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Firm Profile

Trowers & Hamlins incorporating Stones Solicitors

Firm Profile


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  • The Senate
  • Southernhay Gardens
  • Exeter
  • Devon
  • UK
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Firm profile submitted by Trowers & Hamlins incorporating Stones Solicitors

Senior Partner: Jennie Gubbins

Number of UK partners:
Number of Solicitors: 200
Other fee-earners: 111

Number of international partners:
Number of solicitors: 36
Other fee-earners: 18

Banking & Finance:
Adrian Carter
Charities: Ian Davis
Commercial Property: Adrian Leavey
Construction: Stephanie Canham
Corporate/Corporate Finance: Michael Pattinson
Employment: Emma Burrows
Environment: Amanda Stubbs
Housing: Tonia Secker
International Projects: Abdul-Haq Mohammed
Litigation: Anthony Yates
Pensions: Diane Preston
Planning: Jacqueline Backhaus
Private Wealth: Andrew Sneddon
Public Sector Commercial: James Hawkins
Real Estate: Sara Bailey
Real Estate Finance: Simon Owen
Tax: Andrew Sneddon

The Firm Trowers & Hamlins is an international law firm providing clear, practical advice to help clients achieve their objectives. The firm’s clients include banks, pension funds, institutional investors, private equity funds, developers property companies, care home operators, public and private companies, local and central government departments, NHS trusts, registered providers (RPs), charities and individuals.

Principal Areas of Work Through its UK and overseas offices, the firm has developed a dynamic corporate, commercial and litigation practice with particular strengths in real estate, care, education, energy, leisure, finance (including Islamic finance) and project work. The firm has built its reputation on helping government and businesses of all sizes improve the built environment all around us. As leading lawyers to the housing sector, advising government bodies, local authorities, 250 RPs, developers, contractors, lenders, and institutional investors, the firm plays a central and innovative role in policy making and the evolution of housing in the UK and around the world.

Real Estate: The firm’s real estate experts advise on every stage of the lifetime of a real estate asset or development, including investment, planning, development, construction, asset management (including environmental advice) and funding. Built on a reputation for innovation and working at the forefront of changing legislation and market trends, the teams help institutional investors, developers, housebuilders, REITs, property companies, RPs, local authorities and private individuals to buy, sell, develop and manage their assets successfully. The firm has particular strength in advising on large-scale regeneration and development schemes, as well as student accommodation, care, healthcare, education and leisure projects.

Projects & Construction: The firm’s projects and construction experts advise UK and global clients in a variety of sectors, spanning innovative PFI/PPP/DBFO project structures and joint venture/partnering initiatives.

Public Sector: The firm’s market-leading reputation for public sector expertise is built on helping government and private sector partners to create new and innovative ways to deliver public services, having advised on a substantial number of pathfinder private finance initiative (PFI), Teckal company structures, innovative PPP schemes and regularly advising on how to find new sources of income from the use of public land and assets. Particular areas of expertise include advising on stock transfer, housing market renewal, mutuals, education, strategic partnerships and outsourcing schemes, construction and partnering, care homes, leisure facilities, maintenance, data protection and privacy, cybersecurity and fraud and investigations.

Corporate: The corporate department is a substantial team with a strong reputation for advising public and private companies, both in the UK and overseas, entrepreneurs and individuals operating in the financial, property, industrial and commercial sectors.

Litigation: The litigation department helps clients to manage risk and to protect their business interest in the UK and internationally across commercial civil litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and adjudication. The firm has particular strengths in public law, judicial review, banking, real estate, construction, insolvency, employment, travel insurance and personal injury work.

Pensions: The pensions team advises on all areas of pensions, which enables the team to have a full understanding of clients’ needs to provide business solutions to complex legal problems. The team acts for a wide range of parties, including sponsoring employers, pension scheme trustees, and public and private sector bodies.

Private Wealth: The private wealth department provides legal advice to individuals with industrial or commercial wealth, invested assets and landed estates. Key areas of work include tax planning, trusts, wills, probate, charities, the administration of trusts and estates, as well as the management of substantial real estate portfolios.

INTERNATIONAL The firm has strong international practice, particularly in the Middle East, with offices in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Oman. It is especially well-known for its work in real estate, construction, energy and infrastructure, and hotel and leisure, as well as its corporate expertise. The firm’s office in Malaysia supports a growing Far East client base.
Trowers & Hamlins is a member of Interlaw, an international association of independent law firms with lawyers in more than 125 cities worldwide. As a member of Interlaw, it is able to quickly draw on the legal expertise and knowledge of this global network to support clients.

Trowers & Hamlins is a member of the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Legal Services Framework, which is a means for contracting authorities to access legal services.


  • 10 Colmore Row,
  • Birmingham,
  • West Midlands
  • UK
  • B3 2QD
  • Tel (0121) 214 8800
  • Fax (0121) 213 8801
  • DX DX 13015 Birmingham
  • 3 Bunhill Row,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC1Y 8YZ
  • Tel (020) 7423 8000
  • Fax (020) 7423 8001
  • DX 774 CDE Lon/City
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Linacre House,
  • Southernhay Gardens,
  • Exeter,
  • Devon
  • UK
  • EX1 1UG
  • Tel (01392) 666777
  • Fax (01392) 666770
  • DX 8306 Exeter
  • Email : [email protected]
  • The Senate,
  • Southernhay Gardens,
  • Exeter,
  • Devon
  • UK
  • EX1 1UG
  • Tel (01392) 217466
  • Fax (01392) 221047
  • DX 8343 Exeter
  • 55 Princess Street,
  • Manchester,
  • Lancashire
  • UK
  • M2 4EW
  • Tel +44 (0)161 838 2000
  • Fax +44 (0)161 838 2001
  • DX 14323 Manchester 1
  • Email : [email protected]