- Managing Partner: Mark Burns
- Senior Partner: Roger Hutton
- Number of partners in the UK: 18
THE FIRM Clarion is one of the outstanding legal practices in Leeds that is growing quickly, based on the quality and motivation of its team. Clarion places real importance on providing a partner led service with a hands on approach. Whether working with businesses or individuals, the Clarion team can be relied on as trusted advisers, bringing their own unique clarity and energy to every case. The firm has made a number of appointments attracting talent from many of the national top five firms in Yorkshire.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Areas of PracticeCorporate & Commercial: 19%
Dispute Resolution: 16%
Business Crime & Regulatory: 15%
Corporate Recovery: 14%
Private Client: 7%
Intellectual Property: 4%
Corporate: Offering the full range of corporate finance work, including mainstream M&As, the provision of acquisition finance facilities, advising international clients and entrepreneurs on expansion and start-up structures.
Commercial: Partnering clients on complex contract deals; information law; business models; e-commerce advice; outsourcing and competition.
Intellectual Property: Across the UK and internationally, they assist with the identification,protection, exploitation and enforcement of rights in patents, designs, trade marks, copyright, databases, confidential information and related rights.
Property: The team operate across a wide range of sectors with particular expertise in commercial and residential developments, leisure, corporate occupier and secured lending.
Dispute Resolution: Dealing with every type of dispute: managed, negotiated and, where necessary, rigorously litigated with their hallmark tough and unwavering focus.
Corporate Recovery & Insolvency: One of the leading teams in the North of England, they are uniquely placed to offer national experience on a personal level for institutions, companies and individuals.
Private Client: Offering the full remit from wills and trusts, the protection of vulnerable relatives or loss of mental capacity, to critical tax planning, wider wealth management and business succession.
Family: Undertaking the full range of family work, they have considerable experience of high value and complex cases involving property, business and pension issues.
Business Crime & Regulatory (Clarion Advocates): Handling advice on regulatory issues alongside one of the major criminal defence practices in the North of England.
Employment: Ensuring clients are aware of all the options relating to the relevant regulations; adopting HR strategies, procedures and terms that develop staff, as well as reducing risk.
Costs & Litigation Funding: They understand what fee earners require, together with the complex requirements of cost risk and management control.
Debt Recovery: Over 30 years’ experience of debt recovery and credit management acting for businesses as well as local authorities.