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40 Holborn Viaduct
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Irwin Mitchell LLP, seeks out creative business and legal solutions for commercial organisations and private individuals.
We take a refreshing approach to client relationships and have industry-specific expertise in Financial Services, Retail, Sports & Leisure and Technology, Media and Telecoms, as well as a nationally renowned, award winning Private Client practice.
By thinking differently and truly understanding our clients’ needs and their industry, we are able to deliver inspiring results.
Our international practice has a long-standing focus on France and Germany and both French and German-speaking countries. Our dedicated French and German groups have, for many decades, acted for a number of the country’s most respected household names.
We have long established expertise in advising on cross-border issues including conflicts of law and jurisdiction. With such depth of expertise and experience we are very well placed to advise on the various issues - both legal and cultural.
Bryan is a Partner in the Corporate Law Team in London and Head of International at Irwin Mitchell. Bryan has considerable experience in all corporate transactions, with a particular focus on working for international clients in relation to buying and selling businesses in England. He also has experience in owner managed businesses, providing all types of corporate advisory services from everyday business law questions to buying and selling companies.
INSOLVENCY & RESTRUCTURING
Martin deals with issues concerning insolvency and business failure as well as the sometimes associated professional negligence.
OUR PRACTICE AREAS
ADVOCACY ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION AVIATION CHARITY CHILDREN CIVIL LITIGATION CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL LITIGATION COMMERCIAL PROPERTY COMPANY COMPETITION COMPUTER AND IT COSTS DEFAMATION DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT ENVIRONMENTAL EU FAMILY FINANCIAL AND INVESTMENT SERVICES FRAUD INDUSTRIAL DISEASE INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY INSURANCE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INTERNATIONAL (NON EU) JUDICIAL REVIEW LANDLORD AND TENANT MATRIMONIAL MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT MEDIATION MENTAL HEALTH AND INCAPACITY MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS OLDER PEOPLE PARTNERSHIP PERSONAL INJURY PLANNING PRIVATE CLIENT PROFESSIONAL REGULATION PROJECTS REAL ESTATE RESIDENTIAL CONVEYANCING SPORTS TAX TRAVEL AND TOURISM TRUST WILLS AND PROBATE
Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP
Crescent House, Carnegie Campus, Enterprise Way
WJM is a commercial law firm with offices in Edinburgh, Dunfermline and Salisbury.
We specialise in providing legal advice to successful entrepreneurs, owner and family managed businesses and those who invest in business and land. We also have a long history of acting for media, education and arts organisations.
We pride ourselves on delivering excellent service levels that are underpinned by an unswerving focus on getting the best result for our clients.
We aim to understand our clients’ business as much as we do the law. Knowledge of the law is useless unless it can be applied to achieve the best results for our clients’ business.
If we are instructed to act for you our priority will be to cut to the chase commercially and establish what really matters to you and your business then we will then crunch the detail and get your business done.
PARTNER - CORPORATE & INSOLVENCY
John is a Solicitor in Scotland, and one of the three founding partners back in 2003.
Based out of our offices in Edinburgh and Dunfermline, he heads up our corporate and business strategies team. He offers corporate, business recovery, corporate finance and general commercial advice.
He is also a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner and an Accredited Specialist in Insolvency Law, providing advice to both insolvency office holders and to businesses facing insolvency problems. John works closely with our colleagues in Avrio-Advocati, and is the former Secretary-General.
PARTNER - CORPORATE & TECHNOLOGY
Alison is a Solicitor in Scotland and a member of the firm. She works in our technology and creativity team and our corporate and business strategies team.
Based in Dunfermline, she provides advice to business clients to protect new innovations, and realise the value of their “intellectual property” - including copyright, designs, trademarks and patents. She also advises on buying and selling companies and businesses as well as corporate restructuring.
Alison is a director of both the Scottish Society for Computers and Law and the Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland.
In 2010, Alison graduated with an LLM in IT and Telecommunications Law from the University of Strathclyde.
PARTNER - COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
Michael is a Solicitor in Scotland and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He is a partner based out of our offices in Edinburgh and Dunfermline.
Michael is a partner in our property & infrastructure team. He gives legal advice to clients involved in the acquisition, development and disposal of major property assets, especially premises within industrial parks and commercial office blocks; acting for owners throughout Scotland in relation to utilisation and management of property assets; acting for tenants in negotiating and advising on commercial and retail leases; and the provision of Stamp Duty Land Tax advice. He has a particular interest in advising in property disputes, whether in respect of boundaries, leases or compulsory purchase orders.
