Clarkslegal`s lawyers have again featured strongly in the independent Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 legal directories.
Leading Reading construction practice with a diverse client base. Covers contentious matters as well as transactional issues, and has a particular strength in project contracts, procurement and tender documents.
"They deal with issues incredibly quickly and are very approachable and happy to help."
"Their work is always of a very high quality."
Clients describe David Rintoul as a:
"a master strategist" with an "in-depth understanding of construction law and is always very quick to respond with commercial and pragmatic advice."
Ashan Arif is a very bright individual who seems to have very broad experience.
Market leaders for general commercial litigation in Berkshire. Specialisms include IT, telecoms, professional negligence and financial services. Also stands out for its expertise in procurement challenges, commercial agency disputes and cross-border experience.
"They're a first-class team that is very responsive and always provides high-quality advice."
"The lawyers helped us understand the court process, to think through the merits of the case and negotiate a solution."
Head of department, Antony Morris, has experience in a range of disputes including IT and telecoms, professional negligence and property. One client says:
"He's is exceptionally incisive in understanding the legal implications and balancing it against commercial considerations."
Christopher Tayton specialises in IT and software claims, product liability, financial services claims and public procurement.
He is considered "very easy to deal with."
Stephen James advises on IT and telecoms, international trade, defamation, property, employment and contentious insolvency matters. One client says:
"He understands what we want and how we might achieve it."
The team maintains a healthy reputation in the higher and further education sector advising predominantly on redevelopment projects, disputes and student accommodation. We act for a mix of prominent clients, including universities, education trusts and local authorities.
Clients describe the education team as:
"outstanding and provides timely and precise advice."
"They know the sector and provide good-quality work."
Offers an extensive employment service to well-known regional, national and international clients, notably from the retail, transport and technology sectors. Primarily respondent-focused, although experienced in representing senior executives in complex matters.
"They are very proactive. The service that they give is incredible"
"A pleasure to deal with; they are trusted advisers who partner closely with our business."
Michael Sippitt remains highly active in the employment market, notably on restructuring cases and multiparty employment tribunals. Clients recommend him as being:
"extremely knowledgeable" with a "great deal of experience to draw from which is extremely helpful and has great insights into issues."
Helen Beech is:
"very commercial in her advice and is great at getting to a sound, pragmatic solution."
Managing Partner, Monica Atwal, is:
"incredibly pragmatic, responsive and gives clear and concise advice."
Regularly assists local authorities with their environmental matters. Also advises private sector clients, handling issues such as waste management and the environmental aspects of development projects.
Wide-ranging practice with notable work on waste management projects and issues relating to local authority governance. Also notable for its PFI work.
The Private Client team is heavily involved in tax planning and asset protection for high-value estates. They are capable of providing representation in contentious probate and trust disputes, and Court of Protection and lasting powers of attorney matters.
The team has been described by clients as "efficient" and "good at communication."
Known for advising on major commercial and residential property transactions and development projects, and equipped to assist with complex investment and portfolio management matters. The team regularly handles public sector work, including assisting clients in the education and healthcare industries.
"The team is described as "a good and well co-ordinated team."
Clients say Rachel Krol:
"has a wealth of experience and offers sound advice."
Another client notes:
"Rachel is excellent. She provides a quality service in the timescale required and at a reasonable price. She is also easy to get on with and takes an interest in our company."
Clarkslegal LLP’s service is
‘of the highest order and quality'.
The firm attracted a number of new instructions on major infrastructure, education and health projects in 2013, including advising in relation to the construction of a £25m private medical facility and acting on the University of Reading’s M4 bridge and relief road project.
Department head David Rintoul is:
‘diligent and efficient'.
Clarkslegal LLP provides
‘an excellent balance of quality and cost'.
Team head Ashan Arif is singled out as
‘very commercially aware'
Clarkslegal LLP has
‘a first-class, City-standard litigation practice'.
Team head Anthony Morris is
‘always calm under pressure, and a pleasure to work with'
Stephen James is
‘very measured, detailed and focused'
Christopher Tayton is
‘a natural choice for IT and telecoms litigation'.
Recent cases include defending a private individual in a high-profile £10m claim at the High Court relating to central London properties.
Attracting great plaudits from clients, Clarkslegal LLP
‘knows how to handle heavyweight clients'
‘understands the unrelenting velocity of the media industry'
Team head Michael Sippitt is recommended for industrial relations matters.
Helen Beech is
‘definitely someone you want on your side'
‘at the top of their game'.
Motor industry specialist Monica Atwal also comes recommended.
Naureen Hussain leads the London team.
Clarkslegal LLP Cardiff is experienced in significant projects, handling repeat instructions from companies with large workforces such as Carillion, Gate Gourmet and Wincanton. Victoria Hall was promoted to partner in 2013.
Clarkslegal LLP is currently advising the South West Wales Waste Consortium on a complex procurement process to award a contract for generating green energy from food waste; and assisted the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management in the preparation of industry-standard documentation. Senior consultant Kirstin Parker heads the department.
David Rintoul heads the team at Clarkslegal LLP, which has advised Blue Circle Industries plc for several years. In 2013, Antony Morris acted for Lafarge Cement UK in relation to mesothelioma claims.
Clarkslegal LLP adopts
‘a relaxed, empathetic approach'.
Team head Simon Berry attracting praise for his
‘light touch around serious matters, which lends confidence to problems in hand'.
Rhiannon Holtham at Clarkslegal LLP advised on the Tomorrows Valley waste procurement project, and provides ongoing advice to the South West Wales hub. The firm has a wholly owned consultancy, Forbury Environmental.
Clarkslegal LLP’s team is well regarded for its expertise in PFIs and PPPs, and advises a number of local authorities on waste management and environmental projects. A notable client in the higher education sector is the University of Reading, which the team recently advised in relation to the M4 bridge and relief road project. Kirstin Parker leads the team.
Rhiannon Holtham at Clarkslegal LLP advises on multimillion-pound food waste procurement projects, acting for clients such as the South West Wales Waste Consortium and Tomorrow’s Valley/Cwm Yfory Procurement Hub, a pathfinder project. The firm also acts for the Wales Probationary Trust.
At Clarkslegal LLP, practice head Kirstin Parker led advice to the University of Reading on its £230m procurement for new student accommodation. It also advised Dyfed Archaeological Trust in connection with the development of a mobile application.
Clarkslegal LLP has experience in real estate, procurement, and tribunal and other employment work in the sector. Rachel Krol is recommended.
Kirstin Parker leads Clarkslegal LLP’s team and is recommended for her experience in large-scale procurement projects. The practice also covers waste management and environmental matters.
Clarkslegal LLP’s focus in Cardiff is on employment and procurement matters. Rhiannon Holtham leads on significant waste-to-energy projects for local authority consortia.
Clarkslegal LLP’s impressive client list includes the University of Reading, Carillion and NHS Property Services. Rachel Krol’s team includes public sector specialist Richard Higgs.