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. Provides significant expertise in procurement and contract matters for major development projects.
"They are a very good firm. They are very focused on construction and are well respected."
The team is praised for their "sensible and pragmatic" approach.
David Rintoul is described for "giving very strategic advice" and is recognised for "knowing his way around multiple areas in construction law."
Ashan Arif is a very bright individual who seems to have very broad experience.
Outstanding practice regularly involved in high-profile disputes. Acts for clients active in a variety of sectors, including the energy, shipping and automotive industries. Expertise covers a wide range of commercial and contractual disputes.
The team has been recognised for their high level of service with clients describing them as "attentive and efficient" and "the team is always responsive."
Head of department Antony Morris is described as "excellent" by one client, who adds: "He took ownership of the case and led from the front. At meetings he took a tough line but was always fair and understood our needs and objectives." His expertise covers a broad array of commercial and contractual cases, including shareholder disputes. He has notable experience of contentious matters in the energy sector.
Christopher Tayton handles a broad scope of contractual disputes, including insurance and liability cases and professional negligence proceedings.
He is described as "very thorough and has a great depth of understanding of commercial law."
Stephen James has experience handling contractual disputes pertaining to distribution and supply agreements. He is described as:
"Knowledgeable" and praised for his "good, sound advice."
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 restructures and TUPE transfers and senior executive matters. Also handles large-scale litigations, tribunals and problems with regard to industrial relations. Acts for a range of clients from small businesses to large employers in the technology, pharmaceutical and construction sectors.
The "formidable" Michael Sippitt combines his role as chair of the firm with consultancy work for the firm's clients. He is noted for his expertise with regard to industrial relations, redundancy and senior executive issues.
Helen Beech is recommended for her work on restructures, change programmes and TUPE matters. She is commended by clients for "giving excellent specialist advice."
Monica Atwal represents clients on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters, and has notable experience handling discrimination and disability claims. One client says: "The speed at which her mind moves and her grasp of very complex cases is phenomenal."
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.
Advises on major commercial and residential property transactions and development projects. Also equipped to assist with complex investment and portfolio management matters. Regularly handles public sector work, including assisting clients in the education and healthcare industries. Strong client base consists of notable regional and national organisations. Further strength in advising clients in the hotels and leisure sector.
Clients have described the department as:
"Clarkslegal on the whole give an impression of a professional and easy company to work with. They are always more than happy to help, even if it is just a phone call for some legal advice."
"The client service is very good indeed. They offer legal opinions in a practical way rather then just quoting the law; they advise us on how it should be applied to our circumstances."
Rachel Krol has been described by clients as "extremely knowledgeable and has a great eye for detail."
Department head David Rintoul is:
"very pragmatic" and is rate for "caring a great deal about both his clients and providing an excellent service."
The construction team have also been described as:
Ruth Wilkinson "gives sensible, pragmatic advice."
Stephen James is "an excellent litigator who provides clear and easily digestible advice."
Hannah Mycock-Overell is '"very switched on and commercial."
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 practiced acts for suppliers and purchasers, including contractors on a full range of procedures, joint venture structures and dispute resolution cases as well as contentious and non-contentious work.
Clarkslegal LLP’s Corporate and Commercial team routinely advises international companies on making investments in the UK for many new and existing clients. The team also advises disruptive technology start-ups and early-stage businesses on everything from initial corporate structuring to complex and high-value equity investments and commercial arrangements.
Ashan Arif heads the practice, as well as leading the technology and media sector group as well as forburyTECH which is a complete business advisory for start-ups and early stage businesses in the technology sector.
Jon Chapman, Senior Consultant is described as “very commercial, efficient and perceptive” in regards to wide-ranging experience encompassing M&A, private equity, banking and finance, and corporate reorganisations.
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 practice acts in a number of niche areas including public procurement, education, disputes and intellectual property as well as more broad commercial litigation.
Chris Tayton is described as “particularly strong at commercial litigation” with particular expertise in IT, product liability and public procurement disputes.
Emma Butcher, Associate, has a growing reputation for handling national and international commercial disputes.
Clarkslegal LLP “beats other firms in the employment sector because they have fast response times, do what they say when they promise and are much better value than many other firms.”
Monica Atwal has been described as:
“An enthusiastic and down-to-earth character who puts clients instantly at ease with her direct, accurate and commercial advice” with a particular expertise in disability discrimination cases.
Helen Beech "provides timely, succinct and pragmatic advice while always knowing the right questions to ask."
Anita Mishra "provides exemplary service to her clients, and has a sensible and intelligent approach to all cases."
HR departments are supported through the firm's consultancy business Forbury People, which is headed by Helen Beech.
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 immigration team is “prompt in its responses, accurate in its advice and offers great value both in terms of time and costs.”
Their expertise spans advising high-profile clients entering the UK on entrepreneur visas and acting for corporate clients on employer sponsorship licenses and staff transfers.
Monica Atwal heads the practice and the team is praised fir their “deep understanding of business immigration matters.”
Clarkslegal LLP regularly handles major projects in the higher education sector, including procurement advice and handling development agreements.
The practice is led by real estate expert Mark Izquierdo and includes senior consultant and procurement expert Kristin Parker, employment specialist Michael Sippitt, and construction expert David Rintoul.
Clarkslegal LLP provides environmental law advice to public sector bodies and is also well versed in advising local authorities on governance issues. Public sector practice head Kirstin Parker is the key contact.
Clarkslegal LLP Real Estate practice has been described as “efficient and responsive”, “punches above its weight” and offers a “good value for money.”
The team has been praised for its “prompt and practical advice” on strategic investment, letting and asset management matters which is headed by the “helpful and efficient” Rachel Krol.
The teams latest Partner, Mark Izquierdo “stands out for his outstanding expertise combined with a fine legal brain and an uncompromising level of business and commercial acumen.”