, and is unusual in having a forensic in-house accountant to assist with hidden assets and complex business structures. Ancillary relief remains the mainstay of the practice. Partners to note include Diane Benussi, Neil Hobden and Helen Jane Arnold.

14 PRIVATE CLIENT Personal tax, trusts and probate Personal tax, trusts and probate Higgs & Sons Brierly Hill Lodders Solicitors LLP Stratford Upon Avon Martineau Birmingham Mills & Reeve LLP Birmingham Cobbetts LLP Birmingham Knights solicitors llp Newcastle under Lyme Pinsent Masons LLP Birmingham Shakespeare Putsman LLP Birmingham Clarke Willmott LLP Birmingham FBC Manby Bowdler LLP Wolverhampton, Bridgnorth HBJ Gateley Wareing LLP Birmingham KJD Stoke on Trent Lanyon Bowdler Shrewsbury Needham & James LLP Stratford upon Avon Alsters Kelley Coventry Ansons LLP Lichfield, Cannock Band Hatton LLP Coventry Blakemores Birmingham Brethertons LLP Rugby Challinors Solicitors Birmingham George Green LLP Cradley Heath Harrison Clark LLP Worcester mfg Solicitors LLP Kidderminster Sydney Mitchell Birmingham Talbot & Co Burton upon Trent The Wilkes Partnership Birmingham Shakespeare Putsman LLP s full-service offering is totally professional and efficient. Lesley Davis gets on brilliantly with her clients, and Clare Laird is extremely thorough. Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP is active in advising on Court of Protection welfare applications, including forced marriage protection matters. Senior associate Alex Elphinston is the primary contact, and the team also includes calm consultant Jon Lloyd. Clarke Willmott LLP advises on the full range of wills and trusts, and also provides an estate administration service that is shari ah compliant. Its enviable client list includes a number of television personalities. Andrew Breakwell is a key contact.

15 PUBLIC SECTOR Education Education Martineau Birmingham Pinsent Masons LLP Birmingham Eversheds LLP Birmingham Mills & Reeve LLP Birmingham Wragge & Co LLP Birmingham Band Hatton LLP Coventry Phil Clissitt is a key partner for education work at Wragge & Co LLP. The firm advised Birmingham City University on the outsourcing of facilities management services for its new 8m sports centre to international service company Serco. Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP successfully assisted parents in appealing a local authority s refusal to carry out a statutory assessment of a son s special educational needs. Associates Richard Freeth and Inez Brown are the key contacts. Band Hatton LLP s Haydn Jones is recommended. The team continues to act for Coventry School Foundation, and also acts for two major local further education colleges.

16 PUBLIC SECTOR Local government Local government Pinsent Masons LLP Birmingham DLA Piper UK LLP Birmingham Eversheds LLP Birmingham Wragge & Co LLP Birmingham Bevan Brittan LLP Birmingham Martineau Birmingham Mills & Reeve LLP Birmingham Beachcroft LLP Birmingham Buller Jeffries Birmingham Cobbetts LLP Birmingham Hammonds LLP Birmingham KJD Stoke on Trent Wragge & Co LLP s wide-ranging practice, led by Mark Greenburgh, had a busy year. The waste practice, under Stephen Kenny, advised the South London Waste Partnership on its significant residual waste treatment PFI, while on the regeneration front the team advised Birmingham City Council on its purchase of the Pallasades Shopping Centre. The firm was reappointed to Birmingham City Council s legal panel. Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP s helpful team specialises in providing a wide range of legal services to public, third-sector and not-for-profit clients. Simon Ramshaw is praised for his pragmatic style. Mark Cook is leading a team in assisting the Government Office for the West Midlands in the creation of a framework for achieving jobs and skills through procurement. Penny Rinta-Suksi is a key contact at Bevan Brittan LLP. The team acted for Bromsgrove District Council on the development of integrated shared services arrangements with the neighbouring Redditch Borough Council. The firm also acts for Birmingham City Council.

17 REAL ESTATE Commercial property: Birmingham Commercial property: Birmingham Eversheds LLP Hammonds LLP Pinsent Masons LLP Wragge & Co LLP DLA Piper UK LLP HBJ Gateley Wareing LLP Martineau Shakespeare Putsman LLP Shoosmiths Browne Jacobson LLP Clarke Willmott LLP Cobbetts LLP Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP Mills & Reeve LLP Bevan Brittan LLP Blakemores Buller Jeffries Challinors Solicitors The Wilkes Partnership Freeth Cartwright LLP Harvey Ingram LLP Sydney Mitchell Cobbetts LLP witnessed growth in its public sector and social housing offerings in addition to its ongoing work in the private sector. Eleanor Deady is very knowledgeable on large-scale regeneration projects, and Adrian Watson is also recommended. The team is acting for Walsall Council on its portfolio and regeneration work. Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP advised The Richard Rose Federation on the contractual arrangements for the development and construction of the Central Academy, Cumbria, and also acts for Aspire Housing. Greg Moss provides accurate advice. Mills & Reeve LLP is notable for its sector strength in NHS/healthcare and education. It advised Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust on the purchase of The Railings Development at Woodside Park in Rugby. Michael Whatley heads the real estate practice, while Tom Cassidy has retired.

18 REAL ESTATE Construction Construction Wragge & Co LLP Birmingham DLA Piper UK LLP Birmingham Eversheds LLP Birmingham HBJ Gateley Wareing LLP Birmingham Pinsent Masons LLP Birmingham Beachcroft LLP Birmingham Martineau Birmingham Mills & Reeve LLP Birmingham Clarke Willmott LLP Birmingham Cobbetts LLP Birmingham Hammonds LLP Birmingham Challinors Solicitors Birmingham Browne Jacobson LLP Birmingham Buller Jeffries Birmingham Else Solicitors LLP Birmingham FBC Manby Bowdler LLP Wolverhampton Shakespeare Putsman LLP Birmingham Shoosmiths Birmingham Knights solicitors llp Newcastle under Lyme Harrison Clark LLP Worcester ORJ Solicitors LLP Stafford The Wilkes Partnership Birmingham Mills & Reeve LLP has the top-class Martino Giaquinto for construction disputes, and Stuart Pemble on the non-contentious side, who is noted for his pragmatic advice. Recent hires include Caroline Foster from Denton Wilde Sapte LLP. Aston University is a client. Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP s client base includes housing associations and not-for-profit organisations. Andrew Lancaster is recommended on the contentious side, and Andrew Millross on the non-contentious side. Ross Hayes is very knowledgeable on the NEC form of contract. The firm advised Richard Rose Trust on a development agreement with Cumbria Council. At Clarke Willmott LLP, Simon Bradley and his team provide an excellent service. The team has been advising WSP Group on a range of claims. Active clients include Balfour Beatty.

19 REAL ESTATE Property litigation Property litigation Eversheds LLP Birmingham Wragge & Co LLP Birmingham HBJ Gateley Wareing LLP Birmingham Martineau Birmingham Pinsent Masons LLP Birmingham Clarke Willmott LLP Birmingham George Green LLP Cradley Heath Hammonds LLP Birmingham Harrison Clark LLP Worcester Shakespeare Putsman LLP Birmingham Shoosmiths Birmingham The Wilkes Partnership Birmingham Browne Jacobson LLP Birmingham Blakemores Birmingham FBC Manby Bowdler LLP Wolverhampton Gorrara Haden Solicitors Birmingham Knights solicitors llp Newcastle under Lyme Pinsent Masons LLP advised Flextronics Scotland in co-defending a claim for substantial damages for fraud and misrepresentation relating to the sale of multimillion-pound buildings owned by Flextronics. The team has also been advising Arqiva on landlord and tenant issues. Alicia Foo heads the team, which boasts clients such as Royal Mail. Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP s experience includes complex litigation. It is acting for Midland Heart Housing Association in defending an appeal on how to seek possession of a shared ownership property. Hilary Harrison and Helen Tucker are the principal contacts. Clarke Willmott LLP exceeds expectations on most occasions ; Paul Knight is as good as the best in London, and Martyn Liberson is also singled out. Work highlights included the successful conclusion, for Craigard Investments (Horsham), of a dilapidations claim against BT.

20 REAL ESTATE Social housing Social housing Gorrara Haden Solicitors Birmingham KJD Stoke on Trent Pinsent Masons LLP Birmingham Shoosmiths Birmingham HBJ Gateley Wareing LLP Birmingham Cobbetts LLP Birmingham FBC Manby Bowdler LLP Wolverhampton Needham & James LLP Stratford upon Avon Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP s team head, Jonathan Cox, is very knowledgeable, and Helen Tucker is very incisive. Highlights included assisting Redland Housing Association to plan and deliver a tenanted stock transfer of 110 properties between itself and Magna Housing Association. Clients of the strong practice include Knowsley Housing Trust. Gorrara Haden Solicitors s small, but very professional and highly knowledgeable team receives many accolades from clients; Paola Gorrara and Geraldine Haden have never failed to deliver what is required of them. Haden recently reviewed Jephson Housing Group s domestic violence policy and procedure and devised an in-house training programme delivered to the association s staff nationwide.

21 TMT (TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA AND TELECOMS) Intellectual property and information technology Intellectual property and information technology Wragge & Co LLP Birmingham DLA Piper UK LLP Birmingham Eversheds LLP Birmingham Martineau Birmingham Pinsent Masons LLP Birmingham Technology Law Alliance Birmingham Browne Jacobson LLP Birmingham HBJ Gateley Wareing LLP Birmingham Hammonds LLP Birmingham Shakespeare Putsman LLP Birmingham Cobbetts LLP Birmingham Brethertons LLP Rugby Else Solicitors LLP Birmingham FBC Manby Bowdler LLP Wolverhampton Harvey Ingram LLP Birmingham KJD Stoke on Trent Knights solicitors llp Newcastle under Lyme Shoosmiths Birmingham Cobbetts LLP s Frances Anderson provides swift and accurate advice. Recent work includes advising Manchester International Festival 2009 on IP rights and licensing issues. At Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP, Sarah Webb has been advising Everseal on an exclusive patent licence arrangement. Brethertons LLP has been advising on a wide range of issues, including software licensing agreements. Brian Auld is the key contact.

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