Michael has tutored in both Commercial Leasing and Conveyancing at Edinburgh University Diploma Unit. He is the course tutor of CLT’s Specialist Paralegal Qualification in Commercial Conveyancing Practice. He is the author of “A Tenant’s Commercial Guide to Leasing Property in Scotland”.
OUR PRACTICE AREAS
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION CHARITY COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL PROPERTY COMPANY COMPETITION COMPUTER AND IT CONSUMER DEFAMATION DISCRIMINATION EMPLOYMENT ENVIRONMENTAL EU FINANCIAL AND INVESTMENT SERVICES INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY INSURANCE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INTERNATIONAL (NON EU) LANDLORD AND TENANT LICENSING MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS PARTNERSHIP PLANNING PROFESSIONAL REGULATION PROJECTS REAL ESTATE SPORTS TAX TRAVEL AND TOURISM
Caldwell & Robinson
10-12 Artillery Street,
Caldwell & Robinson have been providing legal advice on personal and commercial matters for nearly a hundred years. Most of our clients, whether commercial or personal, are individuals, and our approach is built around the primacy of their needs.
Our key strengths lie in the fields of family and child law, entrepreneurial business and commercial property law, as well as litigation, conveyancing and probate.
Our success has been built on the experiences of our Partners over many years in these areas combined with an international reach unrivalled in this region - from our offices within Derry’s historic walls, we are licensed to practice law in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and England & Wales, and have built up solid experience working on our clients’ behalf with agent lawyers in continental Europe (western, central and eastern) and the Far East.
HEAD OF CORPORATE-COMMERCIAL PRACTICE GROUP
The Corporate Commercial practice area of Caldwell & Robinson is headed by Philip Gilliland who in addition to his legal experience has over ten years of senior management experience in international manufacturing, sales and procurement.
A native of Derry, he read History at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Pennsylvania (where he was included on the prestigious Dean’s List for Academic Excellence), and subsequently studied Law at the College of Law in London and Chester.
Philip qualified as an English Solicitor in 1993 and worked for Clifford Chance in the City of London and in Brussels before moving back to Derry to work in a non-legal capacity for international clothing manufacturer Desmond & Sons Ltd for seven years, Marks & Spencer plc for three years (Sourcing Director Childrenswear) and then J. Sainsbury plc (General Manager Asia, based in Hong Kong), all of which gave him extensive commercial and senior management experience. He has been a partner at Caldwell & Robinson since 2004.
Philip advises on all aspects of corporate commercial law, from company sales, acquisitions and restructurings at home and in England, to commercial contracts and corporate arrangements in emerging markets, particularly China. He is a director of Avrio Advocati and was appointed president of the board in 2014.
Outside of work, Philip is President of Londonderry Chamber of Commerce and is a regular speaker on the subject of doing business in China and emerging markets. In February 2013 he was appointed a Director of the Northern Ireland Science Park.
INTERNATIONAL FAMILY LAWYER
Karen is a family lawyer who is tri-jurisdictionally qualified (Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and England and Wales) with extensive expertise on all of the issues which may arise on the breakdown of a relationship. She has specialist expertise in cases involving an international dimension, both public and private law. In 2011 she was invited to join the prestigious International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is regularly consulted by State agencies on registration of orders in other jurisdictions.
Karen is a native of Cahersiveen in County Kerry and was educated at the United World College (New Mexico USA), Birmingham University and The College of Law (Chester). She qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales in 1994 and worked for three years for Gouldens in the City of London and Brussels before moving to Northern Ireland in 1995 when she was admitted as a Solicitor in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
She has been a partner in Caldwell & Robinson since 1998. She is an accredited member of the Northern Ireland Children’s Panel, and is a member of the International Academy of Matrimonial Law, an organisation of leading global family lawyers. Karen is also a trained mediator. She is a member of the Family Law Committee of the Law Society of Northern Ireland. She has a Diploma in European Competition Law from King’s College London, a Diploma in State Aid from the University of Louvain in Belgium and is a qualified Advanced Advocate in Northern Ireland.
Karen is a regular speaker on family law matters and has spoken at prestigious conferences such as the Four Jurisdictions Family Law Conference and to the EU Policy Unit.