Firm profile submitted by Penningtons Manches LLP
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, Guildford, Oxford and Reading as well as in San Francisco. 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, particularly private wealth, technology and property. It is also recognised for its expertise in life sciences, education, charities, social housing, retail, healthcare, media and advertising, renewables and waste, sports and entertainment, 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, data protection, 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 and capacity and Court of Protection matters. The internationally recognised family team provides a comprehensive service which incorporates 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. The firm’s recently established San Francisco office reinforces its position as a leading US/UK inward investment specialist as well as its crossborder M&A and international private wealth practices.
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.