We are delighted that Clifton Ingram has retained our Tier 1 position in The Legal 500, United Kingdom 2020 edition.
Clifton Ingram's Family team were ranked Tier 1 for the Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 region and Anne Deller was once again rated as a 'Leading Individual' in her field. Other highlights included Lewis Djemal being recognised by the Legal 500 as a 'Rising Star', which highlights standout performers coming into their own at leading firms, and Rekha Joshi being ranked as 'Next Generation Lawyer' for making a material difference to the practice’s offering.
The Legal 500 is the leading guide to UK law firms, and ranks and recommends solicitors based on their specialist skills. These findings are based on evidence gathered by the Legal 500’s team of independent researchers who analyse the practices of more than 1,000 law firms across the UK.
Here is a summary of the coverage:
Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors has a strong reputation for handling all matters relating to family law, ranging from pre-nuptial and co-habitation agreements, complex divorce with cross-border elements to cases involving children, including child abduction and abuse claims. Anne Deller has experience dealing with disputes arising between unmarried couples including claims under Schedule 1 of the Children Act for financial provision, while Kate Grant focuses on divorce and related financial cases including those involving partnerships, companies and trusts. Nick Rodriguez is also of note for children arrangements and local authority issues, as is Rekha Joshi for financial work and acting on behalf of financially dependent spouses in separation proceedings.
South East: Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors houses one of the 'best client-orientated' private client practice in the Thames Valley. The department, headed by Peter McGeown and Stephanie Rose advise clients on administration of estates and trusts, the preparation and drafting of Wills, codicils and lifetime disposals, in addition to cross-border tax and estate planning. McGeown is particularly experienced in inheritance and capital gains tax planning, while Rose has a niche within the specific issues affecting the elderly.
South East: Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
The team at Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors 'have a vast depth of knowledge and experience' particularly in leaseholds for landlord and tenant in the industrial, retail and office sectors. The practice also regularly advises developers and landowners on sales, acquisitions and land developments. The 'well integrated team' also have the ability to draw upon advisers experienced in planning law and litigation. Tim Read is 'simply fantastic' for leasework, advising both landlords and tenants, while Ian Graham has a 'has a wealth of knowledge' in commercial acquisitions, disposals and lettings. Lewis Djemal and Jonathan Foulds are also of note.
South East: Commercial property: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors provide a 'practical, solution-focused and efficient' service to SMEs and owner-managed businesses in commercial transactions, shareholder agreements, corporate structures and restructuring work. Practice head Barry Niven's recent mandates include advising shareholders in disposal of shares, sales and acquisitions and management buy-outs and buy-ins.
South East: Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors has been active in representing employers as respondents to unfair dismissal, disability discrimination, bullying in the workplace, sex and pregnancy discrimination claims. The firm has specialist sector expertise within the technology and pharmaceutical industries. Robert Cherry, who was promoted to partner in May 2018 and department head Alison Gair are the main contacts.
South East: Employment: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors regularly advises on all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency. The team, which is headed by Barry Niven, contains specialists in both contentious and non-contentious insolvency law and advises on all aspects of insolvency-based work ranging from administrations to receiverships and liquidations, through to voluntary arrangements and bankruptcies. The majority of instructions come directly from insolvency practitioners or the directors of insolvent companies.
South East: Insolvency and corporate recovery