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Penningtons Manches LLP


Penningtons Manches LLP - London
  • 9400 Garsington Road
  • Oxford Business Park
  • Oxford
  • Oxfordshire
  • UK
  • OX4 2HN
  • Chief executive David Raine 
  • Number of partners  113 
  • Number of assistant solicitors 138
  • Number of other fee earners 83

THE FIRM Penningtons Manches LLP is a leading UK law firm which provides high quality legal advice tailored to the needs of both businesses and individuals. It aims to address the specific objectives of each client through its broad market insight and technical expertise, and offers a personal service founded on a strong team ethic. Penningtons Manches’ head office is in the City of London. There are further offices in Basingstoke, Cambridge, Godalming, Guildford, Oxford and Reading. As a member of Multilaw and the European Law Group, Penningtons Manches has close links with law firms throughout the world. Clients range from private individuals and owner managed businesses to multi-national corporations, public companies, universities, professional partnerships, banks and financial institutions.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK The firm has established a strong reputation in a variety of sectors including private wealth, technology, life sciences, education, social housing, retail, healthcare, charities, media and advertising, agriculture, renewables and waste, sports and entertainment, travel, hotels and leisure, transport and family businesses. The main areas of legal services provided are real estate, dispute resolution, corporate and commercial, private client and family. To ensure a seamless service is provided to clients, all Penningtons Manches’ activities and people are divided into three divisions:
Business Services: This division offers expertise in corporate services and corporate finance, MBOs, MBIs, M&A and joint ventures. It also handles all types of dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration. Areas of work include corporate tax, IP, employment, insurance, banking, international arbitrations, immigration, travel law, professional regulation, partnership disputes, secured lending recoveries, share sale and purchase disputes, insolvency work and all types of real estate litigation.
Real Estate: The real estate division represents companies, institutions and individuals, both in the UK and overseas, seeking property advice. Solicitors are experienced in dealing with investment sales and purchases, funding agreements, development schemes, portfolio management, landlord and tenant matters, registered social landlords and agricultural investments, as well as smaller commercial property work. Specialist town and country planning, environmental, taxation and construction law advice is also provided. The residential property team advises on high-value residential property sales and purchases, including French property transactions.
Private Individuals: Private client services include international tax structuring, personal tax planning, wills, trusts, charities, the administration of estates, capacity and Court of Protection matters. The nationally and internationally recognised family team provides a comprehensive service incorporating all aspects of family financial work and international family law issues. This division also has a substantial clinical negligence and personal injury practice which is regarded as one of the leading teams in the South East.

INTERNATIONAL Penningtons Manches has a broad international focus and provides an integrated service for corporates, individuals and their family members wherever they live or do business. In addition to Multilaw and the European Law Group, networks with representatives in over 70 countries, many of its lawyers play leading roles in a range of international bodies. They have a particularly strong knowledge of commercial activity and legal issues in North America and Asia.

RECRUITMENT For training placements and recruitment enquiries contact David Raine at the firm’s London office or visit Penningtons Manches’ website. Penningtons Manches is always interested to hear from first class individuals who wish to advance their careers within a progressive and entrepreneurial firm.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Services 40%
  • Private Individuals 36%
  • Real Estate 24%
  • Head Of Business Services Division Franco Bosi
  • Head Of Private Individuals Division Tim Palmer
  • Head Of Real Estate Division Peter McElligott
  • Agriculture Tim Rafter
  • Banking & Finance Helen Drayton
  • Clinical Negligence Tim Palmer, Philippa Luscombe
  • Commercial Anna Frankum, Chris Shelley
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution Rustam Dubash, Alexander Fox
  • Construction Richard Cooke
  • Contentious Trusts Michael Cash
  • Corporate Simon Bickerdike, Matthew Martin
  • Corporate Recovery & Insolvency Séamas Gray
  • Court Of Protection Julie Burton
  • Education Hilary Aldred
  • Employment Paul Mander
  • Family Jane Craig
  • Healthcare John Hargreaves
  • Immigration Pat Saini
  • Intellectual Property Anna Frankum, Chris Shelley
  • International Wealth James Stewart, Robert Macro
  • Life Sciences Jim Kinnier Wilson
  • Offshore Tax Planning Chris Lintott
  • Outsourcing & Procurement Sam De Silva
  • Pensions Maria Riccio
  • Personal Injury Tim Palmer, Philippa Luscombe
  • Private Client Lesley Lintott
  • Professional Regulation Geoffrey Hudson
  • Real Estate Peter McElligott
  • Real Estate Litigation Donald Lambert
  • Residential Property Tim Rafter, Michael White
  • Retail Matthew Martin
  • Social Housing Linda Storey
  • Tax Stephen Goldstraw
  • Technology Joanne Vengadesan, James Klein
  • Transport (Regulatory) David Niven


  • da Vinci House,
  • Basing View,
  • Basingstoke,
  • Hampshire
  • UK
  • RG21 4EQ
  • Tel (01256) 407100
  • Fax (01256) 479425
  • DX 148600 Basingstoke 21
  • Email : info@penningtons.co.uk
  • Ground Floor,
  • Clarendon House,
  • Clarendon Road,
  • Cambridge,
  • Cambridgeshire
  • UK
  • CB2 8FH
  • Tel (01223) 465465
  • Fax (01223) 465400
  • DX 131971 Cambridge 6
  • Email : info@penningtons.co.uk
  • Highfield,
  • Brighton Road,
  • Godalming,
  • Surrey
  • UK
  • GU7 1NS
  • Tel (01483) 791800
  • Fax (01483) 424177
  • DX 58300 Godalming 1
  • Email : info@penningtons.co.uk
  • Bishops Wharf,
  • Walnut Tree Close,
  • Guildford,
  • Surrey
  • UK
  • GU1 4UP
  • Tel (01483) 791800
  • Fax (01483) 424177
  • DX 2405 Guildford
  • Email : info@penningtons.co.uk
  • 9400 Garsington Road,
  • Oxford Business Park,
  • Oxford,
  • Oxfordshire
  • UK
  • OX4 2HN
  • Tel (01865) 722106
  • Fax (01865) 201012
  • DX 4322
  • Email : info@penningtons.co.uk
  • Apex Plaza,
  • Forbury Road,
  • Reading,
  • Berkshire
  • UK
  • RG1 1AX
  • Tel (0118) 982 2640
  • Fax (0118) 300 1831
  • Email : info@penningtons.co.uk