Clarkslegal`s lawyers have again featured strongly in the independent Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 legal directories.
Clarkslegal's Construction sector is known for it's accomplished team with the experience to handle an array of local, national and international matters. Advises a range of industry players, including contractors, developers and purchasers of construction services.
"A strength is their responsivesness, and they are very careful to understand what the client needs. As well as that, their costs are very competitive."
"They are extremely supportive"
A client described David Rintoul as:
"An astute strategist who is adept at instantly getting to the heart of the matter."
Ashan Arif is a very bright individual who seems to have very broad experience.
Standout practice group, which is regularly involved in high-profile cases. Offers broad commercial litigation capabilities, alongside expertise in procurement challenges and commercial agency disputes.
"The key to our relationship is very precise and clear answers we get for them"
Head of department Antony Morris maintains his "excellent reputation, leading the team on substantial commercial and contractual disputes. His impresive breadth of expertise includes contentious trade, IT, telecoms, outsourcing, property and professional negligence cases"
Antony Morris has been described as:
"A very focused and straightforward lawyer"
"He is careful, considerate and intuitive"
Christopher Tayton's expertise encompasses a range of areas, including public procurement, product liability, IT and IP, as well as commercial agency disputes. One client has described him as:
"He is exceptional at trial preperation"
Stephen James is known for handling high-profile, multiparty litigation in relation to IT, telecoms, international trade, property, contentious insolvency and employment disputes. He has been described by clients as:
"Very thorough, very systematic"
"Getting to the heart of every matter"
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."
Advises on the full range of issues affecting employers and employees, with notable strength in senior executive matters. Acts for a range of clients from small businesses to large employers in the technology, pharmaceuticals and construction sectors.
"They don't just come at it from a purely legal perspective, they're very commercial."
Clients consider the team to be "strong across the board" and "they're available, organised and cohesive."
Helen Beech has been described as:
"Understands issues very quickly and gives clear and concise advice, she's business-focused but always points out the risks."
Michael Sipitt has been described as:
"An outstanding employment lawyer across the range of work, his expertise is second on none."
Monica Atwal has been described as:
Her "advice is very crisp and she combines it with the human edge"
"A highly engaging individual who invests time in getting to know us."
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.
Clarkslegal is a "longstanding" and "established" Reading firm. The Private Client team provides a wide range of services, advising on wills, estates, tax planning, Power of Attorney, Court of Protection, trusts and asset protection.
Clients have commented:
"I have been entirely satisfied with all the work done." and "I have appreciated the clarity and promptness. All affairs have been handled impeccably."
"They're a good family law firm, I'd have no hesitation recommending them to people, they've been great."
The billing was "clearly explained beforehand, no nasty surprises, I thought they were very fair."
"Experienced no problems with billing, no cause for query on any of the accounts at all."
Simon Berry has been described by clients:
"I've always found him very accommodating and extremely helpful"
Simon Berry "is very precise, with no airs and graces"
"I've always been happy with the advice I've been given."
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. Also 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.
A client has praised the firm's:
"High-quality work, resulting in good value for money."
Another client notes:
"There is always someone who can provide the advice we need."
Rachel Krol has been described by clients as:
"She is fast, efficient, knowledgeable and friendly."
"Her high level of expertise allows us to consider alternative solutions."
Department head David Rintoul is:
"Practical and knowledgeable"
Clarkslegal LLP regularly handles major procurement and project contracts, joint ventures and dispute resolution, for a range of new and longstanding clients. The firms has helped their last client regarding several major projects, including the design and construction of an M4 motorway overbridge, a relief road and a roundabout.
Clarkslegal LLP’s nine-strong team handles the gamut of commercial agreements for UK and international clients across multiple sectors, such as hotels and leisure, engineering and technology, and life sciences.
Senior Consultant Kirstin Parker is:
"highly regarded for commercial work"
Clarkslegal LLP has
"one of the best litigation departments outside London."
Practice Head Anthony Morris and Stephen James were hailed as:
"top-class litigators for any multi-layered or complex case"
The team has been described as
"very responsive, strong and pragmatic"
Clarkslegal's Chairman Michael Sippitt was described as:
"an expert in industrial relations"
HR departments are supported through the firm's consultancy business Forbury People.
Monica Atwal has been described as:
"Solutions-orientated" and "has a deep understanding of the tribunal system"
Clarkslegal LLP is noted for its expertise in the field of carbon trading, and the environmental finance practice regularly advises on carbon credit projects.
Senior consultant Kirstin Parker is the key practitioner, with an emphasis on large-scale projects, PPP matters and environmental law.
“Clarkslegal LLP’s ‘responsive, knowledgeable, helpful and personable’ team is always prepared to go the extra mile to verify information on behalf of the client and is excellent on all international matters”
“Monica Atwal specialises in advising businesses on the global transfer of staff, most notably at directors level, along with their families”
Afeefah Shabbir was described as “a subject matter expert and is exceptional in her role”
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'.
Clarkslegal LLP adopts a
"strong expertise in employment, corporate and commercial, property and contentious matters specific to the education sector."
Monica Atwal has been described as an:
Richard Higgs has been described as a:
"specialist in real estate transactions"
Clarkslegal LLP is noted for its specialist expertise in waste management and major project procurement.
The practice is also well versed in advising local authorities on the use of their powers and their authority to act, as well as other governance issues.
"Kirstin Parker heads the team and handles a broad spectrum of commercial work, with a particular emphasis on contracts, outsourcing and PPP projects."
"excellent in all respects" and has "a particularly impressive workload in the hotel, leisure, food and restaurant sectors"
Rachel Krol has been described as:
Recently promoted Simon Ralphs:
"provides ongoing advice to restaurants on leases and agreements with occupants, among other matters"
Simon Berry is:
"highly regarded for residential work and has expertise in conveyancing, auctioning properties and advising on leasehold matters for landlords and tenants